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Suit filed over all-terrain vehicles in Utah recreation zone

Jan. 27, 2021 3:23 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior has been sued over plans to allow all-terrain vehicles in a recreation area in Utah that conservation groups say would be destructive, officials said. The National Parks Conservation Association filed the lawsuit on Jan. 19, demanding the...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sits at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is attempting to return $2 million worth of an anti-malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as an effective treatment for COVID-19, a spokesman said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma seeking to return $2M worth of hydroxychloroquine

Jan. 27, 2021 1:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office is attempting to return $2 million worth of a malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as an effective treatment for COVID-19, a spokesman said Wednesday. Alex Gerszewski, a spokesman for Attorney General Mike Hunter, said Hunter...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, lays the ball up as New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel (3) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Gobert shines as Utah Jazz rally past New York Knicks 108-94

Jan. 27, 2021 1:09 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz leaned on their tough defense to keep their win streak alive. Rudy Gobert had 18 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the Jazz beat the New York Knicks 108-94 on Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive victory. “We did a lot of good things that...

Utah lawmaker opens impeachment probe of attorney general

Jan. 26, 2021 7:03 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker in Utah said Tuesday he is launching an impeachment probe against Attorney General Sean Reyes following his support of President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election. State Rep. Andrew Stoddard said he is pursuing impeachment because of his...

State Rep. Walt Brooks, R-St. George, sponsor of HB60, speaks to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. HB60 would remove the state's requirement for law-abiding Utahns over the age of 21 to have a permit to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah House votes to allow concealed guns without a permit

Jan. 26, 2021 6:00 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah House voted Tuesday to allow adults to carry concealed weapons without a permit, despite some GOP dissent. Republican Rep. Merrill Nelson worried the idea would bring Utah one step closer to the “wild West,” the Deseret News reported. Nelson said he was a gun...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) passes the ball as New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Bledsoe (5) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah lawmakers defend Jazz star Mitchell in feud with Shaq

Jan. 26, 2021 4:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers took a stand Tuesday to defend Jazz star Donovan Mitchell against critiques by Shaquille O’Neal by passing a playful resolution that calls out O'Neal for his poor free throw shooting during his playing days and makes fun of the “Kazaam” movie he...

Salt Lake City School District students to return to classes

Jan. 26, 2021 4:02 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A school district in northern Utah has reopened to elementary students after increased pressure from state lawmakers and parents during the coronavirus pandemic. The Salt Lake City School District board first voted to reopen middle schools and high schools after all teachers and...

Lawmakers test positive for virus, activists target meeting

Jan. 25, 2021 6:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19, the same day a few anti-mask activists briefly shut down a legislative hearing. Meanwhile, another lawmaker who has been absent from the session since it began last week has been hospitalized with the disease caused by the coronavirus,...

Supreme Court rebuffs Utah in roads, wilderness case

Jan. 25, 2021 3:56 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the state of Utah in a lawsuit involving environmental groups. The high court decided Monday to let stand an order allowing two conservation organizations to intervene in the contentious, long-running case, the Deseret News reported. The...

Utah zoo's new male polar bear to replace departing female

Jan. 25, 2021 2:05 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah zoo will conduct a polar bear exchange when a new male arrives to replace a departing female bear. Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City is anticipating the arrival of a 15-year-old male, which is twice the size of the 5-year-old female that will be transferred at the end of the month,...