Rocky Mountain Power

A slight drop in your power bill begins next month following approval of Rocky Mountain Power’s request from the Public Service Commission.

Natural Resouces Conservation Service

Utah’s 2016 water year ended this week and it was full of surprises. Nisangha

At least one Utah lawmaker is crafting new bill to legalize medical marijuana, and another is hoping to legally study the drug.

Cato Institute

A new report from the libertarian think tank Cato Institute gave Utah Governor Gary Herbert a “D” grade for fiscal responsibility. But Herbert’s campaign manager says a closer look at how the organization came to that conclusion tells a different story.

Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune Pool Photo

Sparks flew as candidates for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District squared off in a debate Tuesday night at KUED in Salt Lake City.

Whittney Evans

Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz participated in a candidate forum Tuesday, organized by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. The event was not a formal debate—each candidate had about 45 minutes on stage to answer questions posed by a moderator.

Live Fact Checking The Vice Presidential Debate

Oct 4, 2016

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight at 7 PM MST.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at

Myriad Genetics Laboratory

Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Laboratory is now The US Oncology Network’s preferred provider for hereditary cancer testing. 

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Local law enforcement executed a second round of targeted arrests in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande neighborhood today. As with the previous roundup, many of those taken into custody got to choose between jail or treatment.


Videos showing leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discussing current events in private meetings surfaced online over the weekend. The videos were likely leaked by a current or former employee of the LDS church.

Nicole Nixon

Last week, state officials removed a time capsule that was placed in the cornerstone of the Utah State Capitol more than 100 years ago. On Monday they opened it.

University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Downwinders of Utah Archive

A new Downwinders of Utah Archive opened Monday at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.

Judy Fahys / KUER News

Last year state lawmakers combined two environmental agencies -- one that handled radiation control and one that oversaw solid and hazardous waste disposal. Now some medical professionals in Utah fear the move puts patients at risk. justinkendra

A Utah lawmaker is drafting a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

Whittney Evans

After hours of negotiations Friday morning, Salt Lake City, County and State officials came to an agreement on the size of the city’s new homeless shelters. IfH85

A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit filed against the state of Utah on behalf of several mentally ill prison inmates.

Whittney Evans

Law enforcement officials made 36 arrests Thursday morning outside the homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City. But for the first time, many of the suspects were given the option to choose treatment over jail time.


The new Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City is scheduled to open this fall, but first Salt Lake County has to install a so-called “Zion Ceiling” to keep alcohol in the theater’s bistro out of public view. The problem with the bistro at Eccles Theater is the area where drinks will be made doesn’t have a ceiling, so patrons on all four floors above can view the bar area. txking

Local health care and law enforcement leaders are among those meeting this week to discuss Utah’s opioid addiction crisis. It’s part of a summit to talk about obstacles and forge collaborative solutions.

Zions Bank, Cirero Group

Utahns’ Consumer Attitude Index is in its third straight month above the 110 mark according to the latest survey by the Cicero Group for Zions Bank. kieferpix

A new audit of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control highlights some slight improvements—and continuing problems—at the agency.

Nicole Nixon

City and County officials gathered in a relatively undeveloped part of the western Salt Lake Valley to call for coordinated development in that area.

Union Pacific Railroad / From a Utah DWQ status report

Union Pacific Railroad is delaying plans to breach a causeway that separates the north and south arms of the Great Salt Lake.

Brew Mixer: Shades of Pale, October 20th

Sep 26, 2016

This event is sold out. 

Shades of Pale owner Trent Fargher turned a meat packing plant into a charming brewery - and we're taking you there for an evening of delicious beer and delightful conversation. Shades of Pale's goal is to create uniquely-brewed, handcrafted beers with a consistent quality that brings people back. They're all about adding subtle twists to classic styles.

News Bites Brunch, November 12th

Sep 26, 2016

I know it’s hard to believe, but in just over a month, the 2016 elections will be over! Discuss the ins and outs of reporting the election on Utah’s frontlines with KUER’s News Team. Meet them, greet them and then grill them with your questions of who, what, where, when and most importantly, why. monkeybusinessimages

A new report from the Utah Department of Health shows that the state has far fewer school nurses than is recommended. The National Association of School Nurses recommends one school nurse for every 750 healthy students. Utah has one school nurse for every 4,300 students.

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State lawmakers are considering a statewide hotline for people to call if they’re thinking of committing suicide.  Supporters say Utah, which has some of the highest suicide rates in the country is desperate for a number that’s easy to remember and connects callers directly to services without delay.

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Scientists say they’ve found the world’s first mass grave of dinosaurs killed in quicksand. The fossil block was discovered in Eastern Utah.

National Weather Service, NOAA

National Weather Service officials are warning northern Utah residents to brace for a cold front with heavy rain in the valleys and up to 10 inches of snow above 7500 feet.

Brian Grimmett

After his democratic challenger withdrew at the last minute, Attorney General Sean Reyes had the debate stage all to himself Wednesday night.