Katie Workman

Katie Workman

Want fewer interest groups influencing local government? Vote in off-cycle elections, BYU study says

Want fewer interest groups influencing local government? Vote in off-cycle elections, BYU study says

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 5:19 p.m.

If you want interest groups to have less power over politicians, you should vote in off-cycle elections, a new study from Brigham Young University suggests.
'This is my dream': Utah's newest citizens share what naturalization means to them

'This is my dream': Utah's newest citizens share what naturalization means to them

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 7:01 p.m.

Utah's newest citizens share their stories of coming to the United States for freedom, love, safety, work, and a better life — and then deciding to stay forever.
Sheriff's office identifies hiker who died from fall at Bridal Veil Falls

Sheriff's office identifies hiker who died from fall at Bridal Veil Falls

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 1:47 p.m.

A man from Roosevelt died while climbing Bridal Veil Falls on Saturday evening, the Utah County Sheriff's Office said.
'We as a family and community failed Shawna': Homeless woman dies amid heat, mental health crisis

'We as a family and community failed Shawna': Homeless woman dies amid heat, mental health crisis

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 6:15 a.m.

In an obituary that's sparked remorse and outrage on social media, a Salt Lake woman's family blames failures in Utah's mental health system for her death "alone on the streets."
Have You Seen This? This kid's role model is Michael Myers

Have You Seen This? This kid's role model is Michael Myers

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 8:04 p.m.

What do you do when your kid has a different icon than everyone else? The family in this video decides to get creative.
Family praises victim of car accident who saved 4 other lives with organ donation

Family praises victim of car accident who saved 4 other lives with organ donation

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 10:31 p.m.

Approximately one year after Jayden Johnivan Snyder's death, his family hosted four organ donation awareness events on Saturday to honor his memory.
Have You Seen This? Spelling Bee champ's cool dribbling moves

Have You Seen This? Spelling Bee champ's cool dribbling moves

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 4:06 p.m.

Zaila Avant-garde, the 2021 winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, has the coolest basketball tricks you've ever seen. Here's a compilation.
NAACP denounces Utah Black Lives Matter stance over American flag

NAACP denounces Utah Black Lives Matter stance over American flag

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 12:27 p.m.

The Utah chapters of the NAACP and Black Lives Matter exchanged comments over the weekend disagreeing whether the American flag is a racist symbol.
Will the Utah independent redistricting committee's maps matter?

Will the Utah independent redistricting committee's maps matter?

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 5:04 p.m.

The Legislature could ignore the Utah independent redistricting committee's suggestions if it wanted to. Legislators might, but they also have incentives not to.
Harvard scholar is sharing Haitian Latter-day Saint history

Harvard scholar is sharing Haitian Latter-day Saint history

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 9:19 p.m.

Janan-Graham Russell is a Harvard doctoral student who will spend a year in Utah working on a historical project about Haitian Latter-day Saints.
Is Utah gerrymandered? Here's what the parties and experts say

Is Utah gerrymandered? Here's what the parties and experts say

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 12:05 p.m.

Utah's two major parties and experts explain why the current district lines are so divisive, and why a "fair" congressional map is nearly impossible.
South Summit fire sergeant severely injured while on patrol

South Summit fire sergeant severely injured while on patrol

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 1:26 p.m.

A South Summit fire sergeant was severely injured while on duty, authorities say.
Romney 'totally confident' Biden will sign infrastructure bill after president's walk-back

Romney 'totally confident' Biden will sign infrastructure bill after president's walk-back

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 4:00 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that he is "totally confident" that President Joe Biden will sign the bipartisan infrastructure deal they agreed upon.
282 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, over 5K vaccinations reported Sunday in Utah

282 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, over 5K vaccinations reported Sunday in Utah

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 12:03 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported the following update on COVID-19 in the state for Sunday.
1 in critical condition after shooting at Motel 6 in Midvale

1 in critical condition after shooting at Motel 6 in Midvale

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 10:55 a.m.

One person is in critical condition after being shot in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Midvale. The suspected gunman is in police custody, according to Unified police.
Suspect jailed, victim located safe after Amber Alert prompts flood of tips for police

Suspect jailed, victim located safe after Amber Alert prompts flood of tips for police

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 26 - 2:25 p.m.

The suspect in an abduction caught on camera that prompted an Amber Alert Saturday morning has been booked into Salt Lake County Jail.
351 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths, 19K vaccinations reported Saturday in Utah

351 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths, 19K vaccinations reported Saturday in Utah

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 26 - 11:45 a.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 351 new cases, 4 new deaths, and 19,910 new vaccinations for COVID-19 in Utah on Saturday.
19-year-old drowns at Spring Lake near Payson

19-year-old drowns at Spring Lake near Payson

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 26 - 8:08 a.m.

Search and rescue teams have located and identified the body of a 19-year-old man who drowned at Spring Lake on Friday evening.
'We aren't out of the woods yet': Utah sees highest daily count of COVID-19 cases since April

'We aren't out of the woods yet': Utah sees highest daily count of COVID-19 cases since April

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 6:42 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 527 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths and 7,076 new vaccinations administered in Utah on Wednesday.
Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Howe dies at 97

Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Howe dies at 97

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 6:19 p.m.

Richard C. Howe, who served on the Utah Supreme Court for 22 years and also served as speaker of the Utah House, has died at the age of 97.
St. George police seeking public's help involving fatal crash

St. George police seeking public's help involving fatal crash

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 7:44 a.m.

A fatal crash occurred Friday in St. George near the Sunset Corner Shopping Center and police are asking for the public's help.
1 dead, 1 transported by air ambulance after rollover crash near Wendover

1 dead, 1 transported by air ambulance after rollover crash near Wendover

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 20 - 1:09 p.m.

One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a rollover crash several miles east of the Bonneville Salt Flats, authorities say.
Mapleton City boil order lifted

Mapleton City boil order lifted

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 20 - 12:16 p.m.

The Division of Drinking water lifted the boil order issued on Mapleton City on Sunday, the Mapleton City Government said.
249 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 8K vaccinations reported Sunday in Utah

249 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 8K vaccinations reported Sunday in Utah

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 20 - 11:41 a.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported the following update on COVID-19 in the state for Sunday.
'It's liberation, jubilee, freedom': People march in Salt Lake City to celebrate Juneteenth

'It's liberation, jubilee, freedom': People march in Salt Lake City to celebrate Juneteenth

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 8:09 p.m.

People marched in the streets of downtown Salt Lake City Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth.