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Gov. Herbert Signs Massive Liquor Reform Bill To Remove Zion Curtain Barriers

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill to overhaul the state’s liquor laws. Meanwhile, state regulators are already preparing to work through the changes.

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Kathryn Allen made headlines earlier this month after raising half a million dollars to challenge five-time Republican incumbent Jason Chaffetz in next year's election.

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Draper Mayor Troy Walker rescinded his offer to host a homeless shelter in his city Wednesday night after more than 800 Draper and Bluffdale residents threatened to impeach him, sue the city and even oppose him in his potential November re-election.  

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Utah power companies were already starting to lower greenhouse gas emissions when President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week to roll back the Clean Power Plan.

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Governor Herbert did the last of his yearly bill signing Wednesday morning at Oquirrh Hills Middle School in Riverton. An auditorium of students watched as he signed three education bills into law.

Our Home On Wheels

Adventure photographers are known for posting pictures of serene outdoor scenes and perfect camping trips. But one traveling couple who recently passed through Utah have a slightly different approach.

Salt Lake County Mayor's Office

Draper City Mayor Troy Walker has offered up two potential locations in his city for a third homeless shelter/resource center. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams must select a final location by Thursday. He now has nine sites to choose from.

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How does access to contraceptives affect women’s lives? That’s a question researchers at the University of Utah and Planned Parenthood are trying to answer. 

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The snowpack is near normal in a few places and lagging in southeastern Utah. But most drainages are way above average. It’s the first time in 6 years that water managers are worrying about too much water instead of a shortage.

“In 2017, Mother Nature threw us a knuckleball,” says Wayne Pullan, who leads the Bureau of Reclamation’s Provo area office. “A knuckleball is a changeup pitch, and a knuckleball works because it’s unpredictable.”

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Water experts say it’s time for new thinking on the West’s old attitudes about water, as climate change and population growth drive the discussion about the West’s water future.

Governor Signs Abortion Bill Into Law

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Women are reacting to a new law in Utah that will require doctors to present certain information to those seeking a medication-induced abortion. 


Thursday on RadioWest

Brian Castner wrote an honest memoir about being leader of a bomb disposal team in Iraq. It's now an opera, & we're talking to Brian & others about the costs of war & making art of the experience.

The Moth is coming to SLC

Tickets on sale Friday, March 31st

Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

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

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.

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A Mexican state's top law enforcement official is accused of conspiracy to smuggle and sell heroin, cocaine, and other drugs, after U.S. agents arrested state attorney general Edgar Veytia in San Diego this week. According to an arrest warrant, Veytia used the name "Diablo" and other aliases.

U.S. prosecutors say they'll seek to compel Veytia to forfeit some $250 million if he's convicted.

During his first trip to Turkey as secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said the U.S. and its NATO ally were struggling with "difficult choices" on a strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria.

The U.S. has been trying to balance its reliance on Turkey in the fight against ISIS with its support for Kurdish fighters in northern Syria — which infuriates Turkey. Tillerson said he and Turkish leaders discussed options for how to clear the extremist group from its remaining strongholds, such as Raqqa, and stabilize those areas.

While the political world continues to focus on the machinations of congressional investigations about Russia (which won't have conclusions drawn for months, if not longer) and where health care goes from here, there's another, arguably more important story going on — ramped-up military engagement.

Here's the New York Times Thursday:

A Forgotten Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

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Driving up the coast toward Bay Center, Wash., it's obvious when you start to approach Willapa Bay. Fifteen-foot high piles of empty shells begin to appear on the side of the road. This is an oyster town.

But it's also home to a sinking piece of history.

Your sniffles may feel worse if you're lonely.

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