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Supreme Court Tie Disappoints Immigrants, Pleases Utah GOP Leaders

Utah Republican leaders are applauding a Supreme Court split decision which stops President Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect. Meanwhile, thousands of Utah immigrants continue to live in fear of deportation.
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The Utah State Board of Education deliberated for about two hours Thursday night before voting unanimously to select Sydnee Dickson as Utah’s Superintendent of public schools. Dickson had been filling in as interim superintendent following the resignation of Brad Smith.

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Stocks closed with some heavy losses after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Utah, like the rest of the world, is experiencing the effects of uncertainty in the market.

The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has given Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes their annual Black Hole Award.

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With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner and several wildfires burning around the state, Utah fire authorities are reminding the public of fire restrictions and safety measures.

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The Warriors Over the Wasatch air show will take place this weekend at Hill Air Force Base. Airplanes of all shapes and sizes will be on display, including performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking doctors to not use the FluMist nasal spray vaccine for this year’s flu season. 

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Jonathan Johnson, Republican Challenger to Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday the actions he plans to take in his first 100 days in office should he be elected governor.

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Salt Lake City business owner Dave Robinson says he would do a better job of running Salt Lake County Government than current Democratic Mayor Ben McAdams. 

Utah Voters Begin to Consider Third-Party Candidates

Jun 22, 2016

  As Utahns weigh their options for President, many are beginning to consider third-party candidates.

A recent UtahPolicy.com survey found that if the election were today, only about 36% of Utahns would vote for Donald Trump. In comparison, thirty percent would vote for a third-party or write-in candidate.  

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Ancestry.com opened its new headquarters in Lehi Wednesday. For the past three decades, the family history company has been headquartered in Provo. CEO Tim Sullivan says the new location in Lehi at the Point of the Mountain will help the company attract top talent from both Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

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Utahns Amy Ollerton & David Padeken took home the 2016 Open Screen Night Jury Prize for their short film, and exploration of Navajo spirituality and its relationship to the earth.

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Congrats to the Open Screen Night Winners!

Find out the winners and stream all of the films online.

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If you missed KUER's panel discussion on voting in Utah, listen to the audio here.

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They were hoping to conquer their fears by walking over a bed of hot coals. But instead, dozens of people participating in a Dallas event hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins were treated for burns.

As a result of walking across coals, "a large number of these people sustained burn injuries to their feet and lower extremities," Jason Evans, a spokesman for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, said in a statement. Approximately 30-40 people were injured. Most elected to be treated at the scene, and five opted to go to a local hospital for evaluation.

The Brazilian laboratory that was designated to conduct drug testing for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency for not conforming to international standards.

News of the suspension came in a statement issued in Montreal. The decision can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days.

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Two days of flash flooding across West Virginia have killed at least 14 people and seriously damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes, according to the governor.

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