courtesy Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with child abuse prevention advocates Thursday and delivered two checks.

Books & Beats: April 30, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
Courtesy of the Artist

        Fool Me Once (Dutton Books) is the latest Harlan Coban thriller: Maya, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is mourning her murdered husband.  Thing is, her sister was also killed while she was away.  And the investigating detective suspects Maya.  Betsy Burton recommends keeping away from this mystery at bedtime—“unless, of course, you have a need to stay up all night.”

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake County employees joined Mayor Ben McAdams this afternoon for the fourth annual Stand Against Racism program at the county government building. It’s part of a nationwide campaign hosted by the YWCA.

Washington County Water Conservancy District

The Lake Powell Pipeline would haul Utah’s last big share of Colorado River water uphill from Lake Powell, bring it halfway across the state and deliver it to fast-growing Kane and Washington Counties.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Law enforcement officials are asking for help in curbing what they call a tidal wave of addiction in Utah.

Kevin Lewis / Idaho River United

A scenic stretch of the Bear River just north of the Utah line has been eyed for years as the proposed site for the Bear River Narrows Dam.

Brian Grimmett

 Congressman Jason Chaffetz’ Republican challenger has requested an investigation into the incumbent’s campaign spending.

In a letter sent this week to the Federal Election Commission, Republican challenger Chia-Chi Teng contends that Chaffetz has been using campaign funds for personal use.

JRCA Architects

Officials in Weber County say the region's new Juvenile Justice Center will be much more than a warehouse for troubled youth. Wednesday’s groundbreaking in Ogden represents a new era for the state’s juvenile justice system.

Judy Fahys/KUER

The rumored plans for a new national monument in southeastern Utah have prompted a state panel to call for an investigation. Members of Utah’s Constitutional Defense Council are asking the governor’s office and the attorney general to look into the organizations fighting over the proposal for the Bears Ears national monument.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

New data shows six people die each week in Utah as a result of overdosing on prescription painkillers. A campaign is underway to safely dispose of the drugs that are killing people.

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