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A 2019 law slashed licensing requirements for general contractors. After dozens of tips about fault...
Brittany Glas and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

A Building Problem: Utah Law Loosens Licensing Requirements For General Contractors

A 2019 law slashed licensing requirements for general contractors. After dozens of tips about faulty construction from Utah homebuyers, that change had the KSL Investigators asking if the law is really protecting consumers?
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Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

Man Accused In Mackenzie Lueck’s Death In Court On Separate, Unrelated Cases

The man accused of murdering University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck and leaving her charred remains in a shallow grave was in court Wednesday for two separate cases. 
3 years ago
Abortion regulations were in the news earlier this year, with highly restrictive state bans making ...
Caroline Kelly, CNN

States Passed A Flurry Of Abortion Restrictions This Year. Here’s Where They Stand

Abortion regulations were in the news earlier this year, with highly restrictive state bans making national headlines.
3 years ago
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MORGAN SMITH, Associated Press

Medical Pot Users Face Barriers In Utah After Legalization

As Utah prepares to launch its medical marijuana program next year, residents who want to use the drug in the meantime are encountering skeptical doctors and the quandary of where to get the plant.
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Ex-IRS Agent From Utah Gets Federal Prison In Vegas Tax Case

A 72-year-old former Internal Revenue Service employee from Salt Lake City has been sentenced in Las Vegas to almost three years in federal prison for tax evasion and obstruction.
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Vape store owners must display this warning, which says "vaping unregulated THC is dangerous."...
MORGAN SMITH, Associated Press

Utah Vape Shops Sue Health Department Over E-Cigarette Rule

Several Utah vape shops sued the state's Department of Health over its emergency rule restricting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid a national outbreak of lung damage linked to vaping.
3 years ago
FILE: Utah State Representative Phil Lyman, R-Blanding talks with KSL about the restitution order a...
Associated Press

Judge Blocks Bid To Increase Utah ATV Protester Restitution

A federal judge has rejected an increase in restitution payments by a former county commissioner for an illegal ATV protest ride in a Utah canyon, court records said.
3 years ago
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Associated Press

Utah Death-Row Inmate’s Appeal Remains Ongoing

The appeal hearings for a Utah death-row inmate are lasting longer than anticipated.
3 years ago
Activists rally in support of LGBTQ rights at New York City Hall on October 8, 2019 in New York Cit...
MARK SHERMAN and MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Supreme Court Takes Up Cases About LGBT People’s Rights

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard highly anticipated cases on whether federal civil rights law should apply to LGBT people, with Chief Justice John Roberts questioning how doing so would affect employers.
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MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Supreme Court Begins Election Year Term Full Of Big Cases

The justices are returning to the Supreme Court bench for the start of an election year term that includes high-profile cases about abortions, protections for young immigrants and LGBT rights.
3 years ago
FILE: Police tape blocks an entrance at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on October 4, 2017 in Las ...
Associated Press

Legal Settlement Over Las Vegas Shooting Worth Up To $800M

Attorneys for thousands of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history said Thursday that they reached a settlement expected to pay between $735 million and $800 million to those who sued over the Las Vegas massacre.
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FILE - Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, left, facing public corruption charges, appears...
KSL TV

Former Attorney General Shurtleff Settles With State For $600K

The state will now pay $600,000 to former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to help pay his legal fees. 
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A teen died and her mother died a month later after a car crashed in Big Cottonwood Canyon and stru...
Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

Charges Filed Against Man Accused Of Causing Deadly Crash In Big Cottonwood Canyon

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office formally filed charges against a driver who police say caused a deadly crash in Big Cottonwood Canyon, killing a mother and daughter.
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JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

Man Convicted Of Killing 6 Members Of Ex-Wife’s Texas Family

Starting Monday, jurors will hear evidence in the trial's punishment phase before deciding whether to sentence Ronald Lee Haskell, 39, to life in prison without parole or death.
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Ron Lafferty, left, and defense attorney Ron Yengich review legal documents in 4th District Court i...
Brady McCombs, Associated Press

Utah Man Closer To Death By Firing Squad After Losing Appeal

A Utah death row inmate featured in the popular book "Under the Banner of Heaven" after killing his sister-in-law and her child for resisting his polygamist beliefs inched closer to becoming the first American to be executed by firing squad in nearly a decade after losing his latest appeal Monday.
3 years ago
U.S. Attorney General William Barr (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)...
MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

Justice Department Will Execute Inmates For first Time Since 2003

The Justice Department said Thursday that it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003.
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ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press

Judge Temporarily Blocks New Arkansas Anti-abortion Laws

A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close.
3 years ago
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Associated Press

Utah Picks 8 Growers For Medical Marijuana Program

Utah has chosen eight companies to grow cannabis for its medical marijuana program set to open next year.
3 years ago
Brenda Mayes, center, speaks during a press conference at the office of her attorney, Robert Sykes,...
Associated Press

Utah School District Settles Suit Over Biracial Teen Dragged By Bus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school district is paying $62,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a junior high student was caught in a bus door and dragged about 175 feet in an alleged racially motivated incident. The incident occurred in February in West Point about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. […]
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Associated Press

Utah Court: Injured Church Ball Player Can’t Sue Opponent

The Utah Supreme Court has ruled a man who suffered a knee injury in a church-sponsored basketball game can't sue an opposing player over a common foul.
3 years ago
A group of demonstrators gather during a pro-life rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive...
RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Trump Abortion Rule Seen As Blow Against Planned Parenthood

Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says.
3 years ago
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Associated Press

Utah Delays Deadline To Award Medical Cannabis Licenses

Applicants vying for a handful of licenses to grow Utah's medical marijuana will have to wait longer than expected to find out who has been selected.
3 years ago
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MORGAN SMITH, Associated Press

Utah Farmers And Entrepreneurs Compete To Grow Medical Pot

The state recently opened the licensing process to out-of-state growers, a change that makes some locals who hope to secure a license nervous.
3 years ago
U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a Rose Garden statement on the census July 11, 2019 at t...
JILL COLVIN, MARK SHERMAN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

Trump Drops Bid To Have A Citizenship Question On The Census

Just a week after insisting that he was "absolutely moving forward," President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year's census.
3 years ago
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