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Defense begins case in trial against polygamous towns

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:34pm

The mayor of a polygamous town in Utah has taken the witness stand in a federal civil rights trial as the defense begins its case.

Debate on tax on tampons arrives in Utah

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:12pm

A Utah lawmaker is riding an national wave of debate over whether to tax tampons or other feminine hygiene products.

IRS raids S.L. County properties with possible polygamist ties

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 2:07pm

Local police are assisting the Internal Revenue Service at properties believed to be owned by the Kingston Clan.

Man angry about missing birth pleads guilty to bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:40pm

A Utah man accused of calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

Beaver Mountain focuses on family, affordable skiing

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:30pm

Tucked away in Logan Canyon, Beaver Mountain Ski Area focuses on traditional skiing and offers affordable winter fun for families in the Cache Valley.

NY artist's work pays tribute to Spiral Jetty artist

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:14pm

A New York artist recently executed a public art intervention at Utah's well-known Spiral Jetty, where her own art pays tribute to the landmark's artist.

Report: Zion National Park has $70M maintenance backlog

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:47am

A report shows that Zion National Park is about $70 million behind on maintenance work, while continuing to see a record number of visitors.

Lawmakers mull electronic drivers' licenses; Trolley Square survivor urges Medicaid reform  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:46am

A state lawmaker is asking legislators to consider using electronic drivers' licenses, a bill to allow tastings at liquor distilleries advances and a Trolley Square massacre survivor urged Medicaid reform.

Cyprus High students create sweethearts dance for peer with cancer

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:03am

After a high school dancer facing childhood cancer learned she couldn't attend her school's sweethearts dance, her peers created one for her.

Recipe: You'lI fall in love with I Heart Strawberry Cake Roll

Tara Bench, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:47am

Love is all around with hearts and strawberries and fluffy cream cheese rolled into a light almond cake. I've created a twist on the classic jelly roll that is a Valentine's dessert as sweet as the ones you love.

Lawmakers discuss development of Utah State Prison site

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:40am

Even though the Utah State Prison won't be relocated until after a new facility expected to be completed by mid-2020 is ready, legislation was introduced Tuesday related to developing the current site in Draper.

Salt Lake City airport director keeps her job, Biskupski decides

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:21am

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Tuesday that a fourth city department director will be keeping her job: Maureen Riley, executive director of the Department of Airports.

Many questions remain in shooting death of Riverdale mom

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:29pm

A Riverdale man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend remained free Tuesday as police continued collecting evidence in the case.

With more parents choosing not to vaccinate, Utah on brink of losing 'herd immunity'

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:28pm

With more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, Utah's schools are at risk of losing "herd immunity" — the protection a community enjoys when roughly 90 percent of its members are vaccinated against infectious disease.

LDS missionary from Kaysville killed in Pennsylvania crash

Spencer Hall  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:18pm

A Kaysville woman serving an LDS mission in Pennsylvania was killed Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving a school bus and a car.

'We're all going to go far:' Sterling Scholar hopefuls interview for next round

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:59pm

More than 600 Wasatch Region students across 14 categories gave interviews or performed in front of judges, hoping to learn later that they advanced to the final round of consideration in the Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards Program.

Former Utah governor requests funds for Foster Care Foundation

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:55pm

Former Gov. Mike Leavitt is calling on Utah lawmakers to approve a funding increase for the Utah Foster Care Foundation, which is threatening to close its doors if it does not receive an additional $400,000 to cover operating costs.

Arts Day at the State Capitol brings music, dance and opera to lawmakers

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:18pm

Music, dance and opera. All of which occurred at the State Capitol on Tuesday. Arts Day at the Utah Legislature added a distinctly different atmosphere to the proceedings.

Bill to teach students to avoid picking up guns advances

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:44pm

Utah's Senate has given preliminary approval to a plan offering optional training to middle school students on what to do if they encounter a weapon or if a gunman enters their school.

Police: Video shows prowler checking house door

Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:23pm

Cottonwood Heights Police are trying to identify a man suspected of breaking into cars Monday. They said home video shows he may have also had other intentions.