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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.

Man barricades self in motor home, closes two lanes of I-215

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:28pm

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

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.

Spread of Zika virus prompting Utah researchers to find treatment

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:55pm

Until a few weeks ago, many people had probably never heard of the Zika virus, which was first diagnosed in the 1940s.

Importance of storytelling captured in RootsTech general session

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:22pm

Three engaging storytellers addressed RootsTech attendees Friday as they told their touching success stories.

Man with 5 warrants prompts SWAT situation in Clinton

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:08pm

A SWAT situation is underway in Clinton after a man with five warrants out for his arrest barricaded himself inside a house Friday, police said.

Report: Communication breakdowns contributed to release of man who killed officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 6:41pm

A series of procedural problems, muddled paperwork and miscommunication about new criminal charges contributed to the release of a prison inmate who weeks later shot and killed a police officer and wounded another during a shootout, a new review has found.

Heavy ski traffic highlights need for better canyon transportation options

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 6:21pm

Mountain Accord stakeholders convened Friday in the Utah Transit Authority Park & Ride lot located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in an effort to highlight the pressing need for better transit options for users of the Cottonwood canyons.

Bountiful man charged with murder in death of woman after carjacking

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 6:06pm

A Bountiful man was charged with murder Friday for allegedly striking and killing a Farmington woman in a vehicle he had carjacked moments earlier.

4 innovative companies win thousands of dollars at RootsTech

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:52pm

Monetary awards adding up to $100,000 were on the line for six innovative competitors at this year's RootsTech conference.