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Salt Lake City Files Supporting Brief In Transgender Bathroom Case 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Salt Lake City is going against Utah’s political and religious leaders in showing its support for a transgender student’s federal court case.  The city joined a friend of the court brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in support of Gavin Grim.  The transgender boy […]

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The Latest: Jury acquits ex-Utah attorney general of bribery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A jury is acquitting a former Utah attorney general of bribery and evidence tampering charges in one of the highest-profile scandals in state history. The jury announced its verdict against John Swallow on Thursday in a Salt Lake City courtroom following a three-week trial. Swallow […]

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Northeast Utah Could Face More Flooding From Snowmelt 

(Box Elder County, UT)  –  Northeastern Utah is facing the possibility of more flooding as rain and warm temperatures melt mountain snow.  The National Weather service has issued flood watches and warnings in that area that will last through the weekend.  Weber, Box Elder, Cache, Rich and Morgan counties have the […]

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Herbert: No evidence ‘Zion Curtain’ stops underage drinking

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says there’s no evidence that children are any more likely to drink alcohol if they see alcoholic drinks being prepared in restaurants. Utah requires that some restaurants mix and pour alcoholic drinks behind a barrier, with proponents contending that it helps curb […]

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Star of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ movie visits Utah Legislature

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The star of 2004 hit movie “Napoleon Dynamite” is telling lawmakers that Utah’s film tax incentives are vital to luring productions to the state. Actor and producer Jon Heder spoke briefly to the state Legislature on Thursday about how the tax credits could help him […]

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Utah bill: Stand your ground OK even if safe escape possible

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s House of Representatives has approved changes to the state’s stand-your-ground self-defense law making it clear that people don’t need to try to run away before using force, including deadly force, against someone. Republican Rep. Cory Maloy’s proposal says a person doesn’t need to back […]

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Utah investigators crack down on coin pusher, slot machines

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Attorney General’s Office says investigators have seized evidence and hundreds of thousands in cash from about 500 coin game machines across the state that violate Utah’s gambling ban. Investigations Chief Leo Lucey says the attorney general’s office and other law enforcement agencies served […]

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The Latest: Panel OKs bill on confidential assault reports

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Utah senators have unanimously backed a bill that would require college counselors to keep sexual abuse reports confidential, almost one year after Mormon-owned Brigham Young University faced major backlash when it was revealed it shared assault victim information with its honor code […]

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Top National Sports Stories: Lefty part of 6-way tie in Mexico…Red Sox’s Price ailing…Cavs ink Bogut

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Veterans Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood are among a six-way tie for the lead heading into the second round of the WGC Mexico Championship. Mickelson and Westwood opened with 4-under 67s, as did PGA champion Jimmy Walker, Torrey Pines winner Jon Rahm, Ryan Moore and Ross […]

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BYU Battles Loyola Marymount

(Las Vegas, NV) — BYU battles Loyola Marymount in the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas tomorrow. The Cougars closed out the regular season with a 79-71 road win over then-top-ranked Gonzaga. The Cougars also won both meetings with Loyola during the season.