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Transgender kids can play girls sports in Utah after ruling

Aug. 19, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender girls in Utah will be given the opportunity to participate in girls' sports as the school year begins, after a judge on Friday reversed a ban pending legal challenges from parents. Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now be sent...

Injured Utah little leaguer recovering, has call with coach

Aug. 19, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Little League World Series player who seriously injured his head when he fell out of his top bunk in dorms at the world series complex has FaceTimed with his coach and continues to improve, the coach said Friday. Mark Ence, the manager for Snow...

Column : Five things that are bugging me on a dreary day

Aug. 19, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

When you awake to a dreary day, it puts you in a bit of a mood. Especially when you're a journalist, which for some of us is essentially a synonym for grumpy cynic. Considering we're still more than four months way from Festivus and the annual Airing of the Grievances,...

No. 25 BYU has experienced crew in final independent year

Aug. 19, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Experience is No. 25 BYU’s biggest strength entering its final season as an independent before joining the Big 12 in 2023. The Cougars return 18 starters from a team that posted 10 wins and finished in the AP Top 25 for a second consecutive season. Several key...

Utah's ban on transgender kids in youth sports has been put on hold after a judge allowed a legal challenge to proceed

Aug. 19, 2022 12:03 PM EDT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's ban on transgender kids in youth sports has been put on hold after a judge allowed a legal challenge to proceed.

Crisis looms without big cuts to over-tapped Colorado River

Aug. 19, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hydroelectric turbines may stop turning. Las Vegas and Phoenix may be forced to restrict water usage or growth. Farmers might cease growing some crops, leaving fields of lettuce and melons to turn to dust. Those are a few of the dire consequences that could...

Utah officials secretly investigated female athlete's gender

Aug. 18, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school athletics association secretly investigated a female athlete — without telling her or her parents — after receiving complaints from the parents of two girls she had defeated in competition questioning whether the girl was transgender. ...

Boy hurt in fall at Little League World Series alert, walks

Aug. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Little League World Series player from Utah who sustained a head injury after falling from the top bunk of his bed at the dormitory complex said Thursday that he has been moved from intensive care and is able to sit up, eat and walk with...

No. 7 Utah wants to grow its long-range passing game

Aug. 18, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s offense finally caught up to its defense last season, propelling the Utes to their first Pac-12 championship and Rose Bowl berth. Utah averaged a league-best 37.3 points per game against other Pac-12 teams, led the league in rushing offense (217.21...

Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

Aug. 16, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures more drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. Though the cuts will not result in any immediate new...