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Utah's Hatch urges support for LGBT youth in Senate speech

Hatch Foundation-7

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is calling for unwavering love and support for LGBT youth who experience high...

State

Utah man shares story of opioid battle with youth groups

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A Utah Mormon who became addicted to heroin after a baseball injury is now sober with the help of a medication that blocks the effects of the drugs, and he’s sharing his story with youth groups to help prevent others from getting sucked in as he did. The Daily Herald...


State

Risk vs. reward: Porter Jr.'s NBA draft spot anyone's guess

NBA Draft Porter Basketball

Someone is going to gamble on Michael Porter Jr. He insists it’ll pay off. There is an element of danger involved with every NBA draft pick, in that nothing is guaranteed. There isn’t a player that epitomizes the risk versus reward thinking in this draft more than Porter Jr., who could get taken as...


State

Police: Suspect is arrested in death of a St. George woman

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the death of a St. George woman last week. St. George police say 28-year-old Kevin Ray Mcatlin was taken into custody Saturday in the Moab area on suspicion of murder. They say 33-year-old Elizabeth Carter was found dead in an...


State

9 horses die in central Utah after eating toxic plant

WELLINGTON, Utah (AP) — Necropsies have confirmed that nine horses in central Utah died earlier this month after eating large amounts of a toxic plant that was cut from their pasture and baled into hay. Veterinarian Dan Harmer tells The Salt Lake Tribune the horses at the farm in Wellington ate...


State

Wool, mohair program stops at Navajo Nation for seventh year

Navajo Wool Sales

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A program designed to promote the purchase of wool and mohair from producers on the Navajo Nation has returned to the reservation, thanks to a project developed through a partnership between Black Mesa Water Coalition and Dine College’s Land Grant Office. The wool and mohair...


State

Utah counselor pleads guilty to sexual activity with student

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former school counselor in southwest Utah has admitted she engaged in sexual activity a decade ago with a then-high school student. The Spectrum reports that 50-year-old Heidi Tasso on Thursday pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a 16- or 17-year-...


National

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

Cold Case DNA History

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades. Emboldened by that breakthrough, a number of private...


Business

Groups sue over reclamation plan for Arizona coal mine

KAYENTA, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo environmental groups are asking a judge to review actions that led a federal agency to renew an operating permit for a coal mine near the Arizona-Utah border. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement didn’t...


State

New Mexico lawmakers challenge Navajo water compact

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico lawmakers challenged an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation, asking the state Supreme Court on Friday to suspend the compact because the Legislature never approved it. The protest was filed against New Mexico’s...


State

Election reform supporters bring case to Utah Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters of a failed election reform initiative are asking the Utah Supreme Court to intervene in their case and allow voters to weigh in on the measure. The Count My Vote group said Friday it’s asking the court to disqualify requests by nearly 3,000 voters to remove...


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