State

Mormon church specifically condemns white supremacy

Mormon Leader Removed-3

The Mormon church is specifically condemning white supremacist attitudes in its strongest statement...

State

Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her

Teacher Wedding-Homeless Students

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she’s asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school. Copper Hills High School teacher Rickee Stewart said she was shocked when she found out...


State

Record number of students move into University of Utah dorms

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah has more residence hall spots available this year, which is driving up the number of students living on campus. The Deseret News reported (http://bit.ly/2xe86Kw ) Friday that more than 2,000 freshmen are living on campus, which is the largest group in...


State

Utah police officer charged with misuse of public money

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A Hurricane police evidence control officer is facing a felony charge of misusing public money. Charging documents state 54-year-old Kurt Tanner is accused of giving evidence to a company owned by his daughter last September to be sold on eBay. Charging documents state money...


State

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

Tribes Solar Eclipse

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn. In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves....


State

Olympians Celski, Kooreman star in World Cup qualifier

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski held back when discussing this stage of his career with the Pyeongchang Games rapidly approaching in February. This will be his third Olympics, barring a catastrophe, and possibly his last considering he’s 27 years old. Celski won the...


State

California governor commutes 9 lengthy prison sentences

California Governor Commutations-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted the lengthy prison sentences of nine inmates serving time for violent crimes, including a former prostitute convicted with her abusive pimp of first-degree murder. She and five other convicted killers were among those who received...


State

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Eclipse Glasses Frenzy-10

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as...


Weather

2017 solar eclipse weather, cloud cover in Northern Utah, Ogden area, Idaho

Cloudly solar eclipse

Northern Utah — specifically the Ogden and Salt Lake City areas — will see some cloud cover during the 2017 solar eclipse, but it shouldn’t greatly impact viewing the event. Here’s information about the weather in Idaho during the eclipse as well.


National

Romney calls on Trump to address nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

Romney Biden

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Donald Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about Charlottesville, warning of “an unraveling of our national fabric” if Trump doesn’t take “remedial action in the extreme.”


Business

11 US states added jobs in July

State Unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring increased in 11 U.S. states in July, while the unemployment rate tumbled to record lows in two states. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates were relatively stable in most states. They fell in 15 states and rose in 23, but many of the changes were...


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