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Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:07pm

President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.


Democrats elect Perez national chairman

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:07pm

Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

Moeaki leads American Fork girls to first 5A title since 2009

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:06pm

Taylor Moeaki had 21 points and three steals to lift the Cavemen to the 5A state title with a 50-46 win over Viewmont in Saturday’s championship game at Salt Lake Community College.

Lawmaker: Utah should take over Bears Ears monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:43pm

Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, unveiled a resolution Friday that proposes the state acquire the Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County and work with Native American tribes to establish a management plan.

Have You Seen This? ‘La La Land’ as horror is hilarious

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:01pm

L.A. traffic is no joke, but it becomes a horror movie if you’re in labor and stuck there during the opening number of “La La Land.”


What the BYU Pathway program is in 11 graphics

Tad Walch and Scott Taylor, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:16pm

Many believed they couldn't get into a university, or succeed if they did. Most were certain they could never afford it. Some had given education the old college try before and failed.

Legislature considers range of resolutions

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:12pm

Utah lawmakers have introduced about 700 bills this year, including resolutions that offer their opinions on high-profile topics such as refugees and public lands.

West Valley high-speed car chase ends in arrest of 2 juveniles

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:29pm

A high-speed car chase in West Valley ended in a crash and the arrest of two juveniles, Saturday morning.

Millcreek stabbing leaves one seriously injured

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:10am

Police have arrested a man after a stabbing left two people hospitalized, one in serious condition.

Shops caught selling tobacco to minors may face increased fines

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:53am

A bill that would toughen penalties on smoke shops if they're caught selling tobacco to underage Utahns was given initial approval Friday.

National security adviser says term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful

Evan Perez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:55am

New national security adviser H.R. McMaster is already setting a strikingly different tone than his ousted predecessor, Michael Flynn, and President Donald Trump, saying the term "radical Islamic terrorism" isn't helpful for US goals.

Could state parks host burial of Native American remains?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:22am

The House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee passed a measure that would set up an account and study the feasibility of burying Native American remains in certain state parks after consultation and coordination with tribes.

Tow truck drivers may have to pass criminal background checks

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:56am

The House Transportation Committee voted in favor of a measure to require criminal background checks for tow truck operators.

San Juan County Sheriff's Office hires 1st female deputy

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:41pm

If a deputy pulls you over for speeding in San Juan County, know that the person writing your ticket has made history.

New jury acquits Conrad Truman of murdering his wife

McKenzie Romero and Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:40pm

An Orem man once convicted for murder in his wife's 2012 shooting death has been exonerated by a jury after the case sent to trial a second time.

SLC to build only 2 homeless resource centers

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:31pm

Salt Lake City has decided to build only two of the four homeless resource centers originally planned for Salt Lake County, officials announced Friday.

Year after Salem mom's death, loved ones bring awareness to maternal mental health

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:20pm

Friday marked one year since a Salem mother was killed after she wandered onto I-15 and was hit by a semitruck. Since Emily Dyches' death, her family and friends have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about maternal mental health.

Sheriff Winder defends SL County Jail booking policy in tense media exchange

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:14pm

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder defended the booking restriction policies of the county jail Friday in a passionate, sometimes tense discussion with reporters.

Simple valve could prevent sewage backup flooding, plumber says

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:00pm

Dozens of homes in Northern Utah have had sewage backup flooding this winter. Plumbers say a simple addition to pipes could prevent those problems in the future.

The Triple Team: 3 thoughts on Jazz vs. Bucks

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:40pm

Highlights of the Jazz's dunks all over the Bucks (and how they got them), George Hill defending in space, and a rotation change to earn Joe Johnson more time at the power forward.

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:09pm

The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.


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