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Opinion: Black America can’t breathe

Theresa Dear, for The Deseret News  |  Posted May 31st - 11:33am

It happened again. Déjà vu. It’s Eric Garner all over again, but worse. A black man killed by police officers in plain sight, on full display with multiple witnesses and cameras rolling.

KSL.com Book Club: 4 childhood favorites we reread in May

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31st - 11:31am

A book club — with a twist — involving some of the KSL.com team members. Each month, we'll recap the books we read and share what's next on our list. The goal here is to simply read more and escape real-world distractions, if only for a few pages a day.

A look at kindness and solidarity that emerged during Utah's protests

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31st - 10:47am

Here’s a look at the other side of the protests intended to address the circumstances of George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, and the people who attended with the best of intentions.

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SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated May 31st - 10:44am

SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.

Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Elissa Strauss, CNN  |  Updated May 31st - 8:20am

Before the pandemic, video games were a weekend-only activity in our house, allowed for one hour a day, Saturday and Sunday.

15-acre fire burning near Ogden Canyon damages power substation

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 31st - 8:07am

The fire damaged a Rocky Mountain Power substation, and threatened transmission lines and 72 structures.

Get a private school education without paying a dime of tuition. Here's how

Lumen Scholar Institute  |  Posted May 31st - 8:00am

This school offers free education that rivals a private school experience.

Peaceful protests take dangerous turn in Salt Lake City

Katie Workman, KSL.com, Jordan Ormond, KSL.com and Alex Cabrero, KSL TV, KSL.com  |  Updated May 31st - 12:09am

Protests calling for justice in the death of George Floyd, a black man from Minnesota, started out peaceably in Salt Lake City on Saturday morning but escalated.

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

Tim Sullivan and Stephen Groves, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 11:37pm

Thousands also demonstrated, demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck.

Vikings finally earn first win to close out pool play at UPG Last Chance tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 10:47pm

Winning pitcher Ernesto Lugo scattered just three hits with four strikeouts in five innings, and Pleasant Grove shut out previously unbeaten Lone Peak, 6-0 in Saturday’s final game in the eight-team Class 6A group stage.

`Back in the game’: SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 10:10pm

Two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

Brian Melley and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 9:56pm

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

Salt Lake City put under curfew order from 8 p.m. Saturday to Monday morning

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30th - 9:46pm

In response to protests that turned dangerous Saturday night, state and city leaders have issued an emergency curfew to begin at 8 p.m. and last until 6 a.m. on Monday.

Neighbors: Ogden shooting suspect had aggressive history

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 30th - 9:18pm

The suspect accused in the shooting death of Ogden police Officer Nathan Lyday had a criminal history that spans several states. Nearby residents said they weren’t surprised, and that he regularly acted aggressively toward adults and children in the neighborhood.

Utah couple stops at nothing to share their special day with loved ones

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 8:43pm

Zach Pierce and his fiancé Helena Ekonomo were planning to have a large wedding later this year. But when they learned Zach's father might not be well enough to make it, they changed plans.

Body found in Newcastle Reservoir

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 8:11pm

The body of a 53-year-old man was recovered from New Castle Reservoir Saturday morning.

Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 7:24pm

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president said.

Controversial concert to protest COVID restrictions to become picnic, organizer says

Mitch Wilkinson, KSL  |  Updated May 30th - 7:19pm

The organizer of a controversial concert planned for Saturday night to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 closures and to protest restrictions on public gatherings says he will have a picnic instead.

'Heartbreaking on a lot of levels': Orem High softball field tagged with racist, homophobic graffiti

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30th - 6:03pm

Alpine School District officials confirmed that the Orem Tigers’ softball field was tagged with graffiti sometime in the overnight hours of Friday night and Saturday morning.

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