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How Utah’s natural resource agency could make more $

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:05pm

Unlike other Western states like Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho, Utah’s wildlife agency is not self-supporting, instead relying on general fund money from the state budget for its operations.

Like many U.S. cities, Salt Lake finds it ‘can’t build way out’ of affordable housing shortage

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:15pm

Right before the housing market crashed in 2008, tumbling America into the Great Recession, the average apartment rent in Salt Lake County peaked at a little over $800.

FDA approves ‘fast track’ for Utah-based DiscGenics

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:57pm

After years of scientific research, a Utah company’s medical innovation is finally on a quicker path to potential widespread use in human patients.

Over 65? Utah doctor advises yearly memory test

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:13pm

For the first time, the nation’s leading group of brain doctors is recommending everyone age 65 and older receive a yearly memory assessment.

BYU's Ty'Son Williams ruled out for season

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:27pm

BYU's leading rusher announced he will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Man killed in Millard County crash identified

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:16pm

A 52-year-old man from Colorado was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Millard County, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

Utah security guard shot in backside after argument with three men, police say

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:46pm

A security guard was shot in the backside early Sunday morning after an argument with three men, police said.

‘Suspicious death’ of Utah prison inmate under investigation

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:31pm

Authorities are investigating after the “suspicious death” of an inmate Saturday night, officials said.

'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:49pm

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance.

1 man dead after late-night shooting in Springville

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:43pm

Police are investigating after a 29-year-old man was shot and killed in Springville early Sunday morning.

Have You Seen This? Working 'roller coaster’ in a school gym

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:11pm

It’s rickety. It's slow. It’s awesome.

Utah band teacher arrested for alleged sexual activity with teen

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:02pm

A junior high school teacher from the Granite School District has been arrested and accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager.


Why college football fans do what they do?

Jeff Call, Deseret News  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:08am

It’s more than five hours before kickoff of the Tennessee-BYU football game on a sunny, broiling Saturday afternoon in early September and a fleet of boats are moored on a dock on the Tennessee River, a few hundred yards downhill from legendary Neyland Stadium.

Utah drops to No. 19 in AP Top 25 Poll, Coaches Poll after loss to USC

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:06am

The Friday night lights grew dim as Utah bypassed a prime-time opportunity to beat the USC Trojans at the Coliseum. But a 30-23 loss dropped Utah in the national rankings as the Trojans made a jump back in after a one-week hiatus.

Teammates show support for Oregon boy who survived crash that took his mother's life

CNN  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:52am

The Salem community is supporting a teen boy, who survived a serious crash on I-84 that took his mother's life.

Hazmat teams respond to overnight West Valley semitruck fire

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:34am

Authorities responded to a fire in West Valley City overnight when a semitruck carrying potentially dangerous chemicals caught fire.

Area 51 festival wraps up in Nevada; Earthlings head home

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:33am

The festivals are over and Earthlings from around the globe headed home Sunday after a weekend camping and partying in the dusty Nevada desert and trekking to remote gates of Area 51, a formerly top-secret U.S. military base long the focus of UFO and space alien lore.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25 ballot: 7 ranked teams lose to shake up Week 5 ballot

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:01am

Seven of the Top 25 teams in the country lost over the weekend, which made for some changes in my team positions.

'Downton Abbey' overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:46am

Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of "Downton Abbey" handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt's "Ad Astra" and Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo: Last Blood" in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets.

‘I immediately got political’: 2 Parkland survivors share their stories during Park City Q&A

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:11am

Two survivors of the Florida school shooting that claimed 17 lives last year traced their paths Saturday night from high schoolers who loved debate and dance to advocates seeking to prevent others from experiencing the gun violence that forever altered their lives.

11th named storm of hurricane season develops in Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:59am

The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic.