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Homebuyers pause as mortgage rates jump

Mortgage rates have jumped to their highest level since Thanksgiving. Potential homebuyers are pressing pause on applying for new home loans.
2 days ago

Michael Knowles speech at University of Utah draws protesters

Far-right political commentator Michael Knowles from the Daily Wire spoke at the University of Utah and was met with some student protests.
4 days ago

Judge in Chad Daybell trial seals midnight intervention

On Tuesday, Judge Steven Boyce sealed a last-minute intervention made by a lawyer not associated with the Chad Daybell trial.
8 days ago

Contractor says property owner hired him to tear down Fifth Ward meetinghouse

Karl Christensen, owner of MoveMan Demolition says that real estate developer Jordan Atkin hired him to demolish the Fifth Ward meetinghouse.
10 days ago

Stormy weather to die down Monday, return Friday

Stormy weather is set to fizzle out by Monday evening but might return but Friday afternoon, according to a Utah meteorologist.
12 days ago

Could Ammon Bundy be hiding out in southern Utah?

Ammon Bundy could be hiding out in southern Utah according to reports. Bundy left Idaho after being ordered to pay millions in a case.
15 days ago

Easter spending could bring a $22 billion golden egg for retailers

Easter spending might not be as high this year compared to 2023 but Americans are still expected to spend $177 each on the holiday.
15 days ago

Rain and snow will stick around for the week

The weekend weather Utah will stick around for a bit longer. It'll dry out a bit this week before the rain and snow showers come back on Easter.
19 days ago

Road rage can now cost your driver license, plus 400 other bills the governor has signed

Governor Spencer Cox has just signed a bill that allows law enforcement to revoke a person's driver's license for road rage.
25 days ago

Utah’s school choice scholarship attracts more homeschoolers

Homeschooled make up over half of the applicants for the Utah Fits All scholarship program according to data.
1 month ago

Utah school vouchers will cover extracurriculars, not just private school tuition

School vouchers that go to students' private education can also cover extracurriculars — from swim lessons to gymnastics classes.
1 month ago

‘Disgusting’ and ‘highly political’: Utah senators respond to Biden’s State of the Union

Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, both R-Utah, responded to President Joe Biden's State of the Union Speech Thursday night on social media.
1 month ago

Romney pushing bill to stop your genetic data from going to China

Sen. Mitt Romney's bill bans federal contracts with four Chinese biotechnology companies that are already in trouble with the U.S.
1 month ago

Utah’s Attorney General calls for Supreme Court to restrict access to an abortion pill

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is calling on the Supreme Court to restrict access to the abortion pill called Mifepristone.
1 month ago

It’s Super Tuesday tomorrow. Here’s how to cast your vote for the presidential nominee.

One Utah party will hold a caucus to determine a presidential preference, another will meet, but ultimately decide by mail.
1 month ago

Utah Republican and Democratic caucuses are coming up. Here’s how they work

One Utah party will hold a caucus next week to determine a presidential preference, another will meet, but ultimately decide by mail.
2 months ago

Bill that would remove competency test requirement for teachers looks ready to pass

Currently, those pursuing a teaching license in Utah are required to pass a classroom management test. However, it could disappear from Utah's teaching licensure requirements if a bill passes the Senate this week.
2 months ago

Code blue bill would open emergency beds at 18 degrees

The legislature is considering whether to raise the temperature at which emergency beds open up during code blue alerts. 
2 months ago

Polluting dust and a growing city: how a proposed mine in Parleys Canyon could change the Salt Lake Valley

Polluting dust that could end up in the local water and air is just one concern many have over a proposed mine in Parleys Canyon.
2 months ago

Voters’ choice: change Utah’s constitution, get rid of food sales tax

In November, voters will have the option to change the state constitution. The alteration would indirectly get rid of Utah's food sales tax.
2 months ago

3 minors and an adult arrested in Millard County drug bust

According to Utah Highway Patrol, three minors and one adult were arrested in a Millard County drug bust on Monday.
2 months ago

Provo drag race sends unbuckled four-year-old to the hospital

A drag race on I-15 turned into a car wreck that sent a four-year-old to the hospital. The child was not wearing a seatbelt. 
2 months ago

Resolution asks municipalities to boost water conservation efforts

A new resolution aims to promote conservation efforts in cities and counties to reduce the impact on farmers.
2 months ago

Skiers rejoice! A foot of snow is coming to the northern Wasatch Mountains

Brighton, Park City and Solitude will see more than a foot of snow drop today, according to Ski Utah.
2 months ago