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Herbert signs bills on confidential reporting, college data

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:14pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed 51 bills Tuesday and is spending a good chunk of his Wednesday reviewing more legislation that lawmakers sent to his desk this year.

Coal under fire, but plays strong role in Utah for power: Report

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:30pm

The first of three reports examining coal production in Utah, its nexus to energy and what the future holds, was released by the Utah Foundation, a nonpartisan, public policy research organization. Utah gets 76 percent of its electricity from coal.

Hatch questions Gorsuch about religious freedom in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:09pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch focused his questions to Judge Neil Gorsuch on religious freedom Wednesday on the third day of confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

New ad campaign takes aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:06pm

A website and advertisement campaign launched this week is taking aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, emphasizing the impact the monument has on San Juan County residents.

How to order your free credit reports

William E. Lewis Jr., Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:30am

Don’t be scammed by the numerous “free credit report” opportunities found on the internet. While dozens of companies offer a so-called “free credit report,” many of them have strings attached.

Little Big Town to headline annual Stadium of Fire concert

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:16am

Little Big Town will headline the Stadium of Fire concert on July 1, officials announced Wednesday.

Hearing begins for 2nd teen accused in shooting of Smithfield girl  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:13am

A preliminary hearing for the second of two teens accused of shooting a 14-year-old Amalga girl and leaving her for dead began Wednesday morning.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best small city, Sweet 16 round?

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:59am

We’re into week two of our “Best City” tournament, with only 16 cities remaining.

Suspect charged in connection with Layton bank robbery

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:30am

Jason Lee Burton was charged in connection with an armed robbery that took place at the Layton America First Credit Union in February.

Repealing Obamacare could have dire consequences for people with disabilities, advocates say

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:02am

The repeal of Obamacare and its proposed replacement — the American Health Care Act — would have dire consequences for people with disabilities, said advocates who rallied outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building Tuesday afternoon.

3 charged in real estate fraud scheme

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:59am

Three people were charged Tuesday in an alleged fraudulent real estate scheme in Salt Lake County.

How you can help save the bees

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:41am

Children used brightly colored tennis balls in a hands-on lesson Tuesday at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to learn about the role of honeybees and other pollinators in the agricultural industry. Free flower seeds are being given away.

HOA in Daybreak files lawsuit against homebuilders

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:48pm

Leaky roofs, leaky windows and damage to insulation: just some of the problems homeowners in a Daybreak neighborhood are dealing with. Now the HOA has decided to sue the builders of the nearly 10-year-old homes.

Police testimony: Teens conspired to 'get rid of' 14-year-old girl who was messaging them

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:43pm

A judge has ordered a trial for a 16-year-old boy accused of luring away a 14-year-old girl, shooting her and leaving her in a dry canal. His 16-year-old friend, alleged to have been part of the plot, faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Lehi preschool class fundraising for sick 'classmate'

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:16pm

A group of preschoolers is rallying together to help one of their sick classmates. Their efforts are teaching them some serious life lessons and are surprising quite a few adults along the way.

Road To Understanding: Intergenerational poverty, public land regulations worry Piute County officials

Devon Dewey  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:53pm

Peace and quiet. There’s a lot of that in Piute County. And Will Talbot, a county commissioner, wouldn’t have it any other way.

A sixth, possibly seventh site added for new homeless shelter — both in South Salt Lake

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:37pm

Amid public controversy over the five proposed site options in South Salt Lake and West Valley City for a homeless resource center, a sixth site — and perhaps a seventh — have been added to the list as possibilities.

After nearly 2 decades in Idaho prison, DNA evidence may set convicted murderer free

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:50pm

For the first time in 20 years, Christopher Tapp will sleep in a room without bars Wednesday night, if everything goes as expected during a court hearing Wednesday morning.

Layton man apologizes for stabbing wife before being sent to prison

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:36pm

Joe Castillo, 47, was sentenced Tuesday to the mandatory minimum 15 years to life in prison for the 2014 stabbing murder of his estranged wife, 36-year-old KayLynn Spackman.

Toquerville mother facing new charges in case of severely abused son

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:02pm

Additional charges have been filed against a Toquerville mother accused of locking her 12-year-old son in a bathroom for a year, resulting in the boy weighing just 30 pounds when he was found.