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BYU Students Can Now Get A Caffeinated Soda On Campus (And Possibly Stay Awake During Biology Too)

For over 50 years if you wanted to get a caffeinated soda on Brigham Young University campus in Provo, you were out of luck. Until now.

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Suicide Rate Continues To Rise In Utah

Sep 12, 2017
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This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Utah and the rest of the states in the Intermountain West rank in the top ten for death by suicide.

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In the wake of the White House’s decision to rescind DACA, the Park City School district has issued a statement to reassure immigrant parents and students that their schools are safe spaces.

Utahns Aid Irma Recovery

Sep 11, 2017
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More Utahns are headed to the Southeast to help with the Hurricane Irma recovery.

A caravan of Rocky Mountain Power utility trucks and bucket trucks left over the weekend. Irma has knocked out power to around 6 million customers, and the Utah crew – which includes 30 linemen -- will help restore their electricity.

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This week the University of Utah is holding a few public search committee meetings to get input on who should replace David Pershing as the new university president.

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Several Utah nurses are in Florida this week helping with the emergency response to Hurricane Irma. 

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he's still weighing a 2018 re-election run.

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Francisco Juarez was brought to the U.S. from Mexico when he was six months old. He's now a senior at the University of Utah. He's also one of nearly 10,000 undocumented immigrants in the state who benefit from the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.

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Utah Congressman Chris Stewart is defending his “no” vote on a House bill that provides disaster relief funding for Houston residents after Hurricane Harvey.

The state fair will have rodeos again for its 162nd year, thanks to a new 10,000-seat arena that was completed earlier this year. 

The Climate Campaign

The age-old rivalry between BYU’s Cougars and the University of Utah’s Utes has taken on a surprising, purple twist.

The aim is unity for a new student group with factions at both universities.

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The Hunt for D.B. Cooper

For nearly five decades, one of America's most astonishing whodunits has gone unsolved. Investigative journalist Geoffrey Gray joins Doug to separate myth from fact in the case of D.B. Cooper.

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Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

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Young adults are losing faith in American Democracy and have difficulty distinguishing between "fake news" and reliable news. That's according to a new research paper out from Tufts University.

The solution? Support civic learning programs in K-12 education at the state and local level, the researchers argue.

"We know that if you study civics in high school you are more likely to be an informed voter," says Peter Levine, co-author of the paper and an associate dean for research at Tufts.

Sometimes it can get people to pay attention to the biggest problems of the world — poverty, hunger, disease. But what if they were printed on M&M's?

Protesters were forcibly ejected from a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City, Thursday, in the latest U.S. confrontation involving protesters against Turkey's leader.

Erdogan was speaking to an audience at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square when, as the AP reports, someone shouted "Terrorist!"

(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

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Amber Senter, Andrea Unsworth, Nina Parks and Tsion "Sunshine" Lencho are women of color who work in the legal cannabis industry in Oakland, Calif. Even in 2017, that's unusual.

As the city's weed industry grows, the players who are most likely to jump in on the "green rush" have two things in common: They are overwhelmingly white, and have access to lots of money.

So together, Senter, Unsworth, Parks and Lencho decided to change that.

North Korea has threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, the latest in an escalating tit-for-tat between leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump.

If Pyongyang makes good on the threat, it would mean marrying the two most powerful weapons known to man: a fusion-type nuclear weapon and a ballistic missile.

"This could probably mean the strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean," North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York on Thursday, adding: "Regarding which measures to take, I don't really know since it is what Kim Jong Un does."

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