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Environmental groups disappointed in death of Obama-era climate policy


By DaveCawley at 03/28/2017 6:38 pm         
The Sierra Club sees smoggier air coming for Utah over President Trump's executive order rolling back Obama-era limits on coal production. Governor Gary Herbert though sees room for more clean coal in the state's future. Photo credit: Ravell Call, Deseret News

Draper Mayor explains why he's open for homeless resource center


By kslcleon at 03/28/2017 6:15 pm         
Draper Mayor Troy Walker joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to explain even further why he thinks his city can handle a homeless resource center in the south end of the Salt Lake Valley. (Photo: Katie McKeller/Deseret News)

Draper announced as possible site for new homeless resource center


By PaulNelson at 03/28/2017 5:49 pm         
With only two more days left before Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has to recommend a site to state lawmakers, two new possible sites pop up in Draper.

President Trump rolls back coal regulations


By PaulNelson at 03/28/2017 5:46 pm         
The president signed an executive order that would start a review of the Clean Power Plan, and possibly loosen other restrictions on coal use. This is getting a very mixed reaction in Utah. (Photo Credit: Ravel Call, Deseret News, file 2015)

Tooele housing boom creating opportunity, challenges


By KSLMarc at 03/28/2017 10:19 am         
It's the second largest county in Utah, with one area so remote, people who work there say they can see the curvature of the earth. Tooele County is dealing with some growing pains as more and more people see the county, with a rich history, as a place to call home. KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque has more as KSL continues on the Road to Understanding. (Photo: Walt Shubert of Ophir keeps photos of the historic mining town on a wall at his store. The mining town used to have a population of 6,000. Now 11 people live there.)

Utah man heading to Everest after conquering cancer


By EricButlerKSL at 03/28/2017 9:32 am         
Everest beckons next month for a Utah man, who only two years before had been diagnosed with rectal cancer. A trip to the world's tallest peak, or at least to the base of it, fits in well with 58-year-old Jon Platten's self-identification as a very fit person for his age. Along with body-building, refereeing ball game and drumming, he's back to his regular routine. But Platten says, if he had to do it over again, he wouldn't have skipped out on regular testing recommended for men in their early 50s.

Gobert apologizes at team meeting for calling out teammates


By kslpetersamore at 03/28/2017 7:14 am         
His comments irritated his teammates, but Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert also motivated them to win again after an embarrassing weekend loss. More on the story: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=43651583&nid=304&title=after-goberts-pointed-comments-on-competitiveness-jazz-hold-team-meeting

Pepper spray attacker still at large


By kslpetersamore at 03/28/2017 7:10 am         
University of Utah Police are still looking for a man they say pepper sprayed a student in a dorm room.

South Salt Lake breaks ground on new $45M downtown development


By kslmrichards at 03/28/2017 6:46 am         
South Salt Lake leaders break ground on what will be the city’s new downtown near 2200 S. Main. The first phase of the planned $45 million, mixed-use development will include retail and residential components.

Utah woman in Florida for cruise loses foot after being hit by truck


By kslmrichards at 03/28/2017 6:45 am         
A Utah woman in Florida preparing to leave on a cruise had her foot severed when she and other members of her family were hit by an alleged drunk driver.