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Fall 2020 reopening plans: How each Utah school district is responding to the coronavirus pandemic

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Aug 4th - 10:30pm

Will Utah students be returning to class in person? Online? A hybrid model of both? Here are each district's plans for reopening schools in the fall of 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, plus links to KSL's coverage.

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Bryan Anderson, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 10:21pm

At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 10:17pm

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

Bail raised for Utahn charged with shooting at SUV that pushed through Provo protesters

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 4th - 9:39pm

A judge has raised bail from about $42,000 to $100,000 for a Utah protester accused of shooting and injuring a driver during a demonstration in June.

Utah unemployment office: look for work or lose payments starting Aug. 15

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 4th - 9:13pm

Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Division is warning about a big change coming mid-August that will require those previously deemed “job-attached” to start searching for work in order to receive weekly payments.

CDC warns parents to be on lookout for acute flaccid myelitis in children

Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Aug 4th - 8:41pm

Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 8:23pm

Frustrated Senate Republicans re-upped their complaints Tuesday that Democratic negotiators are taking too hard a line in talks on a sweeping coronavirus relief bill, but an afternoon negotiating session brought at least modest concessions from both sides, even as an agreement appears far off.

From concept to classroom: What will your student’s school look like?

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 4th - 7:47pm

Schools all over Utah are working to carry out their reopening plans recently submitted to the state. And COVID-19 safeguards will make this year look very different.

Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 7:23pm

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4.

Tips for caregivers to care for themselves during COVID-19

Utah Department Of Health  |  Posted Aug 4th - 7:00pm

If you’re a caregiver struggling with the efforts of caring for others, practicing a little self-care might be the best thing you can do—for everyone. Here are a few tips for making sure you stay healthy and well during the COVID-19 crisis.

Critics of planned nuclear power project urge Utah cities to pull out before it’s too late

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 4th - 6:46pm

The Utah Taxpayers Association is urging cities that have signed on to a planned nuclear power plant in Idaho to get out while they can before costs become too great.

Chad Daybell case to advance to Idaho District Court, judge rules after 2-day preliminary hearing

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 4th - 6:41pm

An Idaho judge determined Tuesday that prosecutors have met the burden of proof in its case against Chad Daybell, which will move the case forward in the court system.

Everything has changed, but 'football has been the same' as BYU opens fall camp

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 4th - 5:54pm

Plenty was different as BYU opened football training camp Tuesday on the outdoor practice field in Provo. But the football was the same.

Have You Seen This? Dad pulls ultimate dad joke on golfer

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 4th - 5:26pm

You have to hand it to this man, he is committed to the grand daddy of all dad jokes and he's absolutely slaying it.

Provo police looking for Subaru in connection to MTC shooting

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 4th - 5:00pm

Provo police released photos of the car on Tuesday afternoon, asking the public to help identify anyone associated to the vehicle.

Judge grants temporary restraining order to pause 'land grab' in Hideout

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 4th - 4:34pm

The town of Hideout’s controversial annexation proposal is officially on hold — for now.

Man dies in Taylorsville crash

Jacob Klopfenstein and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 4th - 4:02pm

A man died Tuesday morning after his car and a UTA bus collided near 1175 W. 4570 South in Taylorsville, police confirmed.

Police identify 17-year-old killed in West Jordan shooting that also injured officer

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 4th - 3:58pm

Police have identified a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in a shooting with police officers Sunday, in which an officer was also injured.

Worries about 2020 census' accuracy grow with cut schedule

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 3:31pm

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count's deadlines stalls in Congress. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say the change will miss hard-to-count communities, including minorities and immigrants, and produce less trustworthy data.

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