Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press | Posted Feb 8th - 12:41pm
A Utah businessman who made headlines as a helicopter-flying philanthropist before he became a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensnared two former attorneys general went on trial for fraud on Monday, acting as his own attorney.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth Street Clinic.
The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century drought poses unique challenges to trees and shrubs.