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Speed limit jump will 'eliminate the safety risk' on Legacy Highway, officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:14pm

Drivers will soon be allowed to drive 65 mph on Legacy Parkway and a ban on large semitrucks commuting on the highway, which had been in place for more than a decade, will expire on Jan. 1, Utah Department of Transportation officials said Friday.

Protesters make presence felt, but first Inland Port meeting in months proceeds peacefully

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:15pm

Shrieking whistles and scathing public comments made the opposition felt at the Inland Port Authority's October meeting.

Tooele American Legion post renamed to honor fallen Utah soldier

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:30am

American Legion Post 17 in Tooele was renamed to honor 19-year-old Utah soldier Jordan Matthew Byrd, who was killed in Afghanistan.

Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:09am

Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks.

Unemployment in Utah improves slightly to 2.7%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:47am

Utah's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly to 2.7%.

Guardsman Pass closes for first time this winter season due to snow

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:30am

Guardsman Pass, at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, has closed for the first time this winter season, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Legislators propose $75M tax collection reduction, but new taxes on food, gas proposed

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:19am

A new proposal from the Utah Legislature’s tax reform task force would cut tax collections overall by $75 million, giving families a tax break.

Opponents of Kaysville fiber utility gather signatures to put decision on ballot

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:46am

The debate surrounding whether to create a fiber utility department continues in Kaysville City, where opponents began gathering signatures Thursday to put the proposed utility on the ballot.

Nationwide cancer drug shortage sparks fear among parents, doctors

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:22am

A nationwide shortage of a cancer-fighting drug has one Utah mother worried for her 6-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago.

Utah teen’s project on opioid crisis gains national attention

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:55am

A Utah teen’s science project on battling the opioid crisis is gaining national attention after earning a Top 30 spot in a national science competition.

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:32am

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country's 18-year war.

Man who killed Utah student sentenced for Colorado killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:45pm

A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a Colorado man.

University of Utah students call on passengers to shut down distracted driving

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:22pm

University of Utah students hope their new safety campaign will empower passengers to peer pressure drivers against texting, scrolling or skipping songs while driving.

Senate panel advances David Barlow for federal judgeship

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:43pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of David B. Barlow as a federal judge in Utah to the full Senate on Thursday.

Bountiful triathlete doesn’t let Crohn's disease stop her from competing

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:48pm

Chronic sickness is often a reason to stay at home and rest, but one Bountiful woman is determined not to let anything prevent her from the sport she loves. In the end, her dedication has paid off.

Utah tech company Galileo completes $77M funding round

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:04pm

Nearly 20 years ago, Clay Wilkes was the proud father of 10 grown children and comfortably retired. Now, he's recently finished leading Utah tech company Galileo through a $77 million funding round.

Why legendary Mount Timpanogos is Utah's 'Everest'

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:32pm

As home to dozens of mountain ranges, Utah represents an extremely crowded field of high-elevation splendor, but Mount Timpanogos in Utah County rises above all other (some taller) peaks as Utah's Everest. Here are four reasons why.

Police, BBB warning Utah consumers about high school sports sponsorship scheme

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:33pm

Police and the Utah Better Business Bureau are alerting local consumers and business leaders after receiving complaints about a company selling fake or deceptive sponsorships for high school sports teams.

Dabakis lobs ‘anti-endorsement’ against Salt Lake mayoral candidate over past land deal

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:07pm

Former state Sen. Jim Dabakis, the top vote getter of the Salt Lake City mayoral candidates who failed to advance through the primary, weighed in on the race.