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Utah Governor Calls Climate Science "A Little Debatable"

Governor Gary Herbert says he’s still not sure people have a role in causing climate change. A reporter asked Utah’s Republican governor on Thursday whether Utah’s lean snowpack and possible water shortages are the result of climate change.
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KUER's Spring 2015 Fund Drive Results

Thank you to all of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers who helped us bring in $415,000 during the Spring Fund Drive!

Earthquake Drill Shakes Out Utahns

Apr 16, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Nearly a million people dropped, took cover and held on during the largest statewide earthquake drill known as the Great Utah ShakeOut on Thursday. At the University of Utah, students and faculty assembled at evacuation points and received earthquake information pamphlets and emergency preparedness items.

Utah in Top 10 for Americorps Volunteerism

Apr 15, 2015
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For the first time since its inception 20 years ago, Americorps has released the states and cities that produce the highest number of volunteers. Provo is ranked number four among mid-size cities and Utah is ranked eighth overall, which Americorps director Bill Basl says is not surprising.

Tax Day Storm Stands Out

Apr 15, 2015
USU Webcam

The storm that bounded into Utah Tuesday stands out as an epic weather event for a number of reasons.

Wind gusts topped 60 miles an hour at dozens of Utah locations. Blowing dust pushed air-pollution measurements into the hazardous range. And temperatures plummeted 29 degrees between afternoon and evening.

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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, arguing that if the high court recognizes same sex marriage as a right it would undermine religious liberty.

Salt Lake City Issues Water Usage Advisory

Apr 14, 2015
Anton via Wikimedia Commons

Salt Lake City officials are calling for a stage one water usage advisory in the wake of a dry winter that has produced little spring runoff.

The Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City is home to a new Girl Scout Troop with its first meeting planned Monday.


A federal judge has denied an injunction against the controversial election reform law known as SB54.

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The Disability Law Center in Utah is conducting an investigation into the death of Ramon Estrada, a state prisoner who died Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest due to renal failure.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert ceremoniously signed the state’s sweeping criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday.

U.S Department of Defense

 A new University of Utah study provides insight into suicide risk among veterans and military personnel.

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