Officer and Suspect Killed in a Shootout After a Traffic Stop in Southwest Colorado

[ad_1] CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A police officer and a suspect were killed in a shootout following a traffic stop in southwest Colorado on Wednesday, authorities said. Police say the officer, whose name has not been released, was shot after pulling over a vehicle shortly before noon in the rural town of Cortez in the … Read more

Incumbent Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Wins Bid for Second Term

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Incumbent Erin Mendenhall has won her reelection bid for mayor of Utah’s capital in a ranked-choice contest that included a challenge by Salt Lake City’s former Mayor Rocky Anderson. Ballot returns released Wednesday, which included all scannable ballots in the Salt Lake County clerk’s possession, showed Mendenhall with 58% … Read more

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Are Top Issues in Salt Lake City’s Ranked-Choice Mayoral Race

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Erin Mendenhall is seeking reelection as mayor of Utah’s capital Tuesday in a ranked-choice contest that includes a challenge by former Mayor Rocky Anderson. The third left-leaning choice for mayor is Michael Valentine, an activist and business owner. Though the position is officially nonpartisan, the city is largely Democratic … Read more

Utah Special Election for Congress Sees Republican Former House Staffer Face Democratic Legislator

[ad_1] Voters in Utah will choose between a Republican former congressional staffer and a Democratic state senator in a special election Tuesday to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, who recently resigned. Republican Celeste Maloy, who is Stewart’s former chief counsel, and state Sen. Kathleen Riebe, who as minority whip is the No. 2 Democrat … Read more

A Man Is Charged With Threatening a Palestinian Rights Group as Tensions Rise From Israel-Hamas War

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man has been charged with threatening a Palestinian rights organization in Washington in a case that was unsealed Monday as tensions rise in the U.S. from the devastating war between Israel and Hamas. Kevin Brent Buchanan, 62, of Tooele, Utah, called the unidentified group at least five times in … Read more

Native American Advocates Seek Clear Plan for Addressing Missing and Murdered Cases

[ad_1] ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates are calling out New Mexico’s Democratic governor for disbanding a task force that was charged with crafting recommendations to address the high rate of killings and missing person cases in Native American communities. The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women said in a statement Thursday that dissolving the … Read more

Police Are Investigating a Sexual Assault Allegation Against a Utah Man Who Inspired a Hit Movie

[ad_1] Police in Utah are looking into a woman’s claim that the founder of an anti-child-trafficking organization made famous by a movie last summer sexually assaulted her, the first known criminal investigation amid assault claims made against him by six women in two lawsuits. The woman made the sexual assault claim against Tim Ballard to … Read more