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A new report published by Washington think tank the Urban Institute attempts to analyze how many children could lose health insurance with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. In Utah, where big families are common, that number is especially large. 

Erik Neumann


After millions of women rallied around the country and the world over the weekend to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump, a spin-off rally on the first day of Utah’s legislative session sought to underscore the message of advancing women’s rights at a local level.

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The 2017 general session of the Utah Legislature got underway Monday, and leaders of the Utah Senate have a lengthy list of things they want to accomplish in the next 45 days.

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Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes emphasized Monday that the state is facing a homelessness crisis and it cannot be solved by one city, one county or the state alone. The Republican lawmaker made his case to the Utah House of Representatives on the first day of the 2017 Legislative Session.

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Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller announced Monday that ownership of the team will now fall under a “legacy trust.” Which means the future of the team in Utah is secure.

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The U.S. Attorney in Utah wants would-be mail thieves to know they could face federal prison time and hefty fines as the office works to increase prosecutions.

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As Donald Trump was sworn in as president Friday morning, students at the University of Utah were gathered around a TV in the student union building. Many of them watching an inauguration for the first time.

Tech Entrepreneurs Gather At Salt Lake Conference

Jan 20, 2017
Erik Neumann

This week the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit took place in Salt Lake City bringing together technology entrepreneurs from Utah and beyond.

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Residents who went to Salt Lake City’s homeless shelter workshops are still worried, still frustrated and say they’re not getting the answers they want from city officials.

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Thousands of people have descended on Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, which opened Thursday, and political undertones abound in the films showcased this year.   

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Thousands of Utahns are traveling to Washington over the weekend — some to celebrate the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, others to demonstrate.

Karen Kwan steps up on a small stage at a recent meeting of Utah’s Hispanic Democratic Caucus in the packed basement of La Puente restaurant in south Salt Lake.

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Utah has one of the highest rates of opioid deaths in the country. That has prompted lawmakers to write four bills to address the epidemic levels of abuse in the upcoming legislative session.

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Elementary School administrators are keeping a close eye on Salt Lake County’s air quality this week. New and slightly stricter guidelines from the Utah Department of Health could mean a little less recess time this winter.

The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature will begin on Monday. One of the bills put forward is a proposal to raise the minimum wage.

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Many people agree that the area around the new Bears Ears National Monument is special enough to warrant protection. Native Americans and environmentalists applaud departing President Barack Obama for creating the monument to preserve its landscape, traditions and cultural resources. But many San Juan County residents and Utah political leaders have vowed to reverse it.

 

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has asked the city council to consider an ordinance that she says would dramatically cut back on air pollution. The council will vet the proposal in the coming weeks.

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A Utah state senator is working on a bill that would replace Utah’s current hate crimes law, which many prosecutors say is unenforceable.

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“Fake news” is now a household term. Online articles, often circulated through social media, can distort or completely ignore fact-based reporting. Which is exactly what some students at Lindon Elementary are learning.

Rallies Held To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 16, 2017
Erik Neumann

On the day honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, celebrations and rallies took place throughout the Salt Lake Valley. 

Utahns With Obamacare Worry What's Next

Jan 16, 2017
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Republicans in Congress took the first steps last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act in two procedural votes, and that has Utahns with coverage under the health law worried about what could happen to their insurance.

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Preschool is a time that a lot of kids discover a love for superheroes. They idolize them. But a study from Brigham Young University asks whether or not someone like Batman is a good role model.

Whittney Evans

The Fourth Street Clinic is, for homeless individuals, conveniently located in the Rio Grande neighborhood between The Road Home shelter and Rescue Mission. But with new shelters and low-income housing planned in other areas of the city, patients will be more spread out. That means the non-profit clinic  will have to work harder to reach them.

At BYU, New Staff To Deal With Sexual Assault

Jan 13, 2017
Lee Hale

On Friday, administrators at Brigham Young University announced the appointment of two new staff members to help the school deal with instances of sexual assault on campus.

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Two Mormon apostles will attend Trump’s presidential inauguration next week. Elders Todd Christofferson and Gary Stevenson continue a tradition that goes back more than a century.

Erik Neumann

As President-Elect Donald Trump takes office later this month, many are wondering how his administration might change immigration policy, specifically the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA. It protects children who came to the U.S. illegally before they were 16-years-old. 

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What do you do when you see environmental devastation all around you but feel powerless to change it?

That’s how LaUra Schmidt views the challenge of climate change.

Whittney Evans

The Utah Records Committee ruled unanimously Thursday that Salt Lake County should release the body camera footage of Salt Lake City Police officers shooting and critically wounding Somali teen Abdi Mohamed.  The incident occurred in February last year.

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A Utah lawmaker is working on a bill to expand access to treatment for women suffering from postpartum depression.

Chaffetz Renews Immigration Reform Bills for 2017

Jan 11, 2017
Whittney Evans

Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz introduced two immigration reform bills in the U.S. House this week. 

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