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Washington County rolls out multi-agency effort to bust cycle of poverty

Julie Applegate, St. George News  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:00am

A coalition of public, private and government organizations is aiming to break the cycle of poverty in Washington County.

5 Utah companies that are pioneers in their industries

Holland & Hart  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:00am

After being named a hot spot for startup and tech by multiple national media sources, it's no surprise that Utah is breeding industry leaders from all fields.

Dabakis: Time right to reconsider Medicaid expansion after ACA replacement sputters

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:45am

State Sen. Jim Dabakis wants to see the state of Utah to again consider large scale Medicaid expansion, saying the Affordable Care Act is "here to stay" after an effort to replace the law failed this week.

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Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:21am

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties.

Man admits cutting, hiding body in suitcase after overdose

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:15am

A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed pleaded guilty Tuesday.

AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to NKorea

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:01am

The Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, U.S. officials said Friday, following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who died in June after falling into a coma in a North Korean prison.

Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

Derek Gatopoulos and Ayse Wieting, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:10am

A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing two people and injuring more than a hundred.

Lightning strike causes setback for Park City pet rescue ranch

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:48pm

A pet rescue ranch out in Park City is dealing with weather woes of their own after the latest storm rolled through Wednesday night.

Data shows an increase in July fires after aerials became legal in Utah

Candice Madsen and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:45pm

The KSL Investigators examined the number of July fires after aerial fireworks became legal in 2011 and discovered the numbers were much higher than before the ban except for the year it rained on July 4th.

Men not talking about their health tied to greater risks

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:25pm

For men, being the strong, silent type can be hazardous to their health. Doctors locally and nationally are hoping to save lives by starting more conversations. One Utah family knows firsthand why that's so important.

County, family reach resignation deal for Recorder Gary Ott

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:13pm

The family of troubled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott is asking a judge to approve his resignation from office by Aug. 1.

6 painful lessons learned from high school sports

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:00pm

High school sports teach kids important lessons about teamwork and working to achieve goals, but sports of all kinds can lead to bumps and bruises. Here are six lessons every kid should learn from all-too-common sports injuries.

Better Boundaries launches initiative to create independent redistricting commission

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:33pm

A initiative was filed Thursday that would create a bipartisan independent commission to recommend new legislative and congressional district boundaries to lawmakers during the once-a-decade redistricting process.

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:11pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

Judge weighs privacy in prescription-drug database case

Lindsay Whitehurst - Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:10pm

A federal judge was weighing Thursday whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a lawsuit that pits the right to privacy against the need to combat the opioid-drug epidemic.

Cycling is Utah’s $425 million booming business, study says

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:30pm

Bicycle-related business and tourism in Utah has an economic impact of $425 million and is responsible for more than 3,500 jobs across the state, according to a recent study by the Utah Transit Authority and Bike Utah.

Use your head — and a helmet — on OHVs, experts warn

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01pm

Dr. Toby Enniss says easily preventable injuries related to off-highway vehicle accidents are becoming a common sight at the University of Utah Trauma Center.

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:51pm

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

Man gave 'taunting smirk' to police before killing K-9, charges state

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:49pm

Before firing multiple rounds at the police K-9 that was trying to hold him, Torey Chase Massey looked at Dingo's handler, Unified Police Sgt. Chad Reyes, and gave him a "taunting smirk," according to charging documents.

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