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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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Republican Utah Congressman Chris Stewart says fighting the kind of self-radicalization of U.S. citizens that lead to the tragic shooting in Orlando over the weekend will be an enormous challenge.

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Hundreds of people stood in the rain outside the Salt Lake City and County building Monday night to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando, Florida night club shooting.

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is taking comments through Tuesday on what could be the nation’s first shale oil mine.

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The hottest musical on Broadway right now will soon be coming to Salt Lake City.

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Utahans reacted to the Orlando shooting on Sunday with anger and sorrow.

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White House Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli was in Salt Lake City Thursday to talk with community leaders about efforts to address opioid addiction.

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The Republican candidate challenging Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is alleging that the lawmaker is using a government website as a campaign tool.

The first notable fire of the 2016 season has crews busy controlling a blaze started by lightening in the desert terrain of West-central Utah. By Friday afternoon the North Moore fire was at about 1400 acres.

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The Provo-based company InsideSales.com has been named on CNBC’s list of top 50 companies in the country poised to unseat corporate giants.

Utah Has Highest Skin Cancer Rate In Nation

Jun 9, 2016
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New statistics out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that Utah has the highest rate of skin cancer in the nation.

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University of Utah researchers say they’ve discovered a new way to hinder the AIDS virus, and their findings opens door for new treatments that have fewer side effects.

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How we get and use energy is changing fast in the West, and a debate is heating up about the best way to cut costs -- and pollution -- as part of the transformation.

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A neglected Salt Lake County park in a neighborhood with many refugee and immigrant families has been completely overhauled.

Downtown Farmers Market Opens for a 25th Year

Jun 8, 2016
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The Downtown Farmers Market opens this weekend at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

The Salt Lake City council plans to set aside roughly half a million dollars to address pressing homeless issues in the Rio Grande neighborhood.

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A new sexual abuse lawsuit was filed this week against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The plaintiff is the fourth member of the Navajo Nation to come forward since March with accusations of childhood abuse in the church’s Indian Placement Program.

Porta Potties Could Benefit Utah's Homeless

Jun 7, 2016
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A Salt Lake City council proposal to purchase a portable trailer and toilets could benefit the health of the homeless in the area.

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Green issues are capturing more attention in politics these days. It’s true in community elections and in the national vote, according to the author of a new book on energy politics. And the creator of a new political action committee in Utah agrees.

As the Salt Lake City council wraps up budget talks, some residents are hoping to convince council members to fund improvements to what they say is one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched the Rainbow Mormon Initiative on Sunday.

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Work stopped in eastern Utah last winter at the first tar sands mine in the United States. But now investors and improving oil prices have cleared the way for the project to restart.

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The first of several state school board candidate debates will occur on Tuesday night in St. George. The races have generated significant interest and participation as Utah transitions away from a limited nomination process to an open primary.

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