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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

U.S Russian ambassador Jon Huntsman stepping down

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. is resigning after a two-year stint during what he called a historically difficult time in relations between the two countries.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Environmentalists, tribes blast Utah national monument plan

The U.S. government has decided to allow off-road vehicles access to some archaeologically sensitive land at a Utah national monument that houses sacred tribal sites under a plan announced Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of killing Utah college student

A Utah college student last seen in a Salt Lake City park 11 days ago was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now …


Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Body believed to be missing Utah girl is found

Police say a body believed to be a missing 5-year-old Utah girl was found less than a block from her home


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Cannons, bells, music mark 150th anniversary of railroad

Thousands of people gathered Friday at the remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes of the Transcontinental Railroad were hammered 150 years ago, uniting a nation long …


Utah woman survives week in SUV stuck in snow

Michelle Richan was stranded for a week in snow and mud in rural Utah – but she was prepared, police said.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

An ‘extreme stalker’ has a Utah family’s home under siege

A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted service providers repeatedly being sent to their home, according to the homeowner and police.


WDFW captures 28 bighorn sheep, transfers most to Utah

A big trap and lots of bait left almost 30 bighorn sheep on Chelan Butte with either a new home, or a fancy new tracking collar. On Feb. 21, Washington …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Donny Daniels selected for induction into assistant coaches hall of fame

Gonzaga’s Donny Daniels is one of 12 slated for induction to the A STEP UP Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame inaugural 2019 class.


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 …