Kyle Dunphey is a reporter on the Utah InDepth team, covering a mix of topics including politics, the environment and breaking news. A Vermont native, he studied communications at the University of Utah and joined the Deseret News as an intern in 2020. Whether on his skis or his bike, you can find Kyle year-round exploring Utah’s mountains.

So far in 2023 there have been more hate crimes reported against LGBTQ people in Utah than the previous four years combined.
The Bureau of Land Management is gearing up to release a new travel plan for the Gemini Bridges-Labyrinth Canyon area, which could change recreation dynamics in the area.
Management & Training Corporation, based in Centerville, is accused of hiring ‘ghost workers.’
In the last few years, the synthetic opioid has increasingly turned up in seizures and fueled overdose deaths. Officials call it ‘the greatest drug threat in Utah.’
Hildebrandt was arrested alongside Ruby Franke of YouTube’s “8 Passengers” and accused of child abuse.
The company’s license, 8 Passengers Productions, has since expired.
In July, Utah rolled out its statewide lethality assessment protocol program. Now, service providers are seeing an 83% increase in high risk victim referrals.
The embattled YouTuber is a gold mine for social media engagement, though some accounts are making bold, unsubstantiated claims.
Franke’s attorney is requesting an expedited detention hearing, meaning they want to go over pre-trial conditions and bail as soon as possible.
Thousands of people tried to tune in to the embattled YouTuber’s first virtual court appearance.
The police records obtained by the Deseret News suggest neighbors thought something was wrong, but couldn’t say for certain.
In the last four years, police made at least 15 visits to Ruby Franke’s home in Springville.
Attorneys for the group Earthjustice claim the state’s “failure” to get enough water to the Great Salt Lake is damaging public trust resources.
The Idaho mother’s attorney has asked whether she was fit to stand trial after spending 10 months in a mental hospital.
The number of crimes prosecuted by the federal government in Utah hit a 12-year high in 2022.
The center announced layoffs and suspended its operations.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shows the elevation of the reservoir actually declined in August.
During a town hall event Wednesday, Lee said it appeared the FBI used more force than usual.
Tropical Storm Harold made landfall in south Texas Tuesday, and could make its way to the Mountain West by Thursday.
“I don’t think the state should do it alone,” Gov. Spencer Cox said.
The first ever tropical storm watch was issued for parts of California, and by Saturday heavy rain is expected across much of Utah.
The governor has large, sweeping designations in his crosshairs. But advocates say there’s 100 years of precedent.
“If you believe the moral arc of the universe bends towards justice, I can imagine no better use of some of those funds.”
The police officer said no crime had occurred, but Craig Robertson was “exercising his 2nd Amendment rights, albeit a little recklessly.”
“Robertson resisted arrest and as agents attempted to take him into custody, he pointed a .357 revolver at them,” according to the FBI.
In the federal criminal complaint filed against Craig Robertson, an FBI agent details a tip “from a social media company” reported to be Truth Social.
“Though his statements were intemperate at times, he has never, and would never, commit any act of violence against another human being over a political or philosophical disagreement,” the family said.
With few details from law enforcement, a witness’ account provides the clearest picture so far of the fatal encounter between authorities and 75-year-old Craig Robertson.
An FBI spokesperson said the shooting occurred when agents attempted to serve a search warrant at the home.