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  • SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers took steps to flex their muscles and expand the power of the Legislature on several fronts during their recently concluded general session, and at least one issue could lead to another showdown with Gov. Gary Herbert.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Most Utah political leaders aren't squeamish in expressing their distaste and concerns over President Donald Trump's plan to assess tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum to address international trade imbalances.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Natalia Lafourcade, the Mexican singer-songwriter-guitarist featured in the music video for the movie "Coco," made an instant connection with the audience Saturday on the fourth and final day of RootsTech 2018, the world's largest genealogy gathering.

  • PALO ALTO, California — A two-day gathering in the heart of Silicon Valley focused on a topic that's become at best one to politely avoid, at worst, anathema for many of the companies that drive the country's booming tech sector.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The State of Utah’s second highest-paid employee wrapped up his day at around 8 p.m. on Saturday. Big salaries like Larry Krystkowiak’s require weekend attention and late hours. That’s how it goes when you earn more than the combined salaries of all the basketball coaches at state-supported colleges in Utah.

    Only football coach Kyle Whittingham earns more.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Sports radio show host Spencer David Checketts has resigned from Utah's 1280 The Zone following his arrest in a DUI case.

    Checketts stepped down Saturday, said Frank Zang, vice president of communications for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, which runs the station.

    Zang said Checketts, co-host of "The Big Show," was placed on indefinite leave Tuesday.

  • WEST VALLEY CITY — When you combine video game technology with the principles of business and teamwork, you have an environment fit for fierce competition and high-level learning for eager, intellectually curious high school students striving to be their better selves.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — A bill instructing the Utah Department of Health to implement a work requirement for Medicaid will get another chance to be heard by lawmakers despite being halted last week by the House Health and Human Services Committee.

  • PROVO — A demand letter sent to Provo city officials says former police Chief John King sexually harassed or assaulted no fewer than five local women before his resignation in March, the result of "negligent hiring" and then "deliberate indifference" on the part of city leaders.

  • When Steve Rockwood travels by air, he always carries tissues, not for himself, necessarily, but in anticipation of the need of his neighboring passenger.

    Rockwood is the president and CEO of FamilySearch International, organizer of the largest genealogical conference in the world, which convened Wednesday at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City and lasts through Saturday.

  • PROVO — If Gonzaga leaves the West Coast Conference for the Mountain West, should BYU seek to follow to a league it helped create?

    In basketball and Olympic sports, that would be a no-brainer, if you don't mind killing relationships. Again.

    To give up football independence, well, that is a more difficult discussion.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — A bill backed by political heavyweights that would require Utah cities and counties not hosting homeless shelters and lacking affordable housing to contribute to other shelters has cleared its next hurdle.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The ongoing national and local conversations about gun violence issues got another infusion of interest Wednesday when the nation's largest sporting goods retailer announced it would no longer carry assault-style weapons.

  • PROVO — With 20 minutes left Tuesday night in an online auction for afirst edition Book of Mormon, bidding was stagnant. Nobody had bid for three days. The price was stuck at $35,000.

    Suddenly, with 16 minutes to go, a bidder who had been silent since Saturday rejoined the auction at $35,500.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Cottonwood Heights man accused of running an international drug ring.

    Meanwhile, attorneys for some of his alleged accomplices indicated in court Wednesday that they are negotiating deals with prosecutors.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Clean Energy and other entities that include Rocky Mountain Power are harnessing their opposition to a transportation funding bill that includes significant registration fee increases for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's closest and most loyal aides, is resigning.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Oscar night is always a special night for movie lovers as Hollywood's elite come out in full glitz and glamor and the word "snubbed" suddenly becomes one of the most utilized verbs in the English language.

    Of course, at roughly 17 hours long — OK, slight exaggeration — it's not much fun to watch for those of us without a horse in the race.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Sim Gill announced Wednesday that he will seek a third term as Salt Lake County's district attorney.

    With Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, former Sheriff Jim Winder and former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank there to endorse him, Gill put to rest speculation that he might run for another office.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — A bill providing tax credits valued at $5 million annually to companies that stay in Utah to complete post-production work on movies squeaked through the Senate Wednesday.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Broadway at the Eccles announced the lineup for its 2018-19 season — as well as a big-name show slated for the 2019-20 season — during the opening night performance of "The Sound of Music" on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals rejected a North Ogden man's claims that his attorney failed him as he faced allegations at trial that he had given his teenage babysitter a lethal dose of drugs, then hid her body.

    Eric Millerberg, now 42, is currently serving a sentence of at least six years and up to life in prison for the death of 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — While the explosive growth, and success, of the Utah tech sector has mostly drawn attention to companies headquartered along the Wasatch Front, the state's southern reaches have been quietly building their own innovation energy ball and may be poised to give their northern comrades a run for their money.

  • Olympic schedule and results

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — McRae Williams stopped before the final jump on the slopestyle course, put his dislocated shoulder back into place, and skied to the finish area with a smile on his face.

  • PULLMAN, Wash. — Utah earned another Pac-12 road sweep with a 77-70 win at Washington State. The broom, as it where, was only used off-and-on before a sparse crowd at Beasley Coliseum.

    It was hardly Quidditch on “Harry Potter Night” at the arena, even if did kind of start out that way — at least for the Utes.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Alyssa Alhadeff was buried Friday. The 14-year-old was described as a talented soccer player who enjoyed creative writing as a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Grief filled her funeral, but so did anger and frustration.

  • LOS ANGELES — Just two years ago, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Louisville was chilling in his dorm room watching NBA All-Star Saturday night.

    Donovan Mitchell could hardly contain himself as he enjoyed an epic duel between high risers Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon in Toronto — one day dreaming of being on that stage — as LaVine came out on top.

  • PLEASANT GROVE — In a scenario that one Utah businessman says is much closer to reality than not, the world will be in need of technology that will ensure our collective safety both for, and from, an explosion of drones expected to be plying the airspace just over our heads.

  • RICHFIELD — An elderly man died early Saturday morning in a house fire and his wife was treated at a hospital, Sevier County authorities said.

    Owen Kay Reynolds, 85, was unable to escape a fire in his home near 2330 East and 1700 North just outside Richfield, the Sevier County Sheriff's Office said.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — New research could shrink the length of pregnancy from 40 to 39 weeks for healthy, first-time mothers who choose to have labor induced.

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