Fearing a Utah 'coronation', 8 Republicans challenge Romney

Senate Utah Romney-1

Eight Republicans have stepped forward before a Thursday evening filing deadline to challenge...


200 Utah bridges built with same technique used in Florida

Bridge Collapse Accelerated Construction Utah

The collapse of a bridge in Florida brings focus on building techniques used in Utah.


Utah Transit Authority misses deadline for federal watchdog

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Transit Authority missed a deadline to bring aboard an independent watchdog — a key component of a deal the agency made with federal prosecutors last year to avoid prosecution in a criminal investigation. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state agency had agreed to...


BLM postpones meeting on wild horses over notice dispute

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management is postponing an advisory panel’s scheduled March 27-28 meeting to make recommendations on wild horses and burros because of a dispute over public notice. A BLM statement Friday says a board member threatened to sue the agency because it...


EPA wants mine company to help pay for Superfund study

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection agency wants a mining company to pay for a potentially costly investigation of underground water flows at a southwestern Colorado Superfund site to help the agency devise a cleanup plan. The EPA on Thursday ordered Sunnyside Gold Corp. to...


After 3 weeks at large, Virginia sex offender found in Utah

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A convicted Virginia sex offender has been apprehended after three weeks on the run. The U.S. Marshals Service announced officials learned Thursday that William “Andy” Hemphill had boarded an Amtrak train in Winter Park, Colorado, bound for Emeryville, California. A federal...


Polygamous town contractor must pay $200K child-labor case

Polygamy Town-2

The decision marks a partial victory for both sides in the long-running case that centers on a 2012 harvest in the twin cities of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. 


Rapid building technique gets scrutiny after bridge collapse

University Bridge Collapse

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school’s Accelerated Bridge Construction...


Utah governor signs law legalizing 'free-range parenting'

State of Utah Herbert

The bill specifies that it isn’t neglectful to let kids do things alone like travel to school, explore a playground or stay in the car. 


McNeese State names Schroyer as new men's basketball coach

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — McNeese State University has found a new head basketball coach after a search that lasted less than two weeks. The university, in a news release, said Thursday it will introduce Heath Schroyer to the public at a press conference on Monday. Officials said there will be no...


Utah sheriffs release jail operating standards

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities have made public the secret operating standards used by Utah sheriff’s offices to run jails. The Standard-Examiner reports the Utah Sheriffs’ Association last month published the operational guidelines on its website, making the documents available for public viewing....

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