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First US 89 interchange in Davis County set to open

First US 89 interchange in Davis County set to open

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 10:15 p.m.

The first interchange as a part of a long and extensive project on U.S. Highway 89 in Davis County is set to open Monday and state transportation officials hope it'll help fix traffic congestion in the county.
American gold: Dressel, Ledecky win again at Olympic pool

American gold: Dressel, Ledecky win again at Olympic pool

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted July 30 - 9:30 p.m.

Caeleb Dressel won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday.
1 person dead in single-vehicle crash in Emery county

1 person dead in single-vehicle crash in Emery county

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 9:14 p.m.

One person died in a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-70 about 3 miles east of Green River on Friday, Utah Highway Patrol said.
Don't look for COVID-19 mandates — or incentives — in Utah

Don't look for COVID-19 mandates — or incentives — in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted July 30 - 9:10 p.m.

Now that the dominant delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is considered as contagious as chicken pox, spread just as easily by the fully vaccinated as those who aren't, will Utah follow the federal government's lead and take additional steps to control rising case counts?
Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted July 30 - 8:39 p.m.

Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics.
Thieves take off with contractor's work trailers twice within days

Thieves take off with contractor's work trailers twice within days

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted July 30 - 8:12 p.m.

A contractor in northern Utah is out of work after his trailer full of tools was stolen in Ogden and then again in South Ogden.
Pediatrician urges students to get the COVID-19 vaccine and other immunizations before school starts

Pediatrician urges students to get the COVID-19 vaccine and other immunizations before school starts

Aley Davis, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 30 - 7:29 p.m.

The start of school is just a couple weeks away for most Utah families and now pediatricians are also stressing the importance of students getting the COVID-19 shots and other immunizations before they head back to school.
16-year-old shot multiple times in Salt Lake City in critical condition

16-year-old shot multiple times in Salt Lake City in critical condition

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 5:55 p.m.

A 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times near the intersection of 900 West and 200 South on Friday afternoon, Salt Lake police said.
Have You Seen This? How Pez dispensers should be loaded — or not

Have You Seen This? How Pez dispensers should be loaded — or not

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 30 - 5:45 p.m.

Is it a hack or just a hoax? I'm hoping it's a hack because it's awesome.
Body found on I-15 was a 17-year-old boy, UHP says

Body found on I-15 was a 17-year-old boy, UHP says

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 5:33 p.m.

A body found on I-15 in Salt Lake City early Thursday was identified as a 17-year-old boy. Utah Highway Patrol troopers believe he was hit by a semitruck but have not yet released his name because of "the circumstances surrounding the death."
Eviction moratorium is about to expire — here's how to get help in Utah when it does

Eviction moratorium is about to expire — here's how to get help in Utah when it does

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated July 30 - 5:26 p.m.

As Congress scrambles in an eleventh-hour push to extend the nationwide eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday, billions already approved for housing aid across the country — including about $150 million in Utah — remain untouched.
Episcopal Diocese of Utah still searching for a new bishop

Episcopal Diocese of Utah still searching for a new bishop

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 5:15 p.m.

The Episcopal Diocese of Utah is searching for a new bishop to replace the 11th and current bishop, Rev. Scott B. Hayashi.
Body found in American Fork Canyon thought to be missing Highland man

Body found in American Fork Canyon thought to be missing Highland man

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 5:15 p.m.

A body found Thursday in a river in American Fork Canyon may be a Highland man who has been missing since July 11, according to the Utah County Sheriff's Office.
Extreme weather is upending lives in the West. 'You walk around with this vague sense of terror.'

Extreme weather is upending lives in the West. 'You walk around with this vague sense of terror.'

Drew Kann, CNN  |  Posted July 30 - 4:45 p.m.

In ways big and small, the effects of climate change — which scientists have long warned will worsen without swift efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions — are upending lives across the US.
Russia blames software failure after space station briefly thrown off course

Russia blames software failure after space station briefly thrown off course

Andrew Osborn and Alexander Marrow, Reuters  |  Posted July 30 - 4:15 p.m.

A Russian space agency company sought to reassure international partners that the incident had been contained.
Residents urged to avoid Mill Creek water after concrete spill, 'significant' fish kill-off

Residents urged to avoid Mill Creek water after concrete spill, 'significant' fish kill-off

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 4:10 p.m.

Utah transportation officials are urging residents to avoid going into Mill Creek from I-215 to at least 700 East in Millcreek following a concrete spill Thursday night that ended up in the creek.
Video: A rare look at grizzlies as gutsy coyote plays chicken with twitterpated bears

Video: A rare look at grizzlies as gutsy coyote plays chicken with twitterpated bears

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Updated July 30 - 3:52 p.m.

A video contains rare footage of the secretive romantic lives of Yellowstone's grizzly bears as they contend with a wiley coyote. What might we learn from this exchange about our dominant role on the landscape?
Proposed housing at the University of Utah would do something unique with students' rent: fund student scholarships

Proposed housing at the University of Utah would do something unique with students' rent: fund student scholarships

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted July 30 - 3:15 p.m.

A proposed development that would create 536 much-needed units of housing for University of Utah students comes with an added bonus: Rent paid to Ivory University House will be donated into a new scholarship fund for U. students.
Appeals court ruling sends double killer back to Utah's death row

Appeals court ruling sends double killer back to Utah's death row

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 2:53 p.m.

Von Lester Taylor is back on Utah's death row after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated his original convictions of two counts of capital murder for killing a mother and daughter in a Summit County cabin in 1990. Last year, a federal court had overturned those convictions.
News organizations oppose effort to close hearing in capital murder case

News organizations oppose effort to close hearing in capital murder case

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 2:18 p.m.

Defense attorneys for the Utah man accused of killing a young Eureka couple and dumping their bodies in a mine shaft are seeking to close a contempt proceeding in the high-profile capital case for a second time.
As Utah reports 1,211 new COVID-19 cases, doctor predicts things could get worse

As Utah reports 1,211 new COVID-19 cases, doctor predicts things could get worse

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 1:52 p.m.

As COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued along a "disturbing" trend over the past month, one Utah physician said to expect things could get even worse as school starts this fall.
Police arrest man suspected of targeting, carjacking young women

Police arrest man suspected of targeting, carjacking young women

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 1:48 p.m.

A man was arrested in Salt Lake City Thursday after police say he tried to carjack three vehicles — all driven by young women who were alone.
The Tabernacle Choir announces special commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11

The Tabernacle Choir announces special commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 12:52 p.m.

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will broadcast a special program commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday. Award-winning journalist Jane Clayson Johnson will narrate the 30-minute special.
Man too drunk to fly refused to leave Salt Lake airport, police say

Man too drunk to fly refused to leave Salt Lake airport, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 12:13 p.m.

A Chicago man who was determined to be too intoxicated to fly was arrested Thursday at the Salt Lake International Airport after police say he refused to leave.
In search of a level playing field. How male-to-female transgender athletes are impacting women's sports

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In search of a level playing field. How male-to-female transgender athletes are impacting women's sports

Doug Robinson, Deseret News  |  Posted July 30 - 12:12 p.m.

The challenge of transgender and intersex athletes is perceived as a contemporary issue, but it has vexed sports federations for almost 100 years.
Housing market shows condos outselling single-family homes

Housing market shows condos outselling single-family homes

Nick Wyatt, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 30 - 11:04 a.m.

The housing market shows for the first time, condos and townhouses are outselling single-family homes, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors.
Man suspected in attempted murder in Taylorsville returned to Utah

Man suspected in attempted murder in Taylorsville returned to Utah

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 10:35 a.m.

A man accused of shooting another man in the face in Taylorsville and then fleeing the state has been returned to Utah.
Menu makeovers: The risks and rewards of QR codes

Menu makeovers: The risks and rewards of QR codes

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted July 30 - 10:04 a.m.

At the One-O-Eight Bistro in Salt Lake City, you can find a wide array of modern entrees prepared fresh. What is harder to find is a traditional menu printed on paper.
Utah Jazz trade Derrick Favors to Thunder in cost-cutting move

Utah Jazz trade Derrick Favors to Thunder in cost-cutting move

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 9:32 a.m.

The Utah Jazz are sending Favors and a future first-round draft pick to Oklahoma City in exchange for a future second-round pick, ESPN reported early Friday.
Utah County hosts drive-thru vaccine clinic

Utah County hosts drive-thru vaccine clinic

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted July 30 - 9:31 a.m.

More than 250 people received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru clinic on Thursday that was hosted by the Utah County Health Department.
UHP trooper gives first-hand account of deadly dust storm in Kanosh

UHP trooper gives first-hand account of deadly dust storm in Kanosh

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 30 - 8:21 a.m.

Four days after high winds spawned a dust storm leading to a series of crashes that left eight people dead, one of the first responders reflected on the toll and efforts to rescue survivors.
Is refinancing your home a good move for you? Here's what you should consider

Is refinancing your home a good move for you? Here's what you should consider

Altabank  |  Posted July 30 - 8:00 a.m.

Current low refinancing rates could help you consolidate debt into fewer loan payments and decrease the loan term to save money on future interest. You could even get a jump on those home improvements you've been dreaming about.
Concealment of evidence charges dropped against the Daybells

Concealment of evidence charges dropped against the Daybells

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 30 - 7:39 a.m.

Local prosecutors dropped the destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence charges against Chad and Lori Daybell Thursday.
CDC document warns delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection

CDC document warns delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection

Paul Leblanc, Maggie Fox and Elizabeth Cohen, CNN  |  Posted July 30 - 7:20 a.m.

The delta coronavirus variant surging across the United States appears to cause more severe illness and spread as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Simone Biles describes 'the twisties' and how her mind and body still aren't 'in sync'

Simone Biles describes 'the twisties' and how her mind and body still aren't 'in sync'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 7:05 a.m.

Answering questions on her Instagram stories, Biles explained that she's dealing with the "twisties," which is what gymnasts call when they can't figure out where they are in relation to the ground while in the air.
Patriots or paramilitary? Utah armed groups working with police raising questions

Patriots or paramilitary? Utah armed groups working with police raising questions

Utah Investigative Journalism Project, Deseret News  |  Posted July 30 - 6:15 a.m.

The following story was funded by support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and was reported by the Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Deseret News.
Utah Jazz trade down and grab Baylor's Jared Butler with No. 40 pick

Utah Jazz trade down and grab Baylor's Jared Butler with No. 40 pick

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated July 30 - 1:30 a.m.

After weeks of rumors of the Utah Jazz looking to move the No. 30 pick during Thursday's NBA draft, they ended up doing just that.
Utah State's Neemias Queta a second-round NBA draft pick by Kings

Utah State's Neemias Queta a second-round NBA draft pick by Kings

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 29 - 11:41 p.m.

The Aggies' all-time leader in blocked shots follows into the league former scoring superstar Sam Merrill, who was selected with last pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Will Utah officials follow Biden lead on vaccine mandate?

Will Utah officials follow Biden lead on vaccine mandate?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted July 29 - 10:31 p.m.

Nic Trujillo, one of more than 40,000 federal employees in Utah, welcomed the Biden administration's new requirement that the government's workforce be vaccinated against COVID-19 because he's heard about too many new cases of the deadly virus among his colleagues at the massive Internal Revenue Service center in Ogden.
Utah has joined a Mississippi abortion case to overturn Roe v. Wade. Here's why

Utah has joined a Mississippi abortion case to overturn Roe v. Wade. Here's why

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated July 29 - 10:12 p.m.

Utah joined two dozen states Thursday in support of a Mississippi abortion case asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Utah County business leader Steve Densley dies at 74

Utah County business leader Steve Densley dies at 74

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted July 29 - 9:59 p.m.

Steve Densley, Utah county business leader and the second-longest serving chamber president in Utah's history, died at age 74 on July 24.
The discovery of the 'Nephite Coin': A pioneer mystery

The discovery of the 'Nephite Coin': A pioneer mystery

Ryan Boyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 29 - 9:01 p.m.

A "Nephite Coin" was discovered in the mid-1800s by Mormon pioneer Issac Chase. While it may be small, its story is global in scope.
Does being pro-life mean getting COVID-19 vaccine? GOP Sen. Mitt Romney thinks so

Does being pro-life mean getting COVID-19 vaccine? GOP Sen. Mitt Romney thinks so

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted July 29 - 8:34 p.m.

Rep. Chris Stewart harshly criticized the CDC's latest mask recommendations as the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads, while Sen. Mitt Romney, likened getting the vaccine to being pro-life.
Biles models how to combat mental health stigma, Utah psychiatrist says

Biles models how to combat mental health stigma, Utah psychiatrist says

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted July 29 - 8:06 p.m.

Dr. Jason Hunziker says said that one of the best things society can do to help prevent and treat mental illness in sports is to get rid of the stigma surrounding it, just like Simone Biles did by withdrawing from a recent Olympic competition.
'Deeply worried' about nation's polarization, Gov. Cox says Utah has the 'secret sauce'

'Deeply worried' about nation's polarization, Gov. Cox says Utah has the 'secret sauce'

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted July 29 - 7:35 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican who has received national attention for his calls for political civility, had a message Thursday for conservatives lawmakers across the nation: They might have something to learn from Utah.
Utah's seen flooding and it's seen rain, so when will that reverse its drought trends?

Utah's seen flooding and it's seen rain, so when will that reverse its drought trends?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 29 - 7:03 p.m.

Recent rains have helped streams, improved some greening and reduced some wildfire danger. But Utah still has a long way to go.
Utah adventures with Maverik: 6 Utah ski resorts perfect for summertime fun

Utah adventures with Maverik: 6 Utah ski resorts perfect for summertime fun

Maverik  |  Posted July 29 - 7:00 p.m.

Many of Utah's world-class resorts seamlessly transition from powdery bliss to summertime nirvana every year. Here are five of the many Utah ski resorts that offer spectacular summer recreation for adventurers of all levels and all ages.
Disney rejects Scarlett Johansson's complaint over 'Black Widow' streaming release

Disney rejects Scarlett Johansson's complaint over 'Black Widow' streaming release

Lisa Richwine, Reuters  |  Posted July 29 - 6:17 p.m.

Scarlett Johansson, star of the Marvel superhero movie "Black Widow," sued the Walt Disney Co on Thursday, alleging that the company breached her contract when it offered the movie on streaming at the same time it played in theaters.
Did you get your ballot? Voting open in Utah cities for Aug. 10 primary for mayoral and council races

Did you get your ballot? Voting open in Utah cities for Aug. 10 primary for mayoral and council races

Makenzie Sisson, Deseret News  |  Posted July 29 - 5:05 p.m.

Utah election officials say mail-in ballots have more advantages than just preventing the spread COVID-19.
Man hides 10 treasure chests in Utah outdoors

Man hides 10 treasure chests in Utah outdoors

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 29 - 4:44 p.m.

A Utah man is providing a little extra incentive for people to explore the state's wide-open spaces.
Biden asks Congress to extend COVID-19 eviction ban set to expire this week

Biden asks Congress to extend COVID-19 eviction ban set to expire this week

David Shepardson and Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Posted July 29 - 4:10 p.m.

U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress on Thursday to extend a moratorium on evictions to protect millions of U.S. renters and their families that is set to expire this week amid a deadly rise in coronavirus infections, the White House said.
Hobby Lobby ordered to forfeit ancient artifact bought for $1.6 million in 2014

Hobby Lobby ordered to forfeit ancient artifact bought for $1.6 million in 2014

Paul Leblanc, CNN  |  Posted July 29 - 3:37 p.m.

A New York federal court has ordered US craft store Hobby Lobby to forfeit an ancient artifact purchased at a 2014 auction that "originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and entered the United States contrary to federal law," the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
How can Utahns save water in drought? Governor wants to buy back your lawn

How can Utahns save water in drought? Governor wants to buy back your lawn

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted July 29 - 3:12 p.m.

Metering secondary water systems, working with farmers and ranchers, and starting a statewide turf buyback program are all steps Utah needs to take to be more waterwise.
Staying Safe in Wildfire Country

Staying Safe in Wildfire Country

Melissa Fields for the Utah Office of Tourism  |  Posted July 29 - 3:00 p.m.

Knowing about fire safety before you go makes for a safe and memorable visit to Utah and its many beautiful sites.
Biden sets broad new vaccine, mask guidelines for millions of federal workers

Biden sets broad new vaccine, mask guidelines for millions of federal workers

David Shepardson, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Posted July 29 - 2:46 p.m.

Federal workers and onsite contractors will have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or wear masks, practice social distancing and submit to regular testing under sweeping new guidelines the White House announced on Thursday.
Review: Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' is a fun, yet familiar ride

Review: Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' is a fun, yet familiar ride

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 29 - 2:21 p.m.

Here are a few reasons "Jungle Cruise" is a fun movie worth a watch.
'Pandemic of the unvaccinated' soars as Utah reports 1,100 new cases in 1 day

'Pandemic of the unvaccinated' soars as Utah reports 1,100 new cases in 1 day

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated July 29 - 2:08 p.m.

Health officials reported 1,113 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — the highest single-day count since Feb. 18. Three more deaths and 8,122 vaccinations were also reported.
Cedar City community helps flood victims with donations, support

Cedar City community helps flood victims with donations, support

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted July 29 - 1:43 p.m.

Generous community members in Cedar City made sure flood victims had food, clothing, shelter, and toiletries on Wednesday and Utah County cities sent 25,000 sandbags to the southern Utah community.

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