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Today’s the official kickoff of the holiday travel season and the Salt Lake City International Airport is already bustling with air travelers.

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A new study published this week by researchers at Brigham Young University shows how computer models can be used to predict cancer growth, which could lead to less invasive testing for patients. 

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A long-awaited breach in the Great Salt Lake Causeway could begin as soon as next week.

The Salt Lake County Clerk released its final election results on Tuesday night, two weeks after the general election.

 

A recount is expected in the House District 32 race between incumbent Republican Lavar Christensen and his Democratic challenger Suzanne Harrison.

 

Harrison was trailing by six votes over the weekend and in the final tally, came up just three short. The Utah Democratic Party announced it will formally request a recount.

 

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Of the 33,000 students enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo only one percent are black. And a student produced video released earlier this month asks, "What are some challenges those black students face?"

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This holiday weekend is projected to break travel records—more than three million people in Mountain West states are expected to travel at least 50 miles.

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On Sunday, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski published an open letter on the city’s website. In it she outlined her concerns about the incoming presidential administration, and how she intends to maintain the city’s reputation for openness and inclusion.

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Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions Inc. announced plans a year ago to buy a Texas company, Waste Control Specialists.

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A group of business and community leaders in Utah have come together to advocate for what they’re calling “responsible” immigration reform.

 

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What do you do with a municipal cemetery that’s running out of space for burial plots? That’s the question Salt Lake City officials are asking residents.

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Since election week there have been reports of bullying and student anxiety at schools across the country. But some teachers are turning that tension into teaching opportunities.

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Voters in Salt Lake County experienced long lines on election night and the county is still counting ballots. It will take nearly two weeks to report final results.

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Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams bid on oil and gas leases last winter in a U.S. Bureau of Land Management auction. The agency rejected their bids last month on grounds the couple had no plans to actually drill for oil and gas.

Six years ago, a group of community leaders came together to create a document called the Utah Compact, aimed at guiding the contentious debate over immigration reform.

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Utah Valley University on Friday unveils a stained glass art installation called "Roots of Knowledge," an ambitious project that has taken more than 12 years to complete.

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Utah lawmakers met in a special legislative session Wednesday evening to work out kinks in the state’s gas tax that was passed last year.

Proposed Bill Intends To Curb Opioid Abuse

Nov 16, 2016
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Like some other parts of the country, health workers in Utah are trying to understand how to address epidemic levels of opioid addiction. On Wednesday at the Utah State Capitol, one Representative offered his solution for dealing with the problem. 

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Lawmakers took a first step Wednesday toward phasing out the state tax credit for rooftop solar panels.

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A proposed bill could give the state more tools to address the critical lack of affordable housing in Utah.

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On Tuesday night several hundred people gathered in downtown Salt Lake City in support of North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their opposition to the North Dakota Access Pipeline Project.  

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The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday approved funding to open St. Vincent de Paul for emergency winter homeless shelter. The dining hall there each year converts into a space that houses 150 people through the winter months.

Stabbing At Orem High School Leaves Five Wounded

Nov 15, 2016
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Early Monday morning, a student at Mountain View High School in Orem attacked and stabbed several other students. 

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Utah’s State Auditor has released new data that compares the salary of first year teachers to their peers in other professions. And it’s no surprise that teacher pay does not measure up.

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The Mountain Accord is a plan for protecting the canyons outside the state's most populated county. But the local management plan ran into national politics Tuesday as the coalition behind the Mountain Accord delivered a unified pitch to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

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In his first post-election interview, President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to act fast to deport 2-3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal histories. That has some immigration groups wondering what Trump’s policies could mean locally.

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West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson was laid to rest on Monday. The 25-year-old was killed in the line of duty earlier this month when he was struck by a stolen vehicle.

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Environmental advocates want to use water from the nation’s second-largest reservoir to fill its largest one. But new research suggests the benefits might not be as obvious as they say.

Citizen Summit Urges Political Unity

Nov 11, 2016
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This Saturday the Utah Citizen Summit will take place in downtown Salt Lake City. The event brings together Utah leaders from across the political spectrum to address the divisiveness of this election season. 

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Utah’s common core standards have been hotly contested ever since they were adopted by the state board of education in 2010. Now, with eight new school board members and President-Elect Trump entering the White House, the future of the core is unclear.


Utah has increased the number of refugees it accepts in recent years, and that's intensifying challenges among local nonprofits to provide new residents with housing and health care.

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