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Republican incumbent Mia Love and Democratic challenger Doug Owens will compete against each other for second time for the congressional seat in Utah’s Fourth District. 

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert will face Republican Challenger Jonathan Johnson in a primary. Johnson received more delegate votes than Herbert at Saturday’s GOP State Convention.

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Democratic candidates vying for Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s Senate seat are headed to a primary, while Lee faced no opposition on his way to the general ballot.

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Utah Congressman Chris Stewart will be defending his 2nd District seat against Democrat Charlene Albarran. Both candidates ran uncontested at their party’s nominating conventions on Saturday.

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Congressman Jason Chaffetz has two challengers to his seat in Utah’s Third Congressional District.

The CEO of UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, said this week that the company is planning a widespread exodus from the Obamacare market due to financial losses.

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The spring runoff season’s starting for the creeks surrounding the Wasatch Front valleys and beginning  an especially hazardous time around those streams.

Republican state Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber has decided to drop out of his race for reelection.

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Red Butte Creek is flowing but not gushing the way it normally would be in mid-spring.

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In the days leading up to state political conventions, a new report shows how closely delegates align with the voters they represent.

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One in every 58 children in Utah is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. To meet the rising need for resources, Utah Valley University broke ground Thursday on a new 8.4 million dollar autism center.

Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power broke ground on its new 20-megawatt solar power plant in Holden, Utah on Thursday.

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Dozens of people attended a hearing at the State Capitol on Wednesday wearing t-shirts that said: “Protect Bears Ears.”

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Utah researchers have found that sexual trauma in the military is associated with a much higher risk for homelessness. They’ve published their conclusions in a new study.

Brian Grimmett

Digital First Media has sold the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman, son of billionaire businessman Jon Huntsman Sr.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The oldest of the LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attacks nearly a month ago has finally returned to Utah.

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered a kind of public-lands manifesto in Washington on Tuesday and mentioned Utah while talking about the “course correction” she envisions for the nation’s conservation strategy.

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In an official ceremony Tuesday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

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Following one of Utah's hottest and driest winters on record in the 2014-2015 season, KUER News and KUED Channel 7 joined forces to explore Utah’s relationship with water in Utah’s Uncertain Water Future.  

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Two democratic candidates for Utah governor faced off in a debate this morning. Both Mike Weinholtz and Vaughn Cooke say Utah’s majority republican political system isn’t serving the needs of everyday Utahns.

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The Utah Cutthroat Slam puts a spotlight on the four types trout that are native to Utah lakes and streams. It’s a unique partnership between the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the conservation group, Trout Unlimited.

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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration are constitutional. Utah business leaders are disappointed that this issue is still not resolved. 

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Both Democratic gubernatorial candidates announced their choice for lt. governor Monday.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson has chosen Robyn Bagley to be his running mate and choice for Lt. Governor.

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A proposed air quality permit for a new medical waste incinerator in Tooele County is open for public comment. The move allows an old plant to be removed from a residential neighborhood in North Salt Lake, but it also means the company could burn more waste and emit more pollutants into the air. State environmental officials are holding a meeting Monday night in Tooele to answer questions and hear concerns.

More than a thousand Utah business leaders gathered at the Grand America Hotel Friday for the Governor’s Economic Summit.

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Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber, is the only sitting legislator that has chosen to just gather signatures in his effort to be re-elected. But as the Utah Republican Party fights the state over the constitutionality of the law that allows him to do that, his status as a member of the party remains in limbo.

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The fight over wilderness in Utah has dragged on for so long that lawyers are scrambling to gather important testimony before key witnesses pass away.

Utah Transit Authority

Utah Transit Authority has decided it will not implement a distance-based fare system. But the organization still wants to change the way it charges riders currently.

Fans of the downtown Salt Lake City peregrine falcon cam may be in for another disappointment this year.

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