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US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules

Oct. 19, 2021 18:19 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...

NAU overcomes Southern Utah with offensive explosion, 59-35

Oct. 16, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — RJ Martinez passed for 417 yards and five touchdowns, Kevin Daniels rushed for 229 yards and Northern Arizona celebrated homecoming with a 59-35 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday. In a game with 1,263 yards total offense, the individual...

Opening of shipping container apartments is delayed

Oct. 16, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Salt Lake City (AP) — The opening of affordable apartments in a six-story building made out of recycled shipping containers will be delayed because of a shortage of materials. Eco Box Fabricators owner Rod Newman said a delay in getting roofing materials and an elevator...

Survey: pandemic took a toll on kids’ learning and grades

Oct. 16, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last spring, after teaching their kids at home for most of the 2020-21 school year, Rob and Melissa Seger sent their eldest daughter back to school in March. By then, Rob Seger, who is a cancer survivor and has epilepsy, was fully immunized....