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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Friends and family are set to gather at a funeral today to remember a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot by Saratoga Springs police. Darren Hunt's mother says she believes her son was shot because he was black. Authorities say race played no role in the shooting. They say the officers were reacting to Hunt lunging at them with a sword that had a 2.5-foot steel blade.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Senate has approved the appointment of longtime state legislator John Valentine as the chair of the Utah State Tax Commission. The Orem Republican is also a tax attorney in a Provo law firm and has been known in the Legislature as a key figure in the state's liquor laws. The Daily Herald reports Valentine will be sworn in on Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The only non-Mormon justice on the Utah Supreme Court is retiring, but Gov. Gary Herbert says religion is not something he's going to consider when choosing a replacement. Herbert said at his monthly televised news conference that he looks for the best judge possible to replace Associate Chief Justice Ronald Nehring.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert, lawmakers and business leaders have unveiled a statue of former Federal Reserve chairman and Utah banker Marriner Eccles outside the state Capitol. The Logan-born banker was appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to serve as an assistant secretary in the Treasury Department and later as Fed chairman.
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