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Crime: Wellington, Utah police chief charged with misusing public funds

Deseret News The embattled former police chief of Wellington is now being accused of billing the city and state for overtime hours he didn’t actually work. Rory Von Bradley, 40, of Wellington, was charged Friday in 7th District Court with misuse of public money, a third-degree felony; theft and...

Liz Cheney debates candidates for her Wyoming seat on Jan. 6 attack

Vice Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., gives opening remarks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a yearlong investigation, at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press Jan. 6,...

California gives undocumented immigrants health care coverage

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, left, talks with Beatriz Hernandez, right, at a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, calling for health care for all low-income immigrants living in the country illegally. California will become the first state to offer free health care...

Is Salt Lake City homeless population increasing? | Opinion

Andrew Blackburn, who is homeless, packs his belongings as Salt Lake City police enforce cleanup of homeless camps on 800 South in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Homelessness is growing in Salt Lake, and we need leaders who will help. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News We...

How to celebrate 4th of July with the state of U.S. politics | Opinion

The 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, is a time to celebrate our democracy and the ideals that make America unique. Adobe Stock This three-day weekend we celebrate the founding of our republic 246 years ago. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress proclaimed independence and two days later...

Can you be Catholic if you don’t believe what the church teaches? | Opinion

Illustration by Michelle Budge, Deseret News When a new religion or ideology sweeps through a culture, and especially when that religion or ideology becomes fashionable among elites as the ideology of expressive individualism has become in the United States, people react in various ways. Those who have already abandoned...

Which states have the highest gas prices? And what are they doing to help?

A price board is shown at a gas station in San Francisco, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Eleven states are combatting inflationary prices with rebates. Jeff Chiu, Associated Press California residents are receiving government relief checks to counteract the heightened inflation this year. Earlier this week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Poll: 78% of Democrats disapprove of the direction the country is headed

President Joe Biden speaks during the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, June 17, 2022, in Washington. A growing and overwhelming majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10...

What did Liz Cheney tell the GOP? Pick Trump or the Constitution

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., vice chairwoman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection, delivers her “Time for Choosing” speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Simi Valley, Calif. The speech is part of a series focusing...

Inflation rate still high — and Americans’ savings are running out

A sign displays the price of diesel in front of a Smith’s Express gas station in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 9, 2022. A key economic indicator updated on Thursday, one closely watched by the Federal Reserve, shows inflation continues to move up at a record clip and...