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Looking for a new Utah hike? Try Grandstaff Canyon

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 5th - 12:16pm

A lush oasis tucked neatly between soaring red-rock cliffs, Grandstaff Canyon trail is a timeless classic located near Moab, Utah which is doable for the whole family.

Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

Matthew Perrone, Nicky Forster and Michelle Liu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 5th - 11:48am

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.

Facebook launches a new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 5th - 11:33am

Facebook's Instagram is launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels.

Negligence suspected in Beirut blast involving chemicals

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 5th - 11:15am

Investigators began searching through the wreckage of Beirut’s port Wednesday for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital, and the government ordered port officials put under house arrest amid speculation that negligence was to blame.

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Poll: Where Utahns stand on school reopenings

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug 5th - 11:13am

Though more than half of parents plan for their children to attend school, less than half think public schools in their local school districts should open for in-person classes in the fall.

NCAA to rule on fall championships by Aug. 21 as they release requirements for season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 5th - 10:57am

As conferences begin to release plans for the fall season of athletic activities, the NCAA Board of Governors released Wednesday “specific requirements” necessary before any sport can resume.

Playing during a pandemic: Inside the unique circumstances of restarting Utah high school sports

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 5th - 10:23am

Twenty-eight girls soccer games were scattered throughout the state as the first team-based sport kicked off among Utah high schools since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools back in March.

Gephardt: Travel credit card perks evolving with fewer folks flying

Matt Gephardt, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 5th - 10:04am

Think back to the last time you traveled by plane. You hit 10,000 feet and, boom, somebody jumps on the intercom and reminds you to check out their credit card to earn some bonus miles or discounts on hotels or checked bags.

EPA, Utah settle Gold King Mine spill lawsuit

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 5th - 9:33am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced Wednesday that a settlement agreement has been reached over the Gold King Mine spill that happened five years ago on Wednesday.

Police identify man who died in Taylorsville crash Tuesday

Jacob Klopfenstein and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 5th - 9:08am

A man died Tuesday morning after his car and a UTA bus collided near 1175 W. 4570 South in Taylorsville, police confirmed.

Coronavirus updates: Utah, US and world COVID-19 news

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Aug 5th - 9:07am

Here are the latest updates on COVID-19 from Utah and around the world.

'Hope in Darkness': Nearly 2-year nightmare ends as Josh Holt and his wife gain their freedom

Becky Bruce, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug 5th - 9:02am

A Senate floor speech in 2018, just over a month before Josh and Thamy Holt’s release from a Venezuela prison, threatened to potentially undo all the work behind the scenes.

FDA-approved study for potential COVID-19 treatment underway in Draper

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 5th - 8:43am

A New York-based drug company is starting a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical study on a new drug to determine whether or not it could treat COVID-19.

Group abandons campsite to avoid Upper Provo Fire

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 5th - 8:22am

A group of Salt Lake City campers scrambled to escape their site this weekend after smoke and flames from the Upper Provo Fire appeared on the horizon.

Arianne Brown: The upcoming school year will be fine because you have options

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 5th - 8:05am

With school districts in Utah putting out their plans for the 2020-2021 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are finding themselves torn. But there are more options out there than you think.

8 ways to cool off in the dog days of summer

Minky Couture  |  Posted Aug 5th - 8:00am

If you're not a fan of triple-digit temps or the sweltering heat August is bringing in, consider these activities to cool off.

Parents rally for 5-day, in-person learning at Davis School District

Matt Rascon and Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 5th - 7:38am

The back-to-school debate was front and center at the Davis School District Tuesday as parents rallied against the district’s updated hybrid model for returning to the classroom.

Arson suspected in fire at UDOT compound in Wendover, officials say

Linda Williams and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 5th - 7:23am

Officials believe an early morning fire at a UDOT employee compound in Wendover may be arson.

Sen. Mike Lee: 'Religious liberty has to be revered and respected,' even in a pandemic

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 5th - 6:18am

Sen. Mike Lee told an online Sutherland Institute audience Tuesday that even when the exercise of religious liberty comes at the expense of someone else, “that doesn’t make it OK to trample” because of constitutional protections put in place to limit government.

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