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  • SALT LAKE CITY — A striking transformation in senior LDS leadership culminates this weekend with the expected announcement of two new apostles and a solemn assembly to sustain new church President Russell M. Nelson.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — More than 120 Utah Army National Guard soldiers said goodbye to their families Monday, feeling both the pain of separation and a desire to serve their country.

    The members of the 65th Field Artillery Brigade left Monday in preparation for a yearlong deployment to the Middle East. The unit will support efforts in Southwest Asia to strengthen relationships in the region.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Congressman John Curtis clarified Friday that as Provo's mayor, he heard three — not two — complaints of inappropriate sexual conduct by John King.

    The first time, Curtis said, he warned King that even if his alleged actions had been misinterpreted, the former police chief shouldn't put himself in positions where his actions could be misinterpreted.

  • MORAGA, Calif. — The Utah Utes are headed to New York City.

    In an overtime contest that was close throughout, the No. 2-seeded Utes topped the No. 1-seeded Saint Mary’s Gaels 67-58 Wednesday night on the road in the NIT quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden.

  • PROVO — A police report released Wednesday evening sheds new light on allegations against a former president of the LDS Church's Missionary Training Center in Provo.

    In an interview with BYU University Police three months ago, Joseph L. Bishop, 85, said he asked a missionary to expose her breasts to him in a room at the MTC in 1984, which she did, but he denied her allegation that he raped her.

  • MOUNTAIN GREEN, Morgan County — Ashley and Gavin McCleary hopped from house to house in Layton, Ogden, Syracuse, and Farmington, but they didn't feel at home until their family of six settled into a small mountainside community in Morgan County five years ago.

  • PLEASANT GROVE — Utah learning-management software company Instructure engaged in a festival of 10s on Wednesday, celebrating both its 10-year anniversary and cutting the ribbon on its 10th office location.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Freedom from opioid and heroin addiction can be hard to achieve, but a groundbreaking device could help addicts get off those drugs without all the pain and agony of withdrawal symptoms.

  • PROVO — Austin Kafentzis has the speed, a four-star recruit résumé backed by ridiculously gaudy high school numbers, and enough experience as a college transfer nomad to scream out he is due for a break.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Sarah Fornace had a sense that Manual Cinema, the new performance collective she and some friends had started, was going to work right from the start. She was sitting in the audience of their first official performance and she could sense something happening to the people around her.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Shouting chants like, "Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!" and "Up, up with immigration — down, down with deportation!" hundreds of students and pro-immigration advocates braved the cold and wet snow on Saturday morning to voice their support for the scores of Utah residents in immigration limbo.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — While his two sons happily played on computer tablets inside the Vivint Smart Home Arena's newly unveiled "sensory room," Steve Pratt tried his best to describe what day-to-day life is like for a child with autism.

    "It's like (they're at) a rock concert all the time," said Pratt, from Bluffdale.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City's hopes of hosting another Winter Games won't have to be put on hold now that the United States Olympic Committee has apparently agreed to participate in the bid process for 2026.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski met with Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday to push him to veto a bill to create an inland port authority over the city's northwest quadrant, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the meeting had any sway, though city officials were hopeful.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — It’s taken a couple of months, but the Utah Jazz are finally in the playoffs.

    Well, not actually in the playoffs, but after a steep and steady climb they are in a playoff position in the standings for the first time since early in the season.

    If the season ended today, the Jazz would be in the postseason as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference with their 38-30 record.

  • Speculation about where Amazon plans to build its second headquarters reached another level Wednesday as an artificial intelligence system selected Boston as the home for the new location, according to CNN Money.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser not only won't run again for his leadership position but he won't be in the Legislature at all.

    The Sandy Republican previously announced he wouldn't run for another term as president but as recently as last week said he intended to seek re-election to the Senate.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Does Skyline High School senior Vikrant Ragula ever sleep?

    He has a 4.0 grade point average. He's the president or vice president of five clubs at his high school. He debates and he's a mentor to several students. He enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and inventing.

  • The Deseret News recently interviewed me for a story on my family's decision to embrace clean energy products, including an electric vehicle, EV home charger and solar panels.

  • 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.

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