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Water reform bills sail through committee

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:39pm

Three bills that propose to reform key provisions in areas of Utah's water law received approval Friday from the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Committee. One measure requires voter approval to amend the constitution.

Have You Seen This? Fan stuns Michael Bublé at his own concert

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:14pm

When a famous musician hands the mic to a fan at a concert it can go one of two ways: the good way or the bad way. Thankfully for Michael Bublé, it went the good way, by a long shot.

Judge combines lawsuits against Big Pharma in 3 Utah counties for evidence gathering

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

A 3rd District judge combined lawsuits against Big Pharma in Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties into one case Friday for gathering evidence before trial.

Police seek public's help identifying 2 men wanted in connection with Park City bank robbery

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:17pm

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men they say robbed a bank at gunpoint Friday morning just hours after committing an armed robbery in Wyoming.

2019 Academy Awards: What will win vs. what should win

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:00pm

I don’t have a crystal ball, but I do have some knowledge of the films and plenty of opinion. So here is a list of whom I believe will win in some of the major categories and whom I think should win.

Utah man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:46pm

Police say an 18-year-old Utah man is accused of punching and kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach, aiming to cause a miscarriage.

Man charged in Utah viral video assault, but not with a hate crime

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:46pm

A man seen in a viral video hitting another man on a Salt Lake City sidewalk after asking if he is gay was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault.

8 U. startups transforming the face of entrepreneurship in Utah

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:35pm

As of 2019, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has helped facilitate the launch of many startups with more incoming. Here are some of the most exciting small businesses emerging from the University of Utah this year.

New attempt to require seat belts on Utah school buses clears first legislative hurdle

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:13pm

Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, is making another attempt to require new buses to be equipped with seatbelts after a previous bill failed in the House two years ago — and Friday his bill cleared its first hurdle.

The Jazz's best basketball of the season comes after the All-Star break

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:44pm

Over the last few seasons, Ricky Rubio has found his shot after the All-Star break, but playing your best basketball in the final two months of the season is nothing new for Quin Snyder's Jazz.

Biologists seek to cleanse streams and repopulate endangered native Utah trout

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:15pm

Colorado River cutthroat trout are a prized fish throughout Utah, but habitat loss and the introduction of nonnative competitors has caused dramatic declines in their populations throughout the entire Western United States.

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:08pm

R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.

Big Utah budget surplus 'too good to be true,' could mean no tax cut, lawmakers say

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:41am

Projections of a $1.3 billion budget surplus turned out to be "too good to be true," Senate President Stuart Adams said Friday.


Opinion: Jussie Smollett scandal exposes the effects of instant certainty

Deseret News Editorial Board  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:16am

First, a host of people were quick to take to social media to show support and express outrage when actor Jussie Smollett claimed he had been assaulted by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, struck him and poured some chemical on him. That list included the majority of the Democratic presidential candidates, scores of members of Congress and even the president himself. They seemed so sure of the facts.

Hogle Zoo to end 60 year tradition by transferring last wolf to a wildlife sanctuary

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:03am

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is ending a 60-year tradition of caring for North American Gray Wolves in 2019 as they prepare to transfer their lone wolf, Angel, to a sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting prostitute

Terry Spencer and Joshua Replogle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:47am

Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.

Utah man shoots, kills Idaho officer who confronted him in his home, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:21am

Layton police say a man who burst into a home uninvited to confront the homeowner about an alleged relationship was shot and killed Thursday night.

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:14am

Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump's first veto.

Group asks Utah lawmakers to vote no on tobacco bill; Senate Democrats miss update from Romney, Curtis, others  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:00am

"We just want to do it the right way the first time," a member of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network said while asking lawmakers to vote against a tobacco bill Thursday. Also, Senate Democrats never heard from Senator Mitt Romney or Reps. Chris Stewart and John Curtis at their annual update to lawmakers.

Bowser is taking over Nintendo ... for real

Joshua Berlinger, CNN  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:29am

Nintendo has appointed Doug Bowser as the next head of its American operations — and the joke hasn't been lost on anyone.

KSL Investigators uncover rise in unsafe vehicle tickets after end of mandatory safety inspections

Debbie Dujanovic and Mark Stevens, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:14am

During the first full year after Utah eliminated mandatory safety inspections for most passenger vehicles, court records show the number of citations issued to motorists for unsafe vehicles jumped 43 percent.