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National parks in Utah are reporting less trash in their bins thanks to bans on selling bottled drinks within the parks.

Davis Hospital and Medical Center

The Utah Department of Health is nearly halfway through its investigation of a hepatitis C outbreak associated with a former healthcare worker at two Northern Utah hospitals.

Brian Grimmett

The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments from the Utah Republican and Democratic Parties Monday over who gets to decide how a candidate can get on a primary ballot.

KUER

Some state lawmakers say Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s decision to veto spending on a handful of education programs is misinformed.

KUER Brian Gimmett

Salt Lake City Police and Utah Transit Authority officials say they are prepared for an exceptionally busy weekend in downtown Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City is one of 54 cities nationwide that’s throwing its support behind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan in a legal brief filed Friday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Two inches might not sound like much. But when you’re the states’ largest home-builder and you’re adding two extra inches of insulation to the outside walls of all the new homes you’re building, it adds up to big energy savings – and less air pollution.

University of Utah Hospital

The parents of two of the LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport bombing say their sons are healing well, but they’re still expecting a long journey to full recovery.

Judy Fahys/KUER

The 21st Annual Stegner Symposium got underway Wednesday with a keynote speech about the small ways communities can tackle the big environmental problems of our time.

Whittney Evans

After counting and verifying all the ballots from last week’s caucuses, Utah Democrats have released their party’s official results. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came away with 77.19% of the votes and Hillary Clinton had 19.80%.

Utah Film Center

An accident was the cause of a four-alarm fire early Tuesday morning in downtown Salt Lake City according to investigators. The blaze caused extensive damage to the Utah Film Center offices at 122 South Main Street.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated last week that the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon had caused nearly $6 million in damage, but Utah friends and family of the occupiers are disputing those claims.  

Dan Weist Director of Communications, Salt Lake City Council

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski recognized Women’s History Month Tuesday by honoring two women who cared for people with HIV/AIDS in Utah when other medical professionals turned them away.

Brian Grimmett

Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt says he believes no Republican Presidential candidate will make it to the Republican National Convention with a majority of delegates.

U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey usually excludes earthquakes caused by mining in its periodic hazard maps. But, on Monday, the federal agency published a new analysis of hotspots in the central and eastern parts of the country where mining is likely to cause enough ground-shaking to damage buildings sometime this year.

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSF

A new study finds that Utah’s law mandating at least a 72-hour waiting period for an abortion procedure has done little to dissuade women from their decision, but the study reveals additional costs, delays and anxiety for women who go on to have an abortion.

Four Salt Lake City firefighters say the city is at fault for a fire that broke at a Marmalade fire station last March.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law today that expands Medicaid coverage to the poorest among Utah’s population. 

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Utah lawmakers created the Constitutional Defense Council years ago to coordinate various battles with the federal government over issues like backcountry roads, a lands-transfer, and imperiled species like wolves and sage grouse.

Brian Grimmett

A group of veterans at Hill Air Force Base has become the first to graduate from a new Department of Energy job training program. KUER’s Brian Grimmett reports.

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Two Utahns in Congress stopped at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics Thursday to talk about their new initiative to “empower” Congress.

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The CEO of one of Utah’s largest tech start-ups Domo made a major announcement this week.

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Every four years, ahead of a gubernatorial election, the nonprofit Utah Foundation surveys Utahns about what issues they are most concerned about. In a panel discussion put on by the foundation on Thursday, candidates for the governor’s race were given a chance to respond to those concerns.

KUED

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he’s glad Tuesday’s caucus meetings were well attended, but that he’d prefer moving back to a presidential primary.

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Environmental groups announced a federal lawsuit this week over coal-ash at Rocky Mountain Power’s Huntington power plant in Emery County.

Brussels is LDS Missionary's Third Brush with Terror

Mar 23, 2016
Courtesy Wells family

All four of the LDS missionaries injured in the bombings at the Brussels airport Tuesday are recovering. One of those missionaries has now witnessed several terror attacks.

The Utah Republican Party’s recently held caucus was one of the first in the country to allow people to vote online. Party officials say that more than 60 thousand people registered for the service. GOP Chairman James Evans says while some people had issues, it wasn’t the major disaster that some internet security experts predicted it would be. He says most the problems they dealt with were people not being able to locate the 30-digit security PIN required to cast a vote.

Andrea Smardon

The latest numbers show Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders eclipsed Hillary Clinton in Utah’s Democratic Presidential Caucus with almost 80 percent of the vote.  The party saw record turnout despite hiccups at the polls.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Going into yesterday’s caucuses, the big question for many Utah Republicans was whether Ted Cruz would win all 40 of the state’s delegates. In the end, he did, thanks to a record number of caucus-goers who weighed in.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Democrats turned out in record numbers for last night’s caucus and supported presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by a margin of nearly three to one over Hillary Clinton. Many were participating for the first time.

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