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Utah becomes 2nd state to create more affordable alternative to attorneys

Annie Knox, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:31am

As if heartache isn’t difficult enough on its own.

Utah bill takes aim at Salt Lake County gun show background checks

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:27am

A Republican Utah lawmaker is taking aim at Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson’s recent move to require vendors at gun shows in facilities owned by Salt Lake County to conduct background checks.

Proposal to help police fight human trafficking moves forward at the Utah Legislature

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:00am

Bill’s sponsor says it builds on earlier victim-focused laws.

New study: Utah among states with highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:41am

States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states like Utah, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer.

Lawmakers to once again discuss medical marijuana program in Utah

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:03am

As state lawmakers begin their fourth week of the 2020 legislative session, medical marijuana will again be an issue.

Economic impact of Hill Air Force Base valued at $3.7 billion

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:48am

Utah’s military installations and properties have a significant impact on local communities, but none greater than Hill Air Force Base, a new report shows.

Defense attorneys say Utah County’s top cop should face contempt of court over Facebook post

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:22am

In December, a defense attorney for the Utah man charged with murdering a teen couple and dumping their bodies in an abandoned mine shaft began digging around online.

8 incentives and ways to not text and drive

Robert J. DeBry & Associates  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:59am

Distracted driving is at an all-time high. Applying these tips can help ensure safe driving for yourself and everyone around you.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Jen Riess and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 18th - 7:39am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Cruise ship coronavirus quarantine: St. George man recalls journey to California

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:24am

After spending almost two weeks quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan, Mark Jorgensen said it took him 24 hours to get to the next stage.

Coach Kim: Signs you are being overly critical and how to stop

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:00am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares the problems that show up when you are overly critical and some tips for changing this behavior.

Bloomberg makes debate stage, facing Dem rivals for 1st time

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:39am

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads.

Pete Buttigieg makes pitch to Utahns at Presidents Day town hall

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:48am

A surprise endorsement from Erin Mendenhall, 4,500 people, and a message of support for Mitt Romney's impeachment vote colored Buttigieg's Salt Lake town hall.

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 11:40pm

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday.

Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:40pm

Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us -- it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression.

More $ sought for ailing Utah Lake, drying Great Salt Lake

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:27pm

What will help these struggling lakes?

By 2060, a quarter of US residents will be over age 65

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 17th - 8:53pm

By 2060, almost a quarter of all U.S. residents will be over age 65, and life expectancy will reach an all-time high of 85 years, according to new reports the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.

$1 million loan for affordable housing approved by Salt lake City Council

Kelli Pierce, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:32pm

The Salt Lake City Council has approved a $1 million loan for affordable housing. The complex is to be built at 535 West 300 North.

Salt Lake County recorder warns residents of ‘predatory’ property assessment solicitation

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:46pm

If you own property in the greater Salt Lake area, you might have received a letter from a California company called Property Site requesting $95 for a “property assessment profile.”

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