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Looking For A Fix: National Park Fans Worry Fees Will Climb But $12B To-Do List Won't Go Down

Brooke and Randy Levin are money people. They know about investments and cash flow. He handles finances at a physical therapy company in Atlanta. She does real estate deals. They know about the parks’ money problems. And at the Arches National Park visitors center, they share some ideas, like ranger-guided tours.

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Officials have announced that a small-scale Medicaid expansion request in Utah was approved by the federal government. For lawmakers focused on difficult problems like homelessness and drug addiction, it was a time to celebrate. 

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Hundreds of years before pumpkin pie and jack-o-lanterns, the Fremont Indians grew corn, beans, and types of squash that may have included pumpkin. 

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University of Utah nurse Alex Wubbels whose aggressive arrest by a Salt Lake City police officer went viral in late August reached a settlement with law enforcement yesterday.

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has nominated Judge Paige Peterson to fill a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court.

Manhunt For U Of U Shooter Ends, Charges Expected Soon

Oct 31, 2017
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The manhunt that lasted through Monday night ended Tuesday when the suspect in a fatal shooting at the U turned himself in.

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Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, starts tomorrow. Obamacare was threatened with repeal numerous times this year but for now it’s still the law. 

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In a tape from August of this year, Salt Lake City police stop a 50-year-old black man named Patrick Harmon. He was riding his bicycle without a taillight and swerving into multiple lanes of traffic. When police discover he has warrants and try to arrest him, Harmon bolts and threatens them with a knife.

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Utah’s governor and lieutenant governor are teaming up with local businesses and nonprofits to send aid to Puerto Rico.

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President Donald Trump told Utah leaders Friday he’s going to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah. Supporters and opponents of the move are already stepping up to make their views known.

High-Speed Jet To Quicken Organ Transplant Delivery

Oct 30, 2017
Erik Neumann

Donations of vital human organs like hearts and livers will happen faster and more reliably for patients in and around Utah. That’s because of a recently acquired high-speed jet at Intermountain Life Flight

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Remembering the Civil War

Yale historian David Blight says there’s a lot of misunderstanding about the Civil War, but getting it right matters because the stories we tell about who we were then define who are now.

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The Stigma Of Pornography

Nov 16, 2017
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Watching pornography is often referred to as a sin. A sin that can greatly disrupt an individual’s life and even end relationships. But what if some of those negative consequences have more to do with the stigma surrounding porn than porn itself? Doug Fabrizio talks with KUER’s Lee Hale about how this stigma plays out in individual lives.

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Yes, this White House tradition is happening again. The president will pardon a pair of turkeys Tuesday.

They have punny names again — "Wishbone" and "Drumstick."

And the White House even continued what's become an annual Twitter survey on which bird should stand for the ceremonial pardoning. (With more than 40,000 votes in, Drumstick "won", 60 to 40 percent.)

It's only 9 a.m. on the Friday before Thanksgiving, but there's already a line at Magee's Bakery in Lexington, Ky., filled with people holding dense, sugary pies they've pulled from the bakery shelves.

Greg Higgins, the president and head baker at Magee's, says a rush for Kentucky transparent pies is pretty typical at this time of year.

"This is a standard thing for us to do because of the number of people who are from Maysville — because that's where the transparent name comes from, in that region," Higgins says.

Updated at 12:13 p.m. ET

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has resigned from office, according to the speaker of the country's parliament. Midway through proceedings to impeach the president Tuesday, Speaker Jacob Mudenda read what he said was Mugabe's letter of resignation as the body of lawmakers erupted in jubilant applause.

Worshippers had filtered into a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, mingling as morning prayers were just getting underway, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the midst of the crowd. The blast in the town of Mubi was devastating, killing at least 50 people and leaving many others injured, according to local police.

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