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Gephardt: When you should book your flight for the best deal

Gephardt: When you should book your flight for the best deal

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted July 23 - 10:30 p.m.

Finding that sweet spot in booking a flight so that you're getting the best possible bang for your buck may seem more like an art than science. Real data reveals some do's and some don'ts about the best and worst times to book flights.
Virtual elementary school coming to Salt Lake City School District

Virtual elementary school coming to Salt Lake City School District

Mark Jones, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 23 - 9:55 p.m.

The Salt Lake City School District will provide a virtual elementary school option this fall for students in grades K-6.
Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Nathan Howard, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 8:35 p.m.

The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California.
Fire department ends search of collapsed Florida condo for remains

Fire department ends search of collapsed Florida condo for remains

Steve Gorman and Brendan O'Brien, Reuters  |  Posted July 23 - 7:27 p.m.

The Miami-Dade County fire and rescue department on Friday declared an end to its search for human remains in the rubble of a Florida condominium tower that collapsed on June 24, killing at least 97 people.
'People are just walking out in the middle of shifts': What it's like to work in a restaurant right now

'People are just walking out in the middle of shifts': What it's like to work in a restaurant right now

Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN Business  |  Posted July 23 - 6:33 p.m.

Going out to eat might feel a little different these days. Maybe you're waiting longer for a table, even though the restaurant doesn't appear full. Or maybe your service is slower, and your server seems anxious.
Review: 'Old' is brilliant concept wrapped in a disappointing package

Review: 'Old' is brilliant concept wrapped in a disappointing package

John Clyde  |  Posted July 23 - 5:33 p.m.

Here are a few reasons I think "Old" should be filed under the tab for "Lesser Works" in M. Night Shyamalan's growing film catalog.
Park City fire chief dies after UTV accident while on vacation

Park City fire chief dies after UTV accident while on vacation

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated July 23 - 5:08 p.m.

Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt died Friday after he was critically injured while on vacation this week, officials said.
Cleveland's baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

Cleveland's baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Updated July 23 - 4:46 p.m.

Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians.
State takes action against Utah facility where disabled boy died in hot car

State takes action against Utah facility where disabled boy died in hot car

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 4:01 p.m.

After a 12-year-old boy in its care was left in a hot car and died, Roost Services in American Fork is now under conditional status, meaning it cannot accept new clients.
Utah nurse convicted of stealing painkillers, replacing drug with saline

Utah nurse convicted of stealing painkillers, replacing drug with saline

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 3:15 p.m.

A former Intermountain Healthcare nurse was convicted Thursday in federal court of stealing narcotics from a surgical ward and replacing painkillers with saline in syringes to be used by other hospital staff.
3 new studies show weight loss isn't all about diet and exercise

3 new studies show weight loss isn't all about diet and exercise

Health Utah  |  Posted July 23 - 3:00 p.m.

If your doctor tells you it only boils down to diet and exercise, seek another opinion.
2 Latter-day Saint missionaries, 1 from Utah, serving in New Mexico die in car crash

2 Latter-day Saint missionaries, 1 from Utah, serving in New Mexico die in car crash

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted July 23 - 2:20 p.m.

Two full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died and a third was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a head-on collision while the men were serving missions for the church,
Thousands of Utahns celebrate return of this Days of '47 tradition

Thousands of Utahns celebrate return of this Days of '47 tradition

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated July 23 - 2:02 p.m.

Thousands flocked to downtown Salt Lake City Friday to witness the annual Days of '47 Parade, with many saying they made sure to attend after the longstanding event was canceled last year for the first time in decades.
As wildfire smoke spreads, who's at risk?

As wildfire smoke spreads, who's at risk?

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 1:36 p.m.

Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on the East Coast. And experts say the phenomenon is becoming more common as human-caused global warming stokes bigger and more intense blazes.
Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists

Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted July 23 - 1:19 p.m.

Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.
Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Updated July 23 - 12:14 p.m.

Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.
The next go-around: Is BYU an option for Big 12 if Texas, Oklahoma take off for SEC?

The next go-around: Is BYU an option for Big 12 if Texas, Oklahoma take off for SEC?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 23 - 12:10 p.m.

Like sands in an hourglass, this is conference realignment, which reared its head again this week with the Houston Chronicle's bombshell report that Texas and Oklahoma have approached the SEC about future membership.
St. George police officer, 39, dies of COVID-19

St. George police officer, 39, dies of COVID-19

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted July 23 - 12:05 p.m.

A St. George police officer died of COVID-19 at St. George Regional Hospital on Thursday after a two-week battle with the disease.
Salt Lake City avoids unwanted water year record with help from recent storms

Salt Lake City avoids unwanted water year record with help from recent storms

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 11:00 a.m.

As bad as the 2021 water year has been, it officially won't go down as the worst in Salt Lake City history — or second worst, for that matter.
Is it 'futile' to discuss school mask mandates even though COVID-19 cases are surging?

Is it 'futile' to discuss school mask mandates even though COVID-19 cases are surging?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted July 23 - 9:35 a.m.

Children too young to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear masks when they return to school, but any attempt to mandate face coverings is "futile," health officials said Thursday.
Lightning bolt blows hole in roof of St. George home

Lightning bolt blows hole in roof of St. George home

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted July 23 - 8:58 a.m.

A lightning bolt tore open a hole 3- to 4-foot wide in the roof of a home in the Little Valley area of St. George on Thursday evening, then carried through ducting and started a small fire in the garage.
Evacuations lifted for Mapleton residents after flooding from thunderstorm

Evacuations lifted for Mapleton residents after flooding from thunderstorm

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated July 23 - 8:12 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flood and severe weather warnings for areas across Utah as thunderstorms progressed throughout the state on Thursday.
Tokyo Summer Games: How much do you know about opening ceremonies?

Tokyo Summer Games: How much do you know about opening ceremonies?

America First Credit Union  |  Posted July 23 - 8:00 a.m.

An important part of the games from the time of ancient Greece, the opening ceremonies have grown in pomp, ritual, and drama over the years. It's a chance to showcase the host country's culture, history, and importance to the global community.
What's it like to donate breast milk during a pandemic?

What's it like to donate breast milk during a pandemic?

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 7:19 a.m.

COVID-19 changed the way people donate breast milk, causing shortages at milk banks across the world. What does donating breast milk look like during a pandemic?
Utah faces a critical blood shortage — here's how to help those in need

Utah faces a critical blood shortage — here's how to help those in need

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted July 22 - 10:36 p.m.

Utah, and the nation, is facing a critical blood shortage this summer. Health care professionals are urging Utahns to donate to help those who rely on regular blood transfusions just to survive.
Pelosi says 'deadly serious' Jan. 6 probe to go on whether GOP participates or not

Pelosi says 'deadly serious' Jan. 6 probe to go on whether GOP participates or not

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted July 22 - 10:12 p.m.

Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its "deadly serious" work whether Republicans participate or not.
Tokyo Games struggling with COVID-19 — what it means for Utah's Olympic dream

Tokyo Games struggling with COVID-19 — what it means for Utah's Olympic dream

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted July 22 - 9:43 p.m.

The 2020 Summer Games was expected to showcase Japan's recovery from multiple disasters a decade ago. Then COVID-19 shut down the world.
At 40, Lee Kay Public Shooting Range stands as monument to hunting safety in Utah

At 40, Lee Kay Public Shooting Range stands as monument to hunting safety in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 8:57 p.m.

Here's how the Salt Lake City facility went from an ammunition plant to the state-managed gun range that continued the legacy of its namesake.
10 healthy pantry staples to keep on hand for budget-friendly and easy meals

10 healthy pantry staples to keep on hand for budget-friendly and easy meals

Brittany Poulson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 22 - 8:33 p.m.

These cheap and healthy pantry staples are some that every kitchen should have to help make budget-friendly and nutritious meals.
Mississippi asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade abortion ruling

Mississippi asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade abortion ruling

Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Posted July 22 - 8:01 p.m.

The state of Mississippi on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court in a major case set to be argued in its next term to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized that women have a constitutional right to obtain an abortion.
DA says officer justified in shooting handcuffed man, but it could have been avoided

DA says officer justified in shooting handcuffed man, but it could have been avoided

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated July 22 - 7:56 p.m.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced Thursday that the fatal officer-involved shooting of Michael Chad Breinholt was legally justified.
New Eagle Mountain observatory aims to bring community closer to the stars

New Eagle Mountain observatory aims to bring community closer to the stars

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 7:28 p.m.

A new observatory coming to Eagle Mountain aims to continue Utah's fascination with the heavens above.
This unique local clinic is helping new moms battling postpartum depression and anxiety

This unique local clinic is helping new moms battling postpartum depression and anxiety

Serenity Recovery & Wellness  |  Posted July 22 - 7:00 p.m.

These outpatient centers aim to help women heal and work through postpartum depression, prenatal depression, postpartum anxiety, perinatal OCD and trauma.
A pre-camp look at the Utes' defense for the 2021 season

A pre-camp look at the Utes' defense for the 2021 season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 6:47 p.m.

Let's look at the defensive personnel ahead of Utah's fall camp, which is set to begin in early August.
Utah vows to spend $309M cut of national opioid settlement on treatment and prevention

Utah vows to spend $309M cut of national opioid settlement on treatment and prevention

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated July 22 - 6:36 p.m.

An anticipated payout to Utah as part of a national settlement with drug companies could strengthen programs to help those in crisis, equip people with an overdose-reversing drug and safely dispose of leftover prescription pills, Attorney General Sean Reyes said Thursday.
Man charged with murdering woman in fight over cellphone

Man charged with murdering woman in fight over cellphone

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 5:57 p.m.

A man was charged Thursday with aggravated murder and accused of fatally stabbing a woman in 2018 who had allegedly taken his cellphone.
Want fewer interest groups influencing local government? Vote in off-cycle elections, BYU study says

Want fewer interest groups influencing local government? Vote in off-cycle elections, BYU study says

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 5:19 p.m.

If you want interest groups to have less power over politicians, you should vote in off-cycle elections, a new study from Brigham Young University suggests.
US housing market floats back to earth

US housing market floats back to earth

Stephen Culp, Reuters  |  Posted July 22 - 4:52 p.m.

The U.S. housing market appears to be straining under the weight of its own pandemic-driven success. Recent data shows the sector is returning from the stratosphere and coming back to pre-COVID levels, as evidenced by a slew of data released this week.
'I'm an athlete': Utah State's Savon Scarver named MWC preseason special teams player of year (again)

'I'm an athlete': Utah State's Savon Scarver named MWC preseason special teams player of year (again)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 22 - 4:15 p.m.

The All-American kick returner from Las Vegas was named Mountain West preseason special teams player of the year Thursday during the league's media days in Las Vegas.
Gov. Cox declares July 23 as President M. Russell Ballard Day

Gov. Cox declares July 23 as President M. Russell Ballard Day

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated July 22 - 3:50 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday officially declared July 23, 2021, as President M. Russell Ballard Day in Utah to honor the acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Have You Seen This? Big brother teaches sister correct water slide form

Have You Seen This? Big brother teaches sister correct water slide form

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 22 - 3:39 p.m.

This is the best kind of older sibling.
Utah organization wants to make it clear: It's 'Utahn' not 'Utahan'

Utah organization wants to make it clear: It's 'Utahn' not 'Utahan'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 3:08 p.m.

The Utah League of Cities and Towns has a bone to pick with how some spell the word for people from Utah. The group rolled a new campaign asking people to stop spelling it U-T-A-H-A-N.
Beat the crowds, beat the heat and roadtrip to Ruby's Inn

Beat the crowds, beat the heat and roadtrip to Ruby's Inn

Ruby's Inn  |  Posted July 22 - 3:00 p.m.

There are plenty of family-friendly activities and sights to see in southern Utah.
'Pandemic of the unvaccinated': County sounds alarm as Utah reports 815 new COVID-19 cases

'Pandemic of the unvaccinated': County sounds alarm as Utah reports 815 new COVID-19 cases

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated July 22 - 2:58 p.m.

With COVID-19 infection rates soaring to levels similar to last summer, it's beginning to feel like the same thing is happening all over again, Salt Lake County leaders said Thursday.
6-year-old girl dies in crash on I-80 near Utah-Wyoming border

6-year-old girl dies in crash on I-80 near Utah-Wyoming border

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 2:14 p.m.

A 6-year-old girl died in a rollover crash on I-80 near the Utah-Wyoming border on Wednesday evening, authorities said.
Man who went missing from care facility in West Haven found safe

Man who went missing from care facility in West Haven found safe

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Updated July 22 - 2:03 p.m.

A man who walked away from a care facility in West Haven on Wednesday afternoon has been found safe, officials said.
Websites back up after brief global outage linked to Akamai

Websites back up after brief global outage linked to Akamai

Reuters  |  Updated July 22 - 1:40 p.m.

Many websites were briefly down in an outage sparked by a glitch in Akamai Technologies' systems, the second major disruption linked to the cloud company in about a month.
Democrats stand behind Biden public lands pick amid pushback

Democrats stand behind Biden public lands pick amid pushback

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted July 22 - 1:07 p.m.

A U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden's pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats stood united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case.
Utah teen was cleaning gun before unintentional shooting in Roy, parents say

Utah teen was cleaning gun before unintentional shooting in Roy, parents say

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted July 22 - 12:26 p.m.

A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized after being shot unintentionally while he and a friend were cleaning out a handgun, according to the boy's parents.
Bangerter Highway on the road to no more stoplights

Bangerter Highway on the road to no more stoplights

Eric Butler, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 22 - 10:37 a.m.

Bangerter Highway is on the road, so to speak, to a graduation: the end of stoplights along the route.
12-year-old Utah boy dies after being left in hot car in American Fork

12-year-old Utah boy dies after being left in hot car in American Fork

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated July 22 - 10:24 a.m.

A 12-year-old boy died Wednesday after he was left inside a car parked near an American Fork business on a sweltering summer day, police said.
#DezNat Twitter debates have unleashed vitriol. Now a BYU grad and prosecutor is under investigation

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#DezNat Twitter debates have unleashed vitriol. Now a BYU grad and prosecutor is under investigation

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted July 22 - 9:53 a.m.

A Wednesday report by the Guardian connected Matthias Cicotte with a #DezNat account. Some affiliated with #DezNat have hurled bigotry and vitriol at their opponents on social media for years
Cancer misinformation on the rise on social media, Huntsman Cancer Institute study says

Cancer misinformation on the rise on social media, Huntsman Cancer Institute study says

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted July 22 - 9:44 a.m.

Many of us turn to the internet for information about our health, but a new Utah study finds misinformation surrounding cancer treatments is growing on social media.
Does Utah need more bike lanes and multiuse paths?

Does Utah need more bike lanes and multiuse paths?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 9:00 a.m.

As transportation officials plan the future of travel in Utah, they want to know how important nonmotorized vehicle paths and bike lanes should be as they craft future projects.
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Updated July 22 - 8:54 a.m.

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Ccommittee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
Red and processed meat linked to heart disease, 30-year study found

Red and processed meat linked to heart disease, 30-year study found

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted July 22 - 8:15 a.m.

Eating beef, lamb, pork and processed meats will increase your risk of coronary heart disease later in life, according to a new meta-analysis of studies on over 1.4 million people who were followed for 30 years.
11 of Utah's best attractions that not many people know about

11 of Utah's best attractions that not many people know about

Robert J. DeBry & Associates  |  Posted July 22 - 8:00 a.m.

Here are a few of the state's best-kept secrets when it comes to fun and interesting attractions the whole family might enjoy. (Just don't spread the word around or the national parks might get jealous.)
US jobless claims rise to 419K from a pandemic low

US jobless claims rise to 419K from a pandemic low

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted July 22 - 7:21 a.m.

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy.
Rare 'breakthrough' COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion, misinformation

Rare 'breakthrough' COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion, misinformation

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Updated July 22 - 7:01 a.m.

Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death.

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