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State of Utah to receive international road safety award

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:03:56 GMT

The state of Utah will receive an international road safety award for its use of innovative transportation management tools and for lowering the legal blood alcohol content for driving to .05 percent. KSL-TV reports Rep. Norm Thurston of Provo traveled to England to accept the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award on Tuesday.

Minority students drive improvement in Utah's high school graduation rate

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:44:24 GMT

Latest numbers from Utah Board of Education show achievement gaps persists between white and minority students, but the margin is narrowing. Tribune file photo) Water Canyon High School graduate Danielle Barlow breaks down in tears in the arm of a friend, Paula Barlow, after a graduation ceremony in Hildale, Monday May 22, 2017.

Utahn in Venezuelan jail barred from hospital, family says

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:34:56 GMT

A former Mormon missionary from Riverton whose health has declined during his roughly year-and-a-half in a Venezuelan jail has been denied transport to a hospital despite his "delicate state," his family said Monday. A judge in Venezuela issued a court order approving Josh Holt's hospitalization two weeks ago as an intestinal bacterial infection worsened, his mom, Laurie Holt, said, but top Venezuelan officials have directed prison officers to ignore the order.

1 news Utah teen accused of raping, killing 12-year-old neighbor girl ...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:10:13 GMT

Later Monday, in adult court, Sterzer is expected to plead guilty to first-degree felony murder - reduced from aggravated murder - as well as second-degree felony sexual abuse of a child, attorneys said. This so-called "blended" sentence will allow Sterzer, who turned 18 last month, to remain in a juvenile detention center until age 21 before going to adult prison.

Tribes decry proposal for co-management of Utah monument

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:10:12 GMT

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A.M. notes: California fires grow, a look at Hatch's future, number of Utah homeless increases

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:10:11 GMT

Senator Orrin Hatch listens to Dr. Greg Hudnall, founder of HOPE4Utah speak at a a suicide-prevention conference at East High School in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Hatch's tenure in the Senate has piqued the interest of both Utahns and politicians nationwide.

3 suspects wanted in fatal Utah shooting

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:40:41 GMT

The Unified Police Department says officers responded Sunday to reports of a shooting in Taylorsville, where they discovered a man shot and in critical condition.

By renaming new Utah monument Shash Jaa, is Trump trying to divide Native American tribes?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:22:32 GMT

The new name means 'Bears Ears' in Navajo, but the five-tribe coalition that sought the monument had asked for an English name for the sake of unity.

Utah Rep Announces New Artistic Director and Creates Position to Lead ...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:52:44 GMT

To continue its unprecedented growth and expand the focus on its unique mission for theater in the state, Utah Repertory Theater Company has announced a leadership change. Utah Rep Board member JayC Stoddard will assume the role of Artistic Director for the company with Founder Johnny Hebda stepping aside for the newly created position of Executive Director, Development.

Count of Utah's homeless yields slightly higher total than 2016

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:25:30 GMT

The number of Utahns who are homeless on any given night has increased by 1.6 percent this year compared to 2016, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A thorough one night count conducted each year in cities across the state, this year on Jan. 26 , discovered 2,852 people who were homeless, the federal agency said in a release last week.

Paul Mero: It's time to fight poverty the - Utah way'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:49:26 GMT

Lindsey Meyer works with her students as Lt. Governor Spencer Cox visits a Head Start classroom as he and the Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission officially release UtahA*s Fifth Annual Report on intergenerational poverty, welfare dependency and the use of public assistance during a press conference Thursday September 29, 2016.

Who Really Matters in Utah?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:21:07 GMT

In the debate over Trump destroying the Utah national monuments, there's been a lot of discussion over who matters in that state. Were these monuments foisted upon the people of Utah, even though the vast majority had never spent any time doing anything at all in the remote desert? Or were they, especially Bears Ears, protecting Native American sites at the behest of those tribes? The racist politics of Utah certainly favored the former and erased the voices of the latter.

Cannabis oil has given Utah children a chance at a normal life

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:52:22 GMT

It's the day of our family's 2017 Thanksgiving feast. The kitchen is all hustle and bustle, but the patter of feet has stopped the commotion.

Cedar City temple youth cultural celebration - 'A Light on a Hill, Iron in Our Will'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:35:48 GMT

Ashlyn York, 14, and Jasie York, 16, of the Cedar City 17th Ward, Cedar City Utah West Stake, participate in musical number paying tribulation to iron miners during the Cedar City Utah Temple youth cultural celebration, titled "A Light on a Hill, Iron in Our Will," on Saturday, Dec. 9. CEDAR CITY, UTAH - In 1851, Joel H. Johnson was one of the original Saints sent by Brigham Young to travel to Iron County in southern Utah. He founded what is now Enoch, Utah, about 6 miles away from Cedar City in the northeast of the Cedar Valley.

Frank R. Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: Cleaning up after Trump's monumental visit to Utah

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:59:42 GMT

If you enjoy nonstop political intrigue, Christmas has come early. Among the many political tempests last week, a highlight for Utah was President quick trip to the state.

Recruiting: Two Utah prospects commit to Washington football program

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:43:42 GMT

Two Beehive State football players have committed to the Washington Huskies this weekend as part of the program's 2018 recruiting class. On Friday, Alta linebacker MJ Tafisi did so, according to multiple outlets, and on Saturday, East lineman Sam Taimani followed suit.

Worm poop means fertilizer and cash for student entrepreneur

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:16:22 GMT

BYU student Joseph Walker was named the winner of the 2017 Utah Regional Global Student Entrepreneur Awards with his company, OmniEarth, an organic fertilizer company based out of Provo, Utah. A sample is pictured here.