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Keep Dogs And Cats Safe On 4th Of July

Jun 30, 2016
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Salt Lake County Animal Services wants to remind pet owners to keep dogs and cats safe and indoors during the 4th of July weekend. 

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined President Obama’s senior advisor on a media call Thursday to unveil the White House’ new initiative aimed at disrupting the cycle of incarceration.

BYU Football Officials Open Up About Move To Big XII

Jun 30, 2016
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Brigham Young University Athletic Director Tom Holmoe spoke about the prospects of the school joining the BIG 12 at their annual football media day Thursday.

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The seventh annual Clear the Air Challenge starts Friday. It’s a contest aimed at reducing summer ozone pollution that drew over seven thousand people last year. Together, they cut pollution by 646 tons.

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A Utah lawmaker is once again proposing legislation that would give terminally ill people the “right to die” with a prescription from their doctor.

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Two state school board incumbents, including a school board chair, were likely eliminated in Tuesday’s primary election.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert was the clear winner in Tuesday’s primary election against Republican challenger Jonathan Johnson. As of late Tuesday night, Herbert led Johnson by more than 40 percentage points.

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Utah Democrats have chosen Misty Snow as their nominee to challenge Republican Senator Mike Lee. With the win, Snow becomes the first transgender person to be nominated by a major political party for a U.S. Senate Seat.

Chaffetz Wins GOP Nomination in Utah's 3rd District

Jun 28, 2016
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Incumbent congressman Jason Chaffetz will be the Republican nominee in the race for Utah’s 3rd congressional district. Chaffetz defeated his opponent BYU Professor Chia-Chi Teng in the Republican primary Tuesday. 

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Orbital ATK conducted a final ground test for NASA's Space Launch System boosters this morning at its Promontory, Utah facility. NASA is calling it a key milestone in the agency’s journey to Mars.

Forecasted Thunderstorms Pose Wildfire Threat

Jun 28, 2016
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Fire officials say thunderstorms forecasted for southern Utah pose a wildfire threat. 

Candidates from the major parties in Utah, along with state school board candidates will face off in a primary election Tuesday. 

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A new project aims to train Boy Scouts on how to respond when they encounter pornography or violence online.

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Nine candidates are vying to become the first mayor of the newly incorporated Millcreek City. That pool will be whittled down to two after Tuesday night’s primary election.

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The 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games kicked off in Salt Lake City Monday.

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The Utah State Board of Education deliberated for about two hours Thursday night before voting unanimously to select Sydnee Dickson as Utah’s Superintendent of public schools. Dickson had been filling in as interim superintendent following the resignation of Brad Smith.

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Stocks closed with some heavy losses after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Utah, like the rest of the world, is experiencing the effects of uncertainty in the market.

The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has given Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes its annual Black Hole Award.

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With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner and several wildfires burning around the state, Utah fire authorities are reminding the public of fire restrictions and safety measures.

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Utah Republican leaders are applauding a Supreme Court split decision which stops President Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect. Meanwhile, thousands of Utah immigrants continue to live in fear of deportation.

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The Warriors Over the Wasatch air show will take place this weekend at Hill Air Force Base. Airplanes of all shapes and sizes will be on display, including performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking doctors to not use the FluMist nasal spray vaccine for this year’s flu season. 

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Jonathan Johnson, Republican Challenger to Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday the actions he plans to take in his first 100 days in office should he be elected governor.

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Salt Lake City business owner Dave Robinson says he would do a better job of running Salt Lake County Government than current Democratic Mayor Ben McAdams. 

Utah Voters Begin to Consider Third-Party Candidates

Jun 22, 2016

  As Utahns weigh their options for President, many are beginning to consider third-party candidates.

A recent UtahPolicy.com survey found that if the election were today, only about 36% of Utahns would vote for Donald Trump. In comparison, thirty percent would vote for a third-party or write-in candidate.  

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Ancestry.com opened its new headquarters in Lehi Wednesday. For the past three decades, the family history company has been headquartered in Provo. CEO Tim Sullivan says the new location in Lehi at the Point of the Mountain will help the company attract top talent from both Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet spoke at a sold out audience today  at the Huntsman Center on the campus of the University of Utah. He urged listeners to practice compassion and take action to curb violence.

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In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, the U.S. Senate rejected several gun measures. In procedural votes Monday, Republican Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee of Utah supported two GOP proposals and opposed two Democratic ones.

High Temperatures Dangerous For Utah's Elderly

Jun 21, 2016
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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Utah this week. And those high temperatures can be especially dangerous for Utah’s elderly.

About a dozen people are crowded into a living room in Holladay to hear Ty Markham. She's a Democrat running for Utah House District 73. It spans six downstate counties that include voters from Beaver to Monticello and Kanab. Its been represented by Republican Mike Noel for over a decade.

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