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Leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with child abuse prevention advocates Thursday and delivered two checks.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake County employees joined Mayor Ben McAdams this afternoon for the fourth annual Stand Against Racism program at the county government building. It’s part of a nationwide campaign hosted by the YWCA.

Washington County Water Conservancy District

The Lake Powell Pipeline would haul Utah’s last big share of Colorado River water uphill from Lake Powell, bring it halfway across the state and deliver it to fast-growing Kane and Washington Counties.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Law enforcement officials are asking for help in curbing what they call a tidal wave of addiction in Utah.

Kevin Lewis / Idaho River United

A scenic stretch of the Bear River just north of the Utah line has been eyed for years as the proposed site for the Bear River Narrows Dam.

JRCA Architects

Officials in Weber County say the region's new Juvenile Justice Center will be much more than a warehouse for troubled youth. Wednesday’s groundbreaking in Ogden represents a new era for the state’s juvenile justice system.

Judy Fahys/KUER

The rumored plans for a new national monument in southeastern Utah have prompted a state panel to call for an investigation. Members of Utah’s Constitutional Defense Council are asking the governor’s office and the attorney general to look into the organizations fighting over the proposal for the Bears Ears national monument.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

New data shows six people die each week in Utah as a result of overdosing on prescription painkillers. A campaign is underway to safely dispose of the drugs that are killing people.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has named Mike Brown as the city’s permanent Chief of Police. Brown has served as interim police chief since June.

Alicia Geesman

The billion-dollar cleanup at the old Atlas uranium mill site marked the halfway point a few months ago. But this week a possible slowdown became a certainty.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

University of Utah students from the Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game program will be graduating in less than two weeks, and many of them are hoping to take their games to the market. Among the projects is a simulator designed to teach police officers how to de-escalate a tense encounter.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch continued his campaign against confirming a new U.S. Supreme Court Justice before electing a new president at a speech at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

Salt Lake City launched an effort Monday to protect babies from neurotoxic chemical exposures. It’s one of three cities piloting a program with the national organization Healthy Babies Bright Futures.

Nick Woolley/Backcountry Post

The U.S. Interior Department is doling out almost $95 million dollars for recreation and conservation projects, but Utah might be challenged to come up with matching funds so it can tap the state’s share.

Judy Fahys/KUER

An Ogden physician will try to unseat Republican Rob Bishop of Utah’s 1st Congressional District in November.

Brian Grimmett/KUER

Republican incumbent Mia Love and Democratic challenger Doug Owens will compete against each other for second time for the congressional seat in Utah’s Fourth District. 

Brian Grimmett

Utah Governor Gary Herbert will face Republican Challenger Jonathan Johnson in a primary. Johnson received more delegate votes than Herbert at Saturday’s GOP State Convention.

Brian Grimmett and Judy Fahys

Democratic candidates vying for Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s Senate seat are headed to a primary, while Lee faced no opposition on his way to the general ballot.

Judy Fahys / KUER

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart will be defending his 2nd District seat against Democrat Charlene Albarran. Both candidates ran uncontested at their party’s nominating conventions on Saturday.

Brian Grimmett

Congressman Jason Chaffetz has two challengers to his seat in Utah’s Third Congressional District.

The CEO of UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, said this week that the company is planning a widespread exodus from the Obamacare market due to financial losses.

Judy Fahys/KUER

The spring runoff season’s starting for the creeks surrounding the Wasatch Front valleys and beginning  an especially hazardous time around those streams.

Republican state Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber has decided to drop out of his race for reelection.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Red Butte Creek is flowing but not gushing the way it normally would be in mid-spring.

Bob Nelson

In the days leading up to state political conventions, a new report shows how closely delegates align with the voters they represent.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

One in every 58 children in Utah is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. To meet the rising need for resources, Utah Valley University broke ground Thursday on a new 8.4 million dollar autism center.

Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power broke ground on its new 20-megawatt solar power plant in Holden, Utah on Thursday.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Dozens of people attended a hearing at the State Capitol on Wednesday wearing t-shirts that said: “Protect Bears Ears.”

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Utah researchers have found that sexual trauma in the military is associated with a much higher risk for homelessness. They’ve published their conclusions in a new study.

Brian Grimmett

Digital First Media has sold the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman, son of billionaire businessman Jon Huntsman Sr.

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