With help from its primary insurer, The Hartford, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Boy Scouts of America reached a tentative agreement to pay out more than $1 billion in claims to men who were molested in the organization.
Prosecutors in Salt Lake, Utah, Summit and Grand counties are calling on Utah lawmakers to scrap the death penalty. On Tuesday, the prosecutors sent a letter to Gov Spencer Cox and the Utah State Legislature.
Utah fire crews that were preparing to go to California to help fight wildfires have been told to stand down for now. The Utah Department of Emergency Management confirmed that California cancelled requests for help under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
Sen. Kirk Cullimore (R-Sandy) says businesses should have some accountability and responsibility if they decide to mandate the coronavirus vaccines and an employee or customer has an adverse reaction to it.
The Utah Department of Health says at least 11 Utah residents in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties have been diagnosed with West Nile virus this season. One person has died so far in the Weber/Morgan Health district.
A large group representing Utah landlords said it doesn’t expect evictions to rise in the state for the foreseeable future. The Utah Apartment Association credits the state’s rental assistance program with helping renters stay up to date on payments.
An out-of-state visitor at Zion National Park died after complaining about heat exhaustion. Medics and emergency medical technicians were dispatched to his location on Monday and found him unresponsive.
First responders and paramedics are feeling the strain of the delta COVID-19 variant. In Ogden, the number of COVID-19 related calls is up substantially, and medical professionals are feeling burnt out.
FEMA has provided the city of West Jordan more than $160,000 for repairs to a water storage tank. The funds are provided from the agency’s Public Assistance program as part of a major disaster declaration issued in 2020.
Summit County officials issued a declaration of local emergency Monday night due to the ongoing Parleys Canyon fire that continues to burn. The declaration allows the county to extend evacuation orders in Summit Park, Timberline and Upper Pinebrook.