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Referendum supporters opposed to food tax scrambling for signatures as Tuesday deadline looms

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:24pm

The volunteers behind the tax reform referendum are counting on the booths they’ve set up in Harmons and Associated Food stores around the state to put them over the top by the Tuesday deadline.

Utah ex-governor calls inland port economic ‘beachhead’ of future prosperity

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:50pm

Mike Leavitt, a Republican who served from 1993 to 2003, said 25 years from now people are going to be taking the controversial Utah Inland Port for granted as part of the foundation of Utah’s economy.

Couple charged with holding woman captive, assaulting her

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 3:46pm

A man and woman were charged Friday with holding a woman working as a prostitute captive, as well as beating and raping her on multiple occasions.

Utah cougar harvest quotas increased as wildlife officials seek to combat deer decline

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:14pm

In response to a decline in deer populations in some pockets of Utah, state wildlife officials issued an “emergency” increase of 117 cougar harvest objectives in 11 areas across the state.

Parents praise coworkers for quick response to help son who severed hand in work accident

Hollie Reina, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:31pm

On Jan. 6, the life of a former Dixie High School football player with aspirations to play in college changed dramatically when his hand was severed in a work accident.

Utah couple travels to Rio de Janeiro to help revitalize art center

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:05am

When the two wanted to celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary and Sunny’s 40th birthday, they chose the colorful and lively Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

‘Adjustments’ made to Latter-day Saint temple ceremonial clothing

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:21am

Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing when participating in sacred rituals within their temples. That clothing has now been slightly adjusted.

Utah student becomes semifinalist in Mars rover naming contest

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:40am

A Utah elementary student is a semifinalist in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest.

'From ashes and destruction': Latter-day Saints celebrate completion of stake center destroyed by arson

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:12am

A year ago on a chilled Saturday morning, residents of St. George awoke to find the nearly completed East Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a smoldering, smoking husk. The night before, a large fire believed by authorities that have been an arson had gutted the building.

Proposal for late starts at Salt Lake high schools gets chilly reception

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:04am

After a public meeting earlier this week where the vast majority of participants backed a proposal to push back start times, the plan got a chilly reception Thursday night from parents, teachers and even students.

Northrop Grumman expansion may add 2,000-plus jobs in Weber County

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:18am

Northrop Grumman Corporation will expand its Weber County operations and create thousands of new jobs over the next two decades, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced recently.

3 reasons why you should give cross-country skiing a try this winter

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:27pm

Utah offers some of the best downhill skiing in the country, but if you are looking for even more of a workout, a couple of outdoor enthusiasts suggest trying cross country skiing.

Restrictions lifted in Cottonwood canyons, I-84 reopened north of Utah-Idaho border after winter storm

Lauren Bennett, and Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:21pm

A winter storm brought heavy snow and winds to the Wasatch Front on Friday morning, just in time for the morning commute. Some road closures were still in effect Friday afternoon.

4.0 magnitude earthquake reported in Beaver County

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:41pm

No injuries or damage were immediately reported in the incident, according to Beaver County dispatchers.

Police say ‘disturbing’ number of planes have crashed in Roy over 4 years

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:01pm

Wednesday’s crash was the fifth time Roy Police Chief Carl Merino’s officers responded to a private plane plunging in the area since March 2016.

Meet the individuals who shaped Utah as state celebrates 150 years of women’s suffrage

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:35pm

A new Utah Capitol exhibit comprised of about 50 illustrations highlights the roles of individuals who either fought for women’s suffrage or carried the torch after it was achieved 150 years ago this year.

Head of large Utah drug trafficking ring sent to prison

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:11pm

The leader of a large Utah drug trafficking operation will spend more than two decades behind bars.

Utah gubernatorial candidate Thomas Wright names Rep. Rob Bishop as his running mate

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:48pm

Former Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright became the first candidate for Utah governor to name his running mate when he announced Thursday retiring Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is his choice for lieutenant governor.

Utah arts nonprofit gains nationwide recognition as Lewis Prize finalist

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:18pm

Salt Lake City-based nonprofit Spy Hop has received a $25,000 Finalist Award from The Lewis Prize organization for its work with Utah youth.