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West Jordan teacher runs food pantry in her classroom

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:03am

For Krista Gibbons, the only reason she spends her days pacing back and forth in front of a classroom of students at West Jordan Middle School is because she wants to make a difference.

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:29am

Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:02am

After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:38am

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:36am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Coach Kim: How to avoid burnout as the year comes to an end

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:01am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some ways to handle burnout and discouragement when life becomes difficult.

Loved ones gather to mourn West Valley woman killed in hit-and-run

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 17th - 6:46am

Around a dozen people gathered on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, to honor the memory of Tequila Garcia, 36, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning.

Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 10:27pm

The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home country.

6-year-old boy struck by vehicle in McDonald’s parking lot in Tooele

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:57pm

A 6-year-old boy was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald’s Sunday evening.

'I had to stop': Former music producer shares personal opioid recovery story

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 16th - 9:10pm

Utah has seen a 400 percent increase in drug overdose deaths from 2000 to 2015. The Drug Enforcement Administration and one man who overcame addiction are on a mission to help others struggling.

French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 8:22pm

People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five.

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:01pm

The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it.

3rd fighter squadron at Hill AFB begins to receive F-35As

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 6:18pm

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah is starting to fill up its planned roster of F-35A fighters.

For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:34pm

Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create. Customers often whipped out their device to compare prices online and then walked out of the store to buy the same product elsewhere.

SLC librarian retiring after 61 years on the job

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 16th - 4:57pm

A librarian with 61 years on the job at the city library is checking out at the end of the year.

U.S. attorney for Utah reviewing how to deal with new medical marijuana law

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 16th - 4:25pm

Federal law enforcement officials are reviewing Utah's new medical marijuana law to decide how it affects the job they do in the state.

Chaffetz: Message for migrants should be ‘don’t make this journey, it will kill you’

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 16th - 3:40pm

Jason Chaffetz says the message to Central American migrants thinking about trekking to the United States should be “don’t make this journey, it will kill you.”

Three Utah resorts in top 10 of TurnKey's annual ski resort rankings

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 16th - 2:48pm

Seven of the "top 50" resorts are in Utah — four of the top 25 and three of the top 10, according to a new look at data.

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How many gifts should a child get for Christmas? Here's what experts say

Jennifer Graham, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec 16th - 2:05pm

Whst is the ideal number of holiday gifts for a child, the number that makes a child happy, not spoiled?

Cache County to ditch tailpipe testing for emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 2:03pm

A far northern Utah county says it's ditching a system that determines whether vehicles are working properly based on tailpipe testing.

Mark Huntsman re-elected chairman of the Utah State Board of Education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 16th - 1:19pm

Mark Huntsman and Brittney Cummins were re-elected chairman and vice chairwoman, respectively, of the Utah State Board of Education Tuesday evening.

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