This week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been on a “listening tour” across southeast Utah. Zinke is conducting the tour after President Donald Trump signed an executive order in late April instructing Zinke to review national monuments like Bears Ears. Bears Ears, which sits on Native American lands, was…
Utah health officials have been blocked from including questions about sexual orientation on a survey intended to get to the bottom of the rising surge of teen suicides in the state after several school districts threatened to pull out.
In 2016, Utah passed a law requiring fetuses beyond 20 weeks—the gestational point that Republican legislators argued that a fetus can feel pain—be given painkillers prior to “elective abortion.” Utah dubbed it “fetal anesthesia,” and though there is no medical evidence indicating that fetuses can feel pain, nor any…
Dear Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the congressman who doggedly pursued investigations of those damn emails but who refuses to consider Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, got the reception he deserved when a crowd of over a thousand angry constituents booed him at a town hall Thursday night.
On Wednesday, President Obama designated two national monuments in Utah and Nevada, covering more than 1.6 million acres across the two states. While the decision is a victory for the coalition of conservationists and Native American tribes who supported the sites’ designation, it is also likely to become yet another…
William Johnson, a white nationalist, practicing California lawyer, and determined Trump supporter, placed a robocall in the state of Utah alleging that conservative independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is gay because he’s over 40 and “doesn’t even have a girlfriend.”
New York couple Anne Hardcastle, 27, and Michael Taylor, 45, have been arrested and are awaiting extradition to Utah for their alleged attack on a woman last January.
The Browns, a polygamous family from the reality show Sister Wives, hopes to make their case for legalizing polygamy before the United States Supreme Court. They filed a request for hearing on Monday, September 12, and await a decision.
Life inside the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints continues to be surprisingly eventful: three members of the polygamous sect got themselves re-arrested this week, while already awaiting trial on federal food stamp charges. The FLDS’ acting leader, who escaped his ankle bracelet with help of…
Following a recent high profile sexual assault case, the Utah Department of Public Safety is now investigating Brigham Young University’s police department for how it handles and distributes its police reports, as well as how it accesses reports from other police agencies in Utah.
Earlier this morning, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) published a story that he apparently wrote in the future.
At the end of this month, a law passed by Utah State Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Gary R. Herbert, will require that women terminating a pregnancy at 20 weeks or more be given anesthesia or painkillers. Not for them—it’s called “fetal anesthesia.”
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a bill requiring that doctors administer anesthesia to people receiving abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, you will be non-surprised to learn, isn’t about concern for a pregnant person’s health, but is based on the bogus notion that 20-week fetuses can feel pain.
A jury has ruled that the town governments of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona violated federal law, discriminating against citizens who weren’t members of a polygamous sect of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The U.S. Department of Justice says the towns denied water, police services, and…
A group of male officials voted Wednesday to keep the good times flowin’ with their state tampon tax. Proving that tampons are indeed a luxury item only understood by the women who pay for them, the all-male panel voted 8-3 against a proposal by Representative Susan Duckworth.
Olene S. Walker, who was sworn in as Utah’s first and (so far) only woman governor in 2003, has died at the age of 85.
Judge Scott Johansen has decided to rescind his ruling that would have removed a one-year-old foster child from the home of April Hoagland her spouse, Beckie Peirce. In the original court documents, Johansen cited “belief that research has shown that children are more emotionally and mentally stable when raised by a…
Beckie Peirce and April Hoagland had been fostering a baby girl for three months when Judge Scott Johansen order the child to be removed, citing “research” that proved children are better off in homes with straight parents. Now, they plan to challenge his ruling.
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