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How some states are working to make your rap sheet disappear

How some states are working to make your rap sheet disappear

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 12:31 p.m.

An estimated 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. — more than 70 million people — has some type of criminal record, including those who were charged but not convicted.
'Pragmatic' Biden-Putin summit agrees to resume arms talks, return envoys

'Pragmatic' Biden-Putin summit agrees to resume arms talks, return envoys

Steve Holland and Vladimir Soldatkin, Reuters  |  Updated June 16 - 12:11 p.m.

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed at a "pragmatic" first summit on Wednesday to resume arms control talks and to return ambassadors to each other's capitals after they were withdrawn earlier this year.
EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 16 - 11:57 a.m.

The European Union is recommending that its 27 member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the United States.
Wildfire updates: Bear Fire in Carbon County grows to 11,649 acres, 30% contained

Wildfire updates: Bear Fire in Carbon County grows to 11,649 acres, 30% contained

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted June 16 - 11:29 a.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
'We can do better': Task force begins process of designing new Utah flag

'We can do better': Task force begins process of designing new Utah flag

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 11:01 a.m.

Utahns may soon see the biggest overhaul to Utah's state flag in over a century, if not ever in its 125 years of statehood.
Uniting the country could be simpler than you think

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Uniting the country could be simpler than you think

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 10:54 a.m.

In her recent book, Shaylyn Romney Garrett argues that social connections will heal a fragmented country.
In a drought: Why are southern Utah golf courses, parks still getting watered during the day?

In a drought: Why are southern Utah golf courses, parks still getting watered during the day?

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted June 16 - 10:35 a.m.

While area residents have been urged to restrict their outdoor water use during the day, sprinklers can still be seen watering large properties in the middle of a severe drought.
Federal judge blocks Biden's pause on new oil, gas leases

Federal judge blocks Biden's pause on new oil, gas leases

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted June 16 - 9:36 a.m.

The Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters "and all eligible onshore properties."
Salt Lake Chamber honors Katharine and Robert Garff for their community work

Salt Lake Chamber honors Katharine and Robert Garff for their community work

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted June 16 - 9:30 a.m.

The annual Giant in our City event is widely recognized as the most prestigious business award given in Utah. This year's honorees are Katharine and the late Robert Garff.
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard sprains right knee, out for Game 5

Clippers' Kawhi Leonard sprains right knee, out for Game 5

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated June 16 - 9:28 a.m.

All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard will be out of the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup for Game 5 in the second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Utah Jazz Wednesday night.
Utah ski resorts rebound from COVID-19 with record-breaking year

Utah ski resorts rebound from COVID-19 with record-breaking year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 9:10 a.m.

COVID-19 halted the 2019-20 ski season early just before it broke the record for most skier days in Utah resort history. The 2020-21 season was even more successful, according to Ski Utah.
Salt Lake County seeing a shortage of lifeguards at public pools

Salt Lake County seeing a shortage of lifeguards at public pools

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 16 - 8:47 a.m.

Pool managers across Salt Lake County reported they're having a hard time finding enough lifeguards to keep watch over everyone.
Loan relief granted to defrauded for-profit college students

Loan relief granted to defrauded for-profit college students

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted June 16 - 8:19 a.m.

The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain — ITT Technical Institute — that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in finding jobs.
Northbound I-15 reopens in Sandy after fatal motorcycle crash

Northbound I-15 reopens in Sandy after fatal motorcycle crash

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 16 - 7:56 a.m.

Northbound I-15 has reopened in Sandy following a fatal motorcycle accident Wednesday morning.
Sen. Mike Lee says now isn't the time to consider citizenship for 'Dreamers'

Sen. Mike Lee says now isn't the time to consider citizenship for 'Dreamers'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 16 - 7:45 a.m.

Republicans railed against Democrats for holding a hearing Tuesday on legislation to allow "Dreamers" to become U.S. citizens during a continued surge of migrants at the southern border.
Protecting your pets during Utah's heat wave

Protecting your pets during Utah's heat wave

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV  |  Posted June 16 - 7:13 a.m.

Experts reminded Utahns to keep an eye on their pets during the record-setting heat wave. Just like humans, pets can overheat and get really sick during extreme heat.
'Cold': Douglas Lovell's actions deprive Joyce Yost's family of time, memories with her

'Cold': Douglas Lovell's actions deprive Joyce Yost's family of time, memories with her

Dave Cawley, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 15 - 11:00 p.m.

Joyce Yost's family members provided victim impact statements during the trial's penalty phase, after the jury had found Lovell guilty of capital homicide. They were able to say from the witness stand how Lovell's actions had altered their lives.
Utah nonprofit included in philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's $2.7 billion latest round of charitable giving

Utah nonprofit included in philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's $2.7 billion latest round of charitable giving

Joseph Ax, Reuters  |  Posted June 15 - 10:25 p.m.

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Tuesday that she has donated $2.7 billion to nearly 300 organizations focused on what she described as "categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked."
Wildfire updates: Bennion Creek Fire near Scofield Reservoir is 10% contained

Wildfire updates: Bennion Creek Fire near Scofield Reservoir is 10% contained

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 15 - 10:06 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
'Just not worth it': Cox pleads with Utahns to cut back on private fireworks this year

'Just not worth it': Cox pleads with Utahns to cut back on private fireworks this year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 9:49 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox made a plea Tuesday evening for Utahns to ditch private firework displays this July as Utah nears its traditional fireworks season.
University of Utah police chief says school 'scapegoated' him in wake of McCluskey case 

University of Utah police chief says school 'scapegoated' him in wake of McCluskey case 

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 9:25 p.m.

University of Utah Police Rodney Chatman alleges in a notice of claim — an early step toward a lawsuit — that he faced reprisal from his employer for seeking to inform students and employees about missteps in the case. Chatman is still on paid administrative leave.
Utah oversight of charter schools 'unclear,' has gaps in accountability, audit finds

Utah oversight of charter schools 'unclear,' has gaps in accountability, audit finds

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 8:25 p.m.

A legislative audit found that Utah's governance of charter schools is unclear as both the Utah State Board of Education and the State Charter School Board participate in overseeing them.
US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

Janie Har and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 7:57 p.m.

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities, allowing the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
Rudy Gobert named to All-NBA Third Team as Donovan Mitchell left off

Rudy Gobert named to All-NBA Third Team as Donovan Mitchell left off

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 7:56 p.m.

For the fourth time, Rudy Gobert is an All-NBA player. Donovan Mitchell missed the cut — but that might be a good thing for Utah moving forward
Salt Lake City ties all-time record; what the heat wave means for Utah's climate, drought and fire risk

Salt Lake City ties all-time record; what the heat wave means for Utah's climate, drought and fire risk

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 6:58 p.m.

Utah experts say the current heat wave breaking records this week should change watering habits and likely leads to the risk of larger fires.
Schumer hopes for July vote for bipartisan infrastructure bill

Schumer hopes for July vote for bipartisan infrastructure bill

Reuters  |  Posted June 15 - 6:18 p.m.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he hoped to have a July vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill, but a second measure would be needed to incorporate climate and human infrastructure measures.
Want a job? Some employers say: Talk to the computer (and this Utah-based company's AI)

Want a job? Some employers say: Talk to the computer (and this Utah-based company's AI)

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 5:13 p.m.

One of the leading companies in the field, Utah-based HireVue, helped create a market for "on-demand" video job interviews, but it has taken some criticism and says it is adjusting some of its practices.
Biden and Putin summit: Where they disagree and where they might compromise

Biden and Putin summit: Where they disagree and where they might compromise

Humeyra Pamuk, Steve Holland and Andrew Osborn  |  Posted June 15 - 5:04 p.m.

A major breakthrough is not expected at a summit on Wednesday between U.S. President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, given relations between Washington and Moscow are their most strained in years.
Have You Seen This? Professional athlete sneaks Wu-Tang references throughout interview

Have You Seen This? Professional athlete sneaks Wu-Tang references throughout interview

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 15 - 4:22 p.m.

If this man isn't a Wu-Tang fan and just happened to quote all these lyrics, then this is the most amazing coincidence of all time. If he did it on purpose, then I salute his sneakiness.
8 of 9 charged with vandalizing DA's office in summer protest reach plea deals

8 of 9 charged with vandalizing DA's office in summer protest reach plea deals

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Updated June 15 - 4:21 p.m.

More demonstrators charged with defacing the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office building last summer have accepted plea deals and will pay $8,400 apiece in restitution.
More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 3:33 p.m.

A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.
7 cool things to incorporate into your home

7 cool things to incorporate into your home

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted June 15 - 3:17 p.m.

Make sure you're spending your money on things you'll value in your space. Here are seven cool features you could easily add to your home.
Teen arrested in downtown shooting death

Teen arrested in downtown shooting death

Lisi Merkley and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 15 - 3:08 p.m.

Police have arrested a juvenile after a man was shot and killed early Sunday in downtown Salt Lake City.
Can Utah still hit 70% vaccination goal by July 4?

Can Utah still hit 70% vaccination goal by July 4?

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 15 - 2:55 p.m.

As Utah leaders seek to get 70% of all adults vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4, thousands of businesses were urged Tuesday to support their employees in getting vaccinated.
With COVID tamed, it's a 'grand reopening' in California

With COVID tamed, it's a 'grand reopening' in California

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 2:29 p.m.

California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic.
White House to host July 4 'independence from virus' bash

White House to host July 4 'independence from virus' bash

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 2:01 p.m.

President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country's effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption.
From the comments: Mike Conley's past shows that if he can play, he will

From the comments: Mike Conley's past shows that if he can play, he will

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 1:32 p.m.

The Los Angeles Clippers knotted the series with a 118-104 blowout win in Game 4. The Jazz were bad and the fans were mad. Let's go to the comments.
Man dies in trench collapse at South Jordan work site

Man dies in trench collapse at South Jordan work site

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 1:14 p.m.

A man died Tuesday after a trench collapsed at a construction site in South Jordan, authorities said.
US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

Michael Kunzelman and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 12:31 p.m.

A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to come true.
Group used wooden blocks, pole to beat man to death in Magna, police say

Group used wooden blocks, pole to beat man to death in Magna, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 15 - 12:02 p.m.

A group of people used wooden blocks and a pole to beat a man to death in the parking lot of a Smith's in Magna on Monday, police say.
Meet the man who 'introduced America to Americans'

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Meet the man who 'introduced America to Americans'

Stephen Fried, Deseret News  |  Posted June 15 - 11:48 a.m.

As travel returns, the open road has never been more inviting. Here's the story of Fred Harvey, who invented hospitality as we know it, and a tour through his America.
How an airline's flight schedule change can open opportunities for a better flight

How an airline's flight schedule change can open opportunities for a better flight

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted June 15 - 11:26 a.m.

Flight times change all the time as airlines constantly tweak schedules to get the most bang for their buck. Those changes can throw a big wrench into your travel plans, but travel experts said you can also use them to snag much better flights.
US lays out plan to confront white supremacist violence

US lays out plan to confront white supremacist violence

Jarrett Renshaw and Jan Wolfe, Reuters  |  Updated June 15 - 11:02 a.m.

President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address the threat of violence posed by white supremacists and militias, five months after members of those groups joined in a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Summer school aims to help students catch up after the pandemic

Summer school aims to help students catch up after the pandemic

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted June 15 - 10:37 a.m.

School may be out for the summer for most children in Utah, but for hundreds of others, it just began. Monday was the first day of summer school in the Salt Lake City School District.
Patrick Kinahan: Jazz must get down to heart of the matter

Patrick Kinahan: Jazz must get down to heart of the matter

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 15 - 10:14 a.m.

Long-suffering Jazz followers no doubt can recall the words of the legendary Jerry Sloan each time his teams faced a crisis similar to the situation the current group encounters now.
Makeup may contain potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS, study finds

Makeup may contain potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS, study finds

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted June 15 - 9:38 a.m.

The "No PFAS in Cosmetics Act" is scheduled to be introduced in the U.S. House and Senate on Tuesday, following the release of a new study that found high levels of a marker for toxic PFAS substances in 52% of 231 makeup products purchased in the United States and Canada.
Peak demand hits Utah's power grid during heat wave

Peak demand hits Utah's power grid during heat wave

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted June 15 - 9:10 a.m.

Power companies across Utah said they were keeping a close eye on their systems this week as the extreme heat puts stress on the electrical grid.
Biden eases trade friction with EU ahead of Putin summit

Biden eases trade friction with EU ahead of Putin summit

Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire, and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 8:11 a.m.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday moved to end a long-running dispute with the European Union over subsidies for aircraft manufacturers, a major breakthrough in the U.S.-EU trade relationship that comes on the eve of his highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Attorney makes long list of requests before Lori Daybell is moved to mental health facility

Attorney makes long list of requests before Lori Daybell is moved to mental health facility

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 15 - 8:04 a.m.

Lori Vallow Daybell's defense attorney Mark Means has a lengthy list of requests after a judge committed her to the Department of Health and Welfare last week.
6 ways to show your husband you love him today

6 ways to show your husband you love him today

Minky Couture  |  Posted June 15 - 8:00 a.m.

While the stress of a nice Father's Day gift is real (please no socks or a tie), there's something far better you can do: show them you love them every day, and not just on grand occasions.
Southwest Airlines begins resuming flight operations after data issues grounded planes

Southwest Airlines begins resuming flight operations after data issues grounded planes

Tina Burnside, Amanda Jackson and Hollie Silverman, CNN  |  Posted June 15 - 7:34 a.m.

Southwest Airlines said it is beginning to resume flight operations after the airline's third-party weather data provider experienced intermittent performance issues Monday evening, grounding planes and delaying travel across the US.
Who will lead the University of Utah? List has been narrowed to 11

Who will lead the University of Utah? List has been narrowed to 11

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted June 15 - 6:23 a.m.

A search committee has selected 11 candidates to interview for president of the University of Utah.
'It's tough, but it is what it is': Donovan Mitchell has been forced to carry unusual burden in 2nd round

'It's tough, but it is what it is': Donovan Mitchell has been forced to carry unusual burden in 2nd round

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 1:38 a.m.

Mitchell has been heroic at times this postseason, but how long can his tweaked ankle continue to carry the Jazz.
'He just surprises you': Kawhi Leonard never panicked when Clippers trailed Jazz, and it's paying off

'He just surprises you': Kawhi Leonard never panicked when Clippers trailed Jazz, and it's paying off

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 12:59 a.m.

With 90 seconds left in the first half, Leonard made a move, lunging through contact at the top of the key and soaring for a posterizing dunk over Jazz forward Derrick Favors that sent screams from the broadcast booth and fire emojis across the Twitterverse.
Jazz spiral in first half of Game 4 loss to Clippers; series tied 2-2

Jazz spiral in first half of Game 4 loss to Clippers; series tied 2-2

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated June 15 - 12:52 a.m.

The Clippers led by as many as 29 points in 118-104 Game 4 win over Jazz. The series is now tied 2-2.
Church provides millions to NAACP, UNCF for scholarships and humanitarian aid

Church provides millions to NAACP, UNCF for scholarships and humanitarian aid

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Updated June 14 - 11:03 p.m.

Black students will go to college with $3 million in scholarships funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced with the UNCF, NAACP.
Doctors worried about heat health impacts as Salt Lake hits record

Doctors worried about heat health impacts as Salt Lake hits record

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated June 14 - 10:13 p.m.

Here's what Utah doctors are urging residents to do to keep their families and neighbors safe during this week's heat wave.
Fire officials say blaze that destroyed a Sugarhouse office complex may be difficult to investigate

Fire officials say blaze that destroyed a Sugarhouse office complex may be difficult to investigate

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 14 - 10:11 p.m.

Fire investigators say it might be tricky getting to the bottom of a blaze that flattened a Sugarhouse office complex. They say the damage was so severe, a lot of the evidence may have been destroyed, along with everything else.
Wildfire Updates: Pack Creek Fire in San Juan County now 16% contained

Wildfire Updates: Pack Creek Fire in San Juan County now 16% contained

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 14 - 9:38 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.

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