Utah students opting out of tests could hurt overall results, block federal funding
A new plan with the U.S. Department of Education will classify some students who opt out of statewide testing as having failed the tests — a shift in numbers that could make Utah ineligible for more than $120 million in federal funding.
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The family of an 11-month-old Idaho Falls girl is grieving after the child died last week following surgery at Primary Children’s Hospital.
Matthew Pennington and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 10:03pm
The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday.
Ashley Imlay, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 9:51pm
As firefighters increase containment of the Dollar Ridge Fire, residents in areas of the evacuation zone can soon return to their homes, Duchesne County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday.
David Ginsburg, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 9:36pm
The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.
Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 9:22pm
A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two days earlier.
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Annie Knox, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 8:37pm
A Taylorsville man charged with accidentally starting a wildfire near Brian Head last summer has asked a judge to transfer his case outside Iron County, saying online comments show he is hated in the rural community.
Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 8:33pm
"Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.
Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 8:33pm
An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.
Anne D’innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 8:23pm
Amazon’s website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.
Tania Dean, KSL TV | Posted Jul 16th - 8:16pm
Police say a repeat DUI offender caused a crash outside a state liquor store in Orem, injuring two Utah girls.
Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 8:13pm
In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.
Annie Knox, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 7:40pm
Police have opened a homicide investigation after a body was found Monday in an alley in Ogden.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 7:39pm
Critics are upset at the Bureau of Land Management for its Monday announcement that more than 330,000 acres across the state will be offered up for potential oil and gas development at a December auction.
Katie McKellar, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 7:23pm
In a joint news conference with Salt Lake City Council members Monday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a compromise made up of a long list of changes to the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority law and called a special session for Wednesday.
Marjorie Cortez, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm
The Utah State Board of Education, meeting in a special meeting Monday, authorized $1.4 million in loans to charter schools and wrote off a $45,000 loan balance from a charter school that lost its charter last fall.
Ashley Imlay, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 6:24pm
Mosquitoes near Willard Bay in Box Elder County have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Utah Department of Health confirmed Monday.
Alec Williams, KSL | Posted Jul 16th - 5:55pm
The monetary prize is available to past and present Suazo Business Center clients — which is celebrating its 15th year helping low- to moderate-income families grow their business.
Michael Balsamo, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 5:41pm
An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach.
Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted Jul 16th - 5:38pm
Police on Monday identified an American Fork man who died after the car he was riding in was struck by a pickup truck that was fleeing from officers Friday morning.
Elliot Spagat and Colleen Long, Associated Press | Posted Jul 16th - 5:37pm
A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents' arms.
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