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A cancer drug might be useful in treating traumatic brain injuries, U. researchers say

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:21am

Researchers at the University of Utah and University of Washington have published a study indicating that a drug traditionally used to treat cancer may be useful in mitigating the effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Utah hate crimes bill clears first legislative hurdle, heads to Senate floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:41am

Despite languishing for years, a bill that would add teeth to Utah's hate crime laws has cleared a legislative hurdle that will allow it to be heard by the full state Senate.

Utah Warriors' defensive shift already paying dividends for 2nd-year squad

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:14am

Two games into the league’s second season, the Warriors have flipped their original narrative on its head. No longer a team with an explosive offense and an inconsistent defense, Utah has found a defensive identity to pair with its offense.

Police searching for armed man after robbery at North Salt Lake convenience store

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:08am

Police are searching for a man after an armed robbery at a Maverik convenience store in North Salt Lake early Thursday morning.

Driverless car, student incentive measures move forward on Capitol Hill  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:44am

A bill that would allow all levels of autonomous vehicles on state highways, plus a proposal to give incentives to students to do well on standardized tests moved ahead at the Utah Legislature Wednesday.

Bill that leverages Utah dollars to urge cities to plan for affordable housing heads to House floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:03am

SB34, which would leverage state transportation dollars to encourage more cities to pave the way for affordable housing, won a unanimous endorsement from a House committee on Wednesday — but only after a long and lively debate.

Tremonton man admits to murder in shooting death he had claimed was self-defense

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:38am

A Tremonton man accused of shooting and killing another man who he claimed had threatened his family has admitted to reduced charges.

Radioactive waste bill gets preliminary approval in Utah Senate

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:28am

A bill on radioactive waste disposal received initial approval Wednesday in the Senate but needs another vote to clear that body and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's signature before it becomes law. It could allow disposal of depleted uranium waste.

Utah Senate panel backs incentives for students to do well on standardized tests

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:24am

The Senate Education Committee endorsed Wednesday a bill that would allow students to receive class credit for their efforts on standardized tests.

Driverless vehicle bill wins Utah House approval

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:21am

The Utah House levied unanimous support for a bill that would open up state roads to the operation of autonomous vehicles. The proposal also attempts to create a method to assign liability in the event of an accident that lacks a driver.

Committee halts bill to decrease sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:01am

The House Revenue and Taxation Standing Committee voted 6-4 on Wednesday to hold a bill that would remove the sales tax on adult and baby diapers, as well as feminine hygiene products.

Provo restaurant blaze caused by spontaneously igniting towels, fire officials say

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:38am

The fire that destroyed a popular Provo Mexican restaurant last week started when towels in a basement sink spontaneously ignited, fire officials said Wednesday.

'We're gonna love these people': Utahns rally for those overcoming addiction, depression

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:19am

Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol for the 11th annual Rally for Recovery, meant as a celebration for those who are overcoming their addictions or depression.

Utah House committee OKs bill to ban abortions after 18 weeks

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:00am

After hearing personal testimony on both sides of the issue, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-5 to pass a bill that would amend abortion law to prohibit abortions after 18 weeks.

San Juan schools canceled, Washington County schools delayed due to snow

Linda Williams, and Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:25am

School in the San Juan School District is canceled, and schools in Washington County had a delayed start because of unprecedented winter weather.

Judge eases conviction for man who shot, killed another at party

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:25pm

A West Point welder originally faced up to life in prison for shooting and killing a man who had slashed his face with a razor during a night of drinking in 2017. Now he will serve just five years at most.

Utah city experiences 2 more small earthquakes

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:06pm

The Bluffdale area experienced more two small earthquakes Wednesday evening.

Bill to ban gay conversion therapy for minors set to be unveiled Thursday

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:49pm

A bill is expected to be unveiled on Thursday that is aimed at banning gay conversion therapy for minors in Utah.

Police: Man arrested in Millcreek killing had metal object in hand, called officers demons

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:36pm

Police say a man who was arrested on Monday in connection with the death of a Millcreek man had a "metal object in his hands," and told someone nearby that he had killed a person, according to a jail report.

Student journalists reveal U. transportation passes cost more than counterparts

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:11pm

Not that the University of Utah needs another reason to be competitive with BYU, but according to a report in this week’s The Daily Utah Chronicle the state is “Getting the Best Price for the U.”