Poll: Americans Aghast Over Drug Costs But Aren’t Holding Their Breath For A Fix

The recent school shootings in Florida and Maryland have focused attention on the National Rifle Association’s clout in state and federal lobbying activities. Yet more than the NRA or even Wall Street, it’s the pharmaceutical industry that Americans think has the most muscle when it comes to...


The Dream Among ‘Dreamers’ To Become A Doctor Now ‘At The Mercy’ Of Courts

Among the young people known as “Dreamers,” Ever Arias belongs to a select group. Of the roughly 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who have temporary but tenuous protection from deportation, only 99 are in medical school. Fewer still have made it to their final year. Arias is one of them and, come...


Orem man succeeds with Down syndrome, prepares to attend USU

Special Needs University Student

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Like many college students, Jonny Peay, of Orem, was elated when his acceptance letter to Utah State University landed in his mailbox. “I felt so happy,” Jonny said. For Peay, 22, getting into USU was an intricate process of meetings, interviewing and then spending a day on...


Trump's plan to remove McMaster wasn't true _ until it was


WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t true, it wasn’t true — until it was. Thursday’s announcement that National Security Adviser H.R McMaster will be the latest top aide to leave the White House spotlights President Donald Trump’s mercurial decision-making when it comes to staffing the top ranks of...


Utah woman gives birth to quintuplets at Phoenix hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — A Utah couple is welcoming five new additions to their family. Dignity Health spokeswoman Sara Baird said in a news release that Jamie Scott delivered quintuplets Wednesday at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix. Jamie and husband Skyler, of St. George, have been documenting the...


Dixie State stadium no longer named after Legend Solar

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dixie State University in St. George has discontinued a $10 million deal to name its sports stadium after Utah-based Legend Solar. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday that university officials and executives from Legend Solar agreed to part ways in order to “allow Legend...


Man, 26, saved from Utah canyon after father calls sheriff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have rescued a 26-year-old who broke his leg in an Emery County canyon thanks to a call from the man’s father. The Deseret News reports that Brigham Holladay said he made sure to tell others where he was going before heading to the trail Tuesday afternoon. His...


Hogwarts, Zoolander among entries for new Utah school names

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Thousands of submissions have been entered online to name new schools in Eagle Mountain and Lehi. The Daily Herald reported Thursday that some ideas aimed to honor people, some drew inspiration from geographical features in the area and some went straight for the humor. If one...


Mitchell scores 26, Jazz beat Mavericks 119-112

Jazz Mavericks Basketball

DALLAS (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz got right back on the winning track. Mitchell scored 26 points and the Jazz shot 53 percent from the field to beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-112 on Thursday night. Two nights after a loss to Atlanta ended a nine-game winning streak, Utah moved into a...


Tweet offering home to gun protesters launches movement

Student Gun Protests Volunteers

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a rare tweet by a woman who had — “maybe” — 28 followers on Twitter. Elizabeth Andrews, a D.C. attorney and mother of a high schooler, was moved by the poise and eloquence of students from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the deadly Feb. 14...

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