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For first time, June hotter than July in Utah
By kslpetersamore at 08/04/2015 6:42 am
The Beehive State is not supposed to see relief from the heat in the middle of summer, but it is this year.
New report says Utah cities take on average $25 of every $1,000.
By kslmrichards at 08/04/2015 6:42 am
If you live in Salt Lake or South Salt Lake, you face a higher tax burden than anywhere else in the state. Full report is here: http://www.utahtaxpayers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Final-City-Cost-of-Government-Report-2015.pdf
Stolen campaign signs in South Jordan
By PaulNelson at 08/04/2015 3:06 am
An incumbent in the South Jordan City Council race says someone has crossed the line and taken down dozens of his campaign sign. He's willing to pay to learn who did it. Meanwhile, one of his opponents says his people were in no way involved, but he does believe the number of stolen signs has been exaggerated.
The rains were fun for some, a nightmare for others
By PaulNelson at 08/03/2015 6:39 pm
Residents in one part of Davis County had a change to go swimming where they normally wouldn't. But, the downpour also caused traffic headaches in Davis and Salt Lake counties.
Environmental advocates say more national monuments are a good idea
By PaulNelson at 08/03/2015 6:35 pm
Gov. Gary Herbert sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to hold off on designating an areas as a national monument without going through the Public Lands Initiative process first. But, officials with The Sierra Club, Utah Chapter, say more designations would be good for Utah in the long run.
Man arrested in connection with Taylorsville apartment fire
By BriannaBodilyKSL at 08/03/2015 5:28 pm
A Taylorsville man is in custody today, after police say he made no attempt to escape or save his daughter from their burning apartment. KSL Newsradio's Brianna Bodily has the story.
Civil rights group supports striking inmates
By kslpetersamore at 08/03/2015 12:54 pm
A show of solidarity for the 42 inmates on a hunger strike for better conditions at the state prison in Draper.
Property taxes increasing
By kslmrichards at 08/03/2015 11:40 am
Property taxes are going up to the tune of 10 million more dollars in Salt Lake County alone. Graphic: Deseret News
A former prison inmate shares what the conditions were like while he was behind bars
By KelseyKoenenWitt at 08/03/2015 11:20 am
Forty-two inmates at the Utah State Prison are on a hunger strike demanding change. According to the ACLU, prisoners want improved living conditions and more opportunity.
Legionnaire's Disease outbreak continues to grow
By KSLbbruce at 08/03/2015 9:00 am
An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease continues to grow in New York, killing at least four people and sickening dozens more. Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah Executive Medical Director Dr. Mark Hiatt talks to Utah's Morning News about whether you need to be concerned.
One path to end homelessness choppy
By kslpetersamore at 08/03/2015 8:25 am
Expunging criminal records to get the homeless off the streets has proven more difficult than anticipated.
Force could be used to end fast
By kslpetersamore at 08/03/2015 8:22 am
If 42 state prison inmates continue their hunger strike, prison officials are ready to strike back.
Prize-winning 4H pig helps a Morgan County mom with cancer
By kslmrichards at 08/03/2015 6:03 am
15-year-old Cade Russell's pig got second place, but when the animals came out for sale, his had a pink ribbon on it. The bids started skyrocketing. (Photo courtesy Monica Russell)
Utah woman says clinical trial cured her Hepatitis C
By NkoyoIyamba at 08/01/2015 9:07 am
A Utah woman was among 660 people worldwide to participate in a clinical trial to treat Hepatitis C. She received a liver transplant years ago but the virus attacked her new liver and pushed it into cirrhosis. She took one pill twice a day for 24 weeks and says her quality of life has improved 100%. Cures for diseases are almost unheard of but Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City and others in the global medical community say they have a cure for Hepatitis C. The study is published online in the journal Gastroenterology.
Woman narrowly escapes Salt Lake carjacking
By BriannaBodilyKSL at 07/31/2015 4:53 pm
KSL Newsradio's Brianna Bodily has the story.
Police: In-home surveillance busts burglar
By kslpetersamore at 07/31/2015 3:59 pm
Salt Lake City Police say the homeowner accessed live video via his cellphone app, helps them catch the suspect in the act.
State officials make new protocol regarding blue-green algae in Utah's waterways
By PaulNelson at 07/31/2015 1:45 pm
If you've been on Utah Lake, you may have seen the water sometimes look like a bright neon green substance. Two dogs died from drinking the toxic water last year. Now, the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Division of Water Quality are teaming up to decide how people should be warned about any potential problems.
SLC Mayor's spokesman under review
By kslmrichards at 07/31/2015 11:39 am
A member of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker's staff is on paid leave while online comments he may have made about the mayor's race are investigated. KSL Newsradio's Mary Richards reports.
Grand County officials look again at changing name of Negro Bill Canyon
By kslmrichards at 07/31/2015 10:16 am
But the Salt Lake Chapter of the NAACP is not pushing for a name change.