Nicole Nixon

On Sunday, the Utah State Capitol celebrated its centennial and reporters were given a rare look inside the dome.

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Officials switched on a new set of solar panels at the University of Utah on Friday. The panels canvas the top of a new parking structure next to the S.J. Quinney College of Law. johnnya123

Some environmentalists say the federal government is doing a poor job of managing grazing, which has left large portions of public lands in bad condition. Nisangha

At least one Utah lawmaker is crafting new bill to legalize medical marijuana, and another is hoping to legally study the drug.

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Sparks flew as candidates for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District squared off in a debate Tuesday night at KUED in Salt Lake City.

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Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz participated in a candidate forum Tuesday, organized by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. The event was not a formal debate—each candidate had about 45 minutes on stage to answer questions posed by a moderator.

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Last week, state officials removed a time capsule that was placed in the cornerstone of the Utah State Capitol more than 100 years ago. On Monday they opened it. justinkendra

A Utah lawmaker is drafting a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit. IfH85

A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit filed against the state of Utah on behalf of several mentally ill prison inmates. txking

Local health care and law enforcement leaders are among those meeting this week to discuss Utah’s opioid addiction crisis. It’s part of a summit to talk about obstacles and forge collaborative solutions. kieferpix

A new audit of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control highlights some slight improvements—and continuing problems—at the agency.

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City and County officials gathered in a relatively undeveloped part of the western Salt Lake Valley to call for coordinated development in that area. monkeybusinessimages

A new report from the Utah Department of Health shows that the state has far fewer school nurses than is recommended. The National Association of School Nurses recommends one school nurse for every 750 healthy students. Utah has one school nurse for every 4,300 students.

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Scientists say they’ve found the world’s first mass grave of dinosaurs killed in quicksand. The fossil block was discovered in Eastern Utah.

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After his democratic challenger withdrew at the last minute, Attorney General Sean Reyes had the debate stage all to himself Wednesday night.

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Ahead of a scheduled debate, the Democratic candidate for attorney general has withdrawn from the race, citing health issues.

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Dignitaries and local government officials cut the ribbon on a new park in Salt Lake County today.  Lodestone Regional Park sits right on the border of West Valley City and the Kearns Township, east of the Mountain View Corridor off of 6200 South.

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Students at Westminster College are hosting a full week of events devoted to discussing and preventing sexual assault. The message is focused on believing victims who come forward.

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Officials with the Utah Transit Authority are hoping to increase bus service from the Salt Lake area to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons by 35 percent. They’re hoping to add more ski buses during peak traffic times and throughout the day, and they also plan on adding a new route from Davis County to Snowbasin Resort.

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The Democratic candidate for Utah’s Second Congressional district is trying to make the case that her opponent, incumbent Republican Chris Stewart isn’t paying enough attention to all of his constituents.

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New data from the Pew Research Center shows that fewer Mormon voters are identifying as Republicans this election year.

Nicole Nixon

Law enforcement authorities are warning that the dangerous narcotic fentanyl is becoming a more common street drug in Utah.

Nicole Nixon

Mormon supporters of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton gathered Monday night for an informal Family Home Evening at Clinton’s Utah campaign headquarters.

Nicole Nixon

  A new lineup of concerts and shows is coming to the nearly up-and-running George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City.


  Governor Gary Herbert on Wednesday laid out his vision for education and solving Utah’s teacher shortage problem. 

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly died this week.   Her life and legacy have heavily influenced politics and social issues in Utah.

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The Utah Republican Party has dropped its appeal of court decisions to uphold changes to Utah’s election laws. 

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  Despite protests from conservationists, the Utah Wildlife Board on Thursday voted to increase the number of permits available to hunt cougars in the state. Smart

The federal government is providing millions of dollars to help states fight abuse of opioids, and Utah will receive some of that money.

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 The Utah Department of Health is warning of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw milk. Health officials say since March, nine Utahns have become sick with salmonella after consuming unpasteurized milk from Heber Valley Milk in Midway.