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KUER Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting  

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) named KUER’s Whittney Evans as the recipient of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting for her story on The INN Between, a hospice for the homeless in Salt Lake City. KUER competes in the Large Market Radio division of Region 3, which covers Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming. 

A northern Utah Sheriff has resigned and the state’s attorney general is looking into allegations of possible mistreatment of inmates at the Daggett County Jail.

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Over the weekend a 20-year-old Park City man died from complications after getting a double lung transplant at the University of Pennsylvania. He was initially denied that surgery in Utah after evaluators learned that he had previously smoked marijuana. 

Nicole Nixon

Seventy-year-old Janice Jenkins spends four days a week volunteering with kids at a Head Start center in South Salt Lake, where she helps read to and wrangle children.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez held a rally Friday in Salt Lake City, as they seek to reunify the party.

Running Tips For The Salt Lake City Marathon

Apr 21, 2017
Erik Neumann

At tomorrow’s Salt Lake City Marathon race organizers are expecting around 950 runners, plus another 4,700 in the half, the 5K, and the bike tour. Here are some running tips for marathoners as well as the casual runner.  

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Teachers in Salt Lake County’s Jordan District voted to approve a new salary schedule that will significantly impact starting pay and year-to-year raises.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Legislative leaders are advocating for a special session to hammer out the details of an election in the event Rep. Jason Chaffetz vacates his seat. 

Judy Fahys / KUER News

“My sign is a very pun-y sign that says ‘cell – c-e-l-l – e-brate science’,” she says, crafting her message with multi-colored markers and representations of both plant and animal cells.

Scientists and their supporters are gathering worldwide for 530 satellite marches. Five of them are planned in Utah.

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Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he may not finish his term in office. This comes a day after the Republican announced he would not seek re-election in 2018.

Nicole Nixon

Contemporary art center CUAC, located downtown, will close its doors for good this weekend. CUAC started in Ephraim more than 20 years ago. 

Julia Ritchey, KUER

News of Representative Jason Chaffetz’s decision not to run for re-election on Wednesday stunned Utah’s political establishment – including several would-be contenders for his seat.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election in 2018. He’s returning to the private sector after eight years representing Utah’s 3rd Congressional District.

Emily Anderson

Just days after University of Utah leaders fired Mary Beckerle from her role as the Director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, protesters held a march demanding she be reinstated.

Around 120 faculty, researchers, and friends of Mary Beckerle chanted and marched from the Huntsman Cancer Institute to the office of University of Utah President David Pershing. Then they delivered a letter asking that Beckerle be reinstated as Director and CEO.

Jody Rosenblatt is a professor at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She marched to show her support for Beckerle.

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Students in the digital audio program at Utah Valley University in Orem are treated more like audio professionals than undergraduates. Because that's the goal.

Judy Fahys / KUER News

Susan Lee has always been the kind of person to bike to her kids’ soccer games, hike the Grand Canyon with them or ride 500 miles for charity. So, the diagnosis nearly three years ago was shocking. She had a lung cancer.

Erik Neumann

University of Utah leaders removed Mary Beckerle on Monday from her post as head of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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Salt Lake City officials are pulling their candidate to lead the Redevelopment Agency (RDA), only days after naming him.

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A civil rights group is filing a complaint against a Utah County Judge who called a convicted sex offender an “extraordinarily good man” at his sentencing hearing. The group wants the complaint to be a teaching moment for the criminal justice system.  

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution Monday that reaffirms state leader’s resolve to guard the civil liberties and freedoms of all Americans, including legal immigrants and refugees.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Utah Avalanche Forecast Center

Utah sees an average of four avalanche deaths a year.

But this winter’s tally bucked the odds. It was the state’s first snow season in 26 years that no one died in an avalanche.

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Granite School District has announced an 11.67 percent salary raise for all teachers beginning next school year, making their beginning teacher salary the highest in Salt Lake County.

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As the Republican Congress continues to propose changes to the Affordable Care Act, a new report from a Washington D.C. think tank is estimating how changes to the healthcare bill could affect state efforts to curb opioid abuse.

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If you’re hitting the trails anytime soon, maps can help guide you, and federal land agencies have posted dozens of them online that you can take wherever you go.

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The Twilight Concert Series is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The 2017 lineup was announced on Thursday.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


Former Democratic Senate candidate Misty K. Snow has announced her candidacy for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District against Republican incumbent Chris Stewart.

Avalanche Safety Workers In The Wasatch Mountains

Apr 13, 2017
Erik Neumann

Ski season is nearly over in Utah. But for ski patrollers at resorts like Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon, keeping the mountain safe from avalanches is an ongoing job. KUER’s Erik Neumann visited the avalanche safety team at Snowbird and brings us this postcard.  

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A blog run by Mormon thinkers and writers has now launched a new publishing press to encourage diverse voices in the LDS community.

Erik Neumann

In 2014 the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' was a viral phenomenon to raise awareness and money for A.L.S., or Lou Gehrig’s disease. New research published today from the University of Utah is providing an important step toward treating this class of degenerative brain diseases.

Nicole Nixon

Two homebuilding companies are getting hit with lawsuits for defective units. Homeowners in the Daybreak community say their townhomes need repairs that could cost millions of dollars.

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