SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Owners of Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.
Attorneys for Kearns-Tribune and the Deseret News Publishing Company argued in court documents Monday that the group of former Tribune reporters and current readers has no standing to challenge the agreement.
The owners also say there's no merit to allegations that agreement violates federal antitrust laws and threatens the Tribune's independence.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah attorney general's office says its investigation into changes to the joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News doesn't mean any wrongdoing has occured.
The office said in a statement Saturday that the inquiry can shed light on improprieties or validate proper conduct. It says the state has an "independent interest" in investigating and enforcing antitrust laws outside a review by the U.S. Justice Department.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group of former employees of The Salt Lake Tribune have filed a lawsuit to suspend the newspaper's joint operating agreement with the Deseret News, arguing that the terms violate federal antitrust laws and undermine the Tribune's independent voice.
The 30-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Monday says the agreement that was revised in October gives too much control to the Deseret News, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An organization of wildlife officials for Western states is asking the federal government to delay a decision on a possible listing for wolverines as a threatened species. Rick Brough has more.