Brian Grimmett

The Assembly of State Legislatures ended their three-day meeting in Salt Lake City on Friday without taking a final vote on a draft of rules for a Constitutional Convention.

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Climate change activists urged the Natural History Museum of Utah on Tuesday to cut itself free of fossil fuel money.

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A Carbon County Judge has ordered the Utah Department of Child and Family Services to remove a one-year-old baby girl from the home of her lesbian foster parents.

Tim Peterson

Governor Gary Herbert says he might be OK with the idea of a new National Monument in Utah if it helps give the state freedom over other areas of public lands.

Provo City Center Temple Nearing Completion

Nov 12, 2015
Nicole Nixon

 The restoration of the historic Provo Tabernacle is nearing completion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent over three years turning the burned out building into a sparkling new temple.

Salt Lake County democratic delegates elected Lynn Hemingway Wednesday night to return to the Utah House of Representatives. He will finish out the term of embattled former State Representative Justin Miller, who resigned last month after pleading guilty to communications fraud. Hemingway says he hopes his re-election to the seat will allow his district to move forward.

“It’s been a rough, rough year and one of the reasons that drove me to run is I felt like District 40 wasn’t represented at all in the past year,” Hemingway says.

Veterans Honored at State Capitol Ceremony

Nov 11, 2015
Nicole Nixon

 Veterans and their families gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to be honored in a special ceremony.

A new state audit shows the Weber-Box Elder Conservation District did not address recent groundwater flooding in Ogden effectively.

Salt Lake County Democrats will decide tonight who will replace former Utah State Representative Justin Miller.

University of Utah

Veterans Day celebrations are planned statewide Wednesday.

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Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have considered resignation over the last few days. It’s a response to updated policies that say members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out, and that bar their children from being baptized unless they disavow same-sex relationships.

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State legislators from around the country will convene in Salt Lake City starting Wednesday to draw up rules for what is known as an Article V convention.

During this open enrollment period for health insurance, the White House has issued a challenge to 20 communities across the country, including greater Salt Lake City.

Courtesty: Intermountain Medical Center

New evidence is emerging from the Wasatch Front about the effects of air pollution on health, thanks to researchers at Intermountain Medical Center who studied heart attacks over more than two decades. What they found in the four Wasatch Front counties is that, when concentrations of microscopic soot pollution reach 25 parts per million concentration, the likelihood of suffering what’s called a STEMI heart attack goes up too.

Brian Grimmett

Governor Gary Herbert has nominated Judge John Pearce to fill the vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court.

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The popular Land and Conservation Water Fund has pumped more than $17 billion into thousands of projects nationwide in a half century. Around $171 million has gone into Utah projects like building neighborhood playgrounds, developing the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and restoring wildlife habitat.

Brian Grimmett

The conflict over Utah’s new election law continues to rage, even after a federal judge ruled that most of the law is constitutional. The next step in the fight is likely a special legislative session.

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Most years Salt Lake City’s tomato plants are killed in a hard freeze by Halloween. But this October was the warmest on record at 60.5 degrees average. Flip-flops were comfortable for trick or treating and tomatoes even survived the holiday.

Those mild temperatures are a sign that the new water season is getting off to a slow start in Utah.

Judy Fahys

Former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank is determined to erode systematic biases in the nation’s justice system and policing policies he says are ineffective. Burbank has taken a job with the national Center for Policing Equity as Director of Law Enforcement Engagement. He’ll be responsible for leading ongoing research that’s made possible with the newly created National Justice Database. It’s the first effort track police stops and use of force.

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Rio Tinto Kennecott is reducing its workforce in Utah. Company officials say the layoffs have to do with the low price of metals.

Bob Nelson

Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that they are awarding a $1.2 million dollar grant to the University of Utah. The money will fund a 3-year study on the impact of drought and extreme events on water quality.

Brian Grimmett

Neither Jackie Biskupski nor Ralph Becker have declared victory or conceded defeat in the Salt Lake City Mayoral race. That means voters won’t know who the new mayor is until Salt Lake County finishes their final and official canvass on November 17th.

Salt Lake County

Following Tuesday’s election, Millcreek is on a path to becoming a city. Meanwhile five other unincorporated communities will become so-called “Metro Townships”.

The federal government has released a new online mapping tool that shows Medicare opioid prescription claims in the United States. Utah’s claims are above the national average.

Nicole Nixon

Gay rights advocate and small business owner Derek Kitchen has won the council seat for Salt Lake City’s fourth district.

Whittney Evans

Jackie Biskupski is leading the race for Salt Lake City Mayor, but it may take a couple more weeks to determine a clear winner.

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An attempt to increase transportation funding by raising sales tax was on the ballot for 17 Utah Counties, and after counting most of the votes, the results are mixed.

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Ogden school officials are holding a town hall meeting this Thursday evening for suicide prevention, the first of its kind for the district.

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality

In the month of November, winter inversions start to return to the Wasatch Front and Northern Utah valleys. That means particulate matter from wood-burning can get trapped by the mountains.

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County is asking residents of unincorporated areas to decide on Election Day whether to become a city or a “metro township”.