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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has nominated Judge Paige Peterson to fill a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court.

Manhunt For U Of U Shooter Ends, Charges Expected Soon

Oct 31, 2017
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The manhunt that lasted through Monday night ended Tuesday when the suspect in a fatal shooting at the U turned himself in.

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Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, starts tomorrow. Obamacare was threatened with repeal numerous times this year but for now it’s still the law. 

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In a tape from August of this year, Salt Lake City police stop a 50-year-old black man named Patrick Harmon. He was riding his bicycle without a taillight and swerving into multiple lanes of traffic. When police discover he has warrants and try to arrest him, Harmon bolts and threatens them with a knife.

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Utah’s governor and lieutenant governor are teaming up with local businesses and nonprofits to send aid to Puerto Rico.

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President Donald Trump told Utah leaders Friday he’s going to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah. Supporters and opponents of the move are already stepping up to make their views known.

High-Speed Jet To Quicken Organ Transplant Delivery

Oct 30, 2017
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Donations of vital human organs like hearts and livers will happen faster and more reliably for patients in and around Utah. That’s because of a recently acquired high-speed jet at Intermountain Life Flight

Boots, Backpacks, Bunks - Utah Spends (Time) Outside

Oct 30, 2017
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Utah’s national and state parks power the beehive economy.  Department of Workforce Services director Carrie Mayne points to a spike in spending on recreational vehicles, gear and services related to recreation. She says that the five national parks in Utah — Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion — along with forty-three state parks in the system are a major draw, and numbers show a bang-up year for hospitality in 2016.

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Utahns will vote on new mayors and city council members on Nov. 7, but residents in Blanding will have another item on their ballot: allowing alcohol sales within city limits.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says he received a surprise phone call from President Donald Trump Friday about shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument. In a news release, Hatch says the president told him: “I’m approving the Bears Ears recommendation for you, Orrin.”

Hatch Retirement Rumors Heat Up Again

Oct 27, 2017
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Sen. Orrin Hatch retirement rumors are heating up again, and this time it could be a question of when, not if Utah's senior senator plans to step aside.

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Will medical marijuana become legal in Utah next year? Early polling suggests wide support for a proposed medical cannabis ballot initiative.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that they will be consolidating General Conference sessions. The Women’s meeting, which has been held a week before conference, will now be held the same weekend.

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As the ski season approaches, Utah’s resorts are in the middle of filling thousands of seasonal jobs. Some of those workers come from overseas on visas that are under threat by the Trump administration.

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The University of Utah is forming an Anti-Racism Task Force following several incidents on campus.

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Nine people are on death row in Utah right now. And they could be the last if Republican opposition to the death penalty continues to grow, as a new study finds.

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Organizers behind a direct primary ballot initiative will hold public hearings this week across Utah.

Polling Place: A Mailbox Near You

Oct 26, 2017

The Salt Lake County Clerk wants you to vote. Registered voters should have received a ballot to complete and return to Sherrie Swensen’s office.

Utahns Have More Money And They're Ready To Spend It

Oct 26, 2017

Utahans are spending more money, because they have more money. The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis looked at primary expenses in the 50 states, what we’re buying, and how much it costs consumers. Results show Utah spent 6.2 percent more in the last year than the previous one.

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A lawsuit over Utah’s voter rolls is still up in the air — and so might President Trump’s voter fraud commission that requested the data in the first place.

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There’s been a lot of debate about a new law that lowers the legal DUI blood alcohol limit from .08 percent to .05 percent. Now it’s looking like that law may not change much, if at all, before it goes into effect.

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Extremely hot days aren’t just uncomfortable. They’re unhealthy too. And the number of them is growing – nationally and in Utah – according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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Frustrations from Salt Lake County Republicans over the drawn-out investigation into former recorder Gary Ott’s aides is now turning into political back-and-forth.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is proposing reopening the Oxbow county jail to help with a crackdown on crime in the homeless community.

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Imagine this: The oil and gas industry in Utah supports overhauling air-quality permits for their wells – and so do environmental groups. It’s what’s actually happening right now at the Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) with its proposed regulations for more than 12,000 oil and gas wells in the state.

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Chances are you know a child with autism. In Utah roughly 1 in 58 kids are on the autism spectrum. And this likely won’t surprise you because in recent years a lot has been done to raise awareness. But knowing these kids are out there, that’s just the first step. There’s a growing need for training on how best to work with these kids.

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A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed the convictions of two men who organized an ATV protest into closed parts of Recapture Canyon.

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Fans of Brigham Young University’s Classical 89 will have to say goodbye to the station next June. The university is shaking up it’s programing in favor of self-produced content.

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Salt Lake County wants the public’s help deciding where to build new dog parks. They’re hosting open houses beginning Tuesday.

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Wine makers in northern California are assessing damage to their properties, though for one Park City-based vintner, their fruit was processed before the fires started.

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