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Too close for comfort: Groups say oil and gas leases jeopardize pristine public lands in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:28pm

A coalition of environmental and conservation organizations are speaking out on a Bureau of Land Management online oil and gas lease/sale auction Tuesday that is offering up 150,000 acres in Utah for potential industry extraction.

Helping to drive investment in 'opportunity zones'

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:44pm

Utah is home to many areas that could be possible locations for economic development with the right capital investment. Created by federal legislation, the Opportunity Zone Program is a tax incentive designed to boost investment in low-income areas.

Have You Seen This? UPS driver becomes squirrel’s BFF during delivery

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:15pm

This UPS driver has the most chill reaction possible when his new squirrel friend jumps on his shoulder, and it's amazing.

Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

Mary Clare Jalonick and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:43pm

Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws.

Rep. Mia Love: Trump 'obviously' doesn't understand GOP's issues with minority women

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:13pm

President Donald Trump does not understand the Republican Party's issue with minority women, outgoing Utah Rep. Mia Love said Tuesday during a panel discussion at the Women Rule Summit in Washington.

Ben Anderson: Are the Jazz done making moves after Korver trade?

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:57am

The Jazz made an unusual trade to acquire Kyle Korver early in the season — is it a sign there are more trades to come?


He's called BYU games for 38 years. The Potato Bowl will be Marc Lyons' last

Jeff Call, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:39am

If Marc Lyons could script his final BYU football broadcast at the conclusion of 38 seasons, it would probably take place on New Year’s Day at the illustrious Fiesta Bowl in warm and sunny Arizona, and the game would feature two ranked teams.

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:33am

Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks.

Charges: Utahn with 100 rounds of ammo threatened to kill wife's family

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:59am

An Orem man has been charged with threatening to shoot his estranged wife's family — forcing an elementary school to go into lockdown — because he was upset over their pending divorce.

Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

Jonathan Lemire, Alan Fram and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:46am

President Donald Trump's intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election.

Looking to buy a jail? Daggett County puts old jail up for sale for $4.45M

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:29am

Are you looking to buy a jail? Do you have $4.45 million lying around somewhere? If so, then you’re in luck.

4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:19am

Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.

'I'm in': Retiring state Sen. Jim Dabakis joins 2019 race for Salt Lake City mayor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:35am

After mulling whether to join two other candidates already lined up to challenge Mayor Jackie Biskupski next year, outgoing state Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday via Facebook Live his decision.

New Kearns building bridges Olympics and community

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:28am

The newest addition to the Utah Olympic Oval and Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center site connects the two buildings — both literally and figuratively.

Utah Rep.-elect Ben McAdams names former deputy mayor as congressional chief of staff

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:06am

Rep.-elect Ben McAdams, D-Utah, announced Monday Nichole Dunn, former deputy Salt Lake County mayor, will serve as his congressional chief of staff.

Police: No charges in 'suspicious' death of South Salt Lake man

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:39am

Despite being involved in a fight prior to his death, the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has determined a South Salt Lake man whose death was originally called "suspicious," died of a drug overdose.

Utah gender wage gap highest in nation: 5 steps to fix it

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:00am

Utah has the largest gender wage gap for full-time, year-round working women. Here are five steps Utah businesses can take to create an equitable pay environment within their own organization.

Charges: Utah man kidnapped woman, led officer on chase and crashed into police vehicle

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:34am

An Ogden man who allegedly kidnapped a woman, led an officer on a chase and crashed into a police vehicle is now facing charges.

Utah man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:02am

Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967.

Hatch brushes off allegations that Trump was involved in crimes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:47am

Retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch defended President Donald Trump on Monday, saying he doesn’t believe he committed any crimes.

Utah man convicted of embalming without a license reports to jail

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:29am

A former mortuary worker convicted of embalming bodies without a license has reported to the Salt Lake County Jail.


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