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Utah startup on the fast track to finding drug therapies for rare diseases

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:00pm

A Utah startup has quickly made big strides in drug research. In just three years, Recursion Pharmaceuticals has found a way to put a time-consuming process on a fast track.

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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 - 6:57pm

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

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2-year-old dies after being left in car 6 hours near St. George

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:46pm

A 2-year-old child left in the back seat of a car in Washington County died over the weekend.

Third suspect arrested in Quiznos robbery, shooting case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:44pm

Salt Lake police say the third of three people suspected in the robbery of Quizno's last week that resulted in one of the alleged robbers being shot by an employee, has been arrested.

Price photographer arrested in sex abuse investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:45pm

A Price man who runs a photography studio has been arrested for investigation of forcible sex abuse, stalking and other charges.

Danny Ainge main host of first congressional fundraiser for son Tanner

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:16pm

Former BYU basketball star Danny Ainge is the main host of his son Tanner's first campaign fundraiser in the race for the 3rd District seat in Congress being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Upper Bear Valley evacuated as precaution due to Brian Head Fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:12pm

Residents of Upper Bear Valley were evacuated Monday morning as forecasted winds are projected to move the Brian Head Fire toward the area northwest of Panguitch, officials said.

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.

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.

Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:40pm

Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah's conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law, a move that would bypass state lawmakers.

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.

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.

Make Your Week: Stranger pays for 20 military members’ meals; a discount on fishing licenses

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:59am

The temperatures are hot and fires are raging across the state. If the evacuations, smoke and constant burning have you troubled, we have a boost for you.

Tom Price, U.S. health secretary, meets with business leaders in Sandy, promotes health reform

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:56am

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price talked with state business leaders Monday morning during a stop in Utah, making his pitch for the health care reform bill currently pending in the Senate.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Jordan Ormond  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:32am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

National wild horse forum planned in Utah; Zinke may attend

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:03am

Western states and the Bureau of Land Management are struggling to deal with the booming population of wild horses and burros. A national forum on the issue will be held in Utah in August, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke invited to visit.

Crews make progress on Brian Head Fire as eyes shift to Monday's weather

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:50pm

Improved weather conditions allowed crews to gain a little ground on the Brian Head Fire on Sunday, currently the largest wildfire in the nation.

Texas man arrested in Summit County following search

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:20pm

A man wanted in Texas was arrested in Summit County Sunday thanks to an officer checking registrations.

Firefighters battle increasing number of wildfires across the state

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:19pm

A small brush fire sparked Sunday in an area west of Utah Lake and another burning in Tooele County increased number of wildfires crews are battling across the state of Utah.