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With help from its primary insurer, The Hartford, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Boy Scouts of America reached a tentative agreement to pay out more than $1 billion in claims to men who were molested in the organization. 

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A TikTok trend where students are stealing and damaging items in schools such as soap dispensers and exit signs is happening here in Utah.

A group of Chinese nationals have sued the Utah Department of Transportation, the State of Utah and multiple construction companies after a bus crash that left four dead in 2019. 

Prosecutors in Salt Lake, Utah, Summit and Grand counties are calling on Utah lawmakers to scrap the death penalty. On Tuesday, the prosecutors sent a letter to Gov Spencer Cox and the Utah State Legislature. 

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall sent a letter to city council on Monday, asking for an extension on the city’s mask mandate as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state.

Utah fire crews that were preparing to go to California to help fight wildfires have been told to stand down for now. The Utah Department of Emergency Management confirmed that California cancelled requests for help under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

Utah Task Force 2 returned home Saturday to reunite with their families. 

A group of protesters gathered Sunday at the Utah State Capitol to speak out against the current Taliban control in Afghanistan. 

Employees and local health officials are trying to figure out exactly how to coordinate President Biden’s new vaccine mandate. 

Sen. Kirk Cullimore (R-Sandy) says businesses should have some accountability and responsibility if they decide to mandate the coronavirus vaccines and an employee or customer has an adverse reaction to it. 

The Utah Department of Health says at least 11 Utah residents in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties have been diagnosed with West Nile virus this season. One person has died so far in the Weber/Morgan Health district.

It’s been over a year since the disastrous windstorm that toppled 1,300 trees and damaged another 4,000 trees in Salt Lake City. Efforts to replant all of those trees will continue through the fall.

Living close to an apartment complex is good for the property value of single family homes, according to a report by economists at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. 

Similar to how there have been shortages of computer chips and new cars, there is a shortage of foods that supply school cafeterias in Utah and around the country.

A large group representing Utah landlords said it doesn’t expect evictions to rise in the state for the foreseeable future. The Utah Apartment Association credits the state’s rental assistance program with helping renters stay up to date on payments. 

As summer comes to a close, the Hill Air Force Base has shared four safety tips for driving in the fall. 

A missing hiker has been found alive following an active search and rescue operation that closed The Narrows in Zion National Park. Officials say the hiker was found with no serious injuries. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revealed the new name and location of the new Eugene, Oregon temple. Officials announced the official name will be Willamette Valley Oregon Temple. 

Residents of southern Utah are looking at several days to weeks of cleanup after heavy rains on Wednesday caused flash flooding.

The Utah Department of Transportation reminded drivers to plan ahead as many look to take to the roads during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Governor Spencer Cox says Utah has hit a “breaking point” when it comes to COVID-19, with rising cases and fewer hospital beds to treat people. 

An out-of-state visitor at Zion National Park died after complaining about heat exhaustion. Medics and emergency medical technicians were dispatched to his location on Monday and found him unresponsive.

Utah Valley University is joining other colleges in Utah in requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine. UVU officials announced Monday the mandate will take effect for the spring semester.

First responders and paramedics are feeling the strain of the delta COVID-19 variant. In Ogden, the number of COVID-19 related calls is up substantially, and medical professionals are feeling burnt out.

Navajo Nation Tribal President Jonathan Nez says all executive branch employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September or agree to submit regular negative tests.

Family members and friends of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover arrived in Utah Sunday for a memorial vigil. Hundreds of Utahns, many carrying American flags, greeted them by chanting “U-S-A.”

Officials in Salt Lake and Summit counties have lifted all evacuation orders following a soaking rain storm that weakened the Parleys Canyon fire.

FEMA has provided the city of West Jordan more than $160,000 for repairs to a water storage tank. The funds are provided from the agency’s Public Assistance program as part of a major disaster declaration issued in 2020.

On Monday evening, Governor Spencer Cox tweeted a photo showing boxes containing over a million masks in a warehouse before they are shipped out to Utah schools. 

Summit County officials issued a declaration of local emergency Monday night due to the ongoing Parleys Canyon fire that continues to burn. The declaration allows the county to extend evacuation orders in Summit Park, Timberline and Upper Pinebrook. 

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