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  • 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.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said Monday there needs to be a better balance of power between states and Washington, D.C.

    "We're still trying to push this idea of federalism. The more we can have decisions being made by you, the better off we will be," Bishop told the Utah Senate during his annual address to lawmakers, pointing to efforts that are already underway.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — It can be easy to forget at times, especially with the way the 2018 season has gone, but the No. 2 Red Rocks are human.

    Their elite ranking and high-end statistics — here’s looking at you, floor and vault — might suggest otherwise, but they are fallible.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Now that NBA trade deadline is over, it was back to the regularly scheduled program for the Utah Jazz.

    Another night. Another victory.

    On Friday night, the Jazz returned from a four-game road trip to win their eighth consecutive game, beating the Charlotte Hornets 106-94.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors was solid, as usual — especially his monstrous dunk late in the fourth quarter — but his stat line of six points, seven rebounds and one block didn’t jump off the page in the Jazz's 106-94 win over Charlotte.

  • Editor's note: Deseret News reporter Amy Donaldson is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, covering the 2018 Winter Games. This is the fourth in a series of articles profiling Utahns competing in the Olympics.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — In 1986, Dell Curry arrived in Salt Lake City as a baby-faced 22-year-old out of Virginia Tech.

    On Friday, the former NBA sharpshooter returned as a 53-year-old Charlotte Hornets color commentator.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Didn't make it into the room where it happens today? Your shot doesn't have to be thrown away just yet.

  • Mourners attended a public viewing for Jon M. Huntsman Sr. at the Monument Park Stake Center in Salt Lake City on Friday. The billionaire, businessman, political organizer, philanthropist and former Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died last week at age 80. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at the University of Utah arena renamed in his honor 30 years ago.

  • OGDEN — Walking into an Ogden home and finding the emaciated body an alleged victim of child abuse last summer, an Ogden police officer was so stunned she found herself backing up against a wall.

    The tiny girl wrapped in a pink blanket, lying on the floor in a completely empty room, looked far too small to be 3 years old, Ogden police officer Sitka Hrabal testified in court Friday.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Utah House members appear willing to let terminally ill patients use medical marijuana, but they're apparently reluctant to involve the state in cultivating the plant and dispensing the drug.

    Two bills considered Friday that would do those things went too far for some lawmakers but not far enough for others.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Senate President Wayne Niederhauser said Friday law enforcement is investigating what he called a possible case of entrapment after a state senator was approached at his hotel by a woman claiming to be his "date."

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