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Need a favor? Here’s how to ask that researchers say will get you a ‘yes’ answer

Ever needed a little assist from a friend or co-worker, but you weren't exactly sure how to ask for it? Well, researchers at Cornell University say they found the best way to get a “yes” when we ask for a favor.
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Man accused of assaulting Black Lives Matter protesters claims self-defense

A Provo man accused of threatening and assaulting Black Lives Matter protesters in West Valley City in 2020 is seeking to have the charges against him thrown out under a new self-defense law.
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Man who fired ‘warning’ shots headed to trial, despite claim of self-defense

A woman was left permanently paralyzed after a man allegedly fired ‘warning’ shots at two fleeing vehicles in July 2020. He claims he acted in self-defense and sought to have the case dismissed before trial under Utah’s new self-defense law.
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How a right-to-repair victory can help millions save money by fixing their own phones

Some manufacturers make it hard for you to fix your own stuff by keeping blueprints secret or refusing to sell replacement parts. One industry is bucking that trend. It could save you money and help you bust inflation.
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One in three drivers break Utah HOV lane rules during rush hour, are the lanes enforced?

The carpool lanes only work if drivers follow the rules. As KSL investigators learned, many drivers in Utah do not do.
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Documents reveal financial fallout of Salt Lake City IT security breach

Records obtained by the KSL Investigators reveal the financial fallout of what Salt Lake City officials call a security breach. A former city IT employee is facing felony charges related to the incident.
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Teen treatment: Advice for parents seeking residential treatment options

Utah's $400 million troubled teen industry is facing renewed scrutiny as more than two dozen former residents allege mistreatment and abuse in a new lawsuit.   
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What can you do when Carfax reports a crash that never happened on your car’s report?

When someone looks to buy a used car, they are likely going to want some assurance it doesn’t have major hidden damage.
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Teens sent to Utah for treatment say they faced isolation and abuse instead

In new court filings, former residents at the Vista residential treatment centers in Sandy and Magna say they faced isolation, humiliation and abuse. Several spoke about their experiences with KSL Investigators.
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Gephardt Busts Inflation: How you can save money on gas fill-ups by buying gift cards

Despite rising costs, a dollar is still a dollar, right? Not necessarily. As KSL Investigator Matt Gephardt hunts for solutions to inflation, he found that gift cards may be worth a lot more than what they say on the front.
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Utah woman loses $187,000 to scammer posing as cryptocurrency investor

A Utah woman thought she was buying and selling cryptocurrency on a reputable website. That was not the case. She shared her story with KSL Investigator Matt Gephardt in the hopes others will learn from her mistakes.
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Gephardt busts inflation: Auto insurance premiums are rising; here’s how you can still save money

Data shared with the KSL Investigators shows we are paying more to insure our cars. But here are some ways that will help us pay less.
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Planning to vote in the primary election? How a new Utah law impacts party affiliation

Republican lawmakers aimed to stop "party raiding" with an earlier party registration deadline. The KSL Investigators looked at the data to see if that’s actually happening.
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More than a token investment fad: Why experts say NFTs are here to stay

Digital collectables, known as NFTs, are gaining popularity. Before you pay big money to own one, here’s what you should know.
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Gephardt: How ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ might help fight inflation

One way to fight inflation is by having a higher credit score. Just weeks ago, “Buy Now, Pay Later” payments started showing up on credit reports. But can this change help Utahns improve their credit scores?
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Provo man frustrated that his landlord won’t let him fly the Ukrainian flag on his apartment patio

A Provo resident is among those Utahns wanting to show his support. But when his landlord refused to allow him to display the Ukrainian flag on his patio, he contacted the KSL Investigators.
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Last chance for a life out of max: How some Utah death penalty inmates made it to medium security

Utah's death penalty law remains on the books after lawmakers turned back an effort to abolish capital punishment this month. But those same lawmakers might be surprised to learn the Utah Department of Corrections has already dismantled its death row. Now, thanks to the KSL Investigators and the COLD podcast team, we know why.
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Subscription overload: How to cut down on those monthly costs

These days, you can find subscriptions for just about anything — and they can add up quickly. So, KSL Consumer Investigator Matt Gephardt shows us how to avoid getting trapped into unwanted subscriptions.
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Utah allowed rival gangs to mingle in prison; families say violence followed

The Utah Department of Corrections began allowing rival gangs to mingle after an outside group recommended changes to how inmates are housed. Critics say the result has been dangerous. But was the decision backed by data?
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Eight ways you can save money on gas right now

On average, a gallon of regular gas now sells for $4.30 in Utah, but before your next fill up, here are eight ways how you can still save money on gas.
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Utah State Senate candidate facing felony sex abuse charge

Brandon Beckham filed his declaration of candidacy just days after the felony case against him was filed in Utah County.
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Planning a move? Here’s what you need to know before you hire a broker

When you search for a moving company online, you’ll likely connect with a broker. So, what are they? And what are the benefits and risks of using one?
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‘My hands are tied’: Judge rules shooting that endangered child justified under Utah’s new self-defense law

The case against a man who fired several shots at another driver after a bizarre crash in November 2019 is dismissed under Utah’s new self-defense law, despite facts the judge found troubling and believed a jury should hear.
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What the war in Ukraine could mean for air travel here and abroad

Experts say if the hostilities keep up in Eastern Europe, it will lead to higher airfares here and abroad and it will lengthen flight times.
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