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Jazz dominate Thunder, claim 107-86 victory

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz opened a new season with a typical dominant defensive performance. Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 21 rebounds to lead Utah to a 107-86 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Six different...

Lawmakers say tribal regalia should be allowed at graduation

Oct. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are proposing legislation that would ensure that Native American students are allowed to wear tribal regalia during their high school graduation ceremonies. Rep. Angela Romero, the bill's sponsor, told an interim committee hearing...

Colorado Gov announces new state park in western mountains

Oct. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private ranch with ponds, springs and rare wetland plants in Colorado's western mountains will be part of a new state park, Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday. Joined by state and federal parks officials, Polis announced the 488-acre ranch near...

US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules

Oct. 19, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration threatened Tuesday to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety enforcement because they have refused to adopt rules to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The threats...

Whittingham among AP's Pac-12 award winners for 1st half

Oct. 19, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

The Utah Utes raised their voices — and their coach — after an emotional come-from-behind win over a ranked Arizona State team. They cheered in the locker room. They sang. They hoisted up coach Kyle Whittingham. The Utes (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) reveled...

Utah lab to analyze DNA evidence from Atlanta child murders

Oct. 19, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Utah laboratory will examine DNA evidence from a string of killings committed in Atlanta during the 1970s and 1980s, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. Bottoms wrote in a tweet on Monday that city investigators were traveling to Salt Lake City to provide...

Environmentalists secure water rights for Great Salt Lake

Oct. 18, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — In an effort to help save the shrinking Great Salt Lake, environmentalists are attempting a novel idea: securing water rights for a terminal system. The Great Salt Lake is now nearly a foot below its last recorded level in 1963, alarming...

Workers near Zion homeless amid housing crunch, tourism bump

Oct. 17, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

VIRGIN , Utah (AP) — A hot wind whipped across the red sand just outside of Zion National Park where a woman and her dogs live in a 1970s camper because she can’t find housing in Springdale, where she works. After four years of working at Springdale’s Bit and Spur...

Rising rallies Utah to 35-21 win over No. 18 Arizona State

Oct. 17, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is once again emerging as a serious Pac-12 title contender. The Utes are gaining momentum in pursuit of a third division title in four years after taking down a third straight league opponent. Cameron Rising threw for...

Utah St. snaps skid, extends UNLV losing streak with win

Oct. 16, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elelyon Noa's 11-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds left carried Utah State past winless UNLV 28-24 on Saturday night. Noa's first touchdown of the year marked the fifth scoring change of the contest. Charles Williams' 5-yard touchdown run with 8:18...