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Report: Utah home-birth rate double national average

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:20pm

A new report shows Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and those moms tend to be older and have more education.

6 easy ways to keep your lawn green in the Utah heat

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:00pm

If you need specific help coming up with an individualized irrigation schedule or want an assessment on your system, sign up for a free water check at slowtheflow.org.

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Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

John Raby and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:51pm

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering.

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:11pm

A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.

SLC band Cinders killing crowds with kindness

Spencer Sutherland, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:01pm

The world is filled with sad songs and angry songs and heartbreak songs. So Salt Lake City six-piece band Cinders decided to tap into another emotion on their debut album: joy. Cinders is playing its next Salt Lake City show at Beehive Social Club.

Gov. Gary Herbert endorses Provo Mayor John Curtis in 3rd District race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:48pm

Gov. Gary Herbert endorsed Provo Mayor John Curtis over two other Republicans in next month's primary election in the 3rd District congressional race.

By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:32pm

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain final outcome.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:20pm

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

Have You Seen This? Utah baby experiences pure joy at her 1st rodeo

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:15pm

One-year-old Ila experienced pure joy at the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo last week, and the video is absolutely adorable.

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:54pm

Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye.

Teen's vandalism leaves $200K in damage, police say

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Shara Park  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:15pm

Police used a Taser to arrest a 16-year-old boy who they say vandalized several stores in West Jordan early Tuesday.

2 killed in head-on crash in Duchesne County identified

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:02pm

Two people were killed and a 12-year-old girl was injured in a head-on crash in eastern Utah on Sunday.

Kushner, Manafort meet with congressional investigators

Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:01pm

Two key members of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign met Tuesday with congressional investigators probing Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump associates.

How to earn a living on an endless road trip

Monique Serbu, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:59am

How do you earn a living if you’re always traveling? It’s possible to live completely on the road and still earn enough money to cover your expenses — and have a little fun, too — thanks largely to ever-present access to the internet.

E-documents: How they work and why you should use them

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:52am

Electronic signatures were given the same legal standing as handwritten ones 17 years ago. So here's the lowdown on e-documents and why you should be using them.

Utah football: 4 storylines going into fall camp

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:32am

Football is back this week with the University of Utah kicking off fall camp on Friday.

From Left Field: Jimmer Fredette signs 2-year deal with Shanghai Sharks

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:04am

Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette decided to stay in China for the next two seasons, signing an agreement to remain with the Shanghai Sharks. That, plus other sports highlights in today's From Left Field.

Idaho mother sentenced to 100 days in jail in connection with daughter's drowning death

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:46am

A 27-year-old mother will spend 100 days in jail after she was sentenced in connection with the drowning of her 1-year-old daughter in a bathtub last September.

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BYU alum discovers 200-year typo on Kennedy Center's Utah state flag

Kaitlyn Bancroft, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:41am

It was a mistake of only one numeral, but it made a 200-year difference.

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