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Meet The 3rd District Primary Candidates: Chris Herrod

Former state lawmaker Chris Herrod made headlines this year after he pulled off an upset win at the Utah GOP’s special nominating convention for the 3 rd Congressional District. After several years on the political sidelines, the 51-year-old Republican is hoping to re-enter the fray, and is locked in a competitive race for Jason Chaffetz's seat. On the trail, Herrod has emphasized his conservative record and international experience of teaching in Ukraine for several years.

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Organizers for the ballot initiative Our Schools Now held seven public information meetings across the state last night. Those who attended shared enthusiastic support along with some skepticism.

Tanner Ainge is one of three Republicans vying for the 3rd Congressional District seat left vacant by Jason Chaffetz. The 33-year-old investment adviser is not only the youngest candidate in the race but a relative political newcomer. KUER sat down with Ainge in the studio to ask him his thoughts on health care, his famous father and why he decided to run.

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Restaurateur Blake Spalding, like many other national monument supporters, has been urging visitors to her Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah, to share their thoughts about possible changes the Trump administration is pondering for national monuments.  The review of 27 monuments includes the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument nearby.

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After a previous nomination didn’t work out, the Salt Lake City Council approved a new leader for the city’s Redevelopment Agency Tuesday night.

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On Monday members of the public criticized parts of the Utah Department of Health’s plan to narrowly expand Medicaid in the state. 

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Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs appeared Monday in federal court in Salt Lake City. It was the latest wrinkle in the federal case against him for alleged food-stamp fraud.

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A grant-funded research program at Westminster College is helping to prepare a diverse pool of students for graduate school by funding summer research projects.

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Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder lifted unpopular booking restrictions at the county jail last month. Since then, bookings have spiked and the jail has repeatedly gone into lockdown.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Utah "Ag-Gag" Law

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On Friday a federal judge ruled that Utah’s so-called “ag-gag” law is unconstitutional.

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall in what could be a blockbuster case on political redistricting for states across the country. 

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Phenomena

Investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen joins us to explore the shadowy world of research conducted by the U.S. Government into magic, hypnotism, mind reading and other paranormal phenomena.

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Chester Bennington, one of the lead singers for the band Linkin Park and the former singer for Stone Temple Pilots, has died. His death was confirmed to NPR this afternoon by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, which said that his body was discovered at a house within the 2800 block of Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles, and that investigators are currently on the scene. The death is "being looked at as a possible suicide at this time," according to Brian Elias of the L.A. County Coroner's office. Bennington was 41 years old.

Groups that represent industries from farming to fracking are supporting a legislative push to rewrite how government handles science when drawing up regulations.

And the whole effort has scientists worried.

Consider, for example, the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act, or HONEST Act, which passed the House in the spring and now is with the Senate. Just how "honest" it is depends on whom you ask.

Jim Schott had one goal when he abandoned academic life to start the company called Haystack Mountain: He wanted to make some of the finest goat cheese in the country. With cheese in hand, he visited supermarkets, trying to persuade them to sell his product. Some didn't take him seriously. But Whole Foods did.

"From the very beginning, they wanted to taste it," Schott recalls. "And they wanted to know the story. They wanted to know where the cheese came from; who was making it; where it was made."

A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole from prison after he served nearly nine years following a conviction on armed robbery and other charges.

On Thursday, the four-person panel unanimously voted to grant parole. The parole board said that Oct. 1 is the earliest the former NFL star is eligible for release.

NPR's Ina Jaffe walked us through the incident that led to his conviction:

The Republican scramble to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has yielded yet another version of a health care overhaul bill, along with yet another score from the Congressional Budget Office — the second analysis from the nonpartisan agency in two days.

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