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  • Alta's dream: A tram to the top of Baldy April 30, 2016
    Alta Ski Area has grandiose plans for its little bit of heaven at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. They include: • A tram from Germania Ridge to near the summit of Mount Baldy. • A new lift, Flora, from Sugarbowl (the bowl directly east of Mount Baldy) to another point on Germania Ridge, eliminating […]
  • Feds exempt BYU-Idaho from protecting transgender students from discrimination April 30, 2016
    Transgender students at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus are no longer protected under a federal education law designed to prevent discrimination. After a transgender student’s discrimination complaint triggered a federal investigation into the school, BYU-Idaho sought a religious waiver from extending civil rights protections to transgender students. Transitioning to a different gender conflicts with teachings […]
  • Unlike church-owned BYU, this Mormon college offers amnesty to sexual-assault victims April 30, 2016
    Save for its tiny student body and colonial architecture, Southern Virginia University could easily be mistaken for Mormonism’s flagship school in Provo. The majority of SVU’s 40 faculty members and more than 90 percent of its 700 students are LDS, many of whom have served missions for the Utah-based faith. The Eastern university also has […]
  • Jeremy Johnson asks judge to delay sentencing-related hearing April 30, 2016
    Jeremy Johnson wants a judge to push back a May 20 evidentiary hearing at which attorneys are to discuss sentencing guidelines. The St. George businessman’s new attorneys filed a motion for an extension Friday, saying they need more time to review documents in his case. U.S. District Judge David Nuffer is scheduled to sentence Johnson […]
  • Investigation into Solitude restaurant blaze resumes April 30, 2016
    Unified Fire Authority investigators returned Saturday to the scene of a blaze that nearly destroyed the popular Roundhouse Restaurant at Solitude Ski Resort. UFA spokesman Dave Ulibarri said nightfall had initially forced investigators to suspend their efforts to determine the cause of the blaze, first reported at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The restaurant was vacant, and […]
  • Man falls to his death during group rock-climb in Logan Canyon April 30, 2016
    A man fell to his death in Logan Canyon on Saturday while assisting a group of young women in a rock climbing activity, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office reported. William Hornberger, 46, of Garland, in Box Elder County, slipped and fell about 75 feet after climbing to the top of rock wall known as First […]
  • Utah County deputy shoots, injures suspect April 30, 2016
    A Utah County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a shooting in the Lakeshore area west of Spanish Fork, just before noon Saturday. Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said the deputy reportedly had responded to an unspecified complaint and confronted a male suspect. The man fled on foot, and during the ensuing pursuit exhibited unspecified, threatening […]
  • Transparency questions arise in search for new Utah State president April 30, 2016
    LOGAN • As Utah State University gears up for a new president, critics are questioning whether the state is transparent enough in choosing its higher education leaders. Though the process is more open than it used to be, they say the public should know more about prospective leaders of state-funded institutions, the Logan Herald Journal […]
  • Driver charged with being 'high' during crash that killed Utah restaurateur April 30, 2016
    A 21-year-old driver was charged Friday with being under the influence of marijuana last week when he caused a collision that claimed the life of the founder of Salt Lake City’s Siegfried’s Deli. Daniel Levert, of Salt Lake City, was charged in 3rd District Court with second-degree felony automobile homicide for colliding with 69-year-old Siegfried […]
  • Olympic Legacy group taking over Soldier Hollow April 30, 2016
    All of the venues created specifically for the 2002 Winter Olympics will be reunited in one organization Sunday. The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation (UOLF), which has operated the speedskating oval in Kearns and the bobsled/jumping/aerials complex outside of Park City since the Games ended, will take over the Soldier Hollow cross-country skiing facility in Midway. […]

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  • Mormon to buy 500 more acres in Vermont for utopia community April 30, 2016
    Sharon, Vt. • A Mormon Utah businessman who wants to build a massive, futuristic, utopialike community in central Vermont says he’s about to buy 500 more acres for the project, bringing his total to about 1,400 acres. David Hall’s development plans include housing for 20,000 people, offices, gardens, 48 basketball courts and 48 Olympic-size swimming […]
  • At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer April 30, 2016
    Vatican City • Saying cancer is a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research that benefits everyone, not just the “privileged and powerful.” Biden, who lost a son to cancer last year, used his appearance at a Vatican […]
  • Commentary: Why picking a president shouldn't be about individual choice April 30, 2016
    What criteria do we use to pick a president? We hear the daily stats and buzz, but presidential elections are about the big picture — where we want to go and the best way to get there. This means looking not only at political options but also at the way we humans are set up […]
  • Biden to push for global collaboration in cancer research in Vatican speech April 30, 2016
    Washington • Vice President Joe Biden will push for international cooperation in the fight against cancer in a speech at the Vatican. The vice president’s office says the address Friday will look at global research partnerships and will describe how his cancer “moonshot” project may have an international impact. Biden is due to speak at […]
  • Kerry explains why religion can play a role in U.S. foreign policy April 30, 2016
    Houston • Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that religious communities can play a role in achieving foreign policy goals around the world. Invoking religion in an unusually direct manner, Kerry said understanding the importance of faith is essential in diplomacy and working with religious leaders can help solve complex problems in foreign countries. […]
  • Poll: Wide differences in Muslim views on political Islam April 30, 2016
    Ramallah, West Bank • A survey in 10 countries with significant Muslim populations, released Wednesday, found “striking” differences in the extent to which people believe the Quran should influence a nation’s laws. Possible reasons for these differences include a nation’s history and religious composition as well as personal factors such as intensity of religious observance, […]
  • Vatican crackdown on tax cheats flagged in oversight report April 30, 2016
    Vatican City • The Vatican’s financial watchdog said Thursday it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, thanks in part to beefed-up efforts to flag potential tax cheats who are using the Vatican bank to hide money. In its annual report, the Financial Information Authority said it passed 17 cases on to Vatican […]
  • Police: SW Idaho man killed after pointing gun at deputies April 30, 2016
    Boise, Idaho • Authorities say two deputies responding to a 911 call at a southwest Idaho home shot and killed a 54-year-old man who pointed a handgun at them. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says a man called dispatchers just before 11 p.m. Thursday and told them someone was in the house and hung up. […]
  • Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal April 30, 2016
    Washington • The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison to a stature approaching that of the bald eagle, long the national emblem. There has not been an official mammal of the United States. The Senate gave final approval to the bill Thursday, […]
  • Feds seek to join suit against Idaho's public defense system April 30, 2016
    Boise, Idaho • The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Attorney Wendy Olson are requesting to weigh in on a class-action lawsuit against Idaho’s public defense system. The parties earlier this month filed a motion to join the lawsuit on behalf of the United States. In January, an Idaho judge dismissed the American Civil […]