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A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:51am

Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.

GOP lawmaker drafting bill to eliminate state sales tax on food

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:44am

A Republican state lawmaker said Wednesday he's drafting a bill to eliminate the state sales tax on food entirely while raising the overall rate by less than a quarter of a percent.

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Body found at collapsed Mexico school; girl still trapped

Maria Verza, Christine Armario and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:36am

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the ruins of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

Panel pitches possible fixes to Utah's teacher shortage

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:17am

At a Wednesday panel, education leaders said growing teachers young, linking them with strong mentors and giving them leadership opportunities are some of the solutions to Utah's teacher shortage. And pay always is an issue, they said.

Is Kim Jong Un insane? Rep. Stewart says no, but he's a real threat

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:51am

Rep. Chris Stewart says Kim Jong Un is not insane, but he poses the most pressing threat to the United States as he pushes forward with plans to develop missiles capable of reaching the U.S.

'Hope for Houston' $1 million donation going toward supplies to help rebuild Texas town

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 10:47pm

KSL and Bonneville radio stations presented a million-dollar check to Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to help victims of Hurricane Harvey after KSL viewers and listeners made donations during a "Hope for Houston" telethon event.

Electricity workers rescue man from burning Salt Lake City home

Jacob Klopfenstein  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 10:30pm

Three Rocky Mountain Power workers helped pull a man out of a burning home on Wednesday morning, probably saving the man’s life, police said.

Police: Long-term approach to gang problem must combat elementary school recruitment

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 10:14pm

Community leaders and police in Kearns said Wednesday they were doing what they could to stay on top of the gang problem, after two innocent people died in a crash with a truck that detectives said was fleeing a drive-by shooting.

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors

Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 10:03pm

The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes and prodded rescuers to work furiously hour after hour Wednesday in a delicate effort trying to free her from unstable debris — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 230 people.

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 9:46pm

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

200 bats invade West High School

Mike Anderson, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 9:43pm

Students at West High School are used to seeing bats, as the school sits along bats' migratory path. But they aren't used to seeing 200 inside the main building.

The most common pre-existing medical conditions

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 9:10pm

By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could, therefore, have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.

9 deals on fall activities (15% off Comic Con tickets and more!)

KSL Deals  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 9:00pm

Autumn has arrived, and we’ve got some spooky activities for the entire family — at spooky good prices.

Utah Legislature passes 2 bills to fund, facilitate Operation Rio Grande

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 8:37pm

With near-unanimous support, the Utah Legislature has passed two bills to support Operation Rio Grande — one to fund nearly $5 million in law enforcement efforts and one to facilitate a 2-year closure of Rio Grande Street.

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 8:14pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week.

Utah tech unicorn hosts inaugural conference, welcomes Michelle Obama

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 8:03pm

Utah tech education company Pluralsight hosted its first user conference Wednesday and welcomed some big names, including former first lady Michelle Obama.

9th-grader donates award-winning mascot sculpture to Herriman middle school

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 7:32pm

Joseph Barwick estimates he spent well over 200 hours creating a giant sculpture of his middle school’s mascot, which won him an award at the Utah State Fair. Now, it has a spot at the middle school Barwick attends.

Molina health insurance is leaving: What that means for thousands of Utahns

Heather Simonsen, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 7:00pm

Last year, Humana health insurance left Utah and now Molina is going too. Soon, thousands of people will have to find new health insurance, with only two options to choose from. Approximately 177,000 Utahns use the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Man's body pulled from water in Millcreek

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 6:28pm

Police are investigating after a man's body was found in a creek Wednesday morning.

Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save 'Dreamers now'

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 6:09pm

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive immigration overhaul was premature.

Fed decisions on interest rates and monetary policy a signal of economic confidence, local analyst says

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 5:49pm

The choice of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank to keep interest rates unchanged and reduce its influence on the national money supply is a sign of belief in the country’s economic strength, a Utah economist said.

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