Audit calls for Western Governors University to repay $700M

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. government inspectors say the online nonprofit Western Governors University should repay more than $700 million in federal loans and grants from 2014 through 2016 because it was not eligible for the money. U.S. Education Department’s Office of Inspector General said in a...


Police arrest 2 men accused of raping unconscious girl, 14

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested two Salt Lake City men that officers believe raped an unconscious 14-year-old girl in the backseat of a car while a third man recorded it on a cellphone. West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson says the teen met one of the men through Snapchat and met up...


Utah bail-reform move going ahead despite lawmaker concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new plan that would address concerns about people being held in jail because they can’t afford bail is moving ahead in Utah despite some lawmakers’ concerns that it could let dangerous people back on the streets, state courts officials said Thursday. Supporters argue the...


After nurse arrest, Utah lawmakers to clarify blood draw law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers say they’re working on a law to clarify when police can draw blood without a driver’s consent after a Salt Lake City police officer was caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and arresting her. West Valley City Republican Rep. Craig Hall said in a...


Worth The Drive: Corn mazes, concerts and a Bark in the Park

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While there’s always plenty to do around Ogden, here are a few things going on nearby that are well worth the drive.


Lawmakers shuffle funds, OK road closing for homeless effort

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Utah lawmakers have passed several bills related to the state’s effort to curb violence and drug trafficking in a Salt Lake City neighborhood near an overcrowded downtown homeless shelter.


BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.65, up 5; hard red winter 4.45, up 5; DNS 5.65, up 5; hard white 4.45, up 5; BURLEY __ soft white 3.74, down 4; hard red winter 3.75,...


Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty to escape, fraud

Polygamous Sect Leader Fugitive

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run pleaded guilty Wednesday in a food-stamp fraud and escape case, ending a wide-ranging investigation seen as a crackdown on the secretive group. Lyle Jeffs is facing three to five years in prison after...


California condors return to the skies after near extinction

Return of the Condor

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor. The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List uses...


4 Utah students charged in painting of BYU cougar statue

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four University of Utah students accused of spray-painting a cougar statue at Brigham Young University the day of the rivalry football game have been charged with criminal mischief. Online court records show that the students were charged Monday with misdemeanors. The Salt...

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