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Utah Governor Gary Herbert, the National Governors Association’s new leader, talked Monday about his goals for the group in the year ahead

Citizens for Independent Government has no plans to remove any billboards endorsing candidates for Salt lake City Mayor, despite at least one candidate rebuking the endorsement.

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Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges Monday setting the stage for a jury trial next year.

Sounds from the Days of '47 Parade

Jul 24, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Salt Lake City Friday to watch the annual Days of ’47 Parade.

Brian Grimmett

New car manufacturers like Tesla have begun disrupting the new car sales industry. They’re trying to sell directly to consumers without using independent dealers, and that’s caused some controversy across the county, including here in Utah.

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If you’ve spent any time in the bustling heart of Salt Lake City anytime lately, it probably sounded lively and full of people, like Main Street during lunch hour. Compare that to the lone footsteps of a man walking just a few blocks away, behind the Salt Palace.

Restaurant Mural Causes Stir in West Jordan

Jul 23, 2015
Nicole Nixon

A large mural covering a Mexican restaurant in West Jordan is causing some controversy between city officials and residents.  

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County officials have discovered more than 100 trees that were cut down illegally in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Whittney Evans

Homeless outreach teams from Volunteers of America and The Road Home shelter were out in full force Wednesday trying to find out why many of the homeless downtown have stopped seeking services and started camping more along city streets.

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  Katie Montenegro is a vector control technician at the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District. She’s in the lab, peering through a magnifying glass at a pile of dead mosquitos. She picks one.

Democratic State Representative Patrice Arent wants to put more restrictions on how county candidates can spend campaign money.

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As the probe continues this week into the shooting death of a wild horse on public lands, animal welfare groups have put up rewards for bringing the killer to justice.

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The bridge on 1300 south between 500 and 700 west in Salt Lake City has reopened to traffic after undergoing major repairs.

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Utah Democrat Doug Owens announced online today that he will once again take on Mia Love for Utah’s 4th congressional district seat in 2016.

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  Scientists are taking an in-depth look at Red Butte Creek this week to understand the dynamic between the West’s mountain streams and the communities they serve.

Whittney Evans

The Salt Lake Tribune is asking faithful online readers to pay for an ad-free version of its website in an effort to boost revenues. The paper kicked off the new funding model today.

Judy Fahys KUER

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has asked the Attorney General’s Office to investigate the legality of the Recapture Canyon closure by the Bureau of Land Management in 2007.

Utah Republican leaders announced Friday that they have found consensus around a conceptual framework for Medicaid expansion.  A group of six state leaders have been meeting since the close of the legislative Session to find a resolution to the 'coverage gap' for low income residents. House Majority leader Jim Dunnigan says they now have the bare bones of a plan to cover the population up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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California’s been excited about news that El Nino weather might bring some drought relief this fall and winter. But Utahns shouldn’t get their hopes up about getting the same cooler, rainier climate California expects.

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In 2003, Paul Holton was serving as an interrogator for the US Army in Iraq, when he says he came across a young girl crying. She looked to him as though she hadn’t had a bath for a long time. Holton gave her what he had on hand -  a toothbrush, toothpaste, some flip-flops, and a stuffed monkey with long arms and Velcro hands; he put that around her neck.

Gage Skidmore

Both the U-S House and Senate have now passed versions of a bill to replace the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

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Mayor Ralph Becker’s office recognized five Salt Lake City organizations this week for helping clean up the air by reducing emissions from their buildings.

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The Utah Attorney General’s office will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling that a married lesbian couple has the right to put both of their names on their baby’s birth certificate.

Brian Grimmett

The commission tasked with finding a new location for the state prison has pushed back its deadline for to October 1st. The Prison Relocation Commission met Thursday morning at the Utah State Capitol and left more questions to answer.

Brian Grimmett

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base will re-activate the 34th Fighter Squadron on Friday in preparation to receive the first combat ready F-35s.

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Utahns care about their air – more so than just about anything except education and water. That’s what a think tank told lawmakers Wednesday during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

The state Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst released a report Tuesday that shows the tax revenue and economic benefits anticipated from moving the prison is a fraction of what a consulting firm initially projected. Republican State Representative Merrill Nelson requested the study. He says it corrects a number of assumptions.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

A coalition of Utah progressives, religious leaders, and advocates for the poor launched a campaign Wednesday to demand action on the healthcare coverage gap for low income citizens.

Brian Grimmett

Legislators discussed training methods for handling use of force situations Wednesday with several leaders of Utah’s law enforcement agencies.

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The mountains forming Salt Lake City’s stunning backdrop are in danger of being loved to death. But now a new agreement, the Mountain Accord, aims to preserve this important and iconic landscape.

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