Stories from the Associated Press

Navajo Nation Reports 19 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 More Death

Sep 18, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials on Thursday reported 19 new confirmed cases of coronavirus with one additional death. 

Utah State Rep Could Face Arrest In Defiance Of US Attorneys

Sep 18, 2020

A federal judge has ordered Utah Rep. Phil Lyman to appear in court after prosecutors say he repeatedly ignored requests to hand over his tax records. 

Salt Lake City Mulls Limiting Police Access To Military Gear

Sep 18, 2020

The Salt Lake City Council says it's considering an ordinance that would limit its police department’s access to decommissioned military equipment. 

Utah Governor Considers Mask Mandate Amid Coronavirus Surge

Sep 18, 2020

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is considering a statewide mask mandate and is planning expanded coronavirus to fight a recent surge of virus cases in the state. 

In `Law And Order' Debate, Data Can Be Molded To Suit Moment

Sep 17, 2020

President Donald Trump points to spiking crime and delivers stark statistics on murders and shootings as part of his “law and order” campaign emphasis that suggests cities are overrun with violence that only he can stop. 

Utah Officer Charged With Assault After Dog Bites Black Man

Sep 17, 2020

Prosecutors say a Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack a Black man who had put his hands in the air. 

Utah Police Say They Killed Armed Man Near A High School

Sep 17, 2020

Authorities said a Utah man armed with a bow and arrow, shotgun and knife was killed Tuesday night during a shootout with police officers near a suburban high school. 

Girl Testifies She Felt Disrespected When Playing Football

Sep 16, 2020

A Utah teenager who was the only girl on her school’s football team says she often faced discriminatory treatment by her coach and teammates. 

US Postal Service Sends Wrong Info About Utah By-Mail Voting

Sep 16, 2020

State officials in Utah say the U.S. Postal Service has sent erroneous information to Utah voters about the upcoming election, decreasing public confidence in the service’s ability to handle ballots this year. 

Salt Lake City Opens First Part Of $4B Renovated Airport

Sep 16, 2020

Salt Lake City’s renovated airport welcomed its first passengers Tuesday at a new concourse that is part of the first phase of a $4.1 billion project.

College Students In Utah County Fueling Rise In COVID Cases

Sep 15, 2020

Utah state health officials said Monday that college students in Utah County are driving a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases. 

Utah Girl Hospitalized After Falling Near Mountain Resort

Sep 15, 2020

Authorities in Utah say an 11-year-old girl has been hospitalized after she fell at a waterfall above the Sundance Mountain Resort this past weekend. 

Navajo Nation Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases, But No Deaths

Sep 14, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials have reported 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but no deaths for the third time in six days. 

Docs: Pandemic Makes Regular Flu Shot Even More Important

Sep 14, 2020

The annual flu season is gearing up alongside the coronavirus pandemic, and Utah health officials are encouraging people to get their flu shots. 

Utah Clears Rape Kit Backlog, Leaders Expect Further Reform

Sep 14, 2020

Officials in Utah announced that the state has eliminated its sexual assault kit backlog five years after reporting more than 2,000 were untested. 

Lawyer: Utah Boy 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Police Shooting

Sep 14, 2020

A family lawyer says a 13-year-old autistic boy who was shot by police in Salt Lake City will likely experience lifelong injuries. 

Navajo Nation Reports 18 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More Deaths

Sep 11, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials on Thursday reported 18 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and three additional deaths. 

Utah Aiming To Keep COVID-19 Fatalities, Unemployment Low

Sep 11, 2020

Utah's governor and state leaders have announced new plans for fighting the coronavirus pandemic and boosting the state’s economy. 

No COVID-19 Deaths On Navajo Nation For 2nd Time In 3 Days

Sep 10, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials on Wednesday reported 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but no deaths for the second time in three days. 

Number Of Self-Reported COVID-19 Cases At BYU Almost Doubles

Sep 10, 2020

Officials say the number of self-reported coronavirus cases on Brigham Young University’s campus has almost doubled to 146. 

Boy's Shooting Raises Questions About Police Crisis Training

Sep 10, 2020

An advocacy group says a police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City reveals shortfalls in the way officers respond to a mental health crisis.

Navajo Nation Reports No New Coronavirus Cases, But 4 Deaths

Sep 9, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials report no new confirmed cases of coronavirus but four additional deaths.

Police Vow To Work With Probe Of Shooting Of Autistic Boy

Sep 9, 2020

A police department vowed Tuesday to cooperate with multiple investigations of the shooting of a 13-year-old autistic boy by officers in the Salt Lake City area. 

From Heat To Snow: Rocky Mountains See 60-Degree Plunge

Sep 9, 2020

Summer has come to an abrupt halt in parts of the Rocky Mountains as temperatures reaching into the 90s have plunged about 60 degrees in less than 24 hours.

Utah Group Files Lawsuit To Nullify COVID-19 Restrictions

Sep 8, 2020

A group in Utah has filed a lawsuit against the governor and Department of Health alleging that restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic infringe on their rights. 

Report: Great Salt Lake Shrinking More Than A Foot Annually

Sep 8, 2020

A new report says Utah’s Great Salt Lake is shrinking every year, but experts are implementing measures to slow the water loss. 

Investigation Under Way In Police Shooting Of Utah Boy, 13

Sep 8, 2020

Authorities in Utah are investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old autistic boy by police in the Salt Lake City area. 

Park To Open With Features Usable By Kids With Disabilities

Sep 7, 2020

The Utah town of Spanish Fork is opening a new park with some new features for all kinds of kids to play. 

Colleges Combating Coronavirus Turn To Stinky Savior: Sewage

Sep 7, 2020

As colleges grapple with the coronavirus, institutions across the country are turning campus sewage into a public health tool. 

Biologists Survey Wildfire Destruction On Tortoise Habitat

Sep 7, 2020

Biologists in southern Utah are surveying the damage left by a wildfire that scorched large swaths of land set aside for rare tortoise habitat in southern Utah.

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