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Utah homeowners group sorry about notice to remove BLM signs

Aug. 12, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah homeowners association apologized after asking residents to take down their Black Lives Matter signs. One of those residents was Dan Carlson, a sociology and family and consumer studies professor at the University of Utah. He posted a photo on social media Tuesday of the notice...

Survey: Most Utah K-12 students expected in-person come fall

Aug. 12, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah television station has conducted a survey suggesting that most of the state's students could return to school in-person this fall. KUTV-TV queried five school districts in big metropolitan areas about how many of their students planned to take online courses either from home...

Jeffery Ryans discusses his encounter with Salt Lake City police at his attorney’s office on Aug. 5, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Ryans is suing Salt Lake City police after he says officers used excessive force when they commanded a police dog to attack him repeatedly while he was on his knees with his hands in the air.  (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Salt Lake City police suspend use of K9s amid investigation

Aug. 12, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police have suspended the use of police dogs in apprehensions in light of an arrest earlier this year in which officers ordered a dog to attack a Black man who was kneeling and had already put his hands in the air, the Salt Lake City Police Department said Wednesday. Jeffrey Ryans...

Salt Lake Police Association criticizes police reforms

Aug. 11, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Police Association has criticized new police reform policies intended to limit the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers amid continuing national protests against police brutality. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed an executive order last week...

Utah school teacher Emily Johnson protests with other teachers at the Utah State Capitol, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Board of Education has rejected multiple proposals requiring stricter precautions against the coronavirus as schools reopen across the state. The board voted 9-5 Thursday against a series of mandates, including one that would limit the number of students in a classroom if community spread spikes above the 5% reopening threshold set by the World Health Organization, the Deseret News reported. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah coronavirus case count slows to lowest in 2 months

Aug. 10, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials reported nine more confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Monday but the weekly average for new cases dropped to the lowest level in two months. The state has averaged 400 cases per day over the last week — the lowest weekly average since mid-June, state data...

Fire damages 1 home, 2 structures; threatens others in Utah

Aug. 10, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fire at a church in northern Utah has destroyed a home and multiple buildings, and threatens other structures, authorities said. The Utah Fire Department has said the fire's progress was halted by firefighters and is estimated at 225 acres (90 hectares) in Duchesne County near...

Utah man shot, injured in confrontation with officers

Aug. 9, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

Utah authorities say a man was shot following a confrontation with officers at a parking garage in the Salt Lake City area. The Unified Police Department said a 39-year-old man was critically injured in the Saturday afternoon shooting. No officers were injured. Officers negotiated with the man, who was armed with...

Utah School Board rejects bid for stricter reopening rules

Aug. 7, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Board of Education has rejected multiple proposals requiring stricter precautions against the coronavirus as schools reopen across the state. The board voted 9-5 Thursday against a series of mandates, including one that would limit the number of students in a classroom if...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King Mine. The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago. The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to fund $3 million in Utah clean water projects and give another $360 million to the state for remediation projects at abandoned mine sites. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

EPA settles with Utah over 2015 Colorado mine spill

Aug. 6, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago. The Environmental Protection...

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a briefing about the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the Utah State Capitol, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, Pool)

Utah no longer recommends modified quarantine in schools

Aug. 6, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will no longer recommend that schools allow students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to come to class following pushback from doctors and educators, state officials said Thursday. The state issued a new recommendation Thursday that any student or teacher who has come into close...