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Forecasted Thunderstorms Pose Wildfire Threat

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Fire officials say thunderstorms forecasted for southern Utah pose a wildfire threat. 

Candidates from the major parties in Utah, along with state school board candidates will face in a primary election Tuesday. 

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A new project aims to train Boy Scouts how to respond when they encounter pornography or violence online.

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Nine candidates are vying to become the first mayor of the newly incorporated Millcreek City. That pool will be whittled down to two after Tuesday night’s primary election.

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The Utah State Board of Education deliberated for about two hours Thursday night before voting unanimously to select Sydnee Dickson as Utah’s Superintendent of public schools. Dickson had been filling in as interim superintendent following the resignation of Brad Smith.

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Stocks closed with some heavy losses after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Utah, like the rest of the world, is experiencing the effects of uncertainty in the market.

The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has given Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes its annual Black Hole Award.

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With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner and several wildfires burning around the state, Utah fire authorities are reminding the public of fire restrictions and safety measures.

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Utah Republican leaders are applauding a Supreme Court split decision which stops President Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect. Meanwhile, thousands of Utah immigrants continue to live in fear of deportation.

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The Warriors Over the Wasatch air show will take place this weekend at Hill Air Force Base. Airplanes of all shapes and sizes will be on display, including performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking doctors to not use the FluMist nasal spray vaccine for this year’s flu season. 

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Jonathan Johnson, Republican Challenger to Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday the actions he plans to take in his first 100 days in office should he be elected governor.

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Salt Lake City business owner Dave Robinson says he would do a better job of running Salt Lake County Government than current Democratic Mayor Ben McAdams. 

Utah Voters Begin to Consider Third-Party Candidates

Jun 22, 2016

  As Utahns weigh their options for President, many are beginning to consider third-party candidates.

A recent UtahPolicy.com survey found that if the election were today, only about 36% of Utahns would vote for Donald Trump. In comparison, thirty percent would vote for a third-party or write-in candidate.  

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Ancestry.com opened its new headquarters in Lehi Wednesday. For the past three decades, the family history company has been headquartered in Provo. CEO Tim Sullivan says the new location in Lehi at the Point of the Mountain will help the company attract top talent from both Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet spoke at a sold out audience today  at the Huntsman Center on the campus of the University of Utah. He urged listeners to practice compassion and take action to curb violence.

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In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, the U.S. Senate rejected several gun measures. In procedural votes Monday, Republican Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee of Utah supported two GOP proposals and opposed two Democratic ones.

High Temperatures Dangerous For Utah's Elderly

Jun 21, 2016
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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Utah this week. And those high temperatures can be especially dangerous for Utah’s elderly.

About a dozen people are crowded into a living room in Holladay to hear Ty Markham. She's a Democrat running for Utah House District 73. It spans six downstate counties that include voters from Beaver to Monticello and Kanab. Its been represented by Republican Mike Noel for over a decade.

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A new report shows that Utah is not making the same progress on children’s health insurance coverage or child death rates as other states. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the state dropped from 7th to 27th in this year’s child health ranking.

Chaffetz, Teng talk Issues at Hinckley Town Hall

Jun 20, 2016
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Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District will not debate before next week’s primary. But Congressman Jason Chaffetz and Chia-Chi Teng answered questions from voters Monday in a forum hosted by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is suing the state for failing to provide adequate indigent defense services to the public…a requirement under the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-3 in favor of the state of Utah in a case exploring the limits of a person’s 4th amendment rights.

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The last of four community workshops where the public can weigh in on the creation of two new homeless shelters in Salt Lake City is Monday night at the Marmalade Branch Library.

This year’s election is the first time candidates have been able to gain access to the primary ballot by gathering signatures. And while only a few candidates took advantage of the alternative path, that choice has not gone over well with some Republican leaders.

Two prominent Republicans squared off in a debate Thursday over whether the current system for nominating political candidates provides enough voters access to the process. 

New Leonardo Exhibit Takes Flight

Jun 16, 2016
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The Leonardo museum in Salt Lake City is tearing down its walls to make room for a new permanent exhibit.

New research from the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah reveals some interesting insights into how our voices work.

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Former Utah Congressman Jim Matheson has a new job. Starting mid-July, he’ll lead the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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Utah education officials will convene this summer to take a deeper look at why the state is having trouble recruiting and keeping teachers in the classroom.

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