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A new Salt Lake County ordinance prohibits pet stores in the unincorporated county from selling dogs, cats or rabbits. The animals must now be purchased at a shelter. The county council voted 6 to 1 in favor of the ordinance Tuesday night. Councilman Arlyn Bradshaw says it’s aimed at putting an end to puppy mills. The new rule was his idea. 

Peter Biello is the host of All Things Considered at New Hampshire Public Radio. He has served as a producer/announcer/host of Weekend Edition Saturday at Vermont Public Radio and as a reporter/host of Morning Edition at WHQR in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Oct 7, 2015

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Several Salt Lake County elected officials spoke out in support of Salt Lake City Mayor Candidate Jackie Biskupski Tuesday. They say Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s campaign is unfairly attacking her personal attributes.

Amanda Peacher is an Arthur F. Burns fellow reporting and producing in Berlin in 2013. Amanda is from Portland, Oregon, where she works as the public insight journalist for Oregon Public Broadcasting. She produces radio and online stories, data visualizations, multimedia projects, and facilitates community engagement opportunities for OPB's newsroom.

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Scott Detrow covers the 2016 election's technology and data angles for NPR. That includes everything from how campaigns are using social media to spread their message, to what sort of information they're using to find and target specific voters.

Before joining NPR, Detrow worked as a statehouse reporter for member stations WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and KQED in San Francisco. He has also covered energy policy for NPR's StateImpact project, where his reports on Pennsylvania's hydraulic fracturing boom won a DuPont-Columbia and national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

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Did you hear David Greene's interview with Chrissie Hynde on Morning Edition? It's all over social media today...take a listen and you'll understand why.

The water year begins on October 1st, and the water community is hoping a string of dry years is finally coming to an end.

Ryan Luke, an engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Provo Area office, says a few reservoirs are at close to normal levels but most are low for this time of year.

Utah is seeing improvements in reducing infections from hospital procedures. The state department of health released its annual report on healthcare associated infections Monday. Across the country, 1 in 25 people will get an infection while they are receiving treatment for another condition in a healthcare setting.

Fall 2015 Fund Drive

Oct 5, 2015

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