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Why Idaho remains a pot-free island

Before the 2018 midterm elections, cannabis advocates met at the Boise Public Library to discuss their desire to see legislative changes regarding both medical and recreational cannabis in Idaho.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud narrows transfer search down to Washington State and Utah

Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud, who recently


Incoming Sen. Romney questions Trump’s character in op-ed

Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney says President Donald Trump’s “conduct over the past two years … is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”


Utah gears up to implement nation’s lowest DUI limit

New Year’s Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side …


Idaho man charged in sex assault at Utah fire camp agrees to plea deal

An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:41 a.m.

Utah government workers inundated with reply all emails

An unidentified government worker in Utah caused temporary email hysteria on Friday when he accidentally hit “reply all” to an email sent out to about 25,000 government employees, KUTV reported.


Interior watchdog clears Zinke in investigation of Utah national monument

The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General has cleared Secretary Ryan Zinke in a probe of whether he redrew boundaries of a national monument in Utah to aid the financial …


Trainee kills Utah mayor, guard member in Afghanistan

A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.


Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote

A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state …


Navy veteran in Utah charged after toxic letters sent to Trump, other leaders

A Navy veteran in Utah was charged Friday with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground …


Utah vet confessed to sending ricin envelopes, officials say

A Utah Navy veteran confessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump and members of his administration, authorities said in court …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Washington State’s Deion Singleton has career night replacing ejected Skyler Thomas

Washington State backup safety Deion Singleton was about to have career day. But it came as a result of a rather bizarre play: a fumble review that resulted in the …


Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager …


Utah wildfires force evacuations of hundreds of homes

A swift Utah wildfire fanned by high winds has more than doubled its size as it burns through dry terrain and forces evacuations of hundreds of homes, the U.S. Forest …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Idaho prisoner helping fight fire in Utah accused of rape

An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday.


New search in Wyoming for suspect in Idaho triple killings

Searchers in northwest Wyoming are looking again for a Utah man who is missing but presumed dead after being suspected of killing his wife, another woman and a 14-year-old girl …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Jesse Wade transferring to BYU

Former Gonzaga guard Jesse Wade announced Thursday he’s transferring to BYU.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

Chavez, 30, is afraid that U.S. immigration officials would round them up and send them back to Honduras, where she said she fears for their safety because of an abusive …


Body of Utah teenager recovered in eastern Idaho river

The body of a 14-year-old Utah boy has been recovered from the Teton River in eastern Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Mitt Romney wins GOP primary in Utah Senate race

Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary for a Utah Senate seat, setting him on the path to restart his political career with a Senate seat left open by retiring …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 11:27 a.m.

Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

‘Like dominoes’: Utah homes burn as wildfires menace U.S. West

A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. …


Backchannel, ‘Dracula’ help free Utah man in Venezuela

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to U.S.

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin …


Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before Utah crash

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Police probe whether Autopilot feature was on in Tesla crash

Police are investigating whether a Tesla sedan’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature was engaged when it rear-ended a fire department truck in Utah.


Embracing the Arches: Utah national park offers views for hikes, walkers and passengers

Access to the arches and other features was designed for visitors to get out and walk or hike. However, those having mobility problems, the elderly or families with young children …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Free-range parenting law eyed around U.S. after Utah gets buzz

After Utah passed the country’s first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters …