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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:23am

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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Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:23am

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.

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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.

Great Clips of the Week: Klay Thompson's failed 360 dunk is stuff of legends

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:01am

Warriors shooter Klay Thompson has a hard time dunking, and Raiders QB Derek Carr has a craving for Chick-fil-A — proving that professional athletes are just like the rest of us.

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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.

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No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:47am

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Some still find traditional summer work, while others spend their summers doing a variety of activities and work that can help them pad their college applications.

Coach Kim: Tips for dealing with rude, unkind or ungrateful people

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:13am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some ways to change your attitude and enforce boundaries with difficult people.

Upper Bear Valley evacuated as precaution due to Brian Head Fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:46am

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.

Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban; fall arguments set

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:35am

The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:31am

"Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut.

Conservative GOP senator hits party leaders on health bill

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:30am

In unusually harsh terms, a conservative Republican senator accused party leaders Monday of trying to rush the party's health care bill through the Senate in remarks that underscored the challenge they face in staunching a rebellion among GOP lawmakers.

Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:46am

The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.

UN: Half of world's population growth is likely to occur in Africa

Yemisi Adegoke, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:00am

Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report.

How exactly do self-driving cars work?

End Text Wrecks  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:00am

It’s 2017 and self-driving cars are, literally, at our doorstep. This fast-growing industry is projecting to launch 10 million cars by 2020. If you are wondering why or how, you are not alone.

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.

Utah family turns grief into purpose by opening ranch to help young girls

Lori Prichard  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:08pm

Nestled above a neighborhood in Alpine sits a quiet, beautiful ranch with a unique purpose. The idea for the ranch was born during a family's greatest grief — the loss of a child.

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Utah bookstore knew Harry Potter was magic from the start

Hannah McDonald, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:43pm

The King’s English Bookshop was early to the Harry Potter craze. Early, at least, for an independent bookstore 5,000 miles away from J.K. Rowling’s home base.

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