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The state wants to help you stop watering your lawn while the weather’s doing it for you

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:10pm

Do you sometimes forget to turn off your sprinklers when the weather is already doing the watering for you? Here's why the state wants to help pay for tech that will help you stop overwatering.

Have You Seen This? Residents help dozens of ducks cross the road

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:30pm

Why did the chicken cross the road? Who knows. Why did the ducks cross the road? Because they can — and who’s going to stop dozens upon dozens of them?

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

Andrew Soergel, The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:06pm

Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked.

5 fresh wedding gift ideas for young Utah couples

Minky Couture  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:00pm

Whether you’re shopping for a bridal shower, couple’s shower or the main event, these fresh, fun wedding gift ideas are the perfect way to dazzle the happy couple.

Study: Dental care improves treatment outcomes dramatically for patients with drug and alcohol addiction

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:32pm

A study published by University of Utah researchers this week has found that comprehensive dental care improves the efficacy of substance abuse treatment and improves overall mental health.

Tom Hanks says Tim Allen warned him of emotional 'Toy Story 4' ending

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:01pm

Grab the Kleenex, because it sounds like "Toy Story 4" will have you blubbering.

Tax reform can get done in special session, but must include tax cut, Utah governor says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:46pm

Tax reform can still get done in a special session, Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday, but also warned that any plan that a new legislative task force comes up with may be doomed if it doesn't include a tax cut.

Utah judge orders prison for man who threatened to kill 'as many women as I see'

Annie Knox  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:16pm

A Denver man who admitted to posting on Facebook that he would "shoot up a public place and kill as many women as I see" has been ordered to up to five years in prison.

The story behind Memory Grove's Meditation Chapel and its revitalization 20 years ago

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:14pm

There’s a special reverence the Meditation Chapel brings to Memory Grove. However, that wasn't always the case.

1 dead, 1 injured in Summit County head-on crash, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:02am

One person died and another suffered critical injuries in a Thursday morning crash in Summit County, authorities say.

Betsy DeVos releases more data on student loan debt

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:30am

The Education Department released new student loan data this week. It's part of a plan to deal with student loan debt by giving individual consumers more information about what they're likely to get for their money.


Utah dancers on 'World of Dance' now touring with Derek Hough

Caresa Alexander Randall, Deseret News  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:23am

For the past few months, when dancers Alexis Warr and Charity Anderson have taken their places onstage during “Derek Hough Live!: The Tour."

No celebrating yet: Cluff, No. 24 BYU baseball set sights on WCC Tourney title, regional berth

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:15am

There wasn't much celebrating emanating from the 24th-ranked BYU baseball team when they clinched their first outright conference title in 30 years. Star middle infielder Jackson Cluff and the Cougars know they haven't done anything yet.

Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:00am

A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump's administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to a financial institution bribery charge as his lawyer said he's done nothing wrong.

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:29am

Big cities in the U.S. aren't growing like they used to.

Police arrest man in connection with carjacking in which van was stolen with girl inside

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:18am

Police on Thursday arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a carjacking that took place last week in which a woman’s van was stolen while her toddler was still inside.

Pentagon proposing troop reinforcements in Mideast

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:38am

The Pentagon on Thursday was presenting proposals to the White House to send military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran amid heightened tensions in the region. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters before the meeting, said he was not convinced the troops were needed but would do whatever was necessary.

Astronaut landings in Utah? Very likely, and soon

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:21am

Utah has always been on the sidelines when it comes to spacecraft landings. That’s about to change.

4 renovations that can make you love your home again

Amsco Windows  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:00am

While certain renovations are known to improve home value, others are important because they improve a homeowner’s enjoyment of their living space. Here are some ideas of renovations that can help you fall in love with your home all over again.

Idaho, Utah authorities searching for man accused of shooting and killing I-84 driver

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:58am

Authorities in Idaho are searching for a man who is accused of shooting and killing a man on I-84 in northwest Utah.

Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:43am

An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load.