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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's first big winter storm left behind about one foot of snow in most parts of the Salt Lake City area and as much as two feet in some higher spots. Utah Highway Patrol worked more than 400 accidents over the last two days as people struggled to get to work and school on icy, snow-packed roads.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new audit shows police have drastically reduced accessing a database of Utah prescription drug users in the wake of a new law requiring authorities to get a search warrant. The report from the legislative auditor's office shows police searched the database on average of 238 times a month from May 2014 until the new law took effect in May 2015.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz made his first visit to a mosque in Utah to voice his opposition to any measures that would bar Muslims from immigrating to the United States. The Utah Republican spoke to about 50 people at the Khadeeja Islamic Center in West Valley City yesterday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's high school graduation rate is slightly higher than the national average, ranking middle-of-the-pack among all states. The Education Department says that the rate for the 2013-14 school year was 83.9 percent. Nationally, the Education Department said 82.3 percent of students graduated high school.