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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.

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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
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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.

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

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

Food To Honor The Dead

Nov 1, 2016
Erik Neumann

Halloween is over but for some people in Salt Lake City’s Latino community, November first and second are better known as a time to remember deceased family members for Day of the Dead. It’s a holiday with its own special food.

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The Salt Lake County Council will set aside $250,000 to help preserve five acres of scenic, wildlife habitat in Emigration Canyon.

Bishop And Clemens Fight For 1st District Seat

Oct 31, 2016
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Education, the environment and public lands are important to voters in the 1st Congressional District. Incumbent Republican Rob Bishop holds powerful influence over these issues in Congress, but Democrat Peter Clemens says he could bring a fresh voice to Capitol Hill.

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Early voting has already begun in Utah and so has exit polling. But this election year might shake things up for one exit poll in the Beehive State.

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Protesters gathered in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday morning to demonstrate solidarity with activists in North Dakota who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Several of the protestors were arrested for trespassing.

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin got a signal boost over the weekend after Donald Trump accused him of taking away votes that he badly needs to win Utah.

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A new agreement between Rio Tinto Kennecott and Rocky Mountain Power means three coal-burning units in the Salt Lake Valley will close a year earlier than expected.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

With less than a dozen days left until the general election, early turnout among registered voters in Utah is lower than election officials were expecting.

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Utah Republicans are typically in lock-step with Republican presidential nominees -think Mitt Romney in 2012. But this year Donald Trump has divided Republicans in the state.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says it plans to continue its appeal to release body camera footage of a high profile police shooting earlier this year.

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress—also known as “the Nation’s Report Card” released its science scores Thursday. It shows Utah students are doing well above average in the subject.

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In the race for Utah’s 2 nd Congressional District, Republican incumbent Chris Stewart faces a tough challenger in businesswoman and philanthropist Charlene Albarran. But in an election year dominated by the presidential race, the problem for some down-ballot candidates, even candidates for Congress, is that some voters just don’t know who they are.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

With just two weeks left before election day, Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence made another visit to Utah to shore up support among wavering Republicans.

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Brigham Young University will no longer investigate alleged victims of sexual assault for violating the schools strict code of conduct. The school announced Wednesday, it’s changing its policies.

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A new study from Brigham Young University shows that air pollution sends the human body into high alert -- even in healthy people.

How Will Increasing Healthcare Costs Affect Utahns?

Oct 26, 2016
Erik Neumann

November 1 marks the beginning of open enrollment for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that premiums for consumers around the country will increase. What does that mean for Utahns?

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As Utah voters cast their ballots for Governor this year, one issue in particular will be on their minds regardless of their party affiliation and that is education. Incumbent Gary Herbert is proud of how much new money he’s put into the state’s education system. But large class sizes and low teacher salaries persist in Utah. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Weinholtz says he can change that.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled his proposed 2017 budget on Tuesday.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unveiled a new website today directed at gay members of the church. While the site doesn’t alter existing policy or doctrine it does show a distinct shift.

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A glimpse into Utah’s future has retirees making up a bigger portion of the population – much bigger – as Utah’s population nearly doubles in the next half-century. And that trend is going to have a big impact on today’s children.

This year’s U.S. Senate race in Utah pits incumbent Republican Mike Lee against political newcomer Misty Snow. She faces an uphill road to unseat Lee, but is taking a much different approach than fellow Democrats who’ve run before her.

Could Salt Lake Be A Hub For Global Trade?

Oct 24, 2016
Erik Neumann

The Utah Global Forum took place in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday. It brought together shipping companies, trade experts, and small businesses trying to break into the global marketplace.

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This November, Utahns will vote on an amendment that could mean a lot more spending money for Utah’s schools in the coming years.

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