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Parties jointly ask judge to extend stay in LGBT lawsuit

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:07am

Plaintiffs' and defendants' attorneys have asked a federal judge to extend the stay in proceedings until Sept. 15 in Equality Utah's constitutional challenge of state education policies it says prohibit positive speech about LGBT individuals.

Kairos Academy to ask for hearing over termination of charter

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:49am

The board of directors of Kairos Academy, a public charter school in West Valley City that serves teen mothers and pregnant teens, plans to appeal a recent decision by the State Charter School Board to terminate its charter.

1 killed in Sevier County rollover crash

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:00pm

A driver was killed in a rollover crash Tuesday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Police: 2 teens face juvenile court for small fireworks fire

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:47pm

Two Saratoga Springs teenagers are being sent to juvenile court after police say their fireworks, lit in a restricted area outside of the state's legally allowed days, started a small fire this week.

Macaw named Winston is 2nd from zoo bird show to fly away and die

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:46pm

Something spooked a blue-and-gold Macaw named Winston, a 10-year headliner in the Hogle Zoo's bird show, sending him across the street and under a car Tuesday.

Brian Head Fire grows as red-flag warning continues

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:44pm

The fire near Brian Head has forced 1,500 people out of their homes and burned nearly 50,000 acres as of Tuesday night.

Lawsuit says Utah school board election shouldn't be partisan

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:32pm

Plaintiffs including current and former members of the Utah State Board of Education and others filed a lawsuit Tuesday in 3rd District Court challenging the constitutionality of a 2016 law that calls for partisan State School Board elections.

When emotional eating is A-OK

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:22pm

The goal with emotional eating isn't to eradicate all emotional eating. The goal is to simply create awareness around hunger, fullness and emotions and to do your best to find balance and peace. That will look different for everyone.

4 common car accident injuries that may go unnoticed

Robert J. DeBry and Associates  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:00pm

Injuries during car accidents don't always show up right away, and if you don't catch them, you may be stuck with a bill you shouldn't be paying. Here are some signs of injuries that are likely to show up after an accident.

West Bountiful man sent to prison for raping teen at Halloween party

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:50pm

A West Bountiful man who got four teenagers drunk at a Halloween party at his house, then violently and repeatedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl, was sentenced to prison Monday.

Salt Lake County Council launches investigation into troubled recorder's residency

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:48pm

The Salt Lake County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to form a special committee to investigate troubled Recorder Gary Ott's residency

Vivint Arena renovations on schedule 6 weeks into project

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:27pm

Vivint Arena renovations are on schedule to finish by Sept. 15, just over four months after the project began. New details of the $125 million renovation were released Tuesday.

'Open season on all of us': Organization for the disabled blocks State Street to protest health care bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:24pm

Dozens of protesters blocked a section of State Street in downtown Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon in a march against Sen. Orrin Hatch’s support of the new proposed health care bill.

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:10pm

Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:42pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.

Primary Children's Hospital gets 10 out of 10 ranking by US News & World Report

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:40pm

For the first time ever, Primary Children's Hospital ranked among the nation's best hospitals in all ten pediatric specialties. U.S. News & World Report released the rankings on Tuesday. Part of those rankings include cardiology and heart surgery.

Husband, wife, friend charged in Quiznos robbery, shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:04pm

Three people were charged Tuesday in connection with a robbery at a Salt Lake Quiznos that resulted in two of the suspects being shot by a store manager.

Extra S-Line track will help reduce wait time at stations

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:33pm

On Tuesday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced an additional track will be added to the South Salt Lake S-Line Streetcar service that will reduce wait times by 25 percent.

New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:20pm

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt.

Preliminary hearing date set for man charged with murder in teen's death

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:58pm

An 18-year-old man accused of assisting in the preparation for, and recording the suicide of, a teenage girl appeared in court Tuesday.

Consumer confidence in Utah rises in June

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:52pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased slightly in June, rising by 3.3 points from 111.9 in May to 115.2 in June. The overall index currently registers 3.7 points higher than its level 12 months ago.

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