Tag: Deseret

Tougher rules on cellphones and driving stall in House committee

A student uses a cellphone while driving on a course during one of the Ford Driving Skills for Life classes at Manheim Utah on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Woods Cross. Students’ driving abilities were compared using the phone and not using the phone. | Hugh Carey, Deseret News...

What Mitt Romney thinks about boycotting the 2022 Olympics in Beijing

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, appears before the start of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. | Andrew Harnik, Associated Press New York...

Minnesota educator named Salt Lake City School District superintendent

Timothy Gadson III was appointed superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District by unanimous vote of the district school board. | Salt Lake City School District SALT LAKE CITY — A Minnesota educator has been selected as the next superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District. The...

Utah House OKs bill limiting police use of deadly force

The Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Bill was tempered to apply only to people in suicidal crises SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers are advancing a bill that would limit when police can use deadly force, but...

Utah Legislature honors Jazz great Thurl Bailey for service to community

Thurl Bailey greats Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at the Capitol. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature recognized Jazz great Thurl Bailey on Tuesday for his service to the community with a citation in his honor. “It’s hard...

Partnership making homeownership easier for Ogden’s employees, educators 

Ian Magruder, Landed’s director of partnerships, left, and Gov. Spencer Cox chat after a press conference announcing the launch of Landed, a down payment assistance program that helps educators and government workers buy a home, outside of Ogden City Hall in Ogden on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. | Kristin...

Utah House asserts state control over 2nd Amendment rights

Crowds gather around used weapons dealers at the South Towne Expo Center during the 2013 Rocky Mountain Gun Show on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. | Ben Brewer, Deseret News House passes bill to preempt cities from restricting firearms SALT LAKE CITY — The House claimed dominion over all gun...

GOP Utah leaders urge Biden to work with them on Bears Ears, Grand Staircase boundaries

Cottonwood Canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is seen on Sept. 14, 2003. | Ravell Call, Deseret News Sen. Mike Lee questions Biden’s Interior secretary nominee about views on national monument designations. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s congressional delegation and governor told President Joe Biden in a letter...