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5 ways to discover what THE BLOCKS have to offer

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:26am

If you’ve ever attended a concert, admired a piece of street art, browsed an art gallery, museum or been to a festival in downtown Salt Lake City, you’ve experienced THE BLOCKS.

Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:00am

Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending.

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:38am

a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Coach Kim: Are you a perfectionist?

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim answers a common question about unrealistic expectations.

Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:39am

With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their summit Monday as the American president declared that "the world wants to see us get along." Trump laid out a list of topics for discussion that notably did not include Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Jogger stabbed in Magna Copper Park

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:22pm

A jogger was seriously injured Sunday evening during an attack in which she was stabbed by a group of people, officials report.

Police say man impersonated officer, threatened to kill two men he accused of living in U.S. illegally

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:06pm

Police arrested a man Sunday for impersonating an officer and threatening to kill two men he accused of living in the country illegally, according to a probable cause statement.

Utah man hopes 3rd startup will be the charm

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:04pm

If you ask Taylor Reynolds, running a successful business is all about persistence — having the tenacity to keep going, no matter what.

Feds OK Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act state plan

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:32pm

The U.S. Department of Education has granted final approval of Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act state plan, which is essentially an application for $131 million in federal funding for programs that support vulnerable student groups.

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:23pm

A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said.

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:58pm

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government.

Missing elderly man found dead

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:52pm

An elderly man missing since Friday morning was found dead in Holladay Sunday evening, officials report.

Utah Education Association cancels fall convention

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:24pm

Bucking a century-old practice, the Utah Education Association board of directors has voted to cancel its fall 2018 convention.

'It’s just a miracle:' Cabin still standing amid Dollar Ridge Fire

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:59pm

Deborah and Mark Andrus saw what is left of their property Saturday after the Dollar Ridge Fire burned through parts of Duchesne County last week. As of Sunday, the wildfire had burned 56,734 acres and was 65 percent contained, according to fire officials.

Police investigating body found in Ogden

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:45pm

Police are investigating the discovery of a body in the business depot area near 12th Street and Depot Drive Sunday evening.

Lehi officials consider demolishing century-old bridge where teen died

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:03pm

Lehi officials are considering how to make a century-old bridge safer after a teenager died jumping from it July 7 — once they find out who owns it.

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:57pm

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.

Police: Knife-wielding man shot by officer after ramming police vehicle, barricading himself in WVC home

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:48pm

One person has been taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in West Valley City, police confirmed.

Smoking in and near public housing will be banned at the end of July

Fadel Allassan and Amanda Watts CNN  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:16pm

Smokers won't be able to light up in or near public housing starting July 31.

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What to do if summer makes you depressed

Jennifer Graham and K. Sophie Will, Deseret News  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:06pm

Longer days, more sun and vacations make many people happier in summer. But many suffer from a form of depression that occurs only during the summer, making the season especially challenging for parents with children home on vacation.

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