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LDS Church Fills Three Vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve

Three native Utahns have been called to serve in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the appointments on Saturday during the Church’s semiannual General Conference.
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The water year begins on October 1st, and the water community is hoping a string of dry years is finally coming to an end.

Ryan Luke, an engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Provo Area office, says a few reservoirs are at close to normal levels but most are low for this time of year.

“We’re dealing with a fourth year of below normal conditions in a row here,” he says. “The operators, the water users – many of them have shut down early trying to anticipate and prepare for next season in case we do get another rough snowpack.”

Utah is seeing improvements in reducing infections from hospital procedures. The state department of health released its annual report on healthcare associated infections Monday. Across the country, 1 in 25 people will get an infection while they are receiving treatment for another condition in a healthcare setting.

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Two cement-company partners and their businesses are accused of illegally dumping building waste in wetlands near the Jordan River.

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Officials with Crossroads Urban Center have a plan to advance the fight against homelessness and drug trafficking in the downtown area. It begins with a $30 million dollar Salt Lake City bond proposal. 

Kids at Primary Children’s Hospital often have to miss weeks if not months of school, and staying on track can be difficult. But they now have a new room called the School Zone that hospital officials hope will help keep their patients learning.

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Lawmakers who sit on the legislative committee tasked with prioritizing funding for Utah public colleges and universities asked higher education officials Wednesday why a proposed 2.5% tuition increase is necessary.

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A large crowd of disabled-rights activists has been making their presence known in Salt Lake City this week, blocking traffic and occupying the governor’s office, in an attempt to bring attention to their cause.

Democratic State Senator Jim Dabakis is in Washington D.C. this week and will be meeting with White House officials on Friday to give his unique perspective on public lands.


Utah Republican lawmakers met Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss the latest proposal to expand Medicaid.




When Utah filmmaker Sean Slobodan saw videos of Quincy surfing, he knew he wanted to film her. Sean said her energy was mind-blowing, but he also loved the enthusiasm her family has for her passion.

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