Utah’s high court declined to rule Friday on whether Holladay residents can vote down the Cottonwood Mall development, in a case that both sides fear will set harmful precedent for city land use.
Those charged with addressing Utah’s creeping housing crisis fear that the not-in-my-backyard resistance is awaking to the extent of their referendum powers at the worst possible moment in the state’s history.
Utah’s Inland Port Authority Board said it was within its rights to keep its subcommittees closed, but the state’s public meetings law may be less clear than it was explained to them.
Decades after most urban rooming houses and flophouses were torn down or repurposed — after being stigmatized as crime-ridden and dirty — state and city leaders think similar dorm-style housing could fill a dire need.
While girls pedal harder, highly anxious boys may simply give up and shut down. But some of them say that mentors — sports figures and musicians and others who tell their own anxious tales — can make a big difference.
New estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Utah’s drug overdose deaths fell amid a nationwide increase, which experts credit to a coordinated effort to crack down on prescription drugs and reverse fatal overdoses.
Tasked with finding gaps in Utah’s new homeless service system, a group of advocates and service providers recommended an old-school solution: single-room occupancy housing
Today’s youth feel pressure to pick the perfect college, the perfect career, the perfect spouse — all while having diminished faith in themselves, less life experience and poor coping skills.
The Utah Inland Port Authority is open for business, after a false start and some rejiggering in a special session of the Legislature. Amid the routine action, there was no mention of a looming threat that some believe might undo the new board.
Provo has paid $750,000 to quash a claim that city officials failed to fully vet former Police Chief John King or adequately respond to alleged sexual misconduct by King.
One Democrat will soon be one step closer to the soapbox currently occupied by state Sen. Jim Dabakis. And the odds suggest that it’ll be Derek Kitchen, not Jennifer Plumb.
Layton’s Lee Castillo had a 1,500-vote lead over Bountiful’s Kurt Weiland in the 1st District Democratic primary
The burden of preventing suicide — and the heartache of failing to do so — still falls inordinately to educators who lack specialized training and recommended levels of support from mental health professionals.
You’re not alone. That was the idea behind Wednesday night’s free screening of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” at Fort Herriman Middle School, the second of two screenings sponsored this week by the Deseret News.
In a decision Monday, the Supreme Court gave all states the ability to legalize sports betting — currently only legal in Nevada. What are the implications?
Teacher walkouts in Arizona and Colorado are the latest in a series, as educator pay has yet to return to pre-Recession levels in many states. Teachers have had some success. But will the momentum carry on past the midterm elections?
Provo is disputing allegations that it was negligent in hiring former Police Chief John King, or that it failed to respond properly to two internal allegations of sexual misconduct in the years before King was dismissed for a third.
A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Utah’s leading school suicide programs haven’t been “rigorously evaluated” for their effectiveness. Their response: We want to be studied. But we need help.
In the past year, five students have died by suicide while enrolled at Herriman High School, and community members are trying to cope with an unusually pronounced version of a statewide trend.
Congressman John Curtis clarified Friday that as Provo’s mayor, he heard three — not two — complaints of inappropriate sexual conduct by John King.
Provo city officials learned about complaints of sexual misconduct by former Police Chief John King more than a year before a rape allegation brought about King’s resignation, according to a new lawsuit and interviews with those close to the case.
Weeks after 2,300 Intermountain Healthcare billing employees learned that their jobs will be outsourced to a for-profit company with a checkered past, other nonclinical employees have been told that their departments will soon be reorganized.
Synthetic opioids and other dangerous illegal drugs are unlike what many local law enforcement and public health agencies have encountered, and Utah is one of many states overlaying all available data to get a grip on the trend.
A demand letter sent to Provo city officials says former police Chief John King sexually harassed or assaulted no fewer than five local women before his resignation in March.
It might mean $70 million in savings that Intermountain Healthcare can pass on to patients. It might mean hundreds of new jobs for Utahns. Or it might, from the perspective of outgoing Intermountain employees, be a “kick in the teeth.”
Police officer shortages have been reported nationwide in recent years, the result of low unemployment, low public opinion among target demographics and diminished pensions — once one of the profession’s most attractive lures.
If not legally revelatory, exactly, what does the practical precedent of Cliven Bundy’s dismissed charges mean for the future of the long-complicated working relationship between ranchers and the feds?
John Curtis has agonized to find his voice in the binary world of national politics, especially as a representative of a state that has complicated feelings about the president.
Short-time Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake hopes Utah’s Mitt Romney can succeed him as a bulwark against divisiveness and rancor in the Republican Party.
With House Republican leaders eager to have his vote for sweeping tax reforms, John Curtis ended his term as Provo mayor and shortly after became Utah’s newest congressman.