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Jazz try to explain what's happened (and what needs to change) over losing stretch

Jazz try to explain what's happened (and what needs to change) over losing stretch

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 12:16 a.m.

This iteration of the Utah Jazz aren't used to these kinds of stretches.
'What are we thinking about?' Jazz can't seem to find answers after loss to Rockets

'What are we thinking about?' Jazz can't seem to find answers after loss to Rockets

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 11:38 p.m.

The Utah Jazz have another contender for worst loss of the year.
First aid finally reaches Tonga as telephone lines partially restored

First aid finally reaches Tonga as telephone lines partially restored

Praveen Menon, Kirsty Needham and Michelle Nichols, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 10:54 p.m.

The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies arrived in Tonga on Thursday, five days after the South Pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated communities and spoiled most of its drinking water.
Senate Democrats fail in bid to pass voting rights bill; Romney signals new bipartisan effort

Senate Democrats fail in bid to pass voting rights bill; Romney signals new bipartisan effort

Richard Cowan and Moira Warburton, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 10:33 p.m.

President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats suffered twin legislative defeats late on Wednesday in their push to toughen voting rights protections in the run-up to this November's mid-term elections that will determine control of Congress in 2023.
1 person severely burned in West Jordan house fire

1 person severely burned in West Jordan house fire

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 10:25 p.m.

One person was sent to the hospital with severe burns after a house fire in West Jordan on Wednesday evening.
The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more

The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 8:27 p.m.

The lights may be dim at the Eccles Theater and Park City's Main Street will have fewer cinephiles packing the snowy sidewalks when the Sundance Film Festival begins its 44th edition Thursday night. But if 2021 proved anything, it's that the world's premier independent film festival is more than its ski town locale.
'Our work's not done,' President Joe Biden says at 1-year mark

'Our work's not done,' President Joe Biden says at 1-year mark

Alexandra Alper and Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 8:25 p.m.

President Joe Biden acknowledged Americans' frustration as his first year in office came to an end on Wednesday, but said the United States was on track to meet considerable challenges from the coronavirus pandemic and inflation.
Utah's daily COVID-19 case counts dip from record high, but are the numbers accurate?

Utah's daily COVID-19 case counts dip from record high, but are the numbers accurate?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 8:02 p.m.

Nearly 40,000 new COVID-19 cases and 28 additional deaths from the virus were reported over the past four days, the first numbers from the Utah Department of Health since Gov. Spencer Cox urged most Utahns showing symptoms to skip testing and just stay home.
Got an app idea? We can build it!

Got an app idea? We can build it!

AppsTango  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 7:36 p.m.

Whether you're a small business owner, you're working on building the world's next greatest idea or you want to improve what you've already got, building an app is a worthwhile cause.
Salt Lake IT employee accused of leaking police info faces new trafficking charge

Salt Lake IT employee accused of leaking police info faces new trafficking charge

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 7:34 p.m.

A former Salt Lake City IT employee accused of leaking sensitive police information to benefit a sex trafficking ring now faces a new criminal charge.
Utah leaders launch initiative calling for design submissions for new state flag

Utah leaders launch initiative calling for design submissions for new state flag

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah leaders officially launched a movement to redesign the state's flag Wednesday.
1 dead in car crash on 1-15 near Beaver

1 dead in car crash on 1-15 near Beaver

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 6:45 p.m.

A 53-year-old man died Wednesday after crashing on I-15 near Beaver.
Why BYU hoops feels 'urgency to get better' after surviving toughest week of WCC play

Why BYU hoops feels 'urgency to get better' after surviving toughest week of WCC play

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 6:33 p.m.

What did BYU coach Mark Pope learn from surviving his team's eight-day run against teams ranked No. 1, 34 and 37 in the NCAA's latest NET ratings?
Northern Utah man charged with neglecting horses, cattle

Northern Utah man charged with neglecting horses, cattle

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 5:49 p.m.

A Rich County man who police say had not fed his cattle in months has been charged with seven counts of animal cruelty.
Kyle Whittingham hires former Utes great Luther Elliss as next defensive line coach

Kyle Whittingham hires former Utes great Luther Elliss as next defensive line coach

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 5:45 p.m.

It didn't take long for Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham to fill his coaching staff vacancies.
26 schools in Davis, Weber districts pivot to remote learning due to COVID-19

26 schools in Davis, Weber districts pivot to remote learning due to COVID-19

Arianne Brown and Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 5:24 p.m.

Davis School District announced Tuesday that it will be moving 19 of its schools to remote learning on Wednesday. Three schools in Weber School District will also move to remote learning.
Supreme Court spurns Trump bid to keep Capitol attack records secret

Supreme Court spurns Trump bid to keep Capitol attack records secret

Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 5:18 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected former President Donald Trump's request to block the release of White House records sought by the Democratic-led congressional panel investigating last year's deadly attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.
Spread of omicron inevitable in Utah but masks help, health officials tell lawmakers

Spread of omicron inevitable in Utah but masks help, health officials tell lawmakers

Wendy Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 4:57 p.m.

Utah health officials told lawmakers that the omicron variant of COVID-19 will spread regardless of community mitigation efforts, but masks will slow the spread.
1 dead after being hit by Union Pacific train in Salt Lake City

1 dead after being hit by Union Pacific train in Salt Lake City

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 4:36 p.m.

One person is dead after being hit by a Union Pacific Railroad train in Salt Lake City on Wednesday afternoon.
Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

Jon Gambrell and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 4:15 p.m.

Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude.
Report: Utah's growth rate to fall, but population will still increase 66% in the next 40 years

Report: Utah's growth rate to fall, but population will still increase 66% in the next 40 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 4:12 p.m.

Utah is already the nation's fastest-growing state, and a new report published Wednesday finds there's really no signs that'll change anytime soon.
Have You Seen This? A whale's tail slap misses diver by inches

Have You Seen This? A whale's tail slap misses diver by inches

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 3:39 p.m.

This is incredible, but it's a little too close for my comfort.
French actor starring in Marvel's 'Moon Knight' series dies at 37 after ski accident

French actor starring in Marvel's 'Moon Knight' series dies at 37 after ski accident

Nicolas Vaux-montagny, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 3:13 p.m.

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, starring in an upcoming Marvel miniseries, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent's office and local authorities. He was 37.
QUIZ: Real or fake? 7 hacks that can make cleaning easier

QUIZ: Real or fake? 7 hacks that can make cleaning easier

Minky Couture  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 3:00 p.m.

Take the quiz for a chance to win a Minky Couture blanket.
'Don't let up,' wear high-quality masks, doctors plead: Utah reports record COVID hospitalizations

'Don't let up,' wear high-quality masks, doctors plead: Utah reports record COVID hospitalizations

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 19 - 2:58 p.m.

University of Utah doctors warned that although omicron cases may be nearing a peak, the worst is yet to come for hospitalizations.
New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 2:44 p.m.

The New York attorney general says her investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump's company used "fraudulent or misleading" valuations of its golf clubs, skyscrapers and other property to get loans and tax benefits.
'I'm a good kid, I really am,' teen accused of killing 2 classmates tells judge

'I'm a good kid, I really am,' teen accused of killing 2 classmates tells judge

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 2:12 p.m.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they will likely charge a 14-year-old accused of killing two fellow Hunter High classmates as an adult next week.
Heres why Utah is in a 'unique position' to handle challenges that come with remote learning

Heres why Utah is in a 'unique position' to handle challenges that come with remote learning

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 1:37 p.m.

Many Utah schools are transitioning to remote learning in the wake of an ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases, which creates challenges for teachers and students. But experts say Utah is in a "unique position" to handle those challenges.
Now thousands of Utah doctors can prescribe medical cannabis

Now thousands of Utah doctors can prescribe medical cannabis

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 1:01 p.m.

A program launched Wednesday now allows over 21,000 medical providers to recommend medical cannabis in Utah. Previously, only 800 providers were registered to prescribe it.
Utah man avoids jail time after pleading guilty to Jan. 6 Capitol riot charge

Utah man avoids jail time after pleading guilty to Jan. 6 Capitol riot charge

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 12:23 p.m.

Jacob Wiedrich was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation on a charge in connection with last year's Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot in Washington, D.C.
House leaders say they likely won't consider bill to overturn mask mandates on Wednesday

House leaders say they likely won't consider bill to overturn mask mandates on Wednesday

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 11:51 a.m.

The Utah House will likely hold off on Wednesday from discussing a joint resolution to overturn mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties, but say they agree mandates are not the answer.
Former Utah legislator arrested in new child porn investigation

Former Utah legislator arrested in new child porn investigation

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 11:24 a.m.

A former state lawmaker, homeless advocate and registered sex offender has been arrested by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force.
World's smartest man memorized Latter-day Saint scriptures, lived in Salt Lake library

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World's smartest man memorized Latter-day Saint scriptures, lived in Salt Lake library

Christian Sagers, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 11:11 a.m.

Kim Peek — the real "Rain Man" — was both mystery and marvel. We neglect his legacy at our own risk.
Gas station owner charged with running 'Lil Wendover' at Roy store

Gas station owner charged with running 'Lil Wendover' at Roy store

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 10:53 a.m.

A gas station owner in Roy faces criminal charges accusing him of having numerous gaming machines inside his store.
Advocates ask students to help propel period products bill

Advocates ask students to help propel period products bill

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 10:24 a.m.

Community advocates and lawmakers endorsing a bill placing period products in all Utah schools have turned to students to propel the cause through the legislative session and into school bathrooms.
Utah Senate president tests positive for COVID twice on first day of session

Utah Senate president tests positive for COVID twice on first day of session

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 10:20 a.m.

Utah Senate President Stuart Adams spent the first day of the Utah Legislature's 2022 general session in person even though he tested positive for COVID-19 twice Tuesday morning.
Carjacking at drive-thru, shooting are connected, police say

Carjacking at drive-thru, shooting are connected, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 9:52 a.m.

Police say a carjacking at a McDonald's drive-thru in West Valley City Wednesday and a subsequent shooting at a Salt Lake apartment are believed to be connected.
CEO who fired 900 employees over Zoom is coming back

CEO who fired 900 employees over Zoom is coming back

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 9:36 a.m.

The CEO of Better.com, best known for firing 900 employees over Zoom just before Christmas, is coming back to work.
Pandemic poses vaccination dilemmas for pregnant and lactating women

Pandemic poses vaccination dilemmas for pregnant and lactating women

University of Utah Health  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 8:00 a.m.

Over the past two years, obstetricians and their patients have faced the daunting task of navigating the safest path for mom and baby through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why didn't lawmakers listen to hundreds of emails they got supporting independent redistricting?

Why didn't lawmakers listen to hundreds of emails they got supporting independent redistricting?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 7:41 a.m.

Hundreds of emails obtained by the Deseret News and KSL Investigates team show an outpouring of disapproval regarding the recent, highly controversial redistricting process.
Utah sex offender back in jail after sexually abusing woman, police say

Utah sex offender back in jail after sexually abusing woman, police say

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 7:24 a.m.

A Salt Lake convicted sex offender was arrested Sunday after police say he sexually abused a woman with a diminished mental capacity.
Biden to give away 400 million N95 masks starting next week

Biden to give away 400 million N95 masks starting next week

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 6:58 a.m.

The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to Americans starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.
USU studies how better diets and less gassy cows can help with climate change

USU studies how better diets and less gassy cows can help with climate change

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 6:22 a.m.

Researchers at Utah State University are looking at ways to improve the air quality by focusing on methane gas that cows release into the air.
'We want peace': Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, US says

'We want peace': Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, US says

Simon Lewis and Susan Heavey, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 10:50 p.m.

U.S. President Joe Biden's top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets the Russian foreign minister in Geneva this week.
Mitt Romney on voting rights bill: President Joe Biden, Democrats venturing into 'deep hysteria'

Mitt Romney on voting rights bill: President Joe Biden, Democrats venturing into 'deep hysteria'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 9:56 p.m.

Sen. Mitt Romney expressed his opposition to the Democrats' voting rights bill Tuesday, including saying those who favor voter identification aren't racist.
Utah doctors, hospital staff 'moving mountains' to beat back omicron surge

Utah doctors, hospital staff 'moving mountains' to beat back omicron surge

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 9:42 p.m.

Unlike other parts of the country, the surge in omicron cases has not peaked yet in Utah.
Microsoft to gobble up Activision in $69 billion metaverse bet

Microsoft to gobble up Activision in $69 billion metaverse bet

Subrat Patnaik and Supantha Mukherjee, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 8:50 p.m.

Microsoft Corp is buying "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard in the biggest gaming industry deal in history.
Utah teachers can apply for federal COVID relief funds for classroom resources

Utah teachers can apply for federal COVID relief funds for classroom resources

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 8:09 p.m.

The Utah State Board of Education announced the allocation of $12 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help K-12 public educators get classroom resources for the year.
Fully vaccinated at the University of Utah means a booster, too

Fully vaccinated at the University of Utah means a booster, too

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 7:27 p.m.

The University of Utah has announced a new vaccination requirement that calls for students to get COVID-19 booster shots to be considered fully immunized.
The best ski resorts for families

The best ski resorts for families

Visit Ogden  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 6:59 p.m.

From little ones learning to ski to adults wanting a challenge, Ogden's skiing has it all.
2022 Utah Legislature Day 1: Lawmakers swiftly lock crosshairs on local COVID-19 restrictions

2022 Utah Legislature Day 1: Lawmakers swiftly lock crosshairs on local COVID-19 restrictions

Katie McKellar, Deseret News and Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 18 - 6:21 p.m.

Utah lawmakers kicked off the 2022 general session on Tuesday with words of optimism for brighter days as Utah continues to be engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'We have a crisis now': How Utah fares in new report on traffic deaths, safety laws

'We have a crisis now': How Utah fares in new report on traffic deaths, safety laws

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 6:10 p.m.

Utah isn't alone in an uptick of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths over the past two years, according to a national roadway safety coalition.
Rudy Giuliani, other Trump lawyers hit with subpoenas over Jan. 6 US Capitol attack

Rudy Giuliani, other Trump lawyers hit with subpoenas over Jan. 6 US Capitol attack

Jan Wolfe, Reuters, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 5:38 p.m.

The congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas on Tuesday to three lawyers who joined former President Donald Trump's unsuccessful attempt to overturn his election defeat: Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis.
COVID records broken again as weekend brings nearly 40K new cases

COVID records broken again as weekend brings nearly 40K new cases

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 18 - 5:19 p.m.

Utah health officials reported 39,882 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths on Tuesday. On Friday, the daily high for number of new cases cases was broken again.
Utah courts will still hold virtual hearings after pandemic, chief justice says

Utah courts will still hold virtual hearings after pandemic, chief justice says

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 5:05 p.m.

Utah's court system will not fully return to pre-pandemic operations as virtual accessibility has helped more people access justice.
Utah Senate gives preliminary OK to overturning county mask mandates

Utah Senate gives preliminary OK to overturning county mask mandates

Bridger Beal-cvetko, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 18 - 4:48 p.m.

The Utah Senate has passed a joint resolution to overturn Salt Lake and Summit counties' mask mandates, but it must pass the House before it becomes final.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: How 2 car accidents demonstrate the power of forgiveness, faith

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: How 2 car accidents demonstrate the power of forgiveness, faith

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 3:35 p.m.

Elder Holland delivered a devotional address, illustrated by the examples two car crashes, to teach on the topics of love, repentance, forgiveness and faith in Jesus Christ.
AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 18 - 3:28 p.m.

AT&T will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation's largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.
Have You Seen This? Close encounter with great white caught on camera

Have You Seen This? Close encounter with great white caught on camera

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 3:09 p.m.

It's been said that you're more likely to die from a lightning strike than you are from a shark attack. But statistics are of little comfort when a great white shark swims right at you.

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