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About a dozen more Utah fire engines and crews are now in California.

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Data released this week by the Utah System of Higher Education shows that enrollment is up at nearly every state college and there are no signs of slowing down.

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The town of Wellsville has decided to revamp its annual “Sham Battle,” a yearly tradition where residents paint themselves red to dramatize Native Americans attacking Mormon settlers.

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New valley-wide protocols for how police officers and hospital staff should interact were announced on Thursday.

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It’s long been speculated that former Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott has a degenerative brain disease. But it was publicly confirmed for the first time on Thursday.

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There are nearly 5,000 more college students in the state than there were last year according to new data from Utah’s System of Higher Education. So far that hasn’t caused too many headaches for Utah’s largest school, Utah Valley University.

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The United States Board on Geographic Names has voted overwhelmingly to rename Negro Bill Canyon near Moab.

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Experts and organization leaders gathered this week to talk about homeless services at the 14th annual Homelessness Summit in downtown Salt Lake. One of the main topics included trauma among homeless individuals.

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The future of a limited Medicaid expansion in Utah is in question after the departure of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

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Republicans and Democrats began wrangling over national monuments Wednesday in the form of a bill by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah.

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Today the Boy Scouts of America announced that their programs will soon be open to girls. As soon as next year Cub scout packs, which serve kids ages 7 to 11, can be coed, but this won’t change how Mormon Boy Scout troops operate.

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The state agency behind the Lake Powell Pipeline proposal is asking for more time to provide key information to federal regulators.

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Anyone who follows Utah politics or the hashtag #utpol on Twitter knows Republican state Sen. Todd Weiler. He freely admits he can be pretty sarcastic online. He pokes fun at liberals, current events and his tortured love of BYU football.

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Alex Wubbels and her lawyer, Karra Porter say they both expected Jeff Payne would be fired, but they want to see further action by the Salt Lake City Police Department.

The lawyer for Jeffery Payne, the police officer fired after being caught on video arresting a nurse, says he plans to appeal the decision he calls unfair. Attorney Greg Skordas says that Detective Payne would likely still be employed if body camera footage hadn't generated widespread attention online. He says his client would agree to be disciplined, but the decision to terminate him went beyond what's fair.

UPDATE: DA Requests FBI Review Of SLCPD Shooting

Oct 10, 2017
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Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has requested the FBI investigate a recent police shooting death of Patrick Harmon. 

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From hurricanes to mass shootings to forest fires, multiple disasters have struck the United States in recent months. Earlier today, hospital systems, local law enforcement and EMS did a mass-casualty training drill in Salt Lake City to test how Utah would fare in a disaster. 

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The fallout from the recent police shooting of a Utah man continues. District Attorney Sim Gill found a Salt Lake City police officer justified in his use of deadly force after he shot and killed Patrick Harmon in mid-August. The DA’s report is one of several legal responses that could come from Harmon’s death.

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly fielding candidates in an effort to unseat Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and other establishment Republicans.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he’s not ready to take a firm position on the regulation of bump stocks, the controversial device used in last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Jon Huntsman Jr. says it’s imperative that the U.S. and Russia repair their bilateral relationship — and the sooner the better. The newly tapped ambassador to Russia spoke during a ceremonial swearing-in at the Utah State Capitol on Saturday.  

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Homeless people poured into the Salt Palace Convention Center early Friday morning to get a whole range of services from haircuts to family planning as part of the city’s first annual Project Homeless Connect.

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The funeral services for Mormon apostle Robert D. Hales - who died last weekend - were held at the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle today.

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Ending what likely has been a very stressful week for many, the mental health professionals at Odyssey House in Salt Lake City are offering free counseling sessions Saturday the 7th of October.

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Every city has boards and commissions that residents can volunteer to sit on. They don’t usually pay and most of them don’t require any expertise. They might seem dull or insignificant. But there are real consequences when those seats are empty.

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After a period of tension between the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, the University’s Board of Trustees approved a new memorandum of understanding today detailing their business relationship. 

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This week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas has rekindled the debate over gun control. This time, even some Utah Republicans are calling for a ban on the devices known as “bump stocks.” 

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After getting an economics degree from Brigham Young University, Chase Zenger got a job in Silicon Valley. He missed Utah, and a few years ago he moved back to Provo to work for big-data company Qualtrics. But Zenger says he just wasn’t getting the opportunities he wanted to advance his career.  

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Salt Lake City Council has officially declared the second Monday of October, also known as Columbus Day, as Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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Funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expired last week. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch helped create the program for low-income children in the 1990s.

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