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Stories with organization: Utah state government
  • Utah lawmakers look at passing statewide body camera rules 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 5:12 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - As more police agencies issue body cameras to their officers, Utah needs to set statewide standards about what should be filmed and who can see it, lawmakers and advocates said Tuesday.

  • Jaws of life free trooper trapped under vehicle after crash 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 3:33 pm

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - A Utah Highway Patrol trooper trapped beneath a car after he stopped to help a crashed motorist was recovering Tuesday, authorities said.

  • Correction: Seat Belt Violations story 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:22 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - In a story July 5 about violations under a new Utah seat belt law, The Associated Press erroneously reported information about the number of stops and citations issued. Patrol officers conducted 5,350 stops this year compared to 2,310 during the same period last year, not more than 6,178 stops this year compared to 3,928 last year; and about 70 drivers received full citation tickets this year, not 900.

  • Utah using playful highway signs to encourage safe driving 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 3:31 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah highway drivers may do a double take this summer when they look up and read what's on the digital signs overhead.

  • Man killed while changing tire in West Valley City 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 5:17 pm

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Authorities say a man was killed while changing a tire and two others hurt when a car crashed in West Valley City.

  • UDOT keeping lights green to cut down on holiday traffic 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:05 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah transportation officials are preparing for the rush of Fourth of July traffic by making sure traffic lights stay green.

  • Former Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to charges 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:39 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pleaded not guilty on Monday to seven charges of obstructing justice, accepting improper gifts such as beach vacations, and other counts.

  • Utah same-sex couples cheer ruling; governor disappointed 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:09 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Same-sex marriage advocates in Utah cheered the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, though the state's Republican governor said he was disappointed by the decision that he called a usurpation of state authority.

  • Prosecutors: Feds interfere with Utah attorneys general case 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:41 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Two state prosecutors said their federal counterparts are interfering in criminal cases against two former Utah attorneys general by pursuing an illegal campaign contribution case against a key witness.

  • 80,000 Utah residents to keep getting health subsidies story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:40 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - More than 80,000 Utah residents will keep receiving federal help to pay for health insurance after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld tax subsidies that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

  • Audit: Attorney general's office needs more accountability 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 7:16 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - As two former Utah attorneys general face charges of accepting improper gifts and other charges, Utah's top law enforcement office needs to be more transparent and offer whistleblower employees a way to anonymously report office wrongdoing, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • FEC sues Utah businessman over donations to 2 US senators 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 7:33 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Federal Election Commission is suing a Utah businessman, saying he made $170,000 in illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada and Mike Lee of Utah and former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff in 2009 and 2010.

  • Former Utah House member dies 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 11:05 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives has passed away.

  • Lawmakers back aid for official convicted in ATV protest 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 6:49 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Republican-dominated Utah legislative commission is throwing its support behind using state money to help pay legal bills of a county commissioner convicted in an ATV ride protesting federal control of public lands.

  • Chief civil deputy to retire from Attorney General's office 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 5:06 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - The former head of the Utah National Guard who served as acting attorney general during the office's pay-for-play scandal will retire at the end of the summer.

  • Lawmaker accused of mishandling campaign cash told to resign 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 2:44 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah House Democrats have called for Rep. Justin J. Miller to step down due to accusations that he mishandled tens of thousands of dollars while running the county mayor's campaign.

  • Man killed in rollover while teenage son driving 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 12:01 pm

    CEDAR CITY, Utah - A 43-year-old man was killed when his pickup truck rolled over on Interstate 15 near Toquerville. Police say his teenage son had been driving.

  • Utah board of ed member, wife, 2 children die in plane crash story has photos
    Updated: Jun-12-15 6:23 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Utah State Board of Education member, his wife and two of their children died Friday morning and another child was hurt when their small plane crashed while taking off from a relative's grass airstrip in southwest Missouri, authorities said.

  • N. Carolina gay-marriage law may mean long courthouse waits 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 5:47 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Under a law that took effect Thursday in North Carolina, employees who issue marriage licenses can refuse to complete paperwork for gay couples by invoking their religious beliefs - a move that could mean longer waits at courthouses for all those who want to wed, especially in rural counties with small staffs.

  • Felony charges for man accused of stealing tourism brochures 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 11:13 pm

    MIDWAY, Utah - A Utah man who once ran for Congress in Missouri may have committed commercial terrorism when he repeatedly stole and disposed of a rival tourism business's brochures, authorities say.

  • Utah Supreme Court weighing child kidnap case 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:39 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Supreme Court is weighing the case of a Provo man whose child kidnapping conviction was tossed out over the question of whether eyewitnesses are always reliable, an issue that's come under increased scrutiny in recent years.