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Bill To Allow Permit-Free Concealed Carry Comes Back, Passes Committee

A bill to end the requirement for concealed carry permits was passed out of a legislative committee on Wednesday. It came back from a tie vote that stalled its progress last week .

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A bill that would toughen Utah’s anti-bigamy laws passed the House on Thursday, even as some lawmakers questioned its constitutionality.

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A week’s passed since the Outdoor Retailers trade show announced it’s leaving Salt Lake City after being here two decades. And there are hints the show is trying to leave Utah even before its three-convention contract is up.

Whittney Evans

Utah Lawmakers are talking about restoring the sales tax on food this legislative session to deal with declining revenues. Advocates for low-income Utahns oppose the idea. They accuse the state of balancing the budget on the backs of poor people.

Judy Fahys

The protest surrounding the exit of the Outdoor Recreation trade show expanded this week, as local Democrats took the state’s GOP leaders to task outside the Salt Palace Convention Center. They criticized Utah’s Republican leaders for the huge trade show’s decision to leave Salt Lake City when its contract runs out next year.

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A bill that ensures math and science teachers get extra pay passed out of a State Senate Committee Wednesday Night.

Brian Grimmett

On Wednesday, Utah Republican Senator Brian Shiozawa introduced a non-binding resolution encouraging protection of civil liberties and freedoms for all Americans including legal immigrants and refugees. It came during a tense time for some immigrant communities in the state. 


Facing increasing political blowback, many Republican lawmakers are choosing to skip town halls with constituents during the Congressional recess this week. Now, frustrated voters are organizing their own forums, with or without them.

Lee Hale

Rep. Karianne Lisonbee is a Republican and a freshman legislator from Clearfield. She says the idea for her bill, HB 198, was brought to her by a group of young women who want to defend themselves from rape.  

Whittney Evans

Community leaders on both sides of the aisle came together Tuesday morning to stress the positive impact immigrants have on Utah’s economy. The press conference came hours after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security laid out policies the Trump administration is implementing to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


Lawmakers considered legislation on Tuesday that would provide a mechanism to remove elected officials from office due to mental incapacity.

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Friday on RadioWest

Science journalist Abigail Tucker joins us to talk about her investigation into the natural and cultural history of the house cat. And if you think they're actually "domesticated," you should tune in.

Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

Travel to Iceland with fellow KUER listeners, July 24th to August 1st

KUER Presents "45 Days"

A new weekly podcast about the Utah State Legislature launching Friday, January 27th.

Calling all Storytellers!

The Moth is coming to Salt Lake City on May 30th, and they're looking for local storytellers.

Southwest Utah Signal Expansion Project

KUER is working on securing a new license to enhance our coverage in Southwest Utah, primarily from Cedar City throughout St. George.

Utah Broadcasters Association Job Fair

March 8th from 9am-1pm at the University of Utah Union Bldg.

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Today, two table tennis pros met at the Qatar Open and ended up locked in a staggering 10-minute, 766-shot rally.

The International Table Tennis Federation, which runs the event, said in an Instagram video that it "has got to be the longest rally ever in modern table tennis history!"

Waymo, the company that began as Google's self-driving-car project, is suing Uber — alleging that when Uber bought a startup founded by Waymo veterans, it also bought thousands of design files that had been inappropriately downloaded from its servers.

In its lawsuit, Waymo cites forensic evidence as well as a vendor's email that it received by mistake.

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