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Salt Lake City School District

Salt Lake City School District Superintendent McKell Withers is leaving his post at the end of this school year, but says he will continue advocating for teachers, students and their families.

Bob Nelson

The University of Utah has a new gateway to the campus with Tuesday’s grand opening of the S.J. Quinney College of Law building on the campus’s southwest corner.

The five Utah County cities that use vote-by-mail for their municipal elections have finally reached an agreement with the county clerk to allow them to put the sales tax increase on their ballots.

A new film about the healthcare coverage gap in Utah is screening at the University of Utah college of law Tuesday night. It’s called Donut Hole.

Whittney Evans

A Utah lawmaker is working on a plan to address one of the largest education achievement gaps in the state. Native Americans here perform worse than any other racial or ethnic group.

Roger N. Clark

A saying in Utah’s national parks holds that “half the park is in the dark,” and on Monday Canyonlands National Park announced it has received new recognition for its darker half.

Brian Grimmett

The University of Utah football team opens up its season against the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday night. And the Utes say they are prepared for one of the most anticipated games in school history.

Utah Department of Health

A Utah Department of Health study released Monday found Utah teens are using electronic cigarettes at nearly double the rate of two years ago. The annual legislative report also found the use of e-cigarettes by teens in Utah is more than double that of adults.

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A new organization aims to raise awareness about sexual assault in Utah. It’s called Honey.

Screen Shot / Envision Utah web page

The Your Utah Your Future survey last spring showed that people are concerned about water. It also shows a majority supports building the Lake Powell Pipeline. But some critics are now questioning those results.

Brian Grimmett

After decades of working for the company, Utah Transit Authority President Michael Allegra retired on Friday.

Whittney Evans

Volunteers of America began construction today on a youth homeless shelter in Salt Lake City. 

Lynn Chamberlain / Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The state wildlife board put finishing touches Thursday on a plan to manage cougar hunting.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library

A Utah resident has died after contracting the plague. It’s the first human case in the state since 2009.

Brian Grimmett

Mayors from across the Wasatch front gathered in Midvale to voice their support for Proposition 1, a quarter of a cent sales tax increase that is being placed on ballots in sixteen counties this November.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Utah’s water development community celebrated a milestone Wednesday that was half a century in the making with the latest addition to the Central Utah Project.

Brian Grimmett

After reconsidering the issue on Tuesday, the Utah County Board of Commissioners has decided to keep a local option sales tax increase on this year’s ballot. But the commissioners did not address the growing controversy over vote-by-mail ballots.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was in Salt Lake City Wednesday to speak at a forum on Utah business exports. As a graduate of Brigham Young University, he seemed to be received as a local.

ACT: The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2015

The number of Utah high school juniors who took the ACT increased to 97% in 2014. That’s up 14% over the previous year according to data released Wednesday.

Boy Scouts of America

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that the organization will continue its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, despite a recent rule change that allows troops to register gay adult leaders.

RMoseley / Courtesy: Utah Division of Emergency Management

Northern Utah is due for a major earthquake. Seismologists can’t predict exactly when the Big One might happen, but they have been looking at the hazards Utah is likely to face. 

Photo courtesy Jay Yahne

Utah liquor officials say they're not ready to give a brandy distillery special permission to sell mini-bottles of liquor. Instead they want state lawmakers to step in and settle Utah's complex alcohol-sampling laws.

Bob Nelson

Utahns’ consumer confidence surged back from a two-month slump while the inflation figure is right where it should be according to a Zions Bank survey by the Cicero Group.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Wildfire smoke from the Northwest has kept Utah’s skies hazy and polluted. But storms ahead promise at least a temporary reprieve.

Andrea Smardon

Planned Parenthood staff say they are expecting thousands of protestors to attend a rally at the Utah Capitol Tuesday, asking Governor Gary Herbert to reconsider his decision to defund the organization.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Congresswoman Mia Love spoke to some of the United State’s newest citizens at a naturalization ceremony in South Jordan on Monday. The event helps demonstrate how Love’s feelings about immigration reform sometimes conflict with those in her own party.

Bob Nelson

Soon-to-be harvested corn, squash, tomatoes and green beans are surrounded by graffiti art, offices, restaurants and homes near downtown Salt Lake City.

Judy Fahys/KUER

The nonprofit Envision Utah asked people last spring what they think about the future of energy. One surprising result was the growing importance of conservation.

The Utah County Board of Commissioners has decided to put a sales tax increase on this year’s election ballot, but they won’t allow the issue to go out on the vote-by-mail ballots used by five of their cities.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City is poised to sell the old public safety building to a developer willing to create a mix of housing and commercial space. They also want to preserve the buildings historic significance. 

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