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Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, conservative political maverick, dies

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 28th - 10:36am

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma family doctor who earned a reputation as a conservative political maverick as he railed against federal earmarks and subsidies for the rich, has died. He was 72.

Park City streets 'eerie' quiet on first day of stay at home order

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 28th - 9:05am

Friday marked day one of Summit County's stay at home order and a nearly-empty Main Street in Park City showed residents are complying.

Landlords working with BYU students on a ‘case-by-case’ basis on ending leases over COVID-19

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Mar 28th - 8:42am

Some property owners are working with BYU students on a case-by-case basis to release them from housing contracts because of COVID-19 concerns.

Regents authorize U. public safety building, hotel construction near Dee Events Center

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 28th - 7:47am

The Board of Regents on Friday authorized the univeristy to design and build a public safety building, an adjoining storage building and secured parking structure.

Coronavirus updates: Southeast Utah Health Department reports first COVID-19 case

Jacob Klopfenstein and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 27th - 10:51pm

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus, from Utah and around the world.

2nd Utah COVID-19 death reported as state jumps to 480 cases

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 27th - 10:50pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased to 466 in Utah residents and 14 in visitors, and the state's second death from the disease has been reported.

Salt Lake City mayor gives ‘force of law’ to stay-at-home directive

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 27th - 10:17pm

If residents of Salt Lake City violate Gov. Gary Herbert’s new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, they could be charged with a class B misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Laurie Kellman and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 27th - 10:09pm

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.

Stars of 'Contagion' reunite for a PSA

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 27th - 9:54pm

The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.

Not all or nothing: Anti-virus lockdowns could lift slowly

Christina Larson and Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 27th - 9:34pm

For the millions of Americans living under some form of lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, not knowing when the restrictions will end is a major source of anxiety. Will life events — weddings, funerals, even just simple nights out with friends — be delayed for a few weeks, a few months or much longer?

Price man charged in connection with October death

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 9:02pm

A man arrested for allegedly assaulting a man in Carbon County in October has now been charged in connection with the victim’s death, according to charging documents.

Utah governor issues 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' directive to slow the spread of COVID-19

Lauren Bennett and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 27th - 8:58pm

While Gov. Gary Herbert's directive is not a shelter-in-place order, it instructs all individuals in the state to stay home as much as possible.

Joe Wicks is the world's PE teacher, helping kids keep active while social distancing

Alicia Lee, CNN  |  Posted Mar 27th - 8:48pm

With millions of children out of school around the world, Joe Wicks, a YouTube fitness instructor, has taken it upon himself to become their PE teacher.

Plans for Utah’s one-stop shop for higher education move forward

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 8:23pm

Regent approve new commissioner’s job description; OK remodeling project to place administration of state’s technical, degree-granting colleges under one roof.

Arches, Canyonlands close due to coronavirus

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 8:09pm

Arches and Canyonlands national parks are shutting down Saturday after pleas from health agencies, the regional hospital and leaders in local government said it was an urgent move to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

What Utahns need to know about unemployment insurance

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 27th - 7:37pm

Here are some tips for navigating unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 27th - 7:30pm

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act.

Arrested Tremonton man accused of having sexual relations with teen

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 6:26pm

A Tremonton man accused of having sexual relations with a teenage girl has been arrested in Box Elder County.

New captain Amy Rodriguez, Utah Royals FC offer leadership while NWSL on hold for virus

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 27th - 5:43pm

New Utah Royals FC coach Craig Harrington knew exactly why he wanted to name forward Amy Rodriguez as the first captain of his first head coaching job.

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