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Senate passes bill to establish grants to mentor Utah school principals

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:18pm

The Utah Senate passed SB99 on Wednesday, legislation that creates a grant program for the training and mentorship of new and aspiring public school principals.

Salt Lake School Board adopts updated gender inclusion policy

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:15pm

On the heels of Salt Lake City Board of Education adopting an update to its gender inclusion policies and plans for transgender students and employees Tuesday, advocates say it is key that new policies and practices foster a sense of safety and belonging.

Body camera captures wild police chase in West Valley

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:47am

A wild police chase through West Valley City was all caught on an officer’s body camera.

Spanish Fork man, 72, charged with sexually assaulting teenager

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34am

A 72-year-old Spanish Fork man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Utah lawmakers to discuss whether a child under 12 can be criminally prosecuted

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:01am

Members of the House Judiciary Committee will be taking up the topic of when is someone is too young to be charged with a crime as the Legislature continues its 2020 session Wednesday.

With Super Tuesday looming, voting ramps up across Utah

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:30am

The Salt Lake County Clerk’s office opened its doors to voters Tuesday, marking the start of in-person voting for Utah’s 2020 presidential primary election.

New 'ministerial' church handbook clarifies transgender guidelines, excommunication

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:01am

A new church handbook released Wednesday combines two older guideline manuals and details several changes. Here are the highlights.

UHP trooper donates car to sisters after helping them in crash

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:37am

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper and his family donated a car to a pair of sisters after their vehicle was totaled in an Iron County crash just before Christmas.

Utahn acquitted of raping student now charged with raping 6-year-old

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:23am

On Tuesday, Samuel H. Butler, 24, of Orem, was formally charged in 4th District Court with three first-degree felonies.

Dirty dining? KSL Investigators look into popular Salt Lake restaurant rankings

Tania Dean, KSL TV and Mike Headrick, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:04am

We love going out to eat, but how much do you really know about the restaurants you’re dining at?

Police searching for man suspected in Taylorsville assault and carjacking

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:33am

The man is described as a 19-year-old white man with curly red hair. He was last seen wearing black pants and a white shirt, according to police.

Proposed drilling near Arches National Park the wrong move, groups say

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:22am

A proposal for potential oil and gas development in the popular Slickrock Trail recreation area in Grand County is stoking opposition from local elected leaders, outdoor recreation companies and even Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, who says the leases should be pulled.

Utah woman accused of hiding baby arrested in Philippines, faces kidnapping charge

Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:39am

An American woman from Utah charged with human trafficking for allegedly attempting to smuggle a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines inside a sling bag was arrested on an additional count of kidnapping, authorities said.

Bloomberg is the one to watch in Democratic presidential debate, pollster says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:00am

The billionaire former New York City mayor spending hundreds of millions of dollars had the strongest showing against President Donald Trump in a January poll in Utah.

Utah sales, income taxes grow, but lawmakers say tax reform still needed

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:20pm

Ahead of revenue projections anticipated for later this week, the Utah State Tax Commission released actual 2020 revenue collection figures Tuesday.

Utah Senate unanimously backs bill to lower penalty for bigamy

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:42pm

Legislation to drop the penalty for bigamy from a felony to an infraction in hopes of making the victims of abuses in polygamous communities more willing to step forward passed out of the Senate unanimously Tuesday.

Pete Buttigieg's strategy for victory in Utah on Super Tuesday

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:22pm

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s path to victory in the Utah Democratic primary relies on a compilation of endorsements from local politicians, a bump from his in-person appearance and recent national surge in polls, and a unification of moderates on the left and right.

'Silicon Slopes is all of Utah': Organization announces new southeastern Utah chapter

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:00pm

Silicon Slopes launched a new chapter in Carbon and Emery counties in a bid to build "homegrown companies" by "homegrown entrepreneurs."

Utah bill to require warning label on pornography passes House

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:24pm

A Utah bill to require pornography sites to post warning labels about the harmful effects lawmakers say it can have on minors cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday.