Mitt Romney delivered what sounded like a stump speech Tuesday during the Utah Economic Outlook and Policy Summit — one of his first major public appearances since speculation began about his political plans. Yet despite ample opportunity to announce a bid for the U.S. Senate, Romney demurred several times.
Russell M. Nelson announced this morning that he will accept the call to serve as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also named Dallin Oaks and Henry Eying to serve with him as counselors in the First Presidency, the highest governing body in the church.
Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday to blast President Trump’s reported comments about Haiti and countries in Africa. The tweet signals that Romney could remain a critic of the White House if he decides to run for Senate.
Native American groups led a rally Monday morning at the Utah Capitol, calling on political and religious leaders to denounce racism. It was organized in response to President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti and African countries last week.
It’s been eight-and-a-half months since David Pershing announced he would shorten his term as president of the University of Utah. On Friday representatives announced that the U’s search committee has three candidates to replace him.
Utah Rep. Mia Love, the only Haitian-American in Congress, called on President Donald Trump to apologize after he reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa as “s***hole countries" during an Oval Office meeting.
Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes doubled down on his argument that the state should sue pharmaceutical companies for their role in the country’s opioid crisis. But Utah’s Attorney General is pursuing justice outside the courtroom.
Odyssey House is Utah’s biggest addiction treatment provider. On Thursday officials unveiled a new inpatient facility to help people struggling with opioid addiction, roughly doubling treatment capacity.
Inmates in Utah jails die at a higher rate than any state in the country. Just as concerning as the numbers is the secrecy. Utah’s jail standards, the rules by which they operate, are not available to the public. KUER's Whittney Evans has been looking into this for the past few months.
The Salt Lake County Council unanimously passed a hate crime resolution on Tuesday. It’s meant to encourage the State Legislature to create hate crime laws when they meet in their upcoming General Session.
What if the fighting over public lands in San Juan County stopped and people started talking about solutions to conserve the land? That was a proposition floated at a hearing of the U.S. House Federal Lands Subcommittee yesterday.
Utah lawmakers say affordable housing will be a top priority in this year’s legislative session, which begins later this month. They say it goes hand-in-hand with ongoing efforts to combat homelessness.
A federal judge has thrown out charges in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. He was at the center of a 2014 armed standoff with federal law enforcement over grazing on federal land. The outcome has some wondering if the fallout will include similar confrontations in the future.
One person dies from an opioid overdose nearly every day in Utah. In this heavily Mormon state, one addict-turned prevention advocate is asking the question: is the LDS church doing enough to address the state’s opioid problem?
And we're back! Welcome to Season 2 of 45 Days. The 2018 Utah Legislative Session is just around the corner. This week we're giving you an idea of some of the big topics lawmakers will try to tackle, some oddball bills we're kind of fond of, and our first ever installment of "Better Know a Lawmaker," featuring Rep. Robert Spendlove.
LDS Church president Thomas S. Monson was known for an almost parable-like storytelling ability. He asked Mormons to be honest, kind and to serve their fellow man, every day. But, when it came to controversy and current issues, he was often quiet.