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Whittney Evans

Utah lawmakers have unanimously approved a funding bill to keep Salt Lake’s downtown crime sweep, dubbed Operation Rio Grande, going through the end of the year. Lawmakers met during a special session of the legislature Wednesday to hammer out the details of the bill.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is ordering Utah-based Young Living Essential Oils to pay $760,000 for illegally trafficking tree oil from South America.

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Former governor Jon Huntsman Jr. says there’s no question that Russia attempted to influence the U.S. election last year. He said that on Tuesday during his confirmation hearing to become U.S. ambassador to Russia. 

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Former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is finally getting a confirmation hearing for the position of U.S. ambassador to Russia. 

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Jail records show few arrests in the Rio Grande neighborhood have been for violent, high-level offenses.

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Utah’s senators could have one more chance to vote on a proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but time is running out.

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New information emerged over the weekend on the advice Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is giving president Donald Trump on two national monuments in Utah.

Whittney Evans

This week, people who were arrested during Operation Rio Grande went before a judge and asked for help. By agreeing to avoid drugs and alcohol, get treatment and check in once a week, they were offered a spot in Salt Lake County’s new drug court.

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An exhibit featured at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art shows that while many Muslim women wear headscarves, they choose to do so for a variety of reasons.

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It's the end of an era in local TV news. 

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The Veteran’s Administration, or VA, is in charge of getting benefits like healthcare and disability compensation to Utah’s former service members. But for veterans from past wars, it can be hard to navigate the system. One local program is meant to help veterans but it may soon disappear.

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Gov. Gary Herbert covered a range of topics at his monthly press conference on KUED Thursday, including health care, the national monument review and special legislative sessions.

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West Jordan City Council has passed a resolution urging the state to stiffen penalties for those who commit hate crimes.

Nicole Nixon

Across the street from the Salt Palace Convention Center, Ed Primosic is pretty much over the Outdoor Retailer shows. He and his wife Kris own the Blue Iguana Mexican restaurant.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT, says it’s “high time” to allow research into the medical benefits of marijuana.

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Salt Lake County’s new specialty drug court will operate the same as existing drug courts. What makes the new court different is the population it serves.

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Imagine you’re Mitt Romney. You’re 70 years old. A distinguished statesman. A former governor of Massachusetts and a two-time Republican presidential candidate. What do you do in your golden years?

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Students staged a sit-in Tuesday outside the University of Utah president’s office over an upcoming speech by the conservative commentator, Ben Shapiro, the former editor-at-large of Breitbart News.

A group called Young Americans for Freedom is sponsoring his talk on September 27.

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.

Julia Ritchey

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. 

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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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Utah Governor Gary Herbert was in Washington on Thursday, where he joined governors of several other states in urging Congress to help stabilize Obamacare’s individual health insurance markets.

The FBI has been called in to help the Salt Lake County District Attorney in the case of the police officer who arrested a University Hospital nurse on July 26. 

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