SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry.
State Attorney General Sean Reyes' office said in a statement Wednesday it will file an appeal to the high court sometime in the next couple of weeks, rather than taking its case to the entire 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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.
Lynn & Tim were joined this week by Dr. Cary Sennett, President & CEO of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. They talked about a new report from the CDC detailing declining asthma rates in the US as well as tips for managing the condition, etc. Todd Hageman, technical director for the Tour of Utah also joined the show to talk about Kamas being a stop on the next Tour, coming in August. Katie Stellpflug, owner of Artique, also joined the show to talk about the Tour - she is on the local organizing committee.
Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann joined the show to talk about his ongoing efforts to raise awareness of climate change issues and the many issues arising from efforts. Local beekeeper Doug Fryer also joined to show to talk about the state of bees, colony collapse, etc. This show originally aired in May of 2014.
Doug & Larry started off today's show with a conversation about Utah's new Outdoor Recreation Office and it's director, Brad Peterson. Tracy Larson, Vice President of Program Development at Bank of American Fork then joined the show to talk about Elder Financial Abuse. Dylan (Sands) and Shelby (Kushma) of Publik Coffee Roasters then joined the show to talk about their business as well as their new Park City area location.
Hosts John Wells and Alex Butwinski spoke with a couple of authors on today's show, including Alex Wright, author of Cataloging The World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age. John and Alex also spoke with Michael Blastland, co-author of The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State wildlife officials have captured images of a wolverine on the northern slope of the Uinta Mountains this year, the first documented sighting of the animal in Utah since a wolverine carcass was found in 1979.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Wednesday that more than two dozen images from trail cameras show the animal sniffing an empty bait station in February. The cameras were not retrieved until June.
Biologists plan to compare the images with those taken of another wolverine in April by trail cameras stationed in Wyoming.
UINTA NATIONAL FOREST, Utah (AP) - A county jail easy of Salt Lake City is nearly full in part because of the influx of thousands of people for the Rainbow Family gathering.
KSL-TV reports that Wasatch County Sheriff's officials say a third of the prisoners in the 100-person jail are from the gathering, which has brought 5,900 people to the area in a four-day celebration of love and peace.
Chief Deputy Jared Rigby says deputies are working non-stop to monitor the happenings at the gathering. Rigby says one recently married deputy had to cancel his honeymoon.