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Rocky Mountain Power says its new study shows how rooftop solar customers are being subsidized by households that don’t rely on solar panels. It’s the latest in the two-year fight between Utah’s electric power monopoly and solar advocates over net metering -- basically what solar customers pay to remain part of the grid.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


About 100 new U.S. citizens attended a naturalization ceremony at the Salt Lake District Courthouse on Wednesday. As they celebrated their new status with friends and families, some are uncertain of what a Trump presidency will mean for them.

Lee Hale

The one member of Utah’s congressional delegation not up for reelection Tuesday night was the state’s senior Senator Orrin Hatch.

Lee Beats Snow For Second Term in Senate

Nov 9, 2016
Erik Neumann

Republican Mike Lee defeated his Democratic challenger Misty Snow and will represent Utah for another term in the U.S. Senate. 

Erik Neumann

Republican Mia Love defeated her Democratic challenger Doug Owens and will serve another term representing Utah’s 4 Congressional District. 

Lee Hale

Republican Rep. Chris Stewart will serve another term in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. Early voting numbers showed the incumbent Congressman Stewart leading Democratic challenger Charlene Albarran by about 30%.

Renee Bright

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin fell short of his goal of taking Utah away from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, despite widespread dissatisfaction for both candidates.

Whittney Evans

Governor Gary Herbert defeated his Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz with more than seventy percent of the vote to win re-election.

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Congressman Rob Bishop handily won an eighth term in Washington Tuesday.

Lee Hale


In Utah’s 3rd congressional district Republican incumbent Jason Chaffetz secured a strong win against Democratic challenger Stephen Tryon.

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A new kind of energy is fueling this season for the Utah Jazz. That’s because the Vivint Smart Home Arena is now powered by the sun.

Lee Hale


November 5th marked one year since the LDS church released its controversial LGBT handbook policy. And a few recent polls have attempted to capture the effects, one year later.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


Electric carmaker Tesla argued before Utah’s Supreme Court on Monday in its bid to legally make direct sales to customers.

Whittney Evans

Three authorities on national security were in Salt Lake City Monday to make an 11th-hour plea to voters to support Democrat Hillary Clinton leading up to Tuesday’s general election.

Erik Neumann

On Sunday, Republican Senator and ER doctor, Brian Shiozawa published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune. In it, he called for the state legislature to revisit an issue he’s been fighting for for years: an expansion of Medicaid to Utah’s uninsured residents.

Courtesy West Valley City Police Department

West Valley City police are mourning the death of 25-year-old Officer Cody Brotherson, who was killed in the line of duty early Sunday morning. He was struck by a stolen vehicle around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Brotherson’s funeral is set for 10 a.m. November 14 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. 

While coal interests have retained their strong preference for Republican presidential candidates, oil and gas interests have shifted their spending to Clinton in the general election.

Fossil fuel companies have a history of backing Republican candidates. But this year’s unusual presidential campaign appears to be having a strange ripple effect on political giving -- at least from the oil and gas industry.

 

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Election officials are warning of long lines this week as only a third of Utahns have taken advantage of early voting and mail-in balloting.

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The state of Utah has purchased 323 acres of land near the Salt Lake International Airport where the new state prison will be located. The purchase price was much lower than anticipated.

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Daylight saving time ends this weekend and one Utah lawmaker is drafting legislation that could potentially end the practice of “springing forward” and “falling back.”

Brighton Ski Area To Change Ownership

Nov 4, 2016
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The sale of the Brighton ski area and 13 other resorts across the U.S. and Canada is one step closer to being finalized.

Lee Hale

 

It’s always tricky to discuss politics in the workplace, especially in an election year like 2016. But, what if discussing politics is your job? For 8th grade US History teachers across the state, it is.

Brian Grimmett

Two months after taking the helm of the Utah Transit Authority, CEO Jerry Benson has restructured the organization’s leadership. He says it’s the first step in improving UTA’s image and regaining public trust.

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In the battle over the seat in Utah’s Fourth Congressional district, Doug Owens is hoping to do this year what he couldn’t do in 2014, defeat Republican Mia Love and become the lone Democratic voice in the Utah delegation.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


A day after Utah Republican leaders urged skeptical conservatives to back Donald Trump, independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin stepped up his outreach to millennials at a candidate forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Healthcare Ranks Top Issue Among Utahns

Nov 2, 2016
Christopher Collard, the Utah Foundation

A new survey out by the public policy group, the Utah Foundation, found that there’s one issue that tops the list for voters in 2016.

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The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend a 12-month moratorium on impact fees, which was set to expire Wednesday.

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Candidates vying for the seat in Utah’s third congressional district are locked in a spirited contest. Democrat Stephen Tryon faces four term incumbent Jason Chaffetz, who—despite a controversial election season—has strong support.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he believes the presidential election will be close, but is urging Utah Republicans to deliver the state for Donald Trump.

Courtesy Vanderhall Motor Works

A new dealership has opened in Salt Lake City to sell luxury autocycles that are built here in Utah.

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