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This Utah high schooler wants 16-year-olds to be able to vote in local school board elections

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 9:17am

West High School student Arundhati Oommen asked the Salt Lake City Board of Education on Tuesday for its support on an initiative to expand voting rights to youth as young as 16 years to vote in local school board elections.

Despite the pandemic, rent in Salt Lake City continues to rise

Saige Miller, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 8:47am

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't stopping the rising cost of rent in Utah's capital city.

In world first, UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle, Reuters  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 7:38am

Britain approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation program in history with a shot tested in wide-scale clinical trials.

Trump threatens defense veto over social media protections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 7:19am

President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users.

Why Utah is a key link in the 'cold chain' for the West's COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 6:36am

As Utah health care providers and officials gear up for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, Utah Inland Port Authority has an eye on Utah's northern cargo network.

Couple charged in fatal West Jordan shooting of ex-boyfriend

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Updated Dec 1st - 10:07pm

A woman and man were charged Monday after police say they killed the woman's former boyfriend and then took a large amount of drugs that he was allegedly distributing.

Will Vancouver mayor's stance hurt Salt Lake City's hopes for another Olympics?

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 1st - 9:53pm

The mayor of Vancouver, Canada, says he won't get behind an attempt to bring the Olympics back there unless indigenous people are put in charge.

2 men take credit for dismantling Utah monolith because of 'damage caused by the internet sensationalism'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Updated Dec 1st - 9:48pm

A professional outdoor adventure photographer said he and his friends witnessed four men knocking over the mysterious monolith in San Juan County's red rock country.

CDC board recommends health care personnel, care facility residents should get COVID-19 vaccine 1st

Julie Steenhuysen and Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Updated Dec 1st - 9:27pm

Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six months.

Wildfire season recap: 2020 produced most human-caused fires on record in Utah, $60M in costs

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 1st - 9:08pm

The 2020 fire season was the most active — in terms of fire starts — since at least 2012 and it also proved to be costly.

How can Utahns volunteer this Giving Tuesday during a pandemic?

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 1st - 8:30pm

Here are a handful of Utah charities to consider donating time, money or resources to this holiday season.

'My goal is to win a championship here': Rudy Gobert reiterates desire to stay in Utah as contract talks continue

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 1st - 8:01pm

Rudy Gobert has expressed time and time again his desire to stay with the team that drafted him and he reiterated that on Tuesday.

CDC will decrease coronavirus quarantine time from 14 to 7-10 days

Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted Dec 1st - 7:34pm

The Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, informed Vice President Mike Pence and White House Coronavirus Task Force members on Tuesday that the CDC will soon issue new guidelines reducing the number of days close contacts should quarantine following exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, two senior administration officials told CNN.

BYU moves up 1 spot to No. 13 in College Football Playoff's 2nd rankings

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec 1st - 7:14pm

The Cougars moved up one spot to No. 13, jumping ahead of No. 14 Northwestern and behind Indiana and Oklahoma.

San Juan County Commission wants Biden to restore Bears Ears boundaries

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Dec 1st - 7:09pm

A resolution that said President Donald Trump's decision to significantly reduce the boundaries of the Bears Ears Monument in southeast Utah was "illegal" was approved by the San Juan County Commission on a 2-1 vote.

Have You Seen This? Missionaries jump a lake on their bike, sort of

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 1st - 6:32pm

If you were ever a missionary — or just an 18- to 21-year-old living with other 18- to 21-year-olds — you did some really stupid stuff. This is one such example.

US prosecutors investigating potential White House 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme

Jan Wolfe, Reuters  |  Updated Dec 1st - 6:19pm

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents unsealed in federal court.

Ex-politician gets 6 years in Arkansas adoption scheme; Utah, Arizona sentences pending

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 1st - 5:46pm

A former Arizona politician who admitted running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands was sentenced in Arkansas to six years in federal prison. It was the first of three punishments he'll face for arranging adoptions prohibited by an international compact.

Romney, McAdams among group proposing $908B relief plan; McConnell questions it

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Updated Dec 1st - 4:58pm

A bipartisan group of senators, including Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, unveiled a $908 billion emergency coronavirus relief plan Tuesday that would extend unemployment insurance, restart Paycheck Protection Program and fund vaccine distribution.

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