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Stories from the Streets: The middle class mom who ended up homeless

Kelli Pierce, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:18pm

How did a middle class mom wind up living at a homeless shelter? For many families, that transition is just a couple of difficult months away from reality.

KSL Investigates: emails to lawmakers show Utahns' concern for tax reform

Ladd Egan, KSL TV and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:42pm

After a successful effort to repeal a tax reform bill showed many Utahns weren’t happy with the reform, the KSL Investigators dug through hundreds of emails sent to Utah lawmakers over the past year to find out how the public viewed the proposals and whose voices were heard.

Thousands rally at the Utah Capitol during annual March for Life

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 25th - 6:42pm

Francesca Rose says she’s here because one young woman made a difficult decision.

Cache Valley woman dies in Crystal Hot Springs drowning

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 5:36pm

A 51-year-old woman drowned at Crystal Hot Springs Saturday afternoon, according to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office.

Romney says 'very likely' he'll be in favor of witnesses but won't decide until after opening arguments

Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN  |  Posted Jan 25th - 4:55pm

Sen. Mitt Romney said Saturday that it's "very likely" that he'll be in favor of calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but won't decide until after opening arguments.

Utah regents’ task force takes on defining college affordability with a March deadline

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 25th - 3:24pm

A board of regents committee has appointed a task force working to define affordability at public colleges and universities with an ambitious March deadline.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren hires campaign staff in Utah

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 25th - 12:03pm

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has hired staff members to lead her campaign in Utah.

Blues artist, friends spread ‘hug someone today’ message around northern Utah

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:18am

In recent months, the simple, positive messages have been popping up in Weber County, especially around Ogden. The simple paper posters that read, ‘Hug Someone Today,’ were the idea of 19-year-old blues artist, Sammy Brue. Brue said he came up with it at around 4 a.m. one morning.

Man dies in auto-pedestrian crash Friday in Harrisville

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:33am

A 26-year-old man was hit and killed while crossing Washington Boulevard on Friday. Harrisville police say he was not using a crosswalk.

Eminent domain proposed by lawmaker as a way to carve future recreation trails

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:19am

A new bill set to be discussed this upcoming legislative session would allow local governments to, once again, use eminent domain to help carve out trails in Utah.

2 Chinese citizens arrested in Utah as part of fraud organization that cost Walmart $600K, police say

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:14am

The pair was identified as members of a criminal organization that has allegedly used fraudulent credit card information obtained through phishing scams, according to a probable cause statement.

Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at Sundance

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:58pm

During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability advocate Judith Heumann, one of the film’s chief personalities, wheeled on stage.

Charges: Man threatened to shoot police, polygamists

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:18pm

A man who police say threatened to shoot polygamists and then commit “suicide by cop” has been charged.

1 injured in Salt Lake City apartment fire on 700 North

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:02pm

One woman was injured in an apartment fire at 1820 W. 700 North on Friday night, according to fire officials.

Student safety summit at University of Utah begins with moment to ‘remember individual students lost on our campuses’

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 9:44pm

The first-ever student safety summit at the University of Utah started on a somber note, with a moment of silence to remember “individual students lost on our campuses,” said U. President Ruth Watkins.

FBI identifies bones found near Ogden Bay in 2017

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jan 24th - 9:30pm

The woman has been identified as Latoya Wyasket, 34, of Ogden, according to Weber County Sheriff’s officials.

'It was constant fear': How a 6-year-old Utah girl is overcoming a severe peanut allergy

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 24th - 8:24pm

People living with a severe allergy know it can be paralyzing and control everyday life. One Utah family credits their recently found freedom to a new oral therapy.

Utah unemployment rate lower than it’s ever been

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 7:11pm

Because workers have so many choices, employers will have to make more of an effort to retain quality talent than in previous years.

Volunteers walk the streets to count Utah’s homeless population

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 6:29pm

About 100 volunteers spread out across Salt Lake County early Thursday as part of the Point-in-Time count, an annual estimate of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people.