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Readers react: 6th grade dance sparks conversation on consent

Kanesville Elementary dance

Should elementary-schoolers be required to dance with anyone who asks? Standard-Examiner readers chime in.


Politics

Eden consultant plans bid for Utah House seat to be vacated by Froerer

Steve Waldrip

Steve Waldrip, a Republican, will seek the District 8 post, which covers western Weber County.


State

In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Gender Designation Bill Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography movement, but the state's most well-known attempt to strike down smut did not go so well. The state's much-lampooned "porn czar" only lasted a few years in the early 2000s before the position was...


Weather

Snow storm heading toward Northern Utah Sunday

BZ Best Photos January 06-5

Snow accumulation of 2-6 inches is expected in the northern valleys, and 10-20 inches in the mountains.


State

The Latest: Utah skier killed in Wyoming avalanche

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a skier in a Wyoming avalanche. (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities say a Utah man was killed after triggering an avalanche while skiing just outside the boundary of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole ski resort. The Teton County coroner identified the...


State

Demand for permits to hike The Wave only increasing

The Wave Permits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations. More than 160,000 people applied last year for the 7,300...


State

Pineiro scores 20 in San Diego's 75-62 win over BYU

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro came off the bench to score 20 points and San Diego defeated BYU 75-62 on Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Cougars. Cameron Neubauer had three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for USD (17-11, 8-8 West Coast Conference) with Olin Carter III adding 13...


State

Car crashes into historical monument in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police say a car apparently involved in a street race smashed into an historical monument at Temple Square in the city’s downtown, critically injuring the driver. Police Lt. Mark Buhman says the Eagle Gate Monument that arches over State Street was gouged on...


State

Former bank branch manager pleads guilty to money laundering

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A former manager of a bank branch in Bountiful has admitted embezzling more than $565,000 to buy a house. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports that 33-year-old Daniel Scott Frischknecht pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in...


Government

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Romney Senate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...


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