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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — Friends and family of a young man fatally shot by Utah police are remembering him as a shy, gentle and wise man who was trying to find his way through a transition into adulthood. Nearly 200 people gathered today inside a Mormon church in Saratoga Springs at the funeral for 22-year-old Darrien Hunt.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocacy groups are claiming a facility criticized for its incineration of medical waste near homes in North Salt Lake also burned radioactive material. The group Communities for Clean Air wants Stericycle shut down. A spokeswoman for the company calls the accusations unlikely and said they would violate company procedures.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert may have a tough sell getting his fellow Republicans to support his Medicaid expansion plan. Taylorsville Republican Rep. Jim Dunnigan says that some of his colleagues will only support a plan that requires people to work in exchange for health coverage. Herbert says he intends to call lawmakers into a special session to consider the plan.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah activist says Salt Lake City's two major outdoor advertising companies have refused to carry a billboard that reads "God Loves Gays." Mark Lawrence of Restoring our Humanity says he's been told the subject matter is too controversial. One company says billboards must meet "community standards" and the other says their contracts with landowners limit billboard subject matter.
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