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New bill would remove liquor shields in restaurants while strengthening other liquor laws

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:11pm

A legislative leader unveiled a new bill Tuesday to remove the so-called 'Zion Curtain' requirement for restaurants while also making changes to Utah's liquor laws intended to reduce drunken driving and underage and binge drinking.

Trump freeze on EPA grants? Algae study, other research could feel impacts

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:13pm

Researchers and others expressed worry Tuesday after hearing reports of a Trump administration directive temporarily freezing any new grants from the Environmental Protection Agency. A research project on Utah's algal bloom problem could be affected.

Herbert's inauguration cost $50K in public, private money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:19pm

New data shows Gov. Gary Herbert's inauguration earlier this month cost about $50,000, paid for in private donations and public money.

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 4:44pm

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:34pm

To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

Women's March overshadows Legislature's opening day

Dennis Romboy, Lisa Riley Roche and Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:47pm

Thousands of demonstrators poured into the Utah Capitol with a deafening roar Monday to rally around human rights issues as state lawmakers convened the 2017 Legislature.

Session starts with tough talk on homelessness, states' rights

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:47pm

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, came out of the gate firing away on several tough issues he wants lawmakers to address during the 45-day session of the 2017 Legislature that began Monday.

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:05pm

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 3:40pm

Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran.

On Day 2, Trump prayed, met the CIA and attacked the press

Stephen Collinson CNN  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 6:36pm

President Donald Trump moved fast to mend his relationship with the CIA on just his second day in office, then ignited a feud with the media over the size of his inauguration crowd after mass nationwide protests erupted against his administration.

Utahns, celebrities turn out for women's march at Sundance Film Festival

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 2:24pm

Becca Stevenson, a recently widowed mother of three young girls, steered a stroller down the middle of Main Street despite a steady snowfall during a women's march Saturday amid the Sundance Film Festival.

Women descend on DC to push back against new president

Nancy Benac and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:04am

Tens of thousands of women massed in the nation's capital and other cities around the globe Saturday for marches and demonstrations aimed at showing Donald Trump they won't be silent over the next four years.

The Latest: Trump returns to White House after celebrations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:50pm

The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times EST):

Hundreds march to state Capitol to protest President Trump

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:19pm

Several hundred protesters marched through the streets of Salt Lake City on Friday to express their dissatisfaction with newly sworn-in President Donald Trump.

Herbert: Health law repeal without replacement bad for Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:28pm

If Congress repeals President Barack Obama's health care law without having a replacement plan ready, it could jeopardize coverage for about 180,000 Utah residents, Utah's Republican governor has cautioned.

Trump takes charge, signs 1st executive order as assertive but untested 45th US president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:39pm

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

Jessica Gresko, Michael Biesecker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:52pm

Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump's formal procession and evening balls.

Hatch serves as designated survivor at Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:01pm

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch stayed away from Donald Trump's inauguration at the new president's request.

Lawmakers, governor ready for showdown in divided N Carolina

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 3:20pm

North Carolina legislators begin a new session Wednesday amid rancor with a new governor and deep skepticism about whether they will reach consensus on big issues or remain stuck in a quagmire of state officials' own making.