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The Utah Pride Center is gearing up for the Pride Festival and Parade this weekend. It has turned into one of Salt Lake City’s largest summer celebrations.

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Starting next week, voters in 20 of Utah’s 29 counties will begin to receive their primary ballots in the mail, and county clerks want to make sure voters know what to expect.

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A Navajo woman is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saying she was sexually assaulted while participating in the church’s Lamanite Indian Student Placement Program. This is now the third claim of sexual abuse that has been brought against the Mormon Church by members of the Navajo Nation since March.

Distraction of Teen Drivers is on the Rise

Jun 1, 2016
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This week marks the beginning of the 100 deadliest days on the road, and new research from the AAA Foundation has found that distracted driving among teenagers is much more common than previously thought.

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Utah scientists have developed a new way to diagnose infectious diseases that could save lives. It’s a tool called Taxonomer.

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Businesses that use the words ‘Park City’ in their names might lose the right to do so.  The company Vail Resorts has filed an application to trademark Park City.

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With the sale of the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman being finalized, the Utah Newspaper Project has dropped their federal anti-trust lawsuit.

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Many Utahns spent Memorial Day remembering those who have died while serving in the armed forces. At the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home, residents gathered, some with family members, to honor service members who died.

100 Deadliest Days Of Summer Begins On Utah Roads

May 30, 2016

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off what is known as the 100 deadliest days on Utah’s roadways, but the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Highway Patrol are trying to slowly reverse that trend.

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Someone trying to guess how good the skiing will be in the Wasatch next season will often ask: “How wet will it be?”

This month, the White House unveiled a labor rule change that will make millions of Americans newly eligible for overtime pay.

Tourism Spending At Record High

May 27, 2016
Brian Grimmett

A new report from the University of Utah shows that tourists spent 8 billion dollars in the state last year. 

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Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to decide next week on new pollution controls for two coal-fired power plants in central Utah.

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As temperatures rise and Utahns head into the canyons to recreate, Unified Police want to remind hikers, climbers and campers to be mindful of protected watersheds.

The Utah Lt. Governor’s office has dismissed a complaint filed by the Democratic Party about letters sent to unaffiliated voters.

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Intermountain Healthcare announced an effort Thursday to reduce drug overdose deaths by increasing access to an antidote called Naloxone. Utahns can now visit any Intermountain community pharmacy in the state and buy Naloxone without a prescription from a doctor.

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Utah’s Native Plant Society has just updated its catalog to create a new listing that isn’t just comprehensive but also speaks volumes about how our world is changing.

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The Salt Lake City Council voted Tuesday night to set aside $65,000 to maintain the greens at what used to be Wingpointe golf course. The money is expected to buy Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s administration time to look at reopening the course. 

UDOH Report Links Asthma and Depression

May 25, 2016
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A new report from the Utah Department of Health shows that Utahns with asthma also have higher rates of depression.

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The Air Force has begun its annual detonations of old rocket motors at the Utah Test and Training Range.

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has already declared that energy is a top priority in his administration. Now he’s inviting the head of his energy development office to join his inner circle. Citing her public- and private-sector experience, he announced Laura Nelson’s promotion on Tuesday at the 5th annual Energy Development Summit.

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Young people who spend their days and nights on the streets, now have a place to go in Salt Lake City for a hot meal, a good night’s sleep and other services to get them on their feet. Volunteers of America opened the doors Tuesday to the new Homeless Youth Resource Center.

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In response to high rates of suicide attempts for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth within the LDS community, a new pilot program is launching in Provo.

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The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a plan to begin charging people to access some trails in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. 

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The estranged husband of restaurateur, real estate developer, and LGBT advocate John Williams has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson. Williams died in a house fire at his Salt Lake City home over the weekend. Friends and colleagues are still reeling from the loss of such an influential figure.

SL County's Curbside Glass Program Expanding

May 23, 2016
Nicole Nixon

Curbside glass recycling is about to expand to more neighborhoods in Salt Lake County.

Whittney Evans

Utah’s Safe Haven Law has saved roughly 40 children since it went into effect 15 years ago. State officials hope the law will continue to encourage women to anonymously give up custody of their newborns rather than abandon them.  

Utah Lawmaker Wants Online Porn To Be Opt-In

May 23, 2016
Brian Grimmett

The Utah lawmaker who helped get pornography declared a public health crisis is now considering legislation that could restrict porn on the internet.

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The fifth annual Governor’s Energy Development Summit gets underway on Tuesday.

This year’s two-day program begins with a panel of women who are helping to lead the energy industry through change.

Brigham Young University launched a website Thursday to collect comments about sexual assault on campus. It’s part of a BYU-led study of the school’s sexual assault reporting process.

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