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Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:54am

Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action.

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Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:39am

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

Man killed in 4th avalanche-related fatality within the past 6 weeks

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:28am

A man died after being buried in an avalanche late Tuesday afternoon east of Palisades Reservoir.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU basketball back in familiar spot

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:50am

For the third consecutive season, the BYU men's basketball team needs to win the West Coast Conference tournament to play in next month's NCAA tournament. Several reasons have put the Cougars in this disappointing and frustrating position again.

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Why Intermountain Healthcare is outsourcing billing to a company with a checkered past

Matthew Piper, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:37am

It might mean $70 million in savings that Intermountain Healthcare can pass on to patients. It might mean hundreds of new jobs for Utahns. Or it might, from the perspective of outgoing Intermountain employees, be a "kick in the teeth."

Slipping on ice could hurt as bad as a car accident, BYU professor says

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:34am

Slipping and falling after a winter storm can injure someone as much as being in a car accident, according to one expert from Brigham Young University.

Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:21am

Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new polls shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race.

Bills recognizing postpartum depression, requiring more polling places advance on Capitol Hill

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:02am

A bill that would recognize postpartum depression as a public health issue, and another measure that would mean more election polling places for Utahns both passed out of committee on Utah's Capitol Hill Tuesday.

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:30am

The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:01am

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

What's the public appetite for 2 tax increases? Salt Lake leaders want to find out

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:32am

Facing what city staff describes as a nearly $16 million annual gap to fulfill long-term needs for Salt Lake City — including streets, deferred maintenance and police — city officials know they need to find the money somewhere.

Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:12am

As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough.

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:08am

The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Utah dentist faces child pornography charges

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:00am

A dentist in Weber County was charged Tuesday with downloading child pornography.

3 essential ways to keep your heart healthy

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:00am

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Luckily, there are plenty of steps you can take to improve your health and reduce your chances of heart disease. Follow these essential tips for a healthier, happier heart today.

Utah wants to vanquish 'dark places' of suicide

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:43am

Members of the Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force Tuesday outlined recommendations aimed at stopping the flow of young deaths by one's own hand. Herbert said the priorities are a good start, but much is left to be done to target other populations.

High school coach charged with unlawful sex activity with teen

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:15am

A high school soccer coach has been charged with engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage girl.

U. students get behind-the-scenes look at Olympic broadcasting center

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:56pm

University of Utah students got a unique opportunity this week to see exactly what it takes to broadcast the Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang to the world.

Takeaways from the 1st day of the 6A girls basketball tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:48pm

Chalk, not upsets, reigned supreme, and a few circus-shots were made at Bruin Arena on the opening day of the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament Tuesday at Salt Lake Community College.

Rally shows tide of support for those in recovery

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:23pm

More than 300 addiction recovery advocates and others gathered at the Utah Capitol Tuesday evening at a lively rally urging solidarity and encouragement for those fighting substance abuse and mental health issues.

Woman's killer pleads guilty to burning her home down

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:42pm

A man who killed his girlfriend and dumped her body before fleeing to Mexico has now admitted to burning down the woman's home days before attacking her.

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