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  • An alleged sex assault at a small Utah campus exposed a community's struggle to understand consent August 27, 2016
    Price • On the first Friday of fall semester at Utah State University Eastern last year, Sofia woke up with cuts and bruises, wearing a USU Eastern basketball T-shirt that wasn’t hers. The last thing the sophomore could remember from the night before, she says, was standing in the doorway of a room in a […]
  • It's canyon landowners vs. Salt Lake City in battle over watershed August 27, 2016
    More verbal sparring took place Friday in the perpetual battle between Salt Lake City water officials and private landowners who claim they can’t develop their property in the Cottonwood canyons because of the city’s overzealous use of its watershed-protection powers. The forum for this latest debate was the Utah Quality Growth Commission, which recently took […]
  • Rapist-murderer killed at Gunnison prison, cellmate suspected August 27, 2016
    A convicted rapist and murderer at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison was dead Friday after being assaulted by his cellmate, prison officials reported. Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams did not detail specifically how Carlos-Adrian Javier Hernandez, 24, died — other than to say he was “physically assaulted” and that the death […]
  • Swallow wants Utah high court to toss out case over protected-email issue August 27, 2016
    Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow wants the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether his constitutional right to a fair trial was violated when prosecutors and investigators seized his protected email communications with a defense lawyer. Swallow, who is accused of public corruption-related crimes, raised the issue with 3rd District Court in an April motion […]
  • Daniel Hemmert appointed to Utah Senate August 27, 2016
    A newly appointed state senator should really know how to clean up things. Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday formally appointed Daniel Hemmert, vice president and owner of Red Hanger Cleaners, to the Senate. He replaces Sen. Alvin Jackson, R-Highland, who resigned on July 1 to move out of state. Red Hanger operates dry cleaning and […]
  • California guv's signature another nail in coffin of Utah coal port plan August 27, 2016
    Sacramento, Calif. • California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals. The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign aggressively to block shipments of coal mined in Utah and other Western states to energy-hungry markets in Asia. It also drives another nail into the coffin […]
  • Employee falls to her death at Yellowstone National Park August 27, 2016
    A park employee died at Yellowstone National Park early Wednesday morning. Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, of Quito, Ecuador, was talking with a small group of co-workers near the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River when she fell over the edge about 3:15 a.m., according to a news release from the park. […]
  • Two Utah children found after search in Juab County August 27, 2016
    The Juab County Sheriff’s Office safely located two Mona two children who had been missing Friday since school let out. A 7-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl usually walk home from school, according to a release from the sheriff’s office, but they did not return at their normal time Friday. They were found safe about […]
  • Judge refuses to overturn tainted Wayne County election August 27, 2016
    A judge says the winner of the Republican primary election for the Wayne County Commission race was improperly aided by his wife — misusing her job as the deputy county clerk — but not enough to order overturning the election results. David Brinkerhoff won that primary by 55 votes over Gary Hallows. Lt. Gov. Spencer […]
  • Utah man sentenced to prison for fatally beating girlfriend in 2011 August 27, 2016
    On a short silver chain around Annette Winward’s neck hangs a small glass vial filled with a glimmering gray dust. It holds the ashes of her friend, Alicia Anne Sherman, whose boyfriend beat her to death nearly five years ago. Winward wears the necklace every day, she explained outside the courtroom Friday, to keep Sherman […]

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  • Commentary: Michelle and Hillary -- a tale of two Christians August 27, 2016
    Two of my favorite Christians are Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. They may not talk explicitly about their faith very often, but with a nod to Justice Potter Stewart, “I know a Christian when I see one.” Obama plays Christian values in an American key. First, she sparkles — not because she is lovely or […]
  • FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers August 27, 2016
    Washington • The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. The new advisory means all U.S. states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for Zika. Previously, the requirement was limited […]
  • Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area August 27, 2016
    Washington • President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world’s largest marine protected area. Obama’s proclamation will quadruple in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006. […]
  • Grief overcomes Mississippi community after slaying of nuns August 27, 2016
    Lexington, Miss. • The two nuns killed in Mississippi were by all accounts some of the friendliest, most helpful people in town, cooking and caring for anyone in their poor community — making the slayings all the more puzzling. Their car was found abandoned a mile away from their home, and there were signs of […]
  • A bleak choice between a 'liar' and your 'drunk uncle' for one Wisconsin focus group August 27, 2016
    Brookfield, Wis. • For a small group of undecided voters here, the presidential choices this year are bleak: Hillary Clinton is a “liar” with a lifetime of political skullduggery and a ruthless agenda for power, while Donald Trump is your “drunk uncle” who can’t be trusted to listen even to the good advice he’s paying […]
  • 'He's gone': Anger, grief as plug pulled on toddler after sudden court decision August 27, 2016
    It all started with an asthma attack. Israel Stinson was an adorable toddler with a sweet smile and unruly hair. But on April 1, he began having trouble breathing. After he was taken to a northern California hospital, the unthinkable happened: Israel suffered a heart attack. After 40 minutes of CPR, doctors were able to […]
  • North Idaho police use school bus to catch texting drivers August 27, 2016
    Moscow, Idaho • A school bus roaming the streets of Moscow this week has been a cover for police officers looking to catch traffic violations. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2bLYT4T ) that members of the Moscow Police Department, Idaho State Police and Latah County Sheriff’s Department rode in the bus that was equipped with […]
  • Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue August 27, 2016
    New York • Hillary Clinton defended her family’s foundation on Friday, saying that the charitable work it has conducted is in line with American values. The Democratic presidential nominee suggested in an interview that the group’s programs would continue, perhaps through other organizations, even as critics argue it would present a conflict of interest if […]
  • Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms August 27, 2016
    Paris • France’s top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world. The ruling by the Council of State Friday specifically concerns a ban on the Muslim garment […]
  • Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250 August 27, 2016
    Pescara Del Tronto, Italy • As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes. A day after the deadly quake killed 250 people, a […]