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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. 

Judy Fahys / KUER News

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. 

Julia Ritchey, KUER


A Utah lawmaker is drafting a bill that would mandate the testing of all rape kits collected from victims of sexual assault, including a backlog at the state’s crime lab.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is asking Salt Lake City to make the proposed homeless shelter/resource center in Sugar House housing instead of a shelter. He announced the proposal Wednesday during his monthly Collective Impact Steering Committee meeting. 

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The outdoor industry’s winter trade show is back at the Salt Palace Convention Center, along with that ever-present tension between Utah politicians and companies that depend on the state’s extraordinary landscapes.

EDCUtah Names New CEO

Jan 10, 2017

After a rocky year in 2016, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) has named a new President and CEO.

Lee Hale

After more than a year and a half wait, Utah has a new Catholic Bishop. Pope Francis has named Oscar Azarcon Solis as the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

Nicole Nixon

After the Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced that it would perform at the Inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, one of its members responded by resigning from the choir. Jan Chamberlin posted her resignation letter on Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times.

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Ben McAdams was elected to a second term as Salt Lake County Mayor last November, and all four County Councilmembers up for reelection kept their seats.

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Utah trust-lands administrators aren’t making any decisions yet on the new Bears Ears National Monument. They want to know more before they consider exchanging 109,000 acres inside the monument.

Julia Ritchey, KUER


Salt Lake City officials are asking for design proposals for a designated affordable housing project downtown.

Judy Fahys / KUER News

A national day of action is planned next week to protest some of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. Monday’s being called a national Day Against Denial.

Lee Hale


Despite continued community pushback, plans are moving forward to demolish Granite High School in South Salt Lake to make way for single-family homes.

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Term limits are once again a hot topic in Utah ever since Sen. Orrin Hatch began hinting that he may run for an eighth term in 2018.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City residents asked Mayor Jackie Biskupski tough questions Wednesday night about the new planned homeless shelters. Much of the frustration is focused on the city’s choice of Simpson Avenue in Sugar House as the location of a new shelter as well as doubts about whether the new model will work. 

Salt Lake City Twilight Concert Series

This week the Salt Lake City Council approved $200,000 to help fund the Twilight Concert Series for 2017. Twilight has gone over budget for several years now, and City Council members are once again reevaluating the future of the concert series.

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For Utah students, winter weather always brings with it the question of a snow day. But despite the recent string of inclement weather it’s been business as usual for nearly all school districts districts.

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Utah has made slight progress in the number of women in politics over the past two years, but a new study says there’s still work to be done.

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Governor Gary Herbert publicly took the oath of office Wednesday after being elected to a third term as governor of Utah.

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In anticipation of some heavy snow showers, the Utah Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains of northern Utah.

Tax Credit For Utah Psychiatrists Takes Effect

Jan 3, 2017
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A law that goes into effect this week will attempt to lure mental health providers to Utah and reward those currently practicing in the state with tax credits. 

Judy Fahys / KUER News

Just in time for Northern Utah’s winter smog season, federal environmental regulators are seeking public input on the latest plans to cut pollution spikes.

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Utah State Sen. Todd Weiler received national attention last year for his resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. Now he’s working on a bill that would allow people to sue porn producers for damages.

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Utah environmental regulators are proposing to penalize Rocky Mountain Power for spilling coal ash into the Price River last summer.

Whittney Evans / KUER

Administrators at a Salt Lake City charter school are welcoming a new homeless shelter to the neighborhood. This comes as other city residents worry about how the four planned centers might affect property values and safety.

Judy Fahys / KUER News

The nation’s outdoor industry is celebrating President Barack Obama this weekend for creating the Bears Ears National Monument. Outdoor recreation companies have taken out full-page advertisements in Utah newspapers.

VidAngel Halts Movie Distribution Amidst Lawsuit

Dec 30, 2016
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Three major motion picture studios are forcing Provo-based VidAngel to stop distributing their films. They argue the company is illegally distributing their movies and violating copyright. 

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