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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.

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.

Utah Parents Concerned about Bathroom Directive

May 18, 2016
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Parents gathered at the state capitol to voice their concern over the Obama Administration’s directive on school bathrooms.

Nicole Nixon

Navajo leaders from San Juan County gathered at the State Capitol Tuesday to voice their opposition to a potential Bears Ears National Monument.

New Data: Homelessness Up, Chronic Homelessness Down

May 12, 2016
Whittney Evans

The number of homeless individuals and families in Utah grew last year, but new data shows that the number of chronically homeless individuals decreased.

The University of Utah plans to present an honorary doctorate degree to philanthropist Lynette Gay during Thursday’s commencement ceremony, despite concerns over Gay’s professional links to groups with anti-LGBT stances.

Nicole Nixon

Governor Gary Herbert signed three bills on Wednesday aimed at helping veterans, military personnel, and their families.

Ahead of signing the bills, Governor Herbert officially declared May 2016 as Military Appreciation Month in Utah. He spoke to a room full of uniformed service members and veterans.

UDOH: 95% of Healthcare Workers Got a Flu Shot

May 2, 2016
Andrea Smardon

The Utah Department of Health has released a report detailing the influenza vaccination rates of hospital workers.

Bob Nelson

In the days leading up to state political conventions, a new report shows how closely delegates align with the voters they represent.

More than a thousand Utah business leaders gathered at the Grand America Hotel Friday for the Governor’s Economic Summit.

Arches Turns 87 and Feels Some Growing Pains

Apr 13, 2016
National Park Service Photo

Arches National Park celebrated its birthday this week. This year is shaping up to be a memorable and exhaustive one for the park.

Gov. Herbert Signs Bills that Cut State Regulations

Apr 12, 2016
Nicole Nixon / KUER

Governor Gary Herbert signed more than a dozen bills Tuesday aimed at removing red tape in state government.

Jenn Vargas

University of Utah information security officials urged the staff, faculty and students on Friday to be on alert for ransomware.

It’s software that installs itself on a computer, encrypts its data and makes files inaccessible without an encryption key. Hackers basically hold the computer hostage until they receive payment of hundreds or thousands of dollars for the decryption key.

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National parks in Utah are reporting less trash in their bins thanks to bans on selling bottled drinks within the parks.

Whittney Evans

After counting and verifying all the ballots from last week’s caucuses, Utah Democrats have released their party’s official results. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came away with 77.19% of the votes and Hillary Clinton had 19.80%.

Nicole Nixon / KUER

Every four years, ahead of a gubernatorial election, the nonprofit Utah Foundation surveys Utahns about what issues they are most concerned about. In a panel discussion put on by the foundation on Thursday, candidates for the governor’s race were given a chance to respond to those concerns.

Brussels is LDS Missionary's Third Brush with Terror

Mar 23, 2016
Courtesy Wells family

All four of the LDS missionaries injured in the bombings at the Brussels airport Tuesday are recovering. One of those missionaries has now witnessed several terror attacks.

Four LDS Missionaries Injured in Brussels Bombings

Mar 22, 2016
Courtesy Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Four missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were among those injured in the bombings at the Brussels Airport Tuesday.

John Kasich Begins Utah Town-Hall Tour

Mar 18, 2016
Nicole Nixon / KUER

Kicking off a weekend of visits from presidential hopefuls, Ohio governor John Kasich hosted town-hall meetings at two university campuses in Utah. 

Nicole Nixon / KUER

Democrat Charlene Albarran has officially filed for candidacy to run for Congress in Utah’s Second District. As a resident of Park City, Charlene Albarran doesn’t actually live in the district she's hoping to represent.

Another Plan for Granite High School Rejected

Mar 15, 2016
Granite School District

The future of the old Granite High School is up in the air again after the South Salt Lake mayor vetoed the latest plan for its development. The city officials can’t seem to come to an agreement about what to put there.

State lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that would allow public schools to provide firearm safety training to students.

Members of the Utah House have passed a bill that lowers criminal penalties for parents of truant schoolchildren.

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The Utah House passed a resolution Wednesday asking the federal government to lower marijuana’s drug class in order to allow research on its effects.

Jacob B. Frank / National Park Service

Utah legislators want the federal government to reimburse the state for the money it spent keeping open its national parks during the government shutdown of 2013.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Legislators heard passionate testimony for a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their own lives but ended up rejecting the proposal.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Researchers say the Great Salt Lake is on its way to completely drying up. Officials from Utah State University and the Utah Division of Water Resources released a white paper detailing the impact water development has had on the Great Salt Lake.

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The Utah Senate gave preliminary approval to a resolution that would declare pornography a public health hazard.

Nicole Nixon / KUER

Supporters of a new hate crimes bill held a press conference Thursday in response to a statement from the Mormon church opposing it. Republican Sen. Steve Urquhart’s bill would add sexual orientation, gender identity and disability to the list of protections under Utah’s existing hate crimes law.

Nicole Nixon / KUER

  Efforts to minimize homelessness in Utah took another step forward Wednesday with the creation of a new private contribution fund.

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