Stories tagged: Utah
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Mitt Romney prepping Senate run in Utah if Hatch retires, report says
Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney is prepared to run for Senate in Utah if the state’s senior GOP senator Orrin G. Hatch decides to retire, Utah Policy reported Monday.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Ex-teen bride wins $16 million case against polygamous group
A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
A Utah nurse’s violent arrest puts patient-consent law – and police conduct – in the spotlight
The videotaped arrest of a nurse at a Salt Lake City hospital – after she told police, correctly, that they weren’t allowed to draw blood from an unconscious patient – …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Nurse arrested for denying blood test: ‘This cop bullied me’
A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she refused to allow blood to be drawn …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas
The Trump administration this spring ordered a review 27 national monuments declared by former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Critics maintain Utah mustang meeting a ‘slaughter summit’
Federal scientists and mostly rural interests are gathering at a wild horse conference in Utah that mustang-protection advocates maintain is a thinly veiled effort to promote increased roundups and eventual …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Idaho man throws epic eclipse festival, but few show up
A Utah man is out more than $20,000 after he set up an epic solar eclipse festival that an underwhelming amount of people showed up to.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for Chaffetz’s U.S. House seat
The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
FBI: Utah man says he killed wife on cruise because she laughed at him
A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire
A man accused of accidentally sparking a massive Utah wildfire that forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month and cost about $34 million to fight was charged Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Idaho, Utah sign agreement to fight invasive mussels on cross-border lake
Idaho’s state Department of Agriculture and Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources have announced a cooperative agreement with the Bear Lake Regional Commission through which all three will work together to …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Western wildfires feed on grass brought on by winter rain
Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the U.S. West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Hell and high water: Northern California is besieged again
Five months ago, it was fears over flooding. Now it’s flames.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Town near Colorado ski resort welcomes visitors despite fire
The historic mountain town near Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomed visitors who help drive its economy despite a nearby wildfire Friday that forced residents to be ready to flee in case …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Utah victim in Idaho triple slaying was retired teacher
A Utah woman who was one of three people found dead near a rural southwestern Idaho farmhouse is being remembered as a retired teacher who was devoted to her student …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town
Firefighters were bracing for strong winds Monday as they fought a southern Utah wildfire that’s forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins as crews in California got a …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California
Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins, officials said Sunday night. …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker
A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Police search for Utah man after three women found dead in Idaho
Police in Idaho are searching nationwide for a man they say should be considered “armed and dangerous” in connection with the shooting deaths of three women in Idaho.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year
Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday night in South Dakota after being on the run for nearly a year after escaping from home confinement in Utah pending trial …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Interior secretary recommends delaying a final decision on changing Bears Ears National Monument
Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke has submitted an interim report to President Donald Trump recommending to delay a final decision to rescind, alter or maintain the Bears Ears National Historic …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 1 p.m.
Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah
Former Vice President Joe Biden has encouraged onetime GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for the Senate in Utah if longtime Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch decides to retire next …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Interior chief to review sage-grouse conservation plan
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Utah’s Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe
Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a “mid-life crisis” had compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
U.S. interior secretary Zinke starts Utah red rocks monuments review
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke started a four-day Utah trip Sunday to assess whether 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state’s southern red rock region should be scaled …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Rep. Chaffetz avoids re-election battle, eyes Utah governor race
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t seek re-election in 2018
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election to his House seat in 2018.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ are real binders after all
It turns out Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” are actual binders after all – filled with the resumes of women who hoped to land jobs in his administration as …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
McConnell wants Mitt Romney to run for Senate
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has reached out to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about possibly running for the Senate – if a vacancy opens in Utah.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Utah governor says he will approve 0.05 DUI limit, strictest in U.S.
Utah’s governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the …