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Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he’s glad Tuesday’s caucus meetings were well attended, but that he’d prefer moving back to a presidential primary.

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Environmental groups announced a federal lawsuit this week over coal-ash at Rocky Mountain Power’s Huntington power plant in Emery County.

Brussels is LDS Missionary's Third Brush with Terror

Mar 23, 2016
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All four of the LDS missionaries injured in the bombings at the Brussels airport Tuesday are recovering. One of those missionaries has now witnessed several terror attacks.

The Utah Republican Party’s recently held caucus was one of the first in the country to allow people to vote online. Party officials say that more than 60 thousand people registered for the service. GOP Chairman James Evans says while some people had issues, it wasn’t the major disaster that some internet security experts predicted it would be. He says most the problems they dealt with were people not being able to locate the 30-digit security PIN required to cast a vote.

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The latest numbers show Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders eclipsed Hillary Clinton in Utah’s Democratic Presidential Caucus with almost 80 percent of the vote.  The party saw record turnout despite hiccups at the polls.

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Going into yesterday’s caucuses, the big question for many Utah Republicans was whether Ted Cruz would win all 40 of the state’s delegates. In the end, he did, thanks to a record number of caucus-goers who weighed in.

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Democrats turned out in record numbers for last night’s caucus and supported presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by a margin of nearly three to one over Hillary Clinton. Many were participating for the first time.

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Utah Republican and Democratic parties saw record numbers of people show up to participate in last night’s caucuses. Most people were drawn in by the presidential vote, but many first time caucus goers were confused about the other purpose of the night. 

Four LDS Missionaries Injured in Brussels Bombings

Mar 22, 2016
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Four missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were among those injured in the bombings at the Brussels Airport Tuesday.

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A local non-profit that works to revitalize neighborhoods and help families purchase homes says Salt Lake City has too many low-income housing units on the city’s west side.  

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders drew thousands of supporters to West High School Monday for his second campaign stop in Utah.  He’s trying to pick up as many delegates as possible during Utah Caucuses Tuesday night.

Utah Democrats will caucus tomorrow night to choose state delegates and divide national delegates among presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. 

The Utah Republican Party is expecting record breaking turnout for their neighborhood caucus meetings Tuesday night, due mainly to the heated presidential race.

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The Utah Pride Center is starting a new support group for survivors of suicide. The mission of the group is to offer LGBT survivors who have attempted suicide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental place to talk about their experiences. Coordinator Jillian Hill says she sees a real need for this in Utah.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

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Capping off recent visits from almost all of the presidential candidates, Republican Ted Cruz spent time with voters in Utah over the weekend. 

Cruz made two stops in the state on Saturday. Between rallies in Draper and Provo he responded to reporters’ questions.  Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said last week that he would vote for Cruz in the Utah caucuses on Tuesday, but fell short of endorsing the candidate. Cruz told the press that he appreciates Romney’s support in helping defeat Donald Trump.

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Utah Senator Mike Lee kicked off his reelection campaign on Saturday with the help of several high profile Republicans.

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump paid a visit to Utah ahead of Tuesday’s caucus to help rally his supporters to show up and vote for him.

Whittney Evans

Thousands of Utahns welcomed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to Salt Lake City Friday.

John Kasich Begins Utah Town-Hall Tour

Mar 18, 2016
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Kicking off a weekend of visits from presidential hopefuls, Ohio governor John Kasich hosted town-hall meetings at two university campuses in Utah. 

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A total of 310 state and federal candidates met Thursday night’s filing deadline in Utah ahead of caucuses Tuesday.

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Racing advocates for the Bonneville Salt Flats received some welcome attention for their cause on Thursday, when Utah

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The GOP presidential debate scheduled for Monday in Utah was canceled after Donald Trump announced that he would not participate. As Utah Republicans head into caucuses on Tuesday, the GOP frontrunner is not expected to do as well here as he has elsewhere in the country.

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"Regulatory overreach” has become a kind of rallying cry in conservative political circles, and now three Utahns in Congress are proposing new legislation Thursday that they say is aimed bringing federal powers back into balance. 

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The Salt lake City School District and the Salt Lake City Police Department have reached a settlement in a lawsuit stemming from a 2010 gang sweep at West High School.

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A new report aims to spark statewide discussion about potash mining in Utah, and how it can coexist with a healthy environment.

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Salt Lake City’s Twilight summer concert series is 30 years old this summer and the Salt Lake City Council wants to know if it’s still a good idea.

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Democrat Charlene Albarran has officially filed for candidacy to run for Congress in Utah’s Second District. As a resident of Park City, Charlene Albarran doesn’t actually live in the district she's hoping to represent.

Brian Grimmett

President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat, but Utah’s Senators insist he shouldn’t even be considered by the Senate.

Whittney Evans

Utahns concerned about citizens being killed or injured by police spoke up at Tuesday night’s Salt Lake City Council meeting. They’re asking for more accountability from law enforcement.

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