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Prominent Utah family shares their struggles with depression

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:07pm

All day we're focusing on mental health awareness and how to share the struggle. Members of a well-known Utah family are speaking out to help others. Four generations have fought depression.


Lawmakers, restaurants near compromise on alcohol bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:37pm

State lawmakers and Utah restaurateurs continue to work through legislation that would allow restaurants to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” that shields customers from alcohol pouring and mixing.

Sheriff defends SL County Jail booking policy in tense media exchange

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:31pm

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder defended the booking restriction policies of the county jail Friday in a passionate, sometimes tense discussion with reporters.

Sharing the struggle of mental illness

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:00pm

Boise teen speaks out about mental illness and his efforts to change the stigma.

South Dakota and Virginia join Utah in declaring pornography a public health crisis

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:28pm

Last year, Utah became the first state to declare pornography a public health crisis, and now Virginia and South Dakota have followed suit.

Polls: Support for Obamacare at all-time high

David Wright and Tami Luhby, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:51pm

Support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, according to two surveys released this week as Republican leaders continue to press the case for repeal amid fierce resistance at many town halls.

Woman critically injured, 12 dogs killed in Orem house fire

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:46pm

A woman was hospitalized in critical condition and 12 dogs died Friday from injuries suffered in a house fire in Orem.

Little Cottonwood Canyon reopens after avalanche

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:38pm

State Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened Friday afternoon after an avalanche earlier in the day, authorities said.

Bill requires doctors to follow script on stopping drug-induced abortion

Jared Page  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:10pm

The Utah House of Representatives voted 56-13 to support a bill requiring doctors to inform women who want a drug-induced abortion that it can be stopped if they change their minds after taking the first of two pills required in the procedure.

AG Reyes highlights arrests, but offers few details

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:40pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes wants Utahns to know his office is serious about investigating and prosecuting human trafficking and crimes against children. He won't, however, specify what those investigations are.

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:46pm

The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents.

New jury acquits Conrad Truman of murdering his wife

McKenzie Romero and Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:27pm

An Orem man once convicted for murder in his wife's 2012 shooting death has been exonerated by a jury after the case sent to trial a second time.

Trump blasts media, anonymous sources — after WH uses them

Nancy Benac and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:44pm

President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.

Northbound I-15 reopens after crash near Spanish Fork

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:41pm

Northbound I-15 was closed after an accident near Main Street in Spanish Fork Friday.

5 movies filmed in Utah that flopped at the box office

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:32pm

Utah has served as the backdrop for nearly 1,000 movies so there are bound to be some clunkers in the mix. This list looks at five films that bombed at the box office and, in some cases, ended careers.

White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:14pm

News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday.


Quarterback signee Joe Critchlow takes serendipitous, circuitous route to BYU

Jeff Call, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:13pm

Thanks to a series of fortuitous events, including chance encounters with coach Ed Lamb and NFL quarterback Brad Sorensen before his mission, Joe Critchlow became a surprise addition to BYU's 2017 recruiting class on Signing Day Feb. 1.

Judge declines to toss racketeering charge against ex-A.G. John Swallow

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:38pm

A 3rd District judge declined Friday to throw out the racketeering charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

SLC to build only 2 homeless resource centers

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:32pm

Salt Lake City has decided to build only two of the four homeless resource centers originally planned for Salt Lake County, officials announced Friday.

Have You Seen This? Local YouTuber shows off real-life jetpack

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:15pm

Yesterday I gave you a functioning hoverbike. Today you're getting an actual jetpack. Life is good.

DWR announces 2 new requirements for Utah boaters

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

Division of Wildlife Resources officials announced two new requirements Thursday for Utah boaters to help stop the spread of invasive quagga mussels.


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