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Senate OKs bill punishing abortion providers for not giving required info

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:56am

The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill which would punish health care providers who fail to show an explanatory module to a patient before they get an abortion.

Bill requiring greater crisis line accessibility in Utah moves forward

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:50am

A bill requiring all Utah suicide hotlines to be available or capable of rolling over to other lines at all times was approved by the Senate on Tuesday for a third reading.

House committee advances bill requiring more polling places, other changes for voters

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:48am

A bill that would make a number of changes to how Utahns vote, including adding more polling places, was advanced Tuesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Bill would ensure state oversight of oil and gas production in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:44am

A bill sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, would make clear the state Division of Oil, Gas and Mining has ultimate authority over oil and gas production if a town or county passes rules that have interfered with that function.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Salt Lake City leaders 'optimistic' in negotiations over inland port authority

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:10pm

As Utah and Salt Lake City leaders huddle to draft legislation that would create a new authority to oversee an inland port in the city's northwest quadrant, city leaders on Tuesday painted a rosy picture of ongoing negotiations.

'These kids are fighting back': Salt Lake students plan march after Florida shooting

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:05pm

"This is something that we've gone to school with our entire lives," said Elizabeth Love, a senior at West High School and one of the organizers of a planned student march on the Capitol. "We're gonna fix it."

Utah House votes to remove sales tax on food

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:00pm

Utahns might be paying a little less at the grocery store under a bill the House passed Tuesday to remove sales tax on food.

Judge: Man accused of assisting teen's suicide is competent

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:14pm

A Spanish Fork man accused of murder after investigators say he helped a teenager take her own life is competent to proceed to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Video shows trooper vehicle hit for a second time during snowy conditions

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:05pm

Utah Highway Patrol released dramatic dashcam video Tuesday to remind drivers to slow down during snowy road conditions.

Bill requiring harassment training for lobbyists passes committee

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:43pm

A bill requiring lobbyists to take a course every year in avoiding harassment in the workplace passed the House Government Operations Committee Tuesday.

State Sen. Jim Dabakis announces he won't seek re-election

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:40pm

Sen. Jim Dabakis, an outspoken Democrat from Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year after serving six years in the Legislature.

Convicted burglar accused in series of new burglaries

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:12pm

A suspected serial burglar accused of targeting mainly Hispanic businesses is now facing a long list of criminal charges.

Utah GOP lawmakers pushing to end death penalty

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 3:59pm

Republican state lawmakers, including House Speaker Greg Hughes, are again pushing to end the death penalty in Utah.