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Canyons District proposes $50K starting teacher pay and $7,665 raise for all teachers

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:00am

Canyons School District would pay teachers a $50,000 starting salary under a tentative agreement with its teachers’ association, making it the highest starting pay for teachers in Salt Lake County, second only in Utah to Park City School District.

Woman hit by garbage truck critically injured

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:43am

A woman was in extremely critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a garbage truck, according to Unified police.

National Guard member becomes first female in Utah to graduate in Combat Arms

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:37am

Felicia Olmos is the only female in her Utah Army National Guard unit out of Beaver, and she would not have it any other way.

New strategy aims to save sagebrush in Western states

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:39am

A new plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species — including imperiled sage grouse — is a paradigm shift in strategy, federal officials said.

It’s not just about a home: What homeless people lose

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:18am

The act of becoming homeless results in tremendous loss, far beyond a home and physical belongings. Salt Lake City’s homeless population has lost a lot, from personal identification credentials to a sense of purpose and self-worth.

Utah artist balances roles as painter and mother with help from fellow artists

Carole Mikita, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:07am

When Kwani Povi Winder had her daughter, she wondered how she could balance motherhood and art. Then a grant from a nonprofit arts organization helped make sure she could do both.

Rally urges action as Salt Lake leaders weigh allowing dorm-style housing

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:45am

The rally came before the Salt Lake City Council held a public hearing on an ordinance change to allow more dorm style housing — also known as "single-room occupancy" units — or housing that was once decried as "flop houses."

Utah's rise in motorcycle deaths could reverse with awareness

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:19am

In 2018, Utah had a 24 percent increase in motorcycle deaths with 47 motorcyclists killed on the roads.

Meet Utah's homeless: Tonya's story of redemption and recovery

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:03am

KSL.com’s “Homeless” series will feature four individuals experiencing homelessness in the Salt Lake Valley. This is Tonya's story.

Man with history of violence against police charged again

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:43pm

An Ephraim man with a lengthy history of violence toward police officers was charged Tuesday with more crimes against law enforcers, just five days after being released from jail on another conviction of assaulting a police officer.

Clearfield teen’s math skills take her to national competition

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:11pm

Katrina Michael says math is best enjoyed when you just do it for fun. The 14-year-old home-schooled math whiz says she’s always loved numbers.

Salt Lake City approves $7M loan to build boutique hotel at The Gateway

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:38pm

The finance approval paves the way for the massive, $80 million luxury hotel — coined the Union Pacific Hotel — to break ground in early 2020.

Utah study: Pollution presents higher health risks for childhood cancer survivors

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:07pm

Childhood cancer survivors are more likely to experience respiratory issues on a poor air quality day, according to a new study. In that group, survivors who underwent chemotherapy are twice as likely to experience issues.

How a Utah man became a triathlon runner by changing his morning routines

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:34pm

What motivates people to kick old unhealthy habits and adopt new ones? And what happens when they get off track? One Utah man said it starts with his morning routine.

Ogden man accused of abusing 3-year-old girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:00pm

An Ogden man previously convicted of assault was arrested in Weber County Monday after a 3-year-old girl was taken to a hospital with "severe bruising" and a brain bleed, according to police.

Search continues for gunman in West Valley shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:45pm

Police continued to search Tuesday for the man who allegedly shot another man four times during an argument Monday night.

Lawsuits challenge Interior Department on fossil fuels, sage grouse

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:13pm

Separate lawsuits are challenging the Trump administration on revamped greater sage grouse plans and oil and gas leases offered near national monuments such as the former Bears Ears, Hovenweep and Canyons of the Ancients.

Rep. Chris Stewart says U.S. needs to focus on potential terrorists crossing border

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:09pm

U.S. counterintelligence agencies need to shift resources to deal with an increasing number of people from countries other than Mexico and Central and South America illegally crossing the southern border, Rep. Chris Stewart said.

10 years and 9.5M tons later, radioactive Moab tailings pile shrinking

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:30pm

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that roughly 6.5 million tons of the uranium mill tailings remain.

Photos: The best cosplayers at FanX Spring 2019

John Mabunga, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:07pm

The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Spring 2019 event has come and gone, leaving lasting memories and tired feet.