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Health Secretary Tom Price Visits Sandy For Healthcare Listening Session

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price visited Sandy today to listen to Utahns reactions to the current state of healthcare.

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Brigham Young University has formalized a new policy that provides amnesty to victims or witnesses of sexual assault. The university’s Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault recommended the policy last October.

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Patients and advocates have demanded legalized medical marijuana for the past several years, and they say Utah lawmakers have failed to deliver. Now the Utah Patients Coalition says it’s time to bring the issue directly to Utah voters.

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California’s Insurance Department says insurance companies working in-state must report carbon-based investments. 

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Western Governors University is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The Salt Lake City-based online school enrolls nearly 82,000 students nationwide and aims to be the perfect fit for those who are giving college a second try.

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Half a billion dollars. That’s the amount Utah estimates it forgoes every year in sales tax due to the state’s abundance of exemptions.

 

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Update Sunday June 25:
The Brian Head Fire grew slightly overnight but firefighting officials are hopeful that calmer winds and a bit of rain on Sunday will slow the fire's growth. The fire is 42,800 acres and 8 percent contained. Evacuations remain in place for Brian Head, Panguitch Lake, Horse Valley, Castle Valley, Rainbow Meadows, Mammoth Creek, Beaver Dam, Blue Springs, Dry Lakes and Second Left Hand Canyon. 

 

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The Utah Arts Festival, one of the largest annual festivals in the state, begins Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Utah Senators Split On Republican Health Bill

Jun 22, 2017
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On Thursday the U.S. Senate released its replacement bill for Obamacare. It was met with mixed responses, including from Utah’s Senators who helped write it.

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Gov. Gary Herbert is defending his authority to organize a special election to fill the upcoming vacancy in the 3rd Congressional District, after lawmakers accused the governor of a power grab.

Nicole Nixon

Utah Lawmakers continued discussions Wednesday about possibly changing a new law that lowers the legal limit to .05 blood alcohol content.

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Through the Lens: No Man's Land

Join RadioWest Wednesday, June 28 for No Man's Land, an on-the-ground account of the occupation last year of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Presented with Utah Film Center.

Snap Judgment, Live in SLC on October 27th

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Nikole Hannah-Jones in Salt Lake City on August 29

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There's a big push in the U.S. from pediatricians to have mothers of newborns breast-feed exclusively for at least six months.

And many new moms want to. But only about 60 percent who start off breast-feeding keep it up for six months or more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A federal judge in Michigan has temporarily barred U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deporting a group of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals for at least two weeks, expanding an order that initially applied only to those in the Detroit area.

Note: This story contains a description of the alleged sexual assault at the center of the case.

A juror in the criminal trial of Bill Cosby says testimony from a second woman who said she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby did not weigh heavily in the panel's 52 hours of deliberations. That comes in spite of prosecutors' hope that hearing from an additional accuser would have shown jurors that Cosby had a pattern of behavior.

Two-thousand miles away from the Supreme Court's vaulted ceiling and marble friezes, 60-year-old jobless mother Maria Guereca sat in her $20-a-month, one-room apartment with a fan and a hotplate — beside a picture of her dead son.

On Monday, the Court gave Guereca, who lives in Juarez, Mexico, a partial victory, saying a lower court erred in granting immunity to an agent who shot and killed her son.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office weighed in on the Senate health care bill on Monday, saying that 22 million people would lose health coverage in the next 10 years under the Senate's plan. Of those, 15 million would lose Medicaid coverage. It's projected to lower the deficit by billions over 10 years, and also cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

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