State

Rocky Mountain Power offering customers a discount on new electric vehicles

Homes-Solar-Powered Driving-1

The company announced the second year of its Live Electric EV Discount program, which provides $3...

State

Handling of harassment claim shakes up Utah comic convention

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City’s annual comic convention is dealing with a rift over its handing of a sexual harassment allegation that’s caused several participants to back out of planned appearances. Young adult fiction author Shannon Hale said in a blog post Tuesday she won’t be attending...


State

Private jet crashes in Honduran capital, all aboard survive

APTOPIX Honduras Plane Crash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private jet crashed off the end of the runway of the international airport in Honduras’ capital Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger, the government’s emergency management agency said. Photographs posted by the agency showed a white...


National

Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ spokesman Daniel Woodruff said Tuesday that most of these missionaries will be reassigned to...


Faith

LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to “growing political instability” in the country.


State

Utah medical marijuana supporters push back in court

Medical Marijuana Utah

Supporters and opponents of medical marijuana in Utah are preparing to square off in court over a proposed ballot initiative, opening a new front for what has been a contentious public battle.


State

Jordan LDS temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Jordan Temple rededication

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City after completing extensive renovations.


State

Utah school apologizes for yearbook's harsh words for rival

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school is apologizing to its rival after publishing a yearbook page criticizing the school as “lame,” ‘‘satanic” and “trash.” Administrators at Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork told students at rival Springville High School on Saturday they made a mistake...


State

Expert says meth, pills are problems in US evidence rooms

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A national police expert says evidence room problems like a Utah technician fired after being found high on methamphetamine at work are all too common. The Standard-Examiner reported Sunday that Joe Latta with the International Association for Property and Evidence says meth and...


State

Academics skeptical of Utah Lake 'island city' proposal

Utah Lake Island City

An ambitious proposal to build an island city on Utah Lake to help stymie toxic algae blooms that plague the water got a boost from Utah lawmakers this year, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea.


State

Hopi Tribe ask governments for help in land exchange efforts

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe has reached out to local governments for help as it attempts to finalize a land transfer under an agreement between the tribe and the Navajo Nation. The Hopi Tribe was promised nearly 23 square miles (60 square kilometers) of state trust land south of...


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