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Lawsuit challenges money for planned Uinta Basin Railway

Groups say law broken when $28 million granted for project SALT LAKE CITY — Conservation groups say state law was violated when the Utah Community Impact Fund Board granted nearly $28 million in public money to fund a planned railway to ship oil from the Uinta Basin to other...

Utah offering grants for rent for those collecting unemployment

A resident enters a Salt Lake apartment building in this file photo. Utah renters receiving unemployment checks are now eligible for state grants to allow them to stay in their homes. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Change comes after extra $600 in checks expired last month SALT LAKE...

Salt Lake Valley homelessness leaders making plans for winter in pandemic

Hundreds of men, women and children gather at the St. Vincent de Paul facility in downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness is reviewing draft plans to help the homeless next winter, which includes using the St. Vincent de Paul site. | Scott G....

Four more charged with rioting, vandalizing district attorney’s building

The front walk and other areas of the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office building in Salt Lake City is covered in red paint on Friday, July 10, 2020. The building suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damage when protesters broke out at least three windows and spread...

EPA, Utah settle Gold King Mine spill lawsuit

In this Aug. 14, 2015, photo, water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo. The EPA and Utah Attorney General...

School or no school? Masks or no masks? Where parents stand on school this fall

Parents, teachers and students rally outside the Davis School District offices in Farmington prior to a school board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Parents and students held signs and voiced their support for an in-person five-day school week. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Cathy...