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Several dry winters have prompted two local governments to offer tools to help Utahns save water.

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The family of a missing 26-year-old woman from Mexico is asking the public for help in finding her. Elizabeth Salgado arrived in Utah a month ago to study English in Provo, but hasn’t been heard from in more than a week.

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A team of seismologists, including four from the University of Utah, revealed research this week that shows the Yellowstone supervolcano is connected to a magma chamber that is more than 11 times the size of the Grand Canyon.

Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Enviromental Planning

A group of Utah State University Landscape Architecture students is presenting its final plan for the redevelopment of Salt Lake City’s Granary District Friday before officials from the city.

Utah State Parks

In wake of the rescue of two fishermen from Willard Bay on Wednesday night, officials are encouraging people swimming in state parks this summer to use life jackets.

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A new report from the office of the Utah State Auditor shows the state could improve on college graduation rates.

Tracy Aviary Unveils New Solar Trees

Apr 22, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Officials and dignitaries cut the ribbon on a new solar project at Tracy Aviary today as a celebration of Earth Day.

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It’s been more than eight months since a landslide destroyed a home in North Salt Lake, but remediation efforts have yet to begin.  But why is fixing the hill taking so long, and what does it mean for a local business owner affected by the slide?

Utah Department of Corrections

The Utah Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of state prison inmate Christopher Lee Lucas a homicide. The death occurred last fall after corrections officers used pepper spray to break up a fight between Lucas and another inmate.

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation released a report this week on high-skilled immigrant visas. It comes at a time when the demand for H1-B visas is at a record high, and when Utah’s senior Senator Orrin Hatch has reintroduced a proposal that could more than double the number of these visas available.

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Salt Lake City officials announced Tuesday the artist lineup for the 2015 Twilight Concert Series.

University of Utah Engineering Arts and Entertainment

A group of University of Utah graduate students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program have released their first of four video games for Spring 2015. The game is called 404Sight.

The State Auditor’s office released its review Monday of the embattled Jordanelle Special Service District, investigating allegations of mismanagement and misuse of public funds.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has officially removed the newly redeveloped Midvale Slag site from the Superfund National Priorities List.

Earth Day is this week and cities in Utah Valley are becoming more environmentally friendly according to a survey of municipal policies by a local environmental group. 

University of Utah College of Engineering

Computer scientists at the University of Utah are working on fighting the next generation of cyberattacks. The US Department of Defense has awarded 3 million dollars to researchers at the U and at the University of California, Irvine to develop a new tool to detect future threats to security.

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Governor Gary Herbert says he’s still not sure people have a role in causing climate change.

A reporter asked Utah’s Republican governor on Thursday whether Utah’s lean snowpack and possible water shortages are the result of climate change.

Earthquake Drill Shakes Out Utahns

Apr 16, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Nearly a million people dropped, took cover and held on during the largest statewide earthquake drill known as the Great Utah ShakeOut on Thursday. At the University of Utah, students and faculty assembled at evacuation points and received earthquake information pamphlets and emergency preparedness items.

Utah in Top 10 for Americorps Volunteerism

Apr 15, 2015
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For the first time since its inception 20 years ago, Americorps has released the states and cities that produce the highest number of volunteers. Provo is ranked number four among mid-size cities and Utah is ranked eighth overall, which Americorps director Bill Basl says is not surprising.

Tax Day Storm Stands Out

Apr 15, 2015
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The storm that bounded into Utah Tuesday stands out as an epic weather event for a number of reasons.

Wind gusts topped 60 miles an hour at dozens of Utah locations. Blowing dust pushed air-pollution measurements into the hazardous range. And temperatures plummeted 29 degrees between afternoon and evening.

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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, arguing that if the high court recognizes same sex marriage as a right it would undermine religious liberty.

Salt Lake City Issues Water Usage Advisory

Apr 14, 2015
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Salt Lake City officials are calling for a stage one water usage advisory in the wake of a dry winter that has produced little spring runoff.

The Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City is home to a new Girl Scout Troop with its first meeting planned Monday.


A federal judge has denied an injunction against the controversial election reform law known as SB54.

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The Disability Law Center in Utah is conducting an investigation into the death of Ramon Estrada, a state prisoner who died Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest due to renal failure.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert ceremoniously signed the state’s sweeping criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday.

U.S Department of Defense

 A new University of Utah study provides insight into suicide risk among veterans and military personnel.

Avenue H

More small Utah businesses are turning to the state-based health insurance marketplace known as Avenue H to offer healthcare benefits to employees.

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A Salt Lake City School Board Member says he’s been dressing as the cartoon mascot Frito Bandito during school board meetings to make a point about the unfair treatment of minority students in the district.

U.S. Census Bureau

A new study released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranks Utah 29th in the US for the number of opportunities available to women and women in poverty.

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