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Utah's changing demographics could impact local economy

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:01am

By 2065, the Wasatch Front will be more populated, more youthful and more culturally diverse, according to Pam Perlich, director of demographic research at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

Legislators to field questions, concerns on prison construction, inland port on Saturday

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:05am

West-side Salt Lake City legislators are hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, where they want to field questions and concerns about hot-button issues like the construction of the new Utah State Prison and the inland port in the northwest quadrant.

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:54am

Navajos who once worried they'd have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a new settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States.

Romney talks his relationship with Trump, guns and school safety

Dave McCann, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:45pm

In his first one-on-one interview since joining the Senate race, Mitt Romney talks to KSL TV’s Dave McCann and opens up about his relationship with President Donald Trump, guns and school safety, and what the 2002 Winter Olympic Games did for him.

Family of 3-year-old Elsie Mahe suing window blind companies following her 2016 death

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:40pm

A former BYU football coach has sued window blind manufacturers, marketers, distributors and installers following the 2016 death of his young daughter.

Orem police conduct undercover sting on motorists who ignore school bus stop signs

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:16pm

Orem police conducted an undercover blitz Thursday afternoon, as officers looked for drivers who didn't stop for school buses with flashing red lights.

Utah attorney general kicks off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:44pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes kicked off a cultural celebration of Latinos at the Capitol. He gave the audience a few words about Utahn Latino identity which was followed by a various assortment of dances and music from across Latin America.

Decorated skier Lindsey Vonn wears gear from Utah company during Olympics

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:12pm

Bryce Fisher woke up on Wednesday morning to see Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn wearing one of his company’s products on live TV.

Sen. Mike Lee opposes AR-15 ban, says hard to distinguish from hunting rifles

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:33pm

During his annual address to state lawmakers, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was asked about banning AR-15 rifles in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting that left 17 dead and sparked new debate about gun control.

Police searching for missing Herriman man who did not return from college classes

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:16pm

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man with autism who left for college classes on Wednesday and did not come back.

Idaho man charged in boating deaths of 2 Utahns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:01pm

Prosecutors have charged an eastern Idaho man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a boating accident last year that left two Utah residents dead.

Walmart donates more than $280K to Utah nonprofits

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:29pm

Walmart presented the American Red Cross and six other local nonprofits over $280,000 in grants as part of its "Day of Giving" event Thursday.

Remembering Utah’s forgotten black pioneers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:03pm

There’s plenty of black pioneer stories that remain either ambiguous or unknown. Despite their hardships, each forged an important role in Utah’s early communities.

Charges filed in 8-year-old Salt Lake rape case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:47pm

Police and prosecutors believe they have solved a nearly 8-year-old rape investigation in which detectives say a woman was attacked after three men broke into her apartment to rob her.

Impatient driver fails to stop at crosswalk, injures child in Spanish Fork, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:08pm

A driver got impatient and rolled his vehicle through an intersection where people were crossing, hitting a 12-year-old child in the process on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Police unable to identify 'date' who showed up at Utah senator's hotel room

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:45pm

An investigation into a woman who turned up at a senator's hotel room door and claimed to be his date has ended, with the Utah Highway Patrol saying it was unable to identify the woman.

North Ogden residents sue city to stop amphitheater project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:13pm

A group of North Ogden residents has filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking to stop construction on an amphitheater and restore a city park back to its prior condition.

Police: Springville student arrested after making violent threat on Snapchat

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:47pm

A Springville High School student has been arrested on suspicion of making a terroristic threat after police say he sent a social media post that suggested a threat of violence at the school.

Bill banning ticket quotas passes; public breastfeeding bill advances

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:32pm

The Utah Senate passed a bill banning law enforcement ticket quotas, a bill that will allow mothers to breastfeed in public advanced and lawmakers have an additional $581 million in revenue

Utah lawmakers now have $581M in additional revenues

Lisa Riley Roche,dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:12pm

Lawmakers now have a total of $581 million in additional revenues to spend this session — and that's not counting the $80 million windfall expected as a result of federal tax changes.