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A federal judge has denied an injunction against the controversial election reform law known as SB54.

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The Disability Law Center in Utah is conducting an investigation into the death of Ramon Estrada, a state prisoner who died Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest due to renal failure.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert ceremoniously signed the state’s sweeping criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday.

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 A new University of Utah study provides insight into suicide risk among veterans and military personnel.

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More small Utah businesses are turning to the state-based health insurance marketplace known as Avenue H to offer healthcare benefits to employees.

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A Salt Lake City School Board Member says he’s been dressing as the cartoon mascot Frito Bandito during school board meetings to make a point about the unfair treatment of minority students in the district.

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A new study released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranks Utah 29th in the US for the number of opportunities available to women and women in poverty.

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Administrators at the University of Utah cut the ribbon on the brand new oral health building today and it will do more than just train dentists.

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Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who exposed Edward Snowden’s top-secret documents on US government surveillance, made an appearance in Salt Lake City Tuesday. He was the keynote speaker for the University of Utah’s Secrecy Week.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker railed Tuesday morning against what he thought was a proposal to expand a halfway house on the city’s west side. But the company that owns the facility says it only wants to renew an existing contract.

UTA Tests Zero-Emissions Bus

Apr 7, 2015
Nicole Nixon

The Utah Transit Authority is testing a bus that runs completely on electricity. The 60-foot, 120 passenger bus would be the first zero-emissions vehicle to join UTA’s fleet—if it meets the transit authority’s standards.

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Rio Tinto stadium is set to be the home of the largest privately owned solar arrays in Utah. The new solar arrays will provide more than 2 megawatts of power to the stadium, offsetting 73% of its electric needs.

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Intermountain Medical Center in Murray has opened a breast milk collection center to serve the Mother’s Milk Bank in Denver. Mothers are able give their extra milk to the center within days of being screened.

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Researchers at Utah State University and Yale University have mapped public opinion about global warming across the US. Their study published Monday in Nature Climate Change reveals the diversity of opinions at state and local levels.

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Former Republican State Representative Carl Wimmer says tension often exists between Utah lawmakers’ political ideologies and their affiliation in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Among the bills Governor Gary Herbert signed into law earlier this week is HB 396, which prevents the Utah Department of Environmental Quality from placing a season-long ban on wood burning.

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Utah’s warm, dry winter means a measly snowmelt, and water-watchers are already writing off this water year as one of the state’s driest ever even though it’s just halfway over.

Most years, the dogs splashing in Parley’s Creek would find the water here cold and swift with spring snowmelt. But the stream’s running at about one-third of normal for this time of year, and that’s as good as it’s going to get. Forecasters say there’s no more runoff to look forward to.

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Many Utahns might be wondering what the latest round of statewide tax increases will mean for their wallets. The Utah Foundation says not all that much.

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President Obama wants 75 thousand more people trained to work in the solar industry by 2020 and a new program at Hill Air Force Base will help make that happen.

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A Rocky Mountain Power Substation in West Jordan was vandalized around 7 am Thursday morning. Nearly 6,000 people were without electricity for 2 hours.

The downtown Salt Lake peregrine falcon cam will be turned on Monday, but there might not be anything to see this year.

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Salt Lake City officials have a grand vision for a new neighborhood downtown. It’s part of Mayor Ralph Becker’s plan for a more sustainable city.

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Five Brigham Young University engineering students have built a lightweight and low cost motorized wheelchair for children with diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

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The Utah Department of Transportation filed a lawsuit Thursday against the builder of a Timpanogos Highway project, claiming at least $29 million dollars in damages.

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Leaders of an ATV ride into a closed canyon last year asked a court to dismiss the charges against them. But a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the trial will go forward.

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman and three others behind last May’s Recapture Canyon protest ride declined to comment after Wednesday’s court hearing.

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Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker came together with public utilities and infrastructure experts on Wednesday to discuss planning and building in a way that conserves land, water and natural resources along the Wasatch front.

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Wednesday marks the launch of an annual campaign in Utah to change the way people respond to reports of rape and sexual assault. It calls on law enforcement, family and friends to “Start by Believing”. 

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More Utah children with autism will soon have access to behavioral therapy. The state is preparing to expand its Medicaid program to include autism services.

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 A new report by the non-profit Utah Foundation examines several areas where the state could improve safety on the roads.

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Utah lawmakers and educators have set out on a path to improve education for Native American Students across the state. Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law Monday that brings state and tribal leaders together to hash out a plan over the next year. 

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