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Majority Republicans hold open, closed caucuses in Legislature's opening weeks

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:57am

Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual.

'Weird' Scottish imports store stays alive in Salt Lake City

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:42am

It may look like it doesn't belong, but one man's managed to make a career out of spreading his heritage in the most unlikely of places.

Photos: Alpine readies community for earthquake hazards

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:07am

Alpine hosted an earthquake preparedness fair for about 500 attendees Saturday.

Man with gunshot wound collapses in West Valley smoke shop

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:41pm

Police are investigating a reported shooting after a man with a gunshot wound in his back stumbled into a West Valley smoke shop Saturday.

Police investigating man who barricaded himself in motor home on Salt Lake freeway

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:33pm

A man driving an RV was taken into custody on I-215 West by Utah Highway Patrol late Saturday afternoon.

Kearns home a total loss after accidental fire

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:31pm

A family in Kearns was displaced Saturday after a fire engulfed their home.

Doris Kearns Goodwin: 'Tell and retell stories' of people's lives so they live on

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:16pm

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world renowned presidential historian and award winning author and former three-time Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt spoke on the value of storytelling at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, which concluded Saturday.

Software created by Bountiful company helps emergency dispatchers

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:25pm

Thanks to new software created by a Bountiful company, emergency dispatchers in one city can dispatch emergency crews in another city a lot easier and faster.

Concerns raised about sustainable energy bill

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:07pm

A coalition that includes the state's top consumer watchdog agency is staunchly opposing legislation it says would result in higher electricity bills for Utah ratepayers.

Utah's controversial guest worker program could face repeal

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:04pm

State lawmakers five years ago passed a package of controversial immigration reform bills touted as the Utah Solution. But now they will consider abandoning the guest worker program it created.

USU president announces retirement

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:09pm

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after serving 11 years as the institution's leader.

Utah House bill would make it crime to fly drones near wildfires

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:56am

Aerial drones delayed suppression efforts in at least two Utah wildfires last year, and a proposal in the Legislature would make it a crime to fly them within 3 miles of a fire.

Police: Man asks for glass of water, steals car instead

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:28am

A man was arrested after allegedly taking advantage of a car owner's kindness in Washington County Friday.

Bill would cut state involvement in direct food sales from producers

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:37am

Ms. America joined Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, at a news conference Friday to express her support of the proposed Food Freedom Act.

Snowbird makes plans to build ski lifts into American Fork Canyon

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:28am

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort wants to add two new lifts in American Fork Canyon on land they own.

LDS Church opposed to state senator's medical marijuana bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:41pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Friday night that it has "expressed opposition" to a state legislative bill that would legalize access to the entirety of the marijuana plant for those suffering from a limited number of medic

Feds arrest 82 undocumented immigrants with prior convictions in Utah operation

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:53pm

Eighty-two undocumented immigrants in Utah with prior criminal convictions were arrested in a seven-day operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that ended Friday, authorities said.

Utah plans to repeal guest worker law that never took effect

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:22pm

Five years after Utah passed a guest worker law lauded as a compassionate approach to address immigrants living in the country illegally, the state is seeking to repeal the never-implemented program.

Senate panel approves resolution calling porn a public health crisis

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50pm

Utahns castigated the adult entertainment industry in a legislative hearing Friday on a proposed resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:41pm

Funeral services were held for LaVoy Finicum, the Arizona rancher who was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed occupation of the federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon, in Kanab.ab.