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U.S. Oil Sands is temporarily shuttering operations in eastern Utah at its mine on the Tavaputs Plateau. Barclay Cuthbert, the Canadian company’s vice president of operations, says most workers have been sent home. But they’ll be back early next year to begin extracting oil from the tar-saturated rock and soil.

Clayton Scrivner

Work has begun on a new water treatment plant in Moab, Utah. Construction began on Tuesday.

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Gov. Gary Herbert rolled out his proposed $16.1 billion budget on Wednesday for the 2018 fiscal year. Speaking at the Utah Highway Patrol’s Salt Lake office, Herbert said he has no plans for tax increases, but does plan to funnel close to 80 percent of new ongoing revenue into public schools.

Whittney Evans

The Salt Lake County Council is meeting tonight to finalize steps in the Pay for Success program. It’s part of Mayor Ben McAdams’ effort to reduce homelessness and deal with criminal justice issues in the county.

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University of Utah students got a chance to sit down with advocates and elected officials Tuesday to learn more about Salt Lake City’s ongoing homeless problem and how they can get involved. The meeting was one of Bennion Community Service Center’s Issues and Action forums that help students get involved in local issues.

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Mormon Apostle D. Todd Christofferson will be in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. He will attend an event at the Library of Congress honoring the Book of Mormon and offer the prayer at the Senate's morning meeting.

Whittney Evans

The Draper City Council is poised to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the sale of land for a new housing development. Residents are threatening to move forward with a referendum to stop the project.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

A recount of a close Utah House race has not changed the outcome. Republican Rep. LaVar Christensen maintained a slim, five-vote lead over his Democratic challenger, Suzanne Harrison, in the race for House District 32.

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To get a decent cell signal at the protest camp outside the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Carol Surveyor had to brave a blizzard Monday.

Nicole Nixon

City and county officials announced plans to build a new $39 million performing arts center in Taylorsville on Monday. It will be called the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center.

Judy Fahys / KUER News

More Utahns are stepping up support for the Standing Rock Sioux , and they’re mobilizing as Dakota Access Pipeline opponents face a deadline Monday to evacuate their protest camps.

Sundance Lineup Marks Advances In Film Technology

Dec 2, 2016
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At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the technology behind the films will have a big influence on what moviegoers will see. The lineup was announced this week.

Lee Hale

A major crisis was averted on Thursday at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful. A 15-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun, fired a single round into the ceiling but was quickly subdued before harming any peers.

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Utah’s 3rd District Representative, Republican Jason Chaffetz, says he won't use his House Oversight Committee to go after Donald Trump’s potential business conflicts — at least not yet.

Nicole Nixon

About 30 cab drivers held a protest outside Salt Lake City Hall on Wednesday. They say it’s unfair that ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber don’t face the same airport regulations as taxis.

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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is one of a handful of legislators backing a sweeping criminal justice reform bill in Congress. But with a new administration comes concerns over the bill’s future, which Lee and others would still like to see passed.

Feeling Stressed? Try A Therapy Dog

Dec 1, 2016
Erik Neumann

There are lots of reasons you might be stressed out this time of year: the holidays, post-election angst, and for students, soon it will be finals. One Utah group is trying to relieve some of that stress. And to do it, they're using dogs.

Whittney Evans

Utah State Trooper Eric Ellsworth was remembered Wednesday during a public funeral at Weber State University. The 31-year-old was struck by a vehicle last Tuesday that left him in critical condition for four days before he died.

Jeffrey Anderson

A new study released by researchers at the University of Utah takes a look at how Mormons respond to religious experiences. Specifically, what happens in their brain as they “feel the spirit.”

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Salt Lake City is launching a new program to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities tackle home repairs.

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Central Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon isn’t just beautiful. It’s important to Native Americans, conservationists and historians.

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A Utah lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require doctors to tell women seeking abortions about a possible way to stop the procedure part way through.

Lee Hale

The group Our Schools Now launched a campaign Tuesday to get more funding into Utah schools.

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Utah’s Speaker of the House, Rep. Greg Hughes, has been rumored as a possible contender for a job in the upcoming Trump administration.

The National Weather Service

The winter storm across the state is set to exceed forecast snowfall totals, especially in the Wasatch Mountains and western Uintas of northern Utah.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A chemical known as PCE has leaked from thousands of dry-cleaning operations around the country. One of them was at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, and Utah’s Superfund officials have been working on a cleanup strategy with the hospital, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and people who live in the area.

KUER News

The State Board of Canvassers: Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Attorney General Sean Reyes, Auditor John Dougall, and Treasurer David Damschen met Monday to certify the official results of statewide and multi-county races.

Ski Utah

Four ski resorts powered up their chair lifts over the holiday weekend and several more are preparing to following the latest winter storm.

This year’s presidential race has brought increased scrutiny to the Electoral College, and by default, the 538 members who comprise it. That include's Utah's own six electors.

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Granite school district is attempting to combat vaping and e-cigarette use in a creative way--through student produced video.

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