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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,  |  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,  |  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.

Payson brothers charged with hate crime in assault on black missionary

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:44pm

Two brothers from Payson were formally charged Tuesday with a hate crime in the attack of a black Latter-day Saint missionary.

UTA hopes to tap into federal grant to enhance FrontRunner service

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 5:15pm

The Utah Transit Authority hopes to tap into a multibillion-dollar federal fund to expand the capacity of the FrontRunner commuter rail line.

Washington, DC, woman dies in Angel Point Cove rappelling accident

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:26pm

A 33-year-old woman from Washington, D.C., died on Tuesday morning after she fell while rappelling near Angel Point Cove trailhead in Wayne County, authorities said.

Man accused of killing Moab pastor, son in crash charged with 4 felonies

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:11pm

A Cache County man accused of killing a local pastor and his son in a high speed, multi-vehicle crash on Moab’s Main Street now faces four felony charges.

10-year-old Utah girl dies in rollover crash in southwest Wyoming, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:31pm

A 10-year-old Utah girl died in a rollover crash Sunday just north of the Utah border in southwest Wyoming.

Trial begins in $87M lawsuit over Susan Cox Powell's murdered sons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:56pm

A final chapter in the horrific saga of a Utah woman who vanished about a decade ago and the killings of her young sons in a fiery attack by their father years later began Tuesday with opening statements in a lawsuit against Washington state over the boys' deaths.

Alta High student recovering from brain injury after fight with teammate

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:40pm

A 15-year-old boy who was severely injured last month during a fight with a teammate in the locker room at Alta High School is continuing to make progress with his rehabilitation.

2 in critical condition after crash near Deer Creek Reservoir

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:20pm

Two people are in critical condition after a crash near Deer Creek Reservoir in Wasatch County, authorities said.

DWR seeks public's help for information after 8 geese illegally killed in Uintah County

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:15pm

State wildlife authorities are seeking the public’s help for information on who illegally killed eight Canada geese in eastern Utah earlier this month.

Bill would forgive state board for not using letter grades in '19 school reports

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 12:51pm

For this year at least, the Utah State Board of Education may be forgiven for not using letter grades on school report cards.

BYU, Westminster students could resume using Regents’ Scholarship under new bill

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:04am

Qualifying students who attend private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Utah could resume using the state-funded Regents’ Scholarship under legislation endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday.

Utah bill takes aim at Salt Lake County gun show background checks

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:27am

A lawmaker is taking aim at SL County Mayor Wilson’s recent move to require vendors at gun shows in facilities owned by Salt Lake County to conduct background checks.

Proposal to help police fight human trafficking moves forward at the Utah Legislature

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:00am

Bill’s sponsor says it builds on earlier victim-focused laws.

New study: Utah among states with highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:41am

States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states like Utah, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer.

Lawmakers to once again discuss medical marijuana program in Utah Staff  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:03am

As state lawmakers begin their fourth week of the 2020 legislative session, medical marijuana will again be an issue.