Heller's son paid $52K by campaign for social media work

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign paid the Nevada Republican’s son at least $52,500 over the past two years, according to a review of campaign finance records by the Reno Gazette Journal. Harrison’s Heller, 29, has no other employees at his Utah-based music recording business...


Utah police announce suspects in 1979 cold case murder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prosecutors have identified a pair of suspects from a nearly 40-year-old killing but don’t know where they are now. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sam Gill on Friday announced plans to file murder charges against 60-year-olds Hector Brito and Pascual Alfonseca in the...


Record rain in Elko; storms likely continue through weekend

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An unsettled weather system that dumped record rainfall on Elko Thursday is expected to continue to bring a series of rain showers and thunderstorms to northeast Nevada through the weekend. The National Weather Service said Friday that .41 inch (11 millimeters) of rain was...


New Mexico adds 3 rigs as national count rises by 1 to 1,046

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by one this week to 1,046. At this time a year ago there were 901 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 844 rigs drilled for oil this week and 200 for gas. Two were...


Science-themed YouTuber takes plea deal in explosives case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who runs a science-themed YouTube channel with more than 9 million subscribers has agreed to make at least two videos about safety or legal risk as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Jonathan Grant Thompson, 37, agreed to a deal Monday that will clear his record...


Rocky Mountain Power offering customers a discount on new electric vehicles

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The company announced the second year of its Live Electric EV Discount program, which provides $3,000 off a 2018 Nissan Leaf. The discount is open to all Rocky Mountain customers and all state employees. It’s part of a larger initiative to curb emissions and get more electric vehicles on Utah...


All-women Utah tattoo studio makes art from painful memories

Exchange All-Women Tattoo Studio

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It was just some leaves and branches, but it brought Andrea Reynolds to tears. Not so much the tattoo as where it was inked — across her chest, covering up the scars and lumps left in the aftermath of the double mastectomy she had done after being diagnosed with breast cancer....


LDS Church, NAACP leaders call for more civility in society in first meeting

LDS First Presidency and NAACP hold press conf 04

Marking the 64th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson and NAACP President Derrick Johnson spoke briefly to the media after historic meetings between officials from the two organizations.


The Latest: Jailed Utah man not among inmates transferred

Venezuela Jailed American

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela’s presidential election amid an economic and political crisis (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab says that jailed Utah man Joshua Holt is not among the 72 inmates authorities are transferring to other...


Campaign season opens for Navajo Nation presidency

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Navajos seeking to become president of the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest American Indian reservation, began submitting applications Thursday. The race has drawn interest from political newcomers and tribal members who previously sought the office or served as...

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