Utah governor signs bill allowing locks on classroom doors

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Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a measure allowing Utah school districts to install barricade...


Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy

Birth Control Laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed...


Utah man says he was stunned by neighbor yelling racial slur

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man says his neighbor yelled a racial slur at his African-American son and used a stun device on him when he confronted him about his language. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Mike Waldvogel testified on Tuesday that his 8-year-old has been nervous ever since the 2016...


Mining company challenges EPA order for Superfund site study

DENVER (AP) — A mining company is formally challenging an Environmental Protection Agency order to pay for an investigation of underground water flows at a Colorado Superfund site. Sunnyside Gold Corp. said Wednesday it asked for a conference at which the company can ask EPA to modify or revoke the...


US men's ski coach steps down, takes new role with team

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sasha Rearick is stepping down from his role as the U.S. men’s Alpine ski coach to lead the development side in a restructuring move by the organization. U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the change Wednesday. A men’s coach will be named later. The rearrangement comes on the...


Commission adds nondiscrimination clause to Freedom Festival

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Utah County Commission has voted to add a nondiscrimination clause to its funding agreement with the Freedom Festival. The Daily Herald reports that the contract approved on Tuesday was brought up by Commission Chairman Nathan Ivie in response to last year’s Freedom Festival...


Schroder scores career-high 41, Hawks end Jazz win streak

Hawks Jazz Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dennis Schroder was unstoppable on the offensive end but felt like he could do more. He asked Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer for a defensive switch so he could guard Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell down the stretch. “I want to prove myself on the defensive end ... against...


Hawks-Jazz, Box

ATLANTA (99) Prince 3-13 5-5 11, Muscala 3-9 0-0 8, Dedmon 7-13 0-0 15, Schroder 16-28 6-10 41, Lee 2-6 1-2 5, White III 2-5 0-0 6, Cavanaugh 0-1 0-0 0, Plumlee 1-2 0-0 2, Taylor 1-7 2-2 4, Dorsey 3-10 0-0 7. Totals 38-94 14-19 99. UTAH (94) Ingles 4-11 7-8 16, Jerebko 0-4 0-0 0, Gobert 7-10 1-2...


Herbert OKs bill allowing restaurants to take down signs

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Utah’s governor has signed a bill allowing restaurants to take down state-mandated signs near their doors stating that they’re a restaurant, “not a bar.”


Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

Abortion Reversal Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter...


5 women sue Provo, former chief over misconduct allegations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five women claimed in a lawsuit Tuesday that the city of Provo and former Mayor John Curtis failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by the city’s former police chief. The city and mayor failed to prevent misconduct or discipline former...

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