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Construction begins to replace border wall in California

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:14pm

The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego.

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Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country medal

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:06pm

As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself that just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough.

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Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:58pm

A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill.

Utah House panel endorses bill increasing penalty for killing police dog

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:43pm

A House panel endorsed a bill Wednesday that would increase the penalty for intentionally killing a K-9 police dog.

3 Southern Utahns arrested in Mesquite for allegedly trafficking heroin, meth

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:12pm

Police have arrested three Southern Utahns – two of whom were arrested in 2016 in connection with a Cedar City murder – for their alleged involvement in trafficking and selling heroin and crystal meth in Mesquite, Nevada.

Doomsday leader pleads guilty to child rape, abuse

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:05pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult pleaded guilty Wednesday to child rape and abuse.

Utah House panel advances bill to end death penalty

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:24pm

Dave Noriega finds it disgusting that state lawmakers pushing to abolish the death penalty in Utah would try to tell his family what justice means.

Need a new job? 12 local companies hiring for $12/hour or more

KSL Jobs  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 3:00pm

The 12 jobs included below are full-time, pay at least 12 bucks an hour and don’t require much formal experience — perfect for those currently working on a degree/technical skill. Many of these jobs also offer potential commissions and advance

Gov. Herbert: Public wants leaders to 'do something' about school shootings

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:38pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said the growing list of horrifying school shootings across the country has galvanized the public to ask leaders to "do something" in the wake of lives lost. Utah is assessing school safety plans in place for needed changes.

Ron Paul to give keynote speech at Iron County GOP dinner; Mitt Romney to attend

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:15pm

Iron County Republicans now have not one but two former U.S. presidential candidates lined up to appear at their party’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner.

Tips for fishing for trout in low water seasons

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:49pm

Winter and early spring low flows can make trout skittish. By leaving the waders home and learning to hop from rock to rock and fish from the bank, you may just increase your catch.

Cedar City man pleads not guilty in officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:22pm

A Utah man involved in an officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve has pleaded not guilty.

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:39am

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

Man killed in 4th avalanche-related fatality within the past 6 weeks

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:28am

A man died after being buried in an avalanche late Tuesday afternoon east of Palisades Reservoir.

Election security a high priority — until it comes to paying for new voting machines

Kate Rabinowitz, Propublica  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:13am

Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU basketball back in familiar spot

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:50am

For the third consecutive season, the BYU men's basketball team needs to win the West Coast Conference tournament to play in next month's NCAA tournament. Several reasons have put the Cougars in this disappointing and frustrating position again.

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Why Intermountain Healthcare is outsourcing billing to a company with a checkered past

Matthew Piper, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:37am

It might mean $70 million in savings that Intermountain Healthcare can pass on to patients. It might mean hundreds of new jobs for Utahns. Or it might, from the perspective of outgoing Intermountain employees, be a "kick in the teeth."

Slipping on ice could hurt as bad as a car accident, BYU professor says

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:34am

Slipping and falling after a winter storm can injure someone as much as being in a car accident, according to one expert from Brigham Young University.

Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:21am

Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new polls shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race.

Bills recognizing postpartum depression, requiring more polling places advance on Capitol Hill

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:02am

A bill that would recognize postpartum depression as a public health issue, and another measure that would mean more election polling places for Utahns both passed out of committee on Utah's Capitol Hill Tuesday.

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