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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein addressed a Utah conference Wednesday on the Trump administration’s multi-front fight against violent crime and terror.

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Provo resident Jennifer Griffin is in her 40s, works in the film industry and doesn’t always vote in primaries.

Except earlier this month when she made the decision to register as a Republican to cast her ballot for Provo Mayor John Curtis, who won the 3rd District’s primary on Aug. 15.

Republican Sen. Jerry Stevenson on Tuesday told KUER he is working on a bill regarding the sale of low-point beer sold in grocery and convenience stores.

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A national outbreak of hepatitis A has led to a spike in local cases of the disease. That prompted local health officials to host four temporary vaccination clinics around Salt Lake City.

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There’s finally a compromise after more than a year of anxiety about rooftop solar rates.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is looking for of volunteers to help with the city’s first large-scale homeless outreach project. The one-day event will bring dozens of service providers together in one place to offer everything from haircuts to drug abuse counseling.

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Utah agencies are sending people and supplies to help victims of tropical storm Harvey. Utah Task Force One, the state’s top search and rescue team sent 46 responders to Texas in order to help rescue stranded victims, says training manager Frankie Grant.

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Utah Democrats will hold a second convention next week to address unfinished business from their previous gathering.


A student-led initiative at the University of Utah has prompted school officials to adopt a tobacco free policy on campus.


As many students in Utah schools near the end of their first week back, district officials in Ogden are reminding drivers to honor school zones and exercise caution around students.

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has submitted what he called a “draft” report after reviewing 27 national monuments over four months. He told the Associated Press Thursday he’s not suggesting eliminating any monuments. But he does want to scale back a few that, in his view, go beyond the limits of the law.

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The Utah Museum of Fine Art will re-open this weekend after a one-and-a-half year hiatus featuring several new exhibits.

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A summit in Salt Lake City this week focuses on the West’s wild horses and burros.


Utah lawmakers and healthcare officials are talking about bringing back high risk pools to Utah’s health insurance market. They met at the state capitol Wednesday for an update on the state’s healthcare system. 

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It’s been nearly a month since heavy rainfall flooded homes, damaged schools, and prompted the Sprague Library branch to close.

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Any day now, the Trump Administration is due to announce its decision on the future of twenty-one national monuments. Bears Ears in southeastern Utah is one of them.

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Substance abuse and mental health treatment options will come available over the next four months for individuals identified through Operation Rio Grande.

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A Title IX sexual assault investigation has been opened at Utah Valley University. Similar investigations are ongoing at three other Utah colleges.

Nicole Nixon

The tech industry is growing faster in Utah than anywhere else in the country. On Tuesday, the tech nonprofit Silicon Slopes announced a partnership that industry leaders say will boost the state’s entire economy.

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As Utah students go back to school this week administrators are still determining how to deal with those who are disruptive or chronically truant. Sweeping juvenile justice reforms passed this year require schools to find new ways to discipline kids without sending them to court.

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As soon as the eclipse ended, heavy traffic began Monday on routes out of Idaho and Wyoming.

Highway maps showed congestion between Idaho Falls and Pocatello, as well as around Alpine, Wyoming. 

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On Monday morning a partial solar eclipse was visible over Salt Lake City. At the University of Utah several thousand people gathered to watch the moon pass in front of the sun.

Eclipse: A Learning Opportunity To Study Energy

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The solar eclipse has long been a research opportunity for astronomers and physicists. Now, energy researchers are taking part, too.

Monday’s eclipse will disrupt U.S. solar energy production during a time when energy use is at its peak, and it’ll do so in a very predictable way across a huge area. That will allow researchers, including some at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden Colorado, to test projections and software that could balance energy supplies and demands. 

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A total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others.


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Local and state officials have moved on to phase two of Operation Rio Grande. The state has doubled down on social workers to find out what people need to become stable. 

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Third District Congressional candidate John Curtis has solidified the Republican nomination in his bid to replace former Representative Jason Chaffetz.

Nicole Nixon

Adam Gardiner, a freshman state representative, was sworn in Friday morning as the new Salt Lake County Recorder. On Thursday night county Republicans chose Gardiner to replace the former recorder, Gary Ott.

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John Curtis was declared the winner of the 3rd District Republican primary just two hours after the first wave of ballots were counted on Tuesday night.


But the Provo mayor wasn’t the only one celebrating.

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A Utah National Guard soldier has died in Afghanistan after entering a booby-trapped building that exploded. Aaron Butler’s father, Randy, said in a statement today that the other 11 members of his team were wounded Wednesday in the battle with Islamic State militants.

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Utah drinking water officials are asking schools around the state to test for lead after spot checks turned up elevated levels in a few schools.