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Utah is not an outlier, speakers say at alcohol policy summit

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:11pm

The Beehive State, while known to many for its strict and unique alcohol policies, isn’t actually an outlier, according to Sen. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton.

DWR to anglers: Release all bluegill caught at Steinaker Reservoir, Pelican Lake

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:18pm

Those planning to fish at two popular places in northeastern Utah are being told to release any bluegill fish they might catch.

95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:37pm

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday.

Utah homelessness groups seeking warm donations ahead of winter

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:11pm

Many people want to help those in need but don’t know where to begin, according to notable Utah philanthropist Pamela Atkinson.

QUIZ: How well do you pay attention at sports games?

Lifevantage  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:00pm

There's often so much going on at any given sports game, it's hard to focus on the small details that make it possible.

AMC Theaters announces 27-hour 'Star Wars' movie marathon ahead of new film

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:17pm

AMC Theaters will follow the franchise movie marathon trend with a 27-hour “Star Wars” film marathon.

Speed limit jump will 'eliminate the safety risk' on Legacy Highway, officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:14pm

Drivers will soon be allowed to drive 65 mph on Legacy Parkway and a ban on large semitrucks commuting on the highway, which had been in place for more than a decade, will expire on Jan. 1, Utah Department of Transportation officials said Friday.

Pro-independence protesters set fires, clash with police in Barcelona

Ivana Kottasová, Laura Perez Maestro and Simon Cullen, CNN  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:54pm

Fires and violence broke out in the streets of Barcelona on Friday, as more than half a million pro-independence protesters gathered in the Catalan capital, the local police said.


Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth brings her voice and spirit to LGBTQ youth in Utah

Lottie Elizabeth Johnson, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:39pm

Kristin Chenoweth visited the two-story LGBTQ+ Family & Youth Resource Center, Encircle, in downtown Salt Lake City

Protesters make presence felt, but first Inland Port meeting in months proceeds peacefully

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:15pm

Shrieking whistles and scathing public comments made the opposition felt at the Inland Port Authority's October meeting.

Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

Lisa Mascaro, Andrew Taylor and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:00pm

The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance.

Tooele American Legion post renamed to honor fallen Utah soldier

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:30am

American Legion Post 17 in Tooele was renamed to honor 19-year-old Utah soldier Jordan Matthew Byrd, who was killed in Afghanistan.

Johnson & Johnson stock falls after asbestos found in baby powder

Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:29am

The bad news keeps coming for Johnson & Johnson: The company on Friday announced a voluntary recall of its popular baby powder after some bottles were found to contain small amounts of asbestos.

Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:09am

Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks.

Unemployment in Utah improves slightly to 2.7%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:47am

Utah's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly to 2.7%.

Guardsman Pass closes for first time this winter season due to snow

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:30am

Guardsman Pass, at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, has closed for the first time this winter season, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Legislators propose $75M tax collection reduction, but new taxes on food, gas proposed

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:19am

A new proposal from the Utah Legislature’s tax reform task force would cut tax collections overall by $75 million, giving families a tax break.

Hillary Clinton appears to suggest Russians are 'grooming' Tulsi Gabbard for third-party run

Dan Merica, CNN  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:01am

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday the Russians are currently "grooming" a Democrat running in the presidential primary to run as a third-party candidate and champion their interests.

KSL Pick'em: College football Week 8 staff selections

Robert Jackson,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:00am

Here are the games for Week 8: No. 19 SMU vs. Temple, No. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington, No. 13 Utah vs. No. 17 Arizona State, Utah State vs. Nevada, and No. 14 Boise State at BYU.

Opponents of Kaysville fiber utility gather signatures to put decision on ballot

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:46am

The debate surrounding whether to create a fiber utility department continues in Kaysville City, where opponents began gathering signatures Thursday to put the proposed utility on the ballot.

Nationwide cancer drug shortage sparks fear among parents, doctors

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:22am

A nationwide shortage of a cancer-fighting drug has one Utah mother worried for her 6-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago.