Nicole Nixon

City and county officials announced plans to build a new $39 million performing arts center in Taylorsville on Monday.  It will be called the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center. 

Judy Fahys / KUER News

More Utahns are stepping up support for the Standing Rock Sioux, and they’re mobilizing as Dakota Access Pipeline opponents face a deadline Monday to evacuate their protest camps.

Sundance Lineup Marks Advances In Film Technology

Dec 2, 2016
Courtesy of Sundance Institute

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the technology behind the films will have a big influence on what moviegoers will see. The lineup was announced this week.  

Lee Hale


A major crisis was averted on Thursday at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful. A 15-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun, fired a single round into the ceiling but was quickly subdued before harming any peers.

Jason Chaffetz/Flickr

Utah’s 3rd District Representative, Republican Jason Chaffetz, says he won't use his House Oversight Committee to go after Donald Trump’s potential business conflicts — at least not yet.

Books & Beats: December 3, 2016

Dec 2, 2016
Courtesy of the Artist

Betsy Burton reviews The Various Haunts of Men (Overlook Press) by Susan Hill this week.  It’s a British mystery, the first of a series, and Betsy says it’s “heart-stopping.”

Nicole Nixon

About 30 cab drivers held a protest outside Salt Lake City Hall on Wednesday. They say it’s unfair that ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber don’t face the same airport regulations as taxis.

Sen. Mike Lee/Instagram


Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is one of a handful of legislators backing a sweeping criminal justice reform bill in Congress. But with a new administration comes concerns over the bill’s future, which Lee and others would still like to see passed.

Feeling Stressed? Try A Therapy Dog

Dec 1, 2016
Erik Neumann

There are lots of reasons you might be stressed out this time of year: the holidays, post-election angst, and for students, soon it will be finals. One Utah group is trying to relieve some of that stress. And to do it, they're using dogs. 

Whittney Evans

Utah State Trooper Eric Ellsworth was remembered Wednesday during a public funeral at Weber State University. The 31-year-old was struck by a vehicle last Tuesday that left him in critical condition for four days before he died.

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