Convenience stores getting squeezed by fast food, dollar stores

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. convenience store industry is facing an inconvenient truth: Americans are changing the way they shop for snacks and drinks. The nation’s 154,500 convenience stores are getting squeezed by competition from all sides. Fast-food restaurants and supermarkets are slugging...


Save the snowpack, save the water supply

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Between droughts and floods, the last decade has offered water managers in the Southwest a preview of how climate change could impact a supply largely dependent on winter snow. This year’s disappointing snowpack has them worried again. “Water and climate change are joined at...


Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in...


Mitchell gets 23, Jazz end Clippers' streak with 125-113 win

Clippers Jazz Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The offensively challenged Utah Jazz found a way to score points in droves Saturday night. Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points and helped Utah close out a 125-113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers with their second-highest point total this season. Despite missing starting guard...


Clippers-Jazz, Box

L.A. CLIPPERS (113) Wallace 3-7 5-6 12, Griffin 8-15 6-8 25, Reed 2-3 2-2 6, Teodosic 3-11 0-0 8, L.Williams 9-21 11-11 31, Dekker 1-1 0-0 2, W.Johnson 7-13 0-3 17, Harrell 2-4 3-5 7, Evans 0-6 2-2 2, Thornwell 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 36-82 30-38 113. UTAH (125) Ingles 8-15 0-0 21, Favors 5-10 4-4 14,...


At rally, Missourians and lawmakers praise Trump, slam McCaskill

On Saturday afternoon, roughly 100 people gathered outside the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Below the Thomas Jefferson monument, a bald, bearded man in a black hoodie and cargo shorts stood holding a massive wooden cross and a star-spangled banner. Josh Wagner, a contractor from...


One year after inauguration, marchers find hope through unity in Columbia

Reproductive rights, health care, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights — these were among the variety of causes represented at the Solidarity Rally and March on Saturday. The Mid-Missouri Solidarity Network held the rally and march in downtown Columbia. The event was held on the...


Weber State turns back Portland State 82-79

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Ryan Richardson tallied 17 points, five rebounds and five assists and Ricky Nelson scored 17 on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor and free-throw line as Weber State slipped past Portland State 82-79 on Saturday night. Jerrick Harding added 14 points for the Wildcats (12-7, 5-2 Big...


Haws scores 24, BYU weathers San Diego rally for a 74-58 win

PROVO, Utah (AP) — TJ Haws scored 24 points and BYU rallied past San Diego, 74-58 in a West Coast Conference battle Saturday night. BYU now has won four straight after an upset loss at Pacific on Jan. 6. The Cougars took a 35-26 lead at intermission, but San Diego opened the second half on a 17-8...

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