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Utah football looking to prove itself in national spotlight game against USC at the Coliseum

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:47am

The L.A. skyline is an icon to fame and “making it” — a spotlight to popularity and being larger than life. It’s also the setting for what could be the University of Utah’s primetime opportunity to prove its No. 10 ranking.

Should Congress try a no-strings approach to federal highway funding?

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:23am

Members of the Utah Legislature’s Transportation Interim Committee were getting an update Wednesday on the upcoming expiration of a federal highway funding program when the discussion shifted to giving the state more freedom to spend the money.

Oil and gas industry hits back on paying more fees to do business in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:02am

A proposal to revamp the permitting fee for industry based on per-ton emissions is fueling strong objections from the oil and gas producers in Utah as well as school trust land administrators who say it will add to the growing exodus of firms fleeing the state, ultimately harming schoolchildren who benefit from the revenue.

What is chronic absenteeism? Utah school board says it needs consistent definition

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:16am

Critics say lawmaking on truancy, absenteeism encroaches on parental rights. Education officials say locals want guidance on the point.

Utah lawmakers eye package of bills to keep kids from experimenting with e-cigs

Wendy Leonard, KSL and Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:43am

As growing number of Utah students are experimenting with electronic cigarettes, state lawmakers are toiling with how to keep it from getting out of control.

The rate of teen vaping has doubled within two years, new research finds

Jen Christensen and Matthew Stucker, CNN  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:29am

The rates of eighth, 10th and 12th graders who use e-cigarettes continued to rise this year and doubled from 2017 to 2019, according to research released Wednesday.

Nevada desert towns prep for possible 'Storm Area 51' influx

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:42pm

No one knows what to expect, but people are preparing for "Storm Area 51" in the remote Nevada desert.

What ending vehicle safety inspections has meant for Utah roads

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:33pm

Since Utah stopped requiring annual vehicle safety inspections last year, crashes in which equipment was a contributing factor appear to be on the rise.

Utah congressional candidate confronts convictions of sexual battery

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:01pm

Cory Green pleaded guilty in 2010, but says he was victimized like Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Make Your Week: Paying tribute to those who help

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:41pm

The people who inspire us come from places we may never expect.

Locals in the NFL: Can BYU's Taysom Hill, Logan's Luke Falk be long-term starters at QB?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:20pm

Who would’ve thought that BYU grad Taysom Hill and Logan High alum Luke Falk, who grew up just over 100 miles apart from each other, would be getting their best NFL shot at the same time?

Budding scientist and refugee gets research opportunity at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:33pm

A young woman from a country dealing with political instability and violence got the opportunity to study at the Huntsman Cancer Institute as part of a 10-week mentorship through the PathMakers program.

Herriman lawmaker resigns from Utah House to devote more time to job

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:02pm

Rep. John Knotwell, R-Herriman, is resigning from the Utah House of Representatives at the end of the month, Utah House leaders announced Wednesday.

Should Utah stop police facial recognition searches of drivers’ photos?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:34pm

State lawmakers are considering pushing the pause button on police agencies doing facial recognition searches on Utahns’ driver’s license photos.

Wildfire updates: Francis Fire reaches 68% containment

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:03pm

A lightning-caused wildfire that started Monday reached 68% containment Wednesday evening, Utah Fire Information officials said.

Community holds forum discussing youth reliance on electronics

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:17pm

Dozens of students, parents and teachers attended a youth protection meeting at Midvale Middle School to discuss the impact smartphones are having on our children’s mental health.

Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface during 2001 event at school

Rebekah Riess and Steve Almasy, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:09pm

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface during a school event in 2001.

Trump's new national security adviser now highest-ranking Latter-day Saint in administration

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:53pm

Robert O'Brien comes to the post after serving as the president's chief hostage negotiator.

19-year-old alleged leader of Utah drug group charged with numerous felonies

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

A 19-year-old Salt Lake man who police say is a key player in a “large-scale drug operation” now faces 16 felony charges.

Stop the Polluting Port Coalition demands health impact study on Utah Inland Port

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:31pm

As public opposition against the proposed Utah Inland Port continues to simmer, members of the Stop the Polluting Port Coalition came together.

Utah mother dies from injuries suffered in car crash that killed her daughter

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:43pm

A mother who was in a car crash last month that killed her 16-year-old daughter has died from injuries she suffered during the wreck.