A new plan with the U.S. Department of Education will classify some students who opt out of statewide testing as having failed the tests — a shift in numbers that could make Utah ineligible for more than $120 million in federal funding.
A Taylorsville man charged with accidentally starting a wildfire near Brian Head last summer has asked a judge to transfer his case outside Iron County, saying online comments show he is hated in the rural community.
Critics are upset at the Bureau of Land Management for its Monday announcement that more than 330,000 acres across the state will be offered up for potential oil and gas development at a December auction.
In a joint news conference with Salt Lake City Council members Monday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a compromise made up of a long list of changes to the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority law and called a special session for Wednesday.
The Utah State Board of Education, meeting in a special meeting Monday, authorized $1.4 million in loans to charter schools and wrote off a $45,000 loan balance from a charter school that lost its charter last fall.
Utah's two Republican senators believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election but neither criticized President Donald Trump for not pushing back against Russian President Vladimir Putin for denying any sabotage.