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Simpson Avenue And City-Owned Property Axed From Homeless Plan

Salt Lake City has scrapped plans to build four new homeless shelters in favor of two and a hard deadline is set for closing The Road Home.

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Julia Ritchey

A community town hall intended for members of Utah’s Congressional delegation Friday night instead brought out several state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. 

About 30 organizations co-sponsored the "Town Hall For All" at Cottonwood High School in Murray, where hundreds of Utahns gathered to exchange ideas on a host of environmental, political and social concerns.

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State lawmakers are pausing legal efforts to gain control of federal lands in Utah. They’re pushing for a political solution instead.

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With anticipation of a possible new travel ban from the Trump Administration, refugee resettlement agencies in Utah are bracing for the worst.  

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A bill that would require Utah doctors to inform patients about abortion reversal procedures has passed in the state House of Representatives.

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A bill that would toughen Utah’s anti-bigamy laws passed the House on Thursday, even as some lawmakers questioned its constitutionality.

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A week’s passed since the Outdoor Retailers trade show announced it’s leaving Salt Lake City after being here two decades. And there are hints the show is trying to leave Utah even before its three-convention contract is up.

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Utah Lawmakers are talking about restoring the sales tax on food this legislative session to deal with declining revenues. Advocates for low-income Utahns oppose the idea. They accuse the state of balancing the budget on the backs of poor people.

Judy Fahys

The protest surrounding the exit of the Outdoor Recreation trade show expanded this week, as local Democrats took the state’s GOP leaders to task outside the Salt Palace Convention Center. They criticized Utah’s Republican leaders for the huge trade show’s decision to leave Salt Lake City when its contract runs out next year.

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A bill that ensures math and science teachers get extra pay passed out of a State Senate Committee Wednesday Night.

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A bill to end the requirement for concealed carry permits was passed out of a legislative committee on Wednesday. It came back from a tie vote that stalled its progress last week.

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Friday on RadioWest

Science journalist Abigail Tucker joins us to talk about her investigation into the natural and cultural history of the house cat. And if you think they're actually "domesticated," you should tune in.

Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

Travel to Iceland with fellow KUER listeners, July 24th to August 1st

KUER Presents "45 Days"

A new weekly podcast about the Utah State Legislature launching Friday, January 27th.

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The Moth is coming to Salt Lake City on May 30th, and they're looking for local storytellers.

Southwest Utah Signal Expansion Project

KUER is working on securing a new license to enhance our coverage in Southwest Utah, primarily from Cedar City throughout St. George.

Utah Broadcasters Association Job Fair

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