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In a parched corner of the nation's second driest state, the Virgin River delivers life-giving water to wildlife, farms and increasing numbers of people.

Ron Thompson sees a future when four times as many people could be living here in St. George, and they’ll need more water than the Virgin can provide. That’s why he wants the Lake Powell Pipeline.

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Deer Valley Resort will take over operations at Solitude Mountain Resort starting today. The Park City company finalized the purchase yesterday.

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Salt Lake County jail inmates are getting involved in an effort to repopulate a threatened species in Utah. The County Corrections Bureau held a grand opening Friday for a new pond next to the jail, releasing 5,000 native Utah least chub into the water.

Impact Hub Salt Lake

Members and leaders of Impact Hub Salt Lake celebrated the completion their permanent home in Salt Lake City Thursday.

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The Eagleridge Tennis Club impacted by the landslide in North Salt Lake has filed a lawsuit against the developers and the city.

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The public got a glimpse Wednesday night of the work Salt Lake City’s Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission has done so far.

Utah Governor's Office

Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Republican legislative leaders said they were optimistic Wednesday after leaving a meeting in Washington with federal officials, but they say they’re starting over to find an agreement on Medicaid.

Utah State Library

Supporters say a $75 million property tax increase will benefit Utah’s public education system and it will likely go further to increase funding in the future.

Judy Fahys

The jury trial of the four men accused of conspiring to illegally ride their ATV’s into Recapture Canyon last May began in Federal Court on Wednesday.

A large-scale study from the University of Utah School of Medicine may lead to changes in the standard of care for children who suffer from cardiac arrest. The study was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Brian Grimmett

The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report ranks Salt Lake City’s air 7th worst in the nation. On a report card, that’s an “F” in ozone and single-day particle pollution.

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Officials say chronic homelessness is down 91 percent in Utah since the state implemented a "housing first" model a decade ago.

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Health officials are warning parents that a case of whooping cough has been confirmed at Salem Hills High School in Utah County.

Whittney Evans

The United States Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether states can legally ban same sex marriage.

Brian Grimmett

Roman Catholic Bishop John C. Wester of the Diocese of Salt Lake City will soon be moving on to become the Archbishop of Santa Fe. Before he leaves, Wester explained how his time in Salt Lake City has had an impact on his ministry.

Dan Bammes

Environmental advocates are appealing a decision to issue an air quality permit allowing expansion of the HollyFrontier refinery in Davis County.

Roman Catholic Bishop John Wester is leaving Salt Lake City to lead the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. 

Andrea Smardon

Primatologist Jane Goodall was speaking in Salt Lake City at a sold-out event Friday evening about her work and the future of chimpanzees. But in the afternoon, she lent her fame and clout to a more controversial cause. Goodall appeared with Steven Druker, the author of a book that aims to wipe out genetically modified organisms from the world’s food supply.

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Several dry winters have prompted two local governments to offer tools to help Utahns save water.

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The family of a missing 26-year-old woman from Mexico is asking the public for help in finding her. Elizabeth Salgado arrived in Utah a month ago to study English in Provo, but hasn’t been heard from in more than a week.

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A team of seismologists, including four from the University of Utah, revealed research this week that shows the Yellowstone supervolcano is connected to a magma chamber that is more than 11 times the size of the Grand Canyon.

Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Enviromental Planning

A group of Utah State University Landscape Architecture students is presenting its final plan for the redevelopment of Salt Lake City’s Granary District Friday before officials from the city.

Utah State Parks

In wake of the rescue of two fishermen from Willard Bay on Wednesday night, officials are encouraging people swimming in state parks this summer to use life jackets.

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A new report from the office of the Utah State Auditor shows the state could improve on college graduation rates.

Tracy Aviary Unveils New Solar Trees

Apr 22, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Officials and dignitaries cut the ribbon on a new solar project at Tracy Aviary today as a celebration of Earth Day.

Brian Grimmett

It’s been more than eight months since a landslide destroyed a home in North Salt Lake, but remediation efforts have yet to begin.  But why is fixing the hill taking so long, and what does it mean for a local business owner affected by the slide?

Utah Department of Corrections

The Utah Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of state prison inmate Christopher Lee Lucas a homicide. The death occurred last fall after corrections officers used pepper spray to break up a fight between Lucas and another inmate.

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation released a report this week on high-skilled immigrant visas. It comes at a time when the demand for H1-B visas is at a record high, and when Utah’s senior Senator Orrin Hatch has reintroduced a proposal that could more than double the number of these visas available.

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Salt Lake City officials announced Tuesday the artist lineup for the 2015 Twilight Concert Series.

University of Utah Engineering Arts and Entertainment

A group of University of Utah graduate students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program have released their first of four video games for Spring 2015. The game is called 404Sight.

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