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Utah Capitol to reopen after closure due to protest concerns

Jan. 24, 2021 4:25 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Capitol building is set to reopen to the public after being closed for the first four days of the Legislative session due to concerns about potential protests following the deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol. Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, said Friday that public input...

FILE - A man carries his weapon during a second amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah is one of several more states weighing proposals this year that would allow people to carry concealed guns without having to get a permit, a trend supporters say bolsters Second Amendment rights but is alarming to gun-control advocates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

States eye allowing concealed carry of guns without a permit

Jan. 24, 2021 11:21 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend that gun control advocates call dangerous. Fifteen states already allow concealed carry without a permit, and...

Lorimay Fuimaono-Ki, left, plays with one of her twins, Lima, right, outside of a relative's home in Provo, Utah, on Jan. 8, 2021. The young mother cannot stop the tears as she tries to explain what life has been like since her home, the U.S. territory of American Samoa, closed its borders to keep COVID-19 from ravaging the tiny string of Pacific Islands and atolls. (Annie Barker/The Deseret News via AP)

Pain, gratitude mix for American Samoans stuck in U.S.

Jan. 24, 2021 8:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lorimay Fuimaono-Ki will not always have complicated feelings about Jan. 7. But in 2021, it was a day of intense gratitude and searing pain, the Deseret News reported. The young mother cannot stop the tears as she tries to explain what life has been like since her country, American...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz rout Warriors for 8th straight; Curry now 2nd in 3s

Jan. 24, 2021 1:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers for the Warriors to give him 2,562 in his career — passing Reggie...

Defense shines as BYU tops Pepperdine 65-54

Jan. 24, 2021 12:38 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandon Averette recorded 15 points and six rebounds as BYU got past Pepperdine 65-54 on Saturday night. Trevin Knell added 12 points for the Cougars, who held the Waves to 28.8% shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a BYU opponent. Kolby Lee had 10 points for BYU (13-3, 4-1 West...

Midtgaard carries Grand Canyon over Dixie State 81-46

Jan. 23, 2021 11:29 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Asbjorn Midtgaard registered 16 points and nine rebounds as Grand Canyon romped past Dixie State 81-46 on Saturday night. Alessandro Lever had 13 points for Grand Canyon (10-3, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth straight victory. Chance McMillian added 11...

Fausett scores 24 to lift S. Utah past Weber St. 77-72

Jan. 23, 2021 6:35 PM EST

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Maizen Fausett had a career-high 24 points as Southern Utah won its ninth consecutive home game, narrowly defeating Weber State 77-72 on Saturday. Fausett hit 11 of 13 foul shots. Harrison Butler had 18 points for Southern Utah (11-3, 6-2 Big Sky Conference). Tevian Jones added 17...

Alexander carries St. John's over Utah Valley 96-78

Jan. 23, 2021 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Posh Alexander had a season-high 20 points as St. John’s defeated Utah Valley 96-78 on Saturday. Julian Champagnie had 19 points for St. John’s (9-7). Vince Cole added 15 points. Isaih Moore had 13 points. Josh Roberts had four blocks plus four points and seven rebounds. St....

San Jose St. tops New Mexico 83-71

Jan. 23, 2021 4:35 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Sebastian Mendoza, Jalen Dalcourt, Ralph Agee and Trey Smith scored 16 points apiece and San Jose State defeated New Mexico 83-71 on Saturday. Agee also grabbed seven rebounds and Dalcourt six. Valdir Manuel scored a season-high 25 points plus seven rebounds and four blocks for the...

In this 2004 photo, a Great Pyrenees sheepdog along with three straggler sheep gather under a tree in Logan Canyon, Utah. Seventeen years after the Great Pyrenees sheepdog was rescued after faithfully guarding three stranded sheep in Logan Canyon, the man who brought the public’s attention to the plight is telling his full story. Jim Stone, a longtime Bear Lake guide and business owner, has teamed up with friend Karen Stone to write “The Legend of Big Boy: Safe or Stranded.

Dog who refused to abandon sheep in Logan remembered in book

Jan. 23, 2021 8:01 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Seventeen years after a Great Pyrenees sheepdog was rescued after faithfully guarding three stranded sheep in Logan Canyon, the man who brought the public’s attention to the plight is telling his full story. Jim Stone, a longtime Bear Lake guide and business owner, has teamed up...