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Flights from Utah to Mexico at risk after fed decision to nix Delta-Aeromexico partnership. State leaders push back

Long-running flights agreement facilitated tens of millions of journeys, stronger relationships between Utah and Mexico, advocates say.
3 days ago

College protests over war in Gaza reach Utah; 19 arrested

About 300 students and community members picketed outside the University of Utah administration building Monday, adding their voices to a national wave of student activism against the war in Gaza.
25 days ago

‘You were all just tireless’: Kevin Bacon praises Payson High students as he returns to ‘Footloose’ roots

Getting Kevin Bacon to come to Payson, Utah, was no easy feat. Just about anyone who has spent the past year trying to get his attention will tell you that.
1 month ago

Utah’s bid for the 2034 Winter Games is on track after an IOC visit. What’s next?

The advice from a member of the International Olympic Committee delegation in Utah this week to inspect venues for a 2034 Winter Games sounded contradictory at first: Don’t be in a rush to put plans in place, but don’t wait to take advantage of the opportunity.
1 month ago

IOC wraps up visit to Utah’s proposed 2034 Olympic venues

A pair of short track speedskating coaches at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns were eagerly waiting Friday for the arrival of the International Olympic Committee delegation in Utah visiting venues for a 2034 Winter Games, so they could catch up with a former teammate from China, who’s now an IOC member.
1 month ago

Utah expected to have cheapest electricity rates in the nation this year

An analysis of state-by-state data collected by the federal government projects Utah will have the lowest electricity rates in the country this year, with the annual costs estimated to be $1,047.27.
2 months ago

Natalie Cline returns to state school board after it censured her

State school board member Natalie Cline returned to her first regular board meeting Thursday after the board voted unanimously on Feb. 14 to censure her.
3 months ago

Trump says Republican Party is ‘getting rid of the Romneys’

At a rally in Virginia Saturday, former President Donald Trump said the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement, referred to as MAGA, is taking over the Republican Party, and ridding the party of people like the “Romneys.”
3 months ago

Utah voters pick presidential nominees Tuesday

Utah Republicans will vote during their biennial caucus meetings while Democrats will vote with mail-in ballots.
3 months ago

Details of Utah’s bid for the 2034 Olympics formally submitted by governor, mayor

In an instant, the key backers of Utah’s bid to host the 2034 Winter Games joined together to tap the submit button on a laptop in the ornate Gold Room of the state Capitol Thursday, sending thousands and thousands of pages of details about their hosting plans to the International Olympic Committee.
3 months ago

Poll shows race among Republicans to replace Sen. Mitt Romney still up for grabs

11 Republican candidates have declared they will run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Utah
4 months ago

Sen. Mike Lee to Taylor Swift: ‘Would love your support’ on bill

Swift is reportedly weighing legal options over AI porn generated without her consent.
4 months ago

Jill Biden to visit Utah for a quick one day visit

First lady Jill Biden plans to be in Utah for a quick, one-day visit this week, where she will meet with teachers and raise money for her husband's presidential campaign.
4 months ago

‘We will be ready’ to host 2030 Winter Games, French official tells Utah’s Olympic bidders

The leader of one of the French Alps regions poised to stage the 2030 Winter Games has no doubt his country can pull it off, dismissing the idea that Salt Lake City, the preferred host for 2034, could be asked to step up sooner.
4 months ago

If Salt Lake City gets a big league baseball team, what should it be called?

Artificial intelligence generates names, colors, mascots for potential Salt Lake baseball and hockey franchises.
5 months ago

Negative effects of social media are ‘obvious,’ Gov. Cox says on ‘Meet the Press’

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox pointed to social media as a key cause of the mental health crisis across America in an interview Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
5 months ago

Former University of Utah President David P. Gardner dies at 90

David Pierpont Gardner, the 10th president of the University of Utah and a renowned national education leader, died Tuesday. He was 90.
5 months ago

She lost her gun rights for passing a bad check. Now she wants the Supreme Court to restore them

A Utah woman convicted of a felony for trying to cash a fake check in 2008 has taken her fight to own a gun to the U.S. Supreme Court.
5 months ago

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson weighs in on whether Colorado court ruling on Trump will affect Utah

On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson posted a video to X explaining that she does not believe the Colorado Supreme Court ruling will affect Utah elections.
5 months ago

In Utah license plates, black is the new cool

In his presentation for the black license plates, Sen. Fillmore predicted that “this will be the most popular special edition plate in Utah because it just looks really cool.”
5 months ago

‘I’m planning on eternity’: President Holland rededicates historic St. George Utah Temple

President Jeffrey R. Holland rededicated the St. George Utah Temple, the oldest operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after a major renovation.
6 months ago

Utah AG Sean Reyes announces he will not run for reelection, says he believes women who have accused Tim Ballard

Reyes said he ‘apologized’ to the women that his relationship with Ballard made them feel ‘powerless and without a voice to fight back’
6 months ago

How have University of Utah police prepared for an attack like the one at UNLV?

The University of Utah is prepared for an active aggressor event, like the one that occurred on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.
6 months ago

Church responds to AP story detailing 2015 Idaho abuse case

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded Sunday night to an Associated Press story that detailed allegations about a former church member who allegedly sexually abused his daughter.
6 months ago