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Ted Cruz To Stump For Herrod As Gov. Herbert Endorses Curtis In 3rd District Race

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is coming to Utah to endorse 3rd Congressional District candidate Chris Herrod as Gov. Gary Herbert throws his support behind Herrod’s main challenger.

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A new study from researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Georgia shows that new science teachers are often expected to teach beyond their subject matter training.

West Nile Virus Season Begins In Utah

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It’s the beginning of West Nile Virus season in Utah. So far officials at the Utah Department of Health have not discovered anyone who has contracted the disease. But state officials have identified eight pools of water around the state that have tested positive for West Nile. 

Mormon And Secular Utahns Celebrate Pioneer Day

Jul 24, 2017
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On Pioneer Day, religious and secular Utahns celebrated the anniversary of the Mormon pioneers’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. 

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Many people visit farmer’s markets to buy fresh, locally-produced foods. A mobile market run by Salt Lake City is aiming to expand access to healthy produce.

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Matt Pinnell works for SilencerCo, one of the largest manufacturers of suppressors based in West Valley City. He’s conducting a sound test at a nearby shooting range to demonstrate the difference in noise levels with and without a silencer.

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Another big fireworks holiday has arrived in Utah, and people are talking about it.

To some, it’s a matter of tradition and celebrating our nation and state. To others, it’s a health and safety hazard that should be left in the hands of professionals.

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A Utah lawmaker is introducing legislation to tackle voter privacy after a blanket data request by the Trump administration raised concerns.

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Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott will resign on August 1. After that, it’s up to Salt Lake County Republicans to elect a replacement, and candidates are already coming forward. 

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For a victim of sexual assault, waiting for an update on his or her case can be a painful process on its own. But a new hotline in Utah, might help put them at ease.

Late Thursday afternoon, Salt Lake County officials and court appointed guardians of Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, reached an agreement for Ott to resign his elected office effective August 1. 

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Judge Sewall and the Salem Witch Trials

Of the 9 judges of the Salem witch trials, only one apologized for the execution of 20 innocent people. Historian Richard Francis joins us to talk about the idealism and conscience of Samuel Sewall.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones in Salt Lake City on August 29

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Teachers have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. You need a bachelor's degree, which can be costly — an equation that often means a lot of student loans. We've reported on the factors that make this particular job even more vulnerable to a ton of debt, including chronically low teacher pay, the increasing pressure to get a master's degree and the many ways to repay loans or apply for loan forgiveness.

A prototype of what could be the next generation of space stations is currently in orbit around the Earth.

The prototype is unusual. Instead of arriving in space fully assembled, it arrived folded up and was only expanded to its full size once on orbit.

On a recent camping trip, the itinerary for Girl Scout Troop 6000 was full of only-in-the-wilderness activities for these New York City kids. At a campground upstate, the girls — age 5 to 15 — milked cows and roasted marshmallows, and screamed when a moth flew by or someone found a spiderweb in the bathroom.

At the end of the trip, the girls left the cabins where they'd stayed and returned to the closest thing they have to a home: a 10-story budget hotel in Queens, where New York City's Department of Homeless Services pays to shelter homeless families.

In an emotional return to the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, Sen. John McCain admonished the leaders of his party for their managing of the health care bill and called instead for "regular order."

The biggest story of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday might be about the people who aren't there.

The chairman and ranking member wanted Donald Trump Jr., the president's oldest son, and Paul Manafort, the president's onetime campaign chairman, to appear and testify — either voluntarily or involuntarily, if necessary, under subpoena.

Those witnesses said they agreed — but they arranged with the committee to do so in private as opposed to under the TV lights.

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