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The beginning of the 2018 enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will happen Nov. 1. It comes after a series of changes to the sign-up period.

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Homeless people in Salt Lake City will be able to access emergency shelter, meals and other services at The Road Home this winter, even if they don’t sign up for the state’s new homeless identification card.

A proposal to turn a historic site in Salt Lake into multi-story housing has triggered pushback in the community.

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Gov. Gary Herbert says a courtroom may be the best option to settle a dispute between the legislature, attorney general and his office. The legislature has been in a power struggle with the governor for months over who has the authority to organize a special election.

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Utah’s Senators are not supporting a plan in Washington that would continue subsidies that bring down the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. 

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Gary Ott’s family confirmed to the Deseret News that he passed away early this morning. The 66-year-old had Stage 4 Alzheimer’s disease and has been in hospice care for the past week.

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You’ve probably heard the statistics: Utah ranks fifth in the nation for death by suicide, and it’s the leading cause of death for 10-17-year-olds. To try to better understand why suicide is such a problem here, the Department of Health recently hired sociologist Michael Staley to research it.

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With the general election just under three weeks away, candidates in the 3rd Congressional District race faced off in one of their final debates Wednesday.

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Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is jumping into the race for the 4th Congressional District seat against Republican Congresswoman Mia Love.

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Utah officials presented an update of Operation Rio Grande on Wednesday. That’s the initiative to crackdown on crime and drug activity in downtown Salt Lake City.

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We roll up in a tour bus to the white bones of what used to be a zinc plant in Donora, Pa. We pass the vacant lot where the steel mill was. Both industrial plants shut down decades ago, so it’s hard now to imagine this dull place as the epicenter of a world-famous tragedy.

Over the weekend the hashtag “Me Too” went viral on social media as women and men shared stories of sexual assault and harassment. By Monday afternoon, the hashtag had been Tweeted more than half a million times.

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A new study finds that Utah’s voter turnout continues to slip, and noncompetitive races may be a significant factor.

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There are many positives and very few negatives to a possible Winter Olympic bid for the 2026 games.

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An Instagram video showing Weber High School students using racial slurs has gone viral, prompting school district officials to investigate.

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Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show that Utah has twice as many cases of melanoma skin cancer as the national average.

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Republican congressional candidate John Curtis is leading fundraising totals heading into the final stretch of the 3rd District House race.

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About a dozen more Utah fire engines and crews are now in California.

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A Puerto Rican-born Utah lawyer is heading back to the island for her visit since Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory — and bringing with her supplies donated by people from across the Beehive state.

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When police get called for a domestic disturbance or a shooting, we often think of the officers who put themselves in dangerous situations. But dispatchers at the Salt Lake Unified Police Department are another group of emergency responders who deal with their own type of stress and trauma

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Data released this week by the Utah System of Higher Education shows that enrollment is up at nearly every state college and there are no signs of slowing down.

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The town of Wellsville has decided to revamp its annual “Sham Battle,” a yearly tradition where residents paint themselves red to dramatize Native Americans attacking Mormon settlers.

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New valley-wide protocols for how police officers and hospital staff should interact were announced on Thursday.

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It’s long been speculated that former Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott has a degenerative brain disease. But it was publicly confirmed for the first time on Thursday.

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There are nearly 5,000 more college students in the state than there were last year according to new data from Utah’s System of Higher Education. So far that hasn’t caused too many headaches for Utah’s largest school, Utah Valley University.

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The United States Board on Geographic Names has voted overwhelmingly to rename Negro Bill Canyon near Moab.

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Experts and organization leaders gathered this week to talk about homeless services at the 14th annual Homelessness Summit in downtown Salt Lake. One of the main topics included trauma among homeless individuals.

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The future of a limited Medicaid expansion in Utah is in question after the departure of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

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Republicans and Democrats began wrangling over national monuments Wednesday in the form of a bill by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah.

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