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Salt Lake City is launching a new program to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities tackle home repairs.

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Central Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon isn’t just beautiful. It’s important to Native Americans, conservationists and historians.

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A Utah lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require doctors to tell women seeking abortions about a possible way to stop the procedure part way through. 

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The group Our Schools Now launched a campaign Tuesday to get more funding into Utah schools.

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Utah’s Speaker of the House, Rep. Greg Hughes, has been rumored as a possible contender for a job in the upcoming Trump administration.

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The winter storm across the state is set to exceed forecast snowfall totals, especially in the Wasatch Mountains and western Uintas of northern Utah.

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A chemical known as PCE has leaked from thousands of dry-cleaning operations around the country. One of them was at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, and Utah’s Superfund officials have been working on a cleanup strategy with the hospital, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and people who live in the area.

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The State Board of Canvassers: Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Attorney General Sean Reyes, Auditor John Dougall, and Treasurer David Damschen met Monday to certify the official results of statewide and multi-county races.

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Four ski resorts powered up their chair lifts over the holiday weekend and several more are preparing to following the latest winter storm.


This year’s presidential race has brought increased scrutiny to the Electoral College, and by default, the 538 members who comprise it. That include's Utah's own six electors.

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Granite school district is attempting to combat vaping and e-cigarette use in a creative way--through student produced video.

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The nonprofit planning group Envision Utah met with elected officials this week as they start to brainstorm ways to develop a huge swath of land at the southern tip of Salt Lake County.

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She calls herself a right-wing conservative, but Janalee Tobias immersed herself in liberal social media this fall. Now she says she understands better how the political climate has gotten so tense.

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Salt Lake City Police have already identified much of the crime element in the homeless population downtown, directing people to treatment or jail through Project Diversion. Now dozens of Salt Lake County employees and volunteers are getting to know those who remain. 

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Today’s the official kickoff of the holiday travel season and the Salt Lake City International Airport is already bustling with air travelers.

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A new study published this week by researchers at Brigham Young University shows how computer models can be used to predict cancer growth, which could lead to less invasive testing for patients. 

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A long-awaited breach in the Great Salt Lake Causeway could begin as soon as next week.

The Salt Lake County Clerk released its final election results on Tuesday night, two weeks after the general election.

 

A recount is expected in the House District 32 race between incumbent Republican Lavar Christensen and his Democratic challenger Suzanne Harrison.

 

Harrison was trailing by six votes over the weekend and in the final tally, came up just three short. The Utah Democratic Party announced it will formally request a recount.

 

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Of the 33,000 students enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo only one percent are black. And a student produced video released earlier this month asks, "What are some challenges those black students face?"

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This holiday weekend is projected to break travel records—more than three million people in Mountain West states are expected to travel at least 50 miles.

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On Sunday, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski published an open letter on the city’s website. In it she outlined her concerns about the incoming presidential administration, and how she intends to maintain the city’s reputation for openness and inclusion.

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Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions Inc. announced plans a year ago to buy a Texas company, Waste Control Specialists.

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A group of business and community leaders in Utah have come together to advocate for what they’re calling “responsible” immigration reform.

 

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What do you do with a municipal cemetery that’s running out of space for burial plots? That’s the question Salt Lake City officials are asking residents.

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Since election week there have been reports of bullying and student anxiety at schools across the country. But some teachers are turning that tension into teaching opportunities.

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Voters in Salt Lake County experienced long lines on election night and the county is still counting ballots. It will take nearly two weeks to report final results.

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Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams bid on oil and gas leases last winter in a U.S. Bureau of Land Management auction. The agency rejected their bids last month on grounds the couple had no plans to actually drill for oil and gas.

Six years ago, a group of community leaders came together to create a document called the Utah Compact, aimed at guiding the contentious debate over immigration reform.

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Utah Valley University on Friday unveils a stained glass art installation called "Roots of Knowledge," an ambitious project that has taken more than 12 years to complete.

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Utah lawmakers met in a special legislative session Wednesday evening to work out kinks in the state’s gas tax that was passed last year.

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