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Latter-day Saint Charities grants $20M to support UNICEF COVID-19 vaccine effort

Latter-day Saint Charities grants $20M to support UNICEF COVID-19 vaccine effort

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:33pm

The money will help UNICEF's work with the Access to the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator and its vaccination effort, called the COVAX Facility, which aims to supply two billion COVID-19 vaccines to around 196 countries by the end of the year.
BLM asks climbers to avoid these 11 rock climbing, hiking areas in southeast Utah

BLM asks climbers to avoid these 11 rock climbing, hiking areas in southeast Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:15pm

Climbers are being asked avoid close to a dozen rock climbing and hiking areas by the popular Indian Creek climbing area starting Monday.
BYU freshman Caleb Lohner finding his stride when Cougars need him most

BYU freshman Caleb Lohner finding his stride when Cougars need him most

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:06am

Over the past six games, Lohner has been among the Cougars' best players, averaging 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game to help BYU round into form during the most important stretch of the college basketball season.
Driver dies in rollover crash south of Delta, authorities say

Driver dies in rollover crash south of Delta, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:35am

A driver died early Friday morning in a crash south of Delta, authorities said.
'People are hurting'; House Democrats ready to push through Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 plan

'People are hurting'; House Democrats ready to push through Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 plan

Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell, Reuters  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:34am

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Friday was aiming to push through President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package, though they looked unlikely to be able to use the package to raise the minimum wage nationwide.
How one Utah lawmaker's proposal could help renters navigate a legal landscape that favors landlords

How one Utah lawmaker's proposal could help renters navigate a legal landscape that favors landlords

Annie Knox, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:01am

Utah's protections for renters are weaker than in most states, but a proposal at the state Legislature could help give them a leg up, according to a new analysis from law students at the University of Utah.
FDA advisory panel to review Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine with thumbs up expected

FDA advisory panel to review Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine with thumbs up expected

Manas Mishra and Michael Erman, Reuters  |  Updated Feb 26th - 9:49am

A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to recommend authorization of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, setting the stage for the unleashing of millions more doses across the country next week.
Study: Birdwatching can lift us to happiness during pandemic

Study: Birdwatching can lift us to happiness during pandemic

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:22am

Happiness has been fleeting for many people during the pandemic, but a study out of Germany suggested the birds in our own neighborhoods can bring us joy.
Under proposed Utah law, state pet stores could only offer shelter dogs and cats

Under proposed Utah law, state pet stores could only offer shelter dogs and cats

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:01am

A bill introduced this week at the Utah Legislature would ban the sale of cats and dogs at pet stores throughout the state.
US to buy at least 100,000 doses of Lilly's COVID-19 antibody therapy

US to buy at least 100,000 doses of Lilly's COVID-19 antibody therapy

Reuters  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:29am

Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday the U.S. government has agreed to buy at least 100,000 doses of its newly authorized COVID-19 dual antibody cocktail for $210 million, with doses to be delivered through March-end.
QB battle the headliner, but BYU football has plenty of holes to fill as spring camp opens Monday

QB battle the headliner, but BYU football has plenty of holes to fill as spring camp opens Monday

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:58am

The Cougars return the least amount of production nationally, according to metrics compiled by ESPN's Bill Connelly, and face plenty of position battles that will stretch from the spring to the fall.
Massive $2.26B transportation proposal would be biggest in Utah's history

Massive $2.26B transportation proposal would be biggest in Utah's history

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:25am

Utah House legislative leaders unveiled on Thursday a massive, $2.26 billion spending plan for infrastructure — including $1.4 billion in bonding.
Proposal allowing those 16 and 17 to vote in some Utah elections gets first OK

Proposal allowing those 16 and 17 to vote in some Utah elections gets first OK

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:24am

A bill that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school board races — if permitted by their local school board — won the support a House committee on Wednesday.
US Senate referee says Democrats cannot include $15 minimum wage in COVID bill

US Senate referee says Democrats cannot include $15 minimum wage in COVID bill

Susan Cornwell and Eric Beech, Reuters  |  Updated Feb 25th - 10:34pm

In a blow to Democrats, the Senate parliamentarian ruled the chamber cannot include President Joe Biden's proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill the party aims to pass without Republican votes, lawmakers said on Thursday.
'Alex is gnarly': Big dunk from Lohner, career night from Barcello lead BYU to 3rd straight win

'Alex is gnarly': Big dunk from Lohner, career night from Barcello lead BYU to 3rd straight win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 25th - 10:32pm

Come for Caleb Lohner's dunks. Stay for Alex Barcello's threes — and a three-game winning streak.
New unemployment claims in Utah decline for second straight week, report says

New unemployment claims in Utah decline for second straight week, report says

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:22pm

For the second week in a row, fewer Utahns are applying for jobless benefits.
On 2nd try, move away from signature-gathering for primary candidates gets initial Senate OK

On 2nd try, move away from signature-gathering for primary candidates gets initial Senate OK

Ashley Imlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 25th - 9:17pm

The bill would step back from a controversial law passed several years ago allowing candidates to gather voter signatures to get on a primary ballot.
Bruins overwhelm Utes, roll to 76-61 victory at the Huntsman Center

Bruins overwhelm Utes, roll to 76-61 victory at the Huntsman Center

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 25th - 9:09pm

Utah wasn't enough to overtake a UCLA team looking to solidify a bid for the NCAA Tournament next month. The visiting UCLA Bruins controlled an 8-point halftime lead before blowing it open in the second half to defeat Utah 76-61.
Some Trump supporters have threatened to 'blow up' Capitol, police chief warns

Some Trump supporters have threatened to 'blow up' Capitol, police chief warns

Susan Cornwell and Kanishka Singh, Reuters  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:34pm

Donald Trump supporters who launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last month have indicated they want to "blow up" the building and kill members of Congress, the acting chief of the Capitol Police said on Thursday.

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