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Supreme Court's action on travel ban cause for concern, local organizations that serve refugees say

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:43pm

Elected officials and Utah organizations that work with refugees expressed concern over the Supreme Court's action on the Trump administration's travel ban.

Netflix adding 95 titles, dropping 52 in July

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:30pm

The summer weather is heating up, and if you can’t bear the thought of braving triple-digit temperatures, staying in and rewatching your favorite movies or binge watching a new TV show could be a great, cool alternative.

Utah medical marijuana advocates launch ballot initiative for 2018

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:15pm

David Cromar and his son Holden, who has intractable epilepsy, are hopeful that a new ballot initiative will allow them to move back to Utah while still allowing Holden to get the treatment he needs.

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Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:10pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states.

Super Nintendo gets the miniature console treatment

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:13pm

Nintendo is once again packing nostalgia into a tiny package.

Community rallies around family of former firefighter who died in crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:11pm

Friends of a Clarkston man who served as a firefighter and EMT and was training to become a police officer are putting together a benefit concert Monday night to help the family he left behind after a crash on I-15 in February.

The dirt on drip irrigation: When to use it

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:00pm

When it comes to our yards, there are many different options to irrigate them. Some ways are more efficient than others depending on the type of plant material. Lawn is best irrigated by sprinkler heads while trees, shrubs, perennials, and vegetables are best irrigated with drip irrigation.

Ex-CEO's reputation precedes him, affects jury selection

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:24pm

Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin "Pharma Bro" Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn't be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent.

5 helpful ways to use your GPS during your summer adventures

Emily Long, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:01pm

GPS has many amazing applications ranging from general mapping and navigation on your smartphone to specific, purpose-built devices designed to locate valuables and monitor vehicle fleets. Here are five additional ways to use your GPS tracker.

Vintage Disneyland concept map sells at auction for $708,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:30pm

A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney's original ideas for Disneyland has sold at auction for $708,000.

Have You Seen This? World's 1st self-driving potato

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:18pm

Move over self-driving cars! Self-driving potatoes are the next big thing.

Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:55pm

The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't.

9 ways to secure your small business inside and out

Sage Singleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:54pm

Small businesses are four times as likely to be the target of a break-in compared to a home, and external and internal threats can irreparably damage a growing company. Here are nine tips for business owners to protect their businesses.

Majority of Utahns support Chaffetz's decision to leave Congress early

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:41pm

A majority of Utahns support Rep. Jason Chaffetz's decision to resign from Congress only partway through his term to pursue other interests, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll released Monday.

Responder suffers massive heart attack at fatal crash scene, revived by troopers

Kendra Evensen, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:16pm

Father’s Day was an emotional and difficult day for emergency personnel who responded to two fatal wrecks locally that claimed the lives of four people and sent another to the hospital with critical injuries.

New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:45am

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.

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How Utah double-amputee runner went from a novelty to a legend

Doug Robinson, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:07am

Some think Hunter Woodhall will be better than Oscar Pistorius — aka The Blade Runner — but if the Arkansas-bound sprinter continues to progress, it's liable to raise old issues of fairness regarding the use of blades in able-bodied competition.

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