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Utah teacher agrees with Trump: Arming teachers is 'more of a solution'

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:27am

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t easily see herself carrying a gun in class.

New arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock would add water sources for St. George

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:32am

Plans are in the works for a $10 million arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock that would provide more backup water sources for St. George.

Utah's changing demographics could impact local economy

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:20am

By 2065, the Wasatch Front will be more populated, more youthful and more culturally diverse, according to Pam Perlich, director of demographic research at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

Police: Man threatened, pointed handgun at motel employee

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:19am

A man was arrested after police say he threatened a front desk employee of a motel with a gun Thursday night.

Storm brings another slick commute to parts of Wasatch Front

Linda Williams,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:04am

A new round of snow slowed the Friday morning commute, with dozens of slide offs and crashes reported from Brigham City to Utah County.

Teacher turnover tied to working conditions, expert says; Love talks need to 'fix it' following Fla. attack  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:03am

Examining working conditions could help reduce teacher turnover, an expert said during a panel discussion in the Utah Senate Building Thursday. Also, Utah Rep. Mia Love told Utah Senators, "It's incredibly important for us to take ownership and responsibility for the things that happen in our schools," following a deadly attack in Florida.

Utah Legislature urges full compensation on rural $ for federal lands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:16am

Western states have long complained the federal government has given short shrift to compensation for land through a program called Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILT. Utah lawmakers voted unanimously Thursday for full reimbursement.

Trucking company donates $400K to SLCC diesel tech program

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:07am

A local trucking firm "put its money where its mouth is" after making a major contribution to a statewide education program aimed at developing talent for the state's growing transportation industry.

Utah lawmakers stiffen penalty for killing police dog

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:05am

Killing a police dog could land someone behind bars for as many as 15 years under a law the Utah Legislature passed Thursday.

Utah Senate gives preliminary approval to bill equalizing school funding

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:02am

The Utah Senate gave preliminary approval to the latest version of SB145, legislation intended to help equalize school funding across the state.

Utah County backs off creation of prosecution review board

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:02am

Amid concerns from prosecutors and other members of law enforcement, Utah County commissioners voted to put the creation of a board to review on hold, with no date yet set to consider it.

Rep. Mia Love: 'Everything has to be on the table' after Florida school shooting

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:57am

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, told Utah senators Thursday that as a mother with three children in public schools, "everything has to be on the table" after a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week.

Working conditions a key factor in teacher turnover, Brown University professor says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:53am

As Utah searches for solutions to a higher than average of teacher turnover, it may want to focus more on working conditions, a Brown University assistant professor of education and economics says.

Legislators to field questions, concerns on prison construction, inland port on Saturday

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:05am

West-side Salt Lake City legislators are hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, where they want to field questions and concerns about hot-button issues like the construction of the new Utah State Prison and the inland port in the northwest quadrant.

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:54am

Navajos who once worried they'd have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a new settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States.

Romney talks his relationship with Trump, guns and school safety

Dave McCann, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:45pm

In his first one-on-one interview since joining the Senate race, Mitt Romney talks to KSL TV’s Dave McCann and opens up about his relationship with President Donald Trump, guns and school safety, and what the 2002 Winter Olympic Games did for him.

Family of 3-year-old Elsie Mahe suing window blind companies following her 2016 death

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:40pm

A former BYU football coach has sued window blind manufacturers, marketers, distributors and installers following the 2016 death of his young daughter.

Orem police conduct undercover sting on motorists who ignore school bus stop signs

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:16pm

Orem police conducted an undercover blitz Thursday afternoon, as officers looked for drivers who didn't stop for school buses with flashing red lights.

Utah attorney general kicks off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:44pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes kicked off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol. He gave the audience a few words about Utahn Latino identity which was followed by a various assortment of dances and music from across Latin America.

Decorated skier Lindsey Vonn wears gear from Utah company during Olympics

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:12pm

Bryce Fisher woke up on Wednesday morning to see Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn wearing one of his company’s products on live TV.