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John Zsiray - Associated Press

Utah Republican Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz faced off Monday night in the 2nd of two scheduled debates before the November election.

Nicole Nixon

City and County officials gathered in a relatively undeveloped part of the western Salt Lake Valley to call for coordinated development in that area.

Union Pacific Railroad / From a Utah DWQ status report

Union Pacific Railroad is delaying plans to breach a causeway that separates the north and south arms of the Great Salt Lake.

Brew Mixer: Shades of Pale, October 20th

Sep 26, 2016

Shades of Pale owner Trent Fargher turned a meat packing plant into a charming brewery - and we're taking you there for an evening of delicious beer and delightful conversation. Shades of Pale's goal is to create uniquely-brewed, handcrafted beers with a consistent quality that brings people back. They're all about adding subtle twists to classic styles.

News Bites Brunch, November 12th

Sep 26, 2016

I know it’s hard to believe, but in just over a month, the 2016 elections will be over! Discuss the ins and outs of reporting the election on Utah’s frontlines with KUER’s News Team. Meet them, greet them and then grill them with your questions of who, what, where, when and most importantly, why.

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A new report from the Utah Department of Health shows that the state has far fewer school nurses than is recommended. The National Association of School Nurses recommends one school nurse for every 750 healthy students. Utah has one school nurse for every 4,300 students.

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State lawmakers are considering a statewide hotline for people to call if they’re thinking of committing suicide.  Supporters say Utah, which has some of the highest suicide rates in the country is desperate for a number that’s easy to remember and connects callers directly to services without delay.

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Scientists say they’ve found the world’s first mass grave of dinosaurs killed in quicksand. The fossil block was discovered in Eastern Utah.

National Weather Service, NOAA

National Weather Service officials are warning northern Utah residents to brace for a cold front with heavy rain in the valleys and up to 10 inches of snow above 7500 feet.

Brian Grimmett

After his democratic challenger withdrew at the last minute, Attorney General Sean Reyes had the debate stage all to himself Wednesday night.

AL HARTMANN | SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Utah’s congressional delegation joined Governor Gary Herbert and Utah Navajos in Washington D.C. Wednesday for a press conference to stress local opposition to President Obama designating the Bears Ears National Monument.

Courtesy Utah Democratic Party

Ahead of a scheduled debate, the Democratic candidate for attorney general has withdrawn from the race, citing health issues.

Utah Mormons for Hillary has launched a bipartisan effort to get Hillary Clinton into the White House.

Nicole Nixon

Dignitaries and local government officials cut the ribbon on a new park in Salt Lake County today.  Lodestone Regional Park sits right on the border of West Valley City and the Kearns Township, east of the Mountain View Corridor off of 6200 South.

Utah Democratic Party

This week marks the 6th anniversary of the Patient Bill of Rights, which guaranteed people with preexisting conditions could get health insurance. Utah Democrats used the occasion to again call on Utah Republicans, who make up the majority of the state legislature, to pass full Medicaid expansion.

Phil Douglas, UTAH DIVISION OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES

The coal lease auction of 6200 acres scheduled for Thursday has been postponed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake City office.

Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Catholic Church parishioners in Utah are being urged by the Salt Lake City Diocese to join a push to repeal the death penalty in Utah during the next legislative session.

GSBS Architects

Utah’s new prison is expected to give inmates a more “normative” environment than currently exists at the prison in Draper.

Nicole Nixon

Students at Westminster College are hosting a full week of events devoted to discussing and preventing sexual assault. The message is focused on believing victims who come forward.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his Democratic Challenger Mike Weinholtz faced off Friday afternoon in a debate hosted by the Utah League of Cities and Towns.

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Officials with the Utah Transit Authority are hoping to increase bus service from the Salt Lake area to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons by 35 percent. They’re hoping to add more ski buses during peak traffic times and throughout the day, and they also plan on adding a new route from Davis County to Snowbasin Resort.

U.S. Census Bureau

At 11.3 %, poverty rates in Utah are down only slightly over the past year according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. It’s also still higher than the 9.6 % of Utahns at the poverty level before the recession began in 2008.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert will debate Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz Friday at an hosted by the Utah League of Cities and Towns. Herbert previously declined to participate due to a scheduling conflict.

Judy Fahys / KUER

The Democratic candidate for Utah’s Second Congressional district is trying to make the case that her opponent, incumbent Republican Chris Stewart isn’t paying enough attention to all of his constituents.

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The Salt Lake City Council plans to pass ordinances to ensure that new homeless shelters will have minimal impact on their surrounding neighborhoods.

Judy Fahys / KUER News

Congressman Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative sparked a testy debate on the control of public lands on Wednesday even while it received praise all around at its first hearing in Washington.  That’s because it’s considered a rare public lands compromise that sets boundaries for conservation, mining and off-roading.

Pew Research Center

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that fewer Mormon voters are identifying as Republicans this election year.

Whittney Evans

City leaders and law enforcement officials are focusing efforts to curb crime and homelessness on State Street in Salt Lake City. It’s become an area where cheap motels provide a substitute for shelters and low-cost housing.

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A state task force is polishing its report to Gov. Gary Herbert on preparing for Utah’s future water needs. Some environmentalists are criticizing the group for snubbing public input.

Nicole Nixon

Law enforcement authorities are warning that the dangerous narcotic fentanyl is becoming a more common street drug in Utah.

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