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Climate Change: One Utah Candidate Makes An Issue Of It In Uphill U.S. Senate Campaign

Bill Barron tuned into last week’s debate between Republican Sen. Mike Lee and his Democratic challenger, Misty Snow, just like a lot of other Utahns.
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Eccles Theater Opens This Friday

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On Friday night the much-anticipated $119 million Eccles Theater opens in downtown Salt Lake City.

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More and more bats are losing good homes in Davis County to human development, like roads and residences. So designers at the firm, Architectural Nexus, are taking up the challenge of building them a custom condo.

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Leaders of the Alpine School District are asking for support from Utah Valley residents on November 8th. Voters will decide on a proposed $387 million dollar bond for district expansion and renovation. Lumineux_Images

Utah lawmakers heard more arguments both in favor and against medical marijuana on Wednesday, and among those in favor of legalization, there is an increasing sense of urgency.

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Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz met Democratic challenger Stephen Tryon in Utah’s Third Congressional District Debate Wednesday night at Utah Valley University in Orem.  

Senator Udall Courts Latino Voters In Utah

Oct 19, 2016
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New Mexico Senator Tom Udall visited Salt Lake City today to campaign for Hillary Clinton. He spent some of his time meeting leaders from Utah’s Latino community.

Live Fact Checking The Third Presidential Debate

Oct 19, 2016

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at


The Salt Lake City Council acting as the Redevelopment Agency voted Tuesday to set aside as much as $21 million for affordable housing in the city. They also found money to purchase sites for the new homeless shelters.

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Democrat Mike Weinholtz says if he is elected Governor this November, he will work to legalize medical marijuana in the state.  The announcement came Tuesday after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges.

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Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz was quick to withdraw his support of Donald Trump following a video leaked earlier this month. But a recent statement from the congressman suggests he may still vote for the GOP presidential candidate.


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A Conversation with Jonathan Lethem

On Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m., novelist and essayist Jonathan Lethem joins Doug Fabrizio on stage as part of the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival. Hosted by Weller Book Works.

Prairie Home’s New Host Takes over Airways on October 15th

And the show will be airing in a new time slot starting this Saturday.

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Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera is handing out plastic whistles. A half-million of them. At three bucks a pop, he's hoping that women will use the whistles to scare off harassers on the packed public transportation system.

When the plan was announced this summer, it received a flurry of scathing criticism and mocking memes on social media. But city officials are moving forward and have been handing out the whistles by the thousands at subway and bus stops.

If there's one rule that most parents cling to in the confusing, fast-changing world of kids and media, it's this one: No screens before age 2.

As of today, that rule is out the window.

Whether your kid is 3 and obsessed with Daniel Tiger videos or 15 and spending half her conscious hours on Snapchat, you are probably somewhat conflicted about how to think about their media habits.

How much time? What kind of media? What should our family's rules be?

Russia and Syria have temporarily halted airstrikes on the beleaguered eastern part of Aleppo, the part of the city controlled by the rebels. Instead, Aleppo has been showered with leaflets that urge rebel fighters and civilians to flee.

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday his country's air force was extending for another day a "humanitarian pause" so civilians in need of medical care can get out of the city.

"We are appealing [to] countries that have influence on armed groups in eastern Aleppo to convince them to stop fighting and leave," Shoigu said.

Beneath Gothic arches and metal walkways, a place of torment has been reclaimed as a place of creative ferment. In 1895, celebrated writer Oscar Wilde — author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray -- was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years in the infamous Reading Gaol.

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