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Correction: Western Cities-Water-Explainer story

May. 25, 2022 16:24 PM EDT
In a story published May 24, 2022 about where western states obtain their water, The Associated Press mistakenly referred to San Diego rather than the San Diego water wholesaler. The term San Diego has been replaced with San Diego County Water Authority.

Park City, Whistler return to World Cup luge schedule

May. 23, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Luge’s governing body said it plans on bringing races back to North America for the first time in nearly three years, with stops planned for Park City, Utah, and Whistler, Canada. The International Luge Federation released its planned schedule for the...

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

May. 19, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republicans are coming out swinging against Wall Street's growing efforts to consider factors like long-term environmental risk in investment decisions, the latest indication that the GOP is willing to damage its relationship with big business to score culture war points. ...

Bobsled, skeleton World Cups returning to North America

May. 19, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

Bobsled and skeleton World Cup races will return to North America this fall for the first time since before the pandemic, finally giving U.S. and Canadian athletes a chance to compete on home ice again. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has decided to start the...

Boy dies after being buried under sand dune at state park

May. 17, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy has died from his injuries a day after a sand dune he was digging in collapsed and buried him at a state park, officials said Monday. The boy had been digging a tunnel into the dune at southern Utah's Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park...

World Cup schedule adds Alpine ski races at 2 more US sites

May. 17, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The World Cup circuit will be making two more ski racing stops in the United States by adding Alpine events at Palisades Tahoe in California and Aspen, Colorado. U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the new competitions Tuesday, which will join two American...

Weber State's Rahe retiring after 16 seasons

May. 16, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe is retiring after 16 seasons and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Longtime Wildcats assistant Eric Duft will take over the program, the school announced Monday. Rahe leaves Weber State as the Big Sky...

Utah AG memo: School book removal can violate 1st Amendment

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Supreme Court has long recognized that students have their own First Amendment rights in school. Removing books from school libraries, as some parent groups and individuals in Utah have pushed local school boards and administrators to do this school year...

Parents swap, sell baby formula as Biden focuses on shortage

May. 12, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stepped up his administration's response to a nationwide baby formula shortage Thursday that has forced frenzied parents into online groups to swap and sell to each other to keep their babies fed. The president discussed with executives from...

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox tests positive for COVID, 'feels fine'

May. 12, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Thursday. The governor took a test after developing a scratchy throat late Wednesday night, officials said in a statement. He plans to isolate for five days and wear a mask for 10 days. Cox...