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Plenty To See, Do And Eat At This Year's Utah Arts Festival

The Utah Arts Festival, one of the largest annual festivals in the state, begins Thursday in Salt Lake City.

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A candidate for Utah Democratic Party state chair is dropping out of the race following allegations of sexual impropriety.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is calling for County Recorder Gary Ott to resign his post following reports of his declining health.

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For women who have had breast cancer, a common fear is whether getting pregnant could cause their cancer to come back. A new study out this week offers hopeful news about breast cancer and pregnancy.

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During the campaign, President Trump called for $1 trillion to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and highways. The proposal he debuted this week — which the White House dubbed infrastructure week — falls well short of that, pledging just $200 billion in federal spending over 10 years.

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Tuesday evening was the final opportunity for the public to weigh in on Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s proposed budget. Dozens of the city’s police officers turned out to ask for a more substantial pay raise after they say negotiations with the city reached an impasse.

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Salt Lake County officials announced additional steps Tuesday for improving public safety in the Rio Grande neighborhood. They called on Salt Lake City officials to get on board.

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A handful of middle school teachers began training this week meant to improve co-teaching. A practice used by many schools in Utah with varying results.

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Utah’s top wildlife official is headed to a new job in Washington with the Trump administration.

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Utah Republicans elected Rob Anderson chairman of the state party last month, ousting two-term incumbent James Evans.

Anderson, 51, is a commercial airline pilot and former chair of the Davis County GOP. He takes over at a time when the party is in serious debt and facing deep divisions within its membership.

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While some are praising Utah’s new needle exchange program, which operates primarily in Salt Lake County, officials in other parts of the state are skeptical. 

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Free Documentary Screening

Through the Lens: No Man's Land

Join RadioWest Wednesday, June 28 for No Man's Land, an on-the-ground account of the occupation last year of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Presented with Utah Film Center.

Snap Judgment, Live in SLC on October 27th

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Nikole Hannah-Jones in Salt Lake City on August 29

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Seized by violence and teetering on the edge of famine, Yemen is grappling with another danger that threatens to outpace them both: cholera.

"We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," international health authorities said in a statement Saturday.

You could say Martha is a rather cheeky gal.

That is, the jowly 3-year-old Neapolitan mastiff has some remarkably expansive cheeks — so expansive, in fact, they droop practically to her knees and flap like slobbery wings when she shakes her head.

And now they've earned Martha a prestigious honor: the title of world's ugliest dog.

Pakistan was hit with a spate of violence in several cities Friday, leaving the country to cope with the deaths of dozens of people and scores more injured. In twin bombings at a market in Parachinar, a car bombing in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, more than 80 people were killed in the bloodshed.

In a major property rights decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a decisive victory to state and local governments and environmental groups.

By a 5-to-3 vote, the justices made it much harder for property owners to get compensation from the government when zoning regulations restrict the use of just part of landowners' property.

Authorities in London evacuated roughly 650 apartments in a high-rise complex overnight, citing fears that the complex bore many of the safety issues that Grenfell Tower did. Councilmembers for the London borough of Camden say it was the stark memory of the Grenfell blaze, which killed at least 79 people earlier this month, that spurred them to act.

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