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Eagle Mountain mayor resigns to take new job

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

After accepting a job with Rocky Mountain Power, Eagle Mountain Mayor Chris Pengra announced his resignation Wednesday evening in an online message to City Council members and Eagle Mountain residents.

Charges filed against ex-probation agent accused of sex with woman he supervised

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:02am

A now former parole agent in Carbon County is facing charges after prosecutors say he had sex with a woman he was supervising in 2015.

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GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:33am

Republican finger-pointing commenced after the Senate's dark-of-night defeat of the GOP's flagship effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law in a startling vote that dealt a blistering blow to President Donald Trump.

Sugar House library basement flooded, thousands of books lost

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:19am

Over 5 feet of water filled the Sprague Branch library Wednesday morning. Thousands of books were damaged, along with the entire interior of the basement.

Couple accused of trying to hide newborn's addiction face drug, child endangerment charges

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:41am

An Elk Ridge couple accused of giving their newborn baby drugs in the hospital to keep doctors from realizing she'd been born addicted are facing drug and child abuse charges.

GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:50am

Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.

Family discovers dog is alive after thinking she was euthanized

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:43pm

A family took their dog to the vet to be euthanized. Six months later, they saw her on a facebook rescue page, up for adoption.

US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capital

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:21pm

The United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's constitution.

For Sione Takitaki, BYU's fall camp opener a little extra special

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:00pm

BYU's Sione Takitaki returned to the practice field for the Cougars' first day of fall camp — his first official visit since the end of the 2015 season.

From foster care to the White House, Mickey Ibarra urges Latinos to 'dream big'

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:40pm

Mickey Ibarra's improbable journey from foster care in Utah to become a White House adviser is a lesson in dreaming big, the Latino leader and author told attendees of Latino Leaders Network luncheon Thursday at Grand America.

West Bountiful police searching for missing man

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:21pm

Police in West Bountiful are searching for John Page, who was last seen Monday at the Maverik Gas Station at 1265 W. Parrish Lane in Centerville, according to a press release.

Public lands enthusiasts march, sing and chant at state Capitol

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:14pm

In a show of support for public lands, about 3,000 people marched from the Salt Palace Convention Center to the state Capitol and held a rally afterward. More than a half dozen speakers extolled Utah's landscapes and said they must be protected.

What does the word healthy actually mean?

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:07pm

The word healthy has been oversimplified and misused by media and so-called health gurus, and the word is practically meaningless to us now. No wonder we're confused about what the word healthy actually means.

Utah football: Update on Carrington transfer, offensive strategy under Troy Taylor

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:47pm

University of Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham addressed the media Thursday as part of the Pac-12’s annual media day event ahead of fall camp.

What is Medicaid and how would reforming it affect Utahns?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:03pm

Medicaid cuts and caps have been discussed as a part of the new health care reform. Here's how Utahns use Medicaid.

Cove Fort celebrates 150 years with historic fun, recalling pioneer heritage

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:33pm

Built as a weigh station between Fillmore (Utah's then capital) and Beaver, Cove Fort has been around for 150 years. It's now a historic site and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary with a celebration in August.

‘Wildlife are really resilient:’ Collared big game animals safe after Brian Head Fire

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:31pm

While the Brian Head Fire torched more than 100 square miles, cost $34 million to fight and forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month, one demographic has been surprisingly resilient: the wildlife.

Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:13pm

The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump's recent speech to the Scouts' national jamboree.

More than 68,000 mistakenly sent GOP ballots in Utah County

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:07pm

It turns out not some, but all unaffiliated voters in Utah County were mistakenly sent ballots intended only to go to Republican voters thanks to an "unfortunate clerical error," Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson confirmed Thursday.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Sessions not leaving unless pushed

Sadie Gurman and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:01pm

His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve.

Judge approves plan for Charlie Gard to be sent to hospice

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:45pm

A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time.

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