SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah congressman who recently returned from a trip to the U.S. border with Mexico says it's going to cost the government $3 trillion to take care of unaccompanied children streaming into the country illegally.But an estimate based on government data puts the cost significantly lower than the figure Republican Rep. Burgess Owens stated in a Deseret News … [Read more...] about Utah Rep. Burgess Owens says caring for migrant children will cost taxpayers $3 trillion, but will it?
SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City business closed its doors early on Sunday after a patron refused to wear a mask and threatened to return with a gun after he was asked to leave."I didn't take it too seriously at first ... it's such a crazy thing to say to someone," said Stockist employee Josh Edgar. "But then after a minute I thought, 'Wait, maybe he's being serious.'"The man … [Read more...] about Man who refused to wear mask in Utah clothing store threatened to come back with a gun
SALT LAKE CITY — Michael Wallace Tuinman had an alibi in the murder case against him, but it would take a jury years to hear it.In his lawyer's eyes, prosecutors in Duchesne County dragged their feet, delaying the case for roughly a year. Then in March 2020, the pandemic pushed it back again, calling off jury trials for just as long.Tuinman got his day in court this past March, … [Read more...] about Two Utah cases highlight pandemic’s grip on the criminal justice system
Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner underwent workplace harassment training after calling a former employee her “gay democratic assistant” and referring to him as one “of us women,” according to an investigation by the county attorney’s office.An attorney’s office investigator began his inquiry two days before Powers Gardner announced her bid for a vacant County … [Read more...] about Utah County clerk/auditor called employee her ‘gay democratic assistant’ according to harassment investigation
SALT LAKE CITY — For the third time in five years, a U.S. Department of Interior secretary is visiting Utah amid a debate over two controversial national monument designations that will likely never fully be resolved.In a release sent late Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Interior announced that Interior Secretary Deb Haaland received briefings from federal employees, visited … [Read more...] about Will a third Interior secretary visit resolve debate over national monuments?