Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality

In the month of November, winter inversions start to return to the Wasatch Front and Northern Utah valleys. That means particulate matter from wood-burning can get trapped by the mountains.

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County is asking residents of unincorporated areas to decide on Election Day whether to become a city or a “metro township”.

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A nurse fired from an Ogden hospital last year is believed to be connected to one person infected with hepatitis C and could have exposed thousands more.

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Salt Lake City School District computer servers were hit by a cyberattack over the weekend.

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As of Friday, voter turnout in Salt Lake City for the general election was 34 percent—already 7 percent higher than the primary turnout.

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The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is making retailers pull nearly 700 jackets from their stores after discovering the coats are mislabeled.

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Utah’s first climbing wall dedicated to helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction is under construction. Salt Lake City’s nonprofit sober gym and community center is called Fit to Recover.

Dillon Taylor family

The family of Dillon Taylor has filed a lawsuit against Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake City. Taylor was a 20-year-old Salt Lake City man who was shot and killed by a Salt Lake City Police officer outside a convenience store last summer. The lawsuit also names individual police officers involved in the incident.

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Economists from three Utah universities say repayment costs for the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline would be way out of reach for water users in Washington County.

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The head of the Utah Department of Workforce Services testified before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, DC on Thursday about the state’s unique approach to intergenerational poverty.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City resident Thomas Cantrell appreciated the lack of mudslinging in last night’s debate. He’s still undecided but says he’d feel much more comfortable, “If I could find a legal way to vote for both,” Cantrell says humorously.

Thousands of residents have already used the city’s new vote-by-mail system to cast their ballots but others are still on the fence.

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Salt Lake City officials and developers broke ground for the new Central Ninth Market at 153 West 9th South Wednesday.

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Thousands of Utahns are looking for new insurance now that the state’s nonprofit cooperative Arches Health Plan is closing its doors. Those living in rural areas don’t have a lot of options.

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The Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees has taken the first steps towards approving a 2016 budget. 

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Apostle M. Russell Ballard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the keynote speaker Tuesday at the World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City. He addressed the controversy that has been surrounding the event directly.

Utah Pride Center

Utah Pride Center’s Executive Director is stepping down after only 11 weeks on the job.

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The Utah Republican Party’s lawsuit over possible changes to the caucus convention system could soon be resolved as a federal judge is poised to modify the law known as SB54.

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Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment officials announced Monday a name change for the home of the Utah Jazz.

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The controversial World Congress of Families gets underway in Salt Lake City Tuesday. While many LGBT advocates have protested the event, one group is taking a different approach.

Whittney Evans

A new treatment and housing facility for veterans is nearing completion in downtown Salt Lake City. City officials highlighted the project on Monday as an example of the progress being made on Mayor Ralph Becker’s 5,000 Doors campaign.

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Utah Courts are not doing a great job at facilitating people’s Sixth Amendment Rights. That’s according to a new report by the Utah Judicial Council and the Sixth Amendment Center.

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Some Utah drug treatment centers have allegedly been collecting millions of dollars in insurance payments for services they never provided, but it’s not clear what can be done to stop the fraud. via Creative Commons

Title 1 schools usually get a boost from programs that help kids struggling academically to catch up to their peers. But a new program aims to help them put a spotlight on kids who are gifted and talented. 

The federal judge overseeing the Utah Republican Party’s lawsuit challenging the state’s new election law known as SB54 has ordered them to hire a second attorney to help them better meet the court’s deadlines.

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Salt Lake City officials launched an initiative called “Aging in Place” Friday on an Avenues Pickleball Court. Mayor Ralph Becker also announced the city’s application to join the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.

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Utah leaders want to clean up the air even as the state grows in population and economic output. A daylong symposium next week focuses on how to accomplish both.

Utahns who buy their health insurance through the federal exchange can expect substantial rate increases next year. The Utah Insurance Department updated the state Health Reform Task Force on the changes Thursday.

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Environmental groups are applauding Rio Tinto’s decision to scrap its permit for a new rock crushing plant at Kennecott's copper mine.

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Optional full-day Kindergarten, more counseling for students and more money for Utah’s Regents’ scholarship fund are all ways to bring the state’s education system into the top ten in the nation. That’s according to Utah business and community leaders.


Governor Gary Herbert shifted much of the blame for Utah’s Medicaid expansion stalemate on inherent flaws in the Affordable Care Act.