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Attorney says abortion-related bill could limit child protections

Attorney says abortion-related bill could limit child protections

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 11:29 a.m.

Family law experts say a resolution that could overturn the hold on Utah's abortion ban may also take away a tool lawyers use to protect children in domestic relations cases.
Utah Jazz expungement clinic gives Utahns second chances, clean slates

Utah Jazz expungement clinic gives Utahns second chances, clean slates

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 8:27 p.m.

The Utah Jazz partnered with Clean Slate Utah to host an expungement clinic, giving Utahns the opportunity to get free legal advice on how to clear their records and move forward in life.
Utah lieutenant governor supports lethality assessments for domestic violence reports

Utah lieutenant governor supports lethality assessments for domestic violence reports

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 4:28 p.m.

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson spoke in support of a domestic violence law, after her cousin was killed last year.
State of the State: Gov. Cox tells Utah's next generation to turn to 'faith,' not 'fear'

State of the State: Gov. Cox tells Utah's next generation to turn to 'faith,' not 'fear'

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 7:22 p.m.

Cox focused his speech on Utah's youth, encouraging them to let "faith" guide them in their "pursuit of happiness" while navigating the state's most pressing issues.
Utah releases educational tool kit about Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate MLK Day

Utah releases educational tool kit about Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate MLK Day

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 8:31 p.m.

Utahns can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday in a variety of ways, from service projects to marches.
What's in store for Utah's economy in 2023? Growth or recession?

What's in store for Utah's economy in 2023? Growth or recession?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 7:04 p.m.

Turbulence, and future turmoil, were underscored in the Utah Economic Council's 2023 Economic Report to the Governor which was publicly released Thursday morning and ceremonially presented to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox at the event.
Utah alcohol sales exceed $500 million in past fiscal year

Utah alcohol sales exceed $500 million in past fiscal year

Alexandra Bonilla, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 5:02 p.m.

Over the past five years, Utah has seen an increase in alcohol sales. This past fiscal year was no exception with a 7.7% increase.
Angel Castillo announces bid to become Ogden's 1st Latina mayor

Angel Castillo announces bid to become Ogden's 1st Latina mayor

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 8:06 p.m.

Angel Castillo announced Tuesday that she is throwing her hat in the ring for Ogden's 2023 mayoral race.
Great Salt Lake set to vanish in 5 years, experts warn Utah lawmakers in dire report

Great Salt Lake set to vanish in 5 years, experts warn Utah lawmakers in dire report

Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune   |  Posted Jan. 5 - 6:18 a.m.

Utah has months to reverse the lake's decline before it's too late, according to a dire report.
With increased online anonymity, fraud and scams can thrive. Here's how to protect yourself

With increased online anonymity, fraud and scams can thrive. Here's how to protect yourself

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 12:08 p.m.

Online fraud and scams are common. Here's how they happen and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Will Utah celebrate a new holiday next year?

Will Utah celebrate a new holiday next year?

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 1 - 7:16 a.m.

Utah may have a new holiday on the calendar next year thanks to a proposed bill that would commemorate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. SB46 would also allow for the sale and use of fireworks in Diwali celebrations.
Why Utah's governor issued an emergency order suspending propane delivery rules

Why Utah's governor issued an emergency order suspending propane delivery rules

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 20 - 6:23 a.m.

Utah. Gov Spencer Cox issued an emergency executive order late last week that temporarily suspends federal regulations related to liquid petroleum gas deliveries.
'Let us in': Homeless advocates knock at Utah Legislature's door for more funding for families

'Let us in': Homeless advocates knock at Utah Legislature's door for more funding for families

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 19 - 9:37 p.m.

Homeless advocates called on the Utah Legislature to approve the proposed $150 million for housing initiatives in Gov. Spencer Cox's 2024 fiscal budget.
The future of Utah property taxes: What the Legislature is weighing ahead of 2023

The future of Utah property taxes: What the Legislature is weighing ahead of 2023

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 7:03 p.m.

Utah lawmakers will likely discuss property taxes in the 2023 legislative session. But the history of taxes and other factors will likely influence any changes.
Gov. Spencer Cox calls to raise foster care stipends, which haven't increased since 2018

Gov. Spencer Cox calls to raise foster care stipends, which haven't increased since 2018

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 2:21 p.m.

As foster parents, Amanda and Matthew McKnight never knew when they'd receive a call from a caseworker seeking to place a child in their care.
Will I-15 expansion affect homes? Cox hopes not, but families will be 'compensated' if it does

Will I-15 expansion affect homes? Cox hopes not, but families will be 'compensated' if it does

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 7:17 a.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said that he's hopeful that a plan to expand I-15 from Salt Lake City to Farmington won't force people out of their homes.
Utah joins other states in efforts to extend COVID-era border security policy

Utah joins other states in efforts to extend COVID-era border security policy

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 5:42 p.m.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined other GOP attorneys general in efforts to extend Title 42, a COVID-era policy that allowed authorities to swiftly expel migrants at the border.
'We still have a long way to go': Why Gov. Cox wants Utahns to keep praying for snow

'We still have a long way to go': Why Gov. Cox wants Utahns to keep praying for snow

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 1:28 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says the recent snowstorms are a good start to the collection season, but the next few months will also play a critical role in the state water supply.
Will more Utah tax cuts help with inflation? Gov. Cox says yes

Will more Utah tax cuts help with inflation? Gov. Cox says yes

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 1:07 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox previewed discussions on tax cuts with the Utah Legislature during his monthly news conference on Thursday.
Why Utah is looking to remove as many 4-year degree requirements as possible

Why Utah is looking to remove as many 4-year degree requirements as possible

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 2:50 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox unveiled a new "skills-first hiring initiative" Tuesday that seeks to further expand job opportunities in the state, regardless of a candidate's degree status.
Utah governor proposes tuition freeze for colleges, universities

Utah governor proposes tuition freeze for colleges, universities

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 9:01 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox wants a tuition freeze and more state funding to help offset the impacts on the budgets of public degree-granting colleges and universities.
Utah's 2023 goals: Make health care more affordable, improve maternal health

Utah's 2023 goals: Make health care more affordable, improve maternal health

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 12:17 p.m.

Advocates and community leaders in Utah's health care system gathered Wednesday to discuss issues they hope to resolve; as well as what they are doing to make a difference in the health system — through their own organizations or through policy changes at the Utah Legislature
Utah governor proposes $1B tax cut, exemption for unborn fetuses

Utah governor proposes $1B tax cut, exemption for unborn fetuses

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 7:22 a.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox's budget plan includes a new tax credit that would allow an individual or family to claim a double exemption in the year of a child's birth.
Utah receives over $15M in federal funds for improving internet access

Utah receives over $15M in federal funds for improving internet access

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 10:32 p.m.

The Utah Broadband Center, an initiative of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity, has launched "Connecting Utah," which will develop a five-year action plan to expand access to affordable high-speed internet in unconnected and underserved areas of the state.
Utah housing, water, transit and more: What's in Cox's record $28.4B budget proposal?

Utah housing, water, transit and more: What's in Cox's record $28.4B budget proposal?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 9 - 2:07 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox's proposed 2024 fiscal year budget is loaded with items that he says will help future generations.