Ex-AG Mark Shurtleff accepts $600K settlement from Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has accepted a $600,000 settlement from the state to pay for legal fees accrued when he defended himself against bribery charges...
Utah governor ends nearly year-old drought emergency order
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has rescinded an emergency drought order nearly a year after it went into effect.
The Daily Herald reports that persistent rain and snowfall this...
Herbert signs bills dealing with medical marijuana, beer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed five bills this week approving changes to the state's medical marijuana program, transition to higher-strength beer and the primary...
Herbert names Department of Environmental Quality director
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has a new top environmental regulator.
Gov. Gary Herbert's office on Wednesday announced his appointment of Scott Baird as executive director of the Utah...
Utah legislators pass bill to help stores sell heavier beers
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators have passed a measure to make it easier for businesses to prepare to sell higher-strength beer ahead of the Nov. 1 effective date.
Utah lawmakers approve changes to medical cannabis law
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators approved changes to the state's medical marijuana law, an issue that has faced fierce criticism from people on both sides of the debate.
The Latest: Lawmakers approve changes to medical pot law
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on action on changes to Utah's medical marijuana law (all times local):
Lawmakers have approved changes to Utah's medical marijuana law...
Utah Legislature: Tax reform not included in special session
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has called lawmakers into a special session on Sept. 16 on medical marijuana and other issues, but tax reform is not on the agenda.
Session called to scrap state-run medical marijuana system
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling a special legislative session to scrap an unusual plan for a state-run medical marijuana dispensary system following concerns that it could...
Hearing on LGBTQ conversion therapy ban set for this month
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Proposed rules that would prohibit Utah psychologists from practicing so-called conversion therapy on LGBTQ kids are scheduled to be discussed at a public hearing later this...
Utah governor donates $50k to Spencer Cox in governor’s race
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's political action committee has donated $50,000 to Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox's campaign to be the state's next governor.
Fonnesbeck appointed District Court judge in northern Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed a Juvenile Court judge and former public defender to fill a District Court vacancy in northern Utah.
Pence visits Utah to promote trade deal with Mexico, Canada
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence once again called on Congress to ratify the Trump administration's new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to a congressional swing...
Utah moves to scrap state-run pot dispensary system
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators were moving Thursday to scrap a planned state-run medical marijuana dispensary system after county attorneys said it would put public employees at risk of...
Utah governor talks Trump, gun control ahead of Pence visit
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling for increased discussions about mental health and violent video games in response to recent mass shootings.
Herbert appoints Chelsea Koch to fill judicial vacancy
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A veteran defense lawyer who formerly worked as a public defender in state and federal courts in Utah has been appointed to fill a state District Court vacancy.
Utah court rejects challenge to medical marijuana law
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a state law that replaced the voter-approved law legalizing medical marijuana.
- The Washington TimesUtah legalizes sex outside of marriage, repealing 'fornication' lawMarch 29, 2019
- The Daily HeraldMatthew Jelalian: Reading, writing, arithmetic and programmingFebruary 3, 2019
- The Daily HeraldGuest editorial: Utah Medical Cannabis Act requires accurate inventory tracking and managementDecember 8, 2018
- The Washington TimesUtah replaces voter-approved medical marijuana law with stricter compromise billDecember 4, 2018
- The Daily HeraldUtah Global Forum touts Utah as the crossroads of the worldNovember 9, 2018
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering all U.S. and Utah flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the weekend's two mass shootings.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has rejected Utah's planned request for enhanced federal funding for partial expansion of its Medicaid program, state officials said...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering that U.S. and Utah flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday in honor of former Supreme Court Justice...
Regulations to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy get early nod
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah psychologists would be prohibited from practicing so-called conversion therapy on LGBTQ kids under proposed state regulations that got an early nod of approval from a...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on arrests made after protesters of the Utah Inland Port Authority clashed with police (all times local):
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is asking state regulators to craft new rules for psychologists who practice gay conversion therapy.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's lieutenant governor has raised more than $250,000 in his run for the state's top job in 2020.
Republican Spencer Cox's campaign released the figures on Monday...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A political action committee run by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's former campaign manager is under investigation after raising $4.8 million but never donating to candidates or...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor has criticized federal lawmakers for moving too slowly on marijuana policy reform.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday that Gov. Gary Herbert says...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah and federal officials have signed an agreement to defer to the state when planning forest projects.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday that Republican Gov....
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislative leaders are considering spending up to $1 million on efforts to promote participation in the census next year.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on events marking the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad (all times local):
OREM, Utah (AP) — The Utah Republican Party has a new chairman.
Former state legislator Derek Brown on Saturday easily defeated three other candidates in the race to succeed Rob Anderson,...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The longtime executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources is retiring.
Gov. Gary Herbert announced Mike Styler is stepping down from his post at the...
Utah Gov. Herbert being treated for skin cancer
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he is undergoing treatment for skin cancer.
Herbert said Wednesday that doctors believe they got it all. Herbert was sporting a bandage...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has named a venomous lizard with black and yellow bead-like scales as its state reptile.
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law last week that adds...
Utah governor signs long-awaited hate-crimes law
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A long-awaited measure strengthening Utah's hate crimes law was hailed as historic Tuesday as Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the recently passed legislation.
Utah governor signs law raising alcohol limit for beer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise deal reached by state lawmakers that raises the amount of alcohol allowed in beer sold in grocery and convenience...
Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown.
Utah governor signs Down syndrome abortion ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a proposal to ban abortions if the only reason is the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the last day of Utah's legislative session (all times local):
The Utah Legislature is ending its session after passing a record 573...
Utah lawmakers end their annual legislative session
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers ended their annual legislative session Thursday after scaling back a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, passing a long-awaited update to the state's hate...
The Latest: Arkansas, Utah pass 18-week abortion bans
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy (all times local):
Once-stalled Utah hate-crimes measure poised to become law
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A long-stalled measure to strengthen Utah's hate crime law is poised to become law after a final vote at the Legislature on Wednesday.
Utah Senate approves bill to teach socialism, communism
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A bill that calls for Utah's required, semesterlong high school financial and economic literacy course to include units on socialism and communism has won final passage in...
Utah leaders postpone sweeping tax reform after backlash
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah leaders postponed a plan Thursday that would have made sweeping changes to the state's tax system after a backlash from businesses and other groups.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law making sex outside of marriage a misdemeanor crime in Utah for more than four decades could be headed toward repeal.
Push to ban LGBT conversion therapy stalls out in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The fight to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah is over for the year after the proposal was gutted by lawmakers, supporters said Wednesday.
Gov. Herbert calls some gay conversion therapy ‘barbaric’
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he backs a legislative push to ban some types of gay conversion therapy that he called "barbaric" but added that defining what...
Utah Legislature passes Down syndrome abortion ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed ban on abortions sought only because a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome passed the Utah Legislature on Thursday, sending the measure to Gov. Gary...