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Several medical marijuana bills will be introduced in Utah’s upcoming legislative session. But not all cannabis advocates support them.

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An underused database to track prescription opioid abuse has been updated and streamlined for doctors in Utah.

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A historic change is taking place in the southern border community of Hildale City, a polygamist enclave run by leaders of a fundamentalist offshoot of the Mormon Church. For the first time in its history, the town will be helmed by a female non-member. 

High-Speed Jet To Quicken Organ Transplant Delivery

Oct 30, 2017
Erik Neumann

Donations of vital human organs like hearts and livers will happen faster and more reliably for patients in and around Utah. That’s because of a recently acquired high-speed jet at Intermountain Life Flight

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When police get called for a domestic disturbance or a shooting, we often think of the officers who put themselves in dangerous situations. But dispatchers at the Salt Lake Unified Police Department are another group of emergency responders who deal with their own type of stress and trauma

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The fallout from the recent police shooting of a Utah man continues. District Attorney Sim Gill found a Salt Lake City police officer justified in his use of deadly force after he shot and killed Patrick Harmon in mid-August. The DA’s report is one of several legal responses that could come from Harmon’s death.

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Sponsors of the Utah Decides Healthcare ballot initiative submitted their bill language to the Lieutenant Governor’s office on Monday. The initiative would put Medicaid expansion up to voters in 2018.

Obamacare Rates Could Jump For Some Next Year

Sep 28, 2017
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The Utah Insurance Department announced their rates for next year’s Obamacare health plans on Thursday. It’s a significant increase, but it won’t affect everyone equally. 

Hear Me Now

Sep 1, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-3 in favor of the state of Utah in a case exploring the limits of a person’s 4th amendment rights.

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The Utah Pride Center is gearing up for the Pride Festival and Parade this weekend. It has turned into one of Salt Lake City’s largest summer celebrations.

Utah Voting Machines Nearing End Of Expected Lifespan

May 18, 2016
Brian Grimmett

The life of Utah’s current voting machines is nearing its end and the legislature is now tasked with figuring out what to do next.

The interim state superintendent of schools says she would like individual districts to decide how to react to the recent U.S. Department of Education guidelines on how to accommodate transgender students.

The number of registered voters in Utah has increased by more than 45 thousand since the beginning of this year. While political parties and county clerks welcome the increase, it does make their jobs more complicated.

Chelsea Clinton Stumps For Mom In Utah

Mar 15, 2016
Brian Grimmett

Chelsea Clinton held several events in Utah on Tuesday in an effort to gain more support for her mother’s presidential campaign.

View From the Gallery: Week 5

Feb 26, 2016

Week five of the 2016 Utah legislative session is over, and the mad dash to the end has finally begun. KUER’s Brian Grimmett reports on the latest in this week’s View From the Gallery.

Utah Senate Wants Congress to Repeal 17th Amendment

Feb 24, 2016
Brian Grimmett

The Utah Senate has approved a resolution calling for the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

Whittney Evans

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz had very few nice things to say about the federal government in his speech to the Utah Legislature today.

View From The Gallery: Week 4

Feb 19, 2016

Week four marks the half way point of the Utah Legislative session, but lawmakers seem to be stuck on repeat.

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Lawmakers debated a bill on Wednesday that would create a statewide minimum standard for the use of police body cameras, but ran out of time before being able to take a vote.

Governor Herbert Still Considering Public Lands Lawsuit

Feb 11, 2016
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Governor Gary Herbert says he’s intrigued by the prospect of suing the federal government over public lands control.

Utah's Uncertain Water Future

Feb 2, 2016

Following Utah's hottest and driest winter on record, KUER News explored some of the most important questions of our time. Should taxpayer money be spent to develop additional water resources?  What are the consequences of extracting too much groundwater? How much is wasted from outdated water pipes? What role will climate change play as our population grows? Utah's Uncertain Water Future tells stories that span the state attempting to answer these questions and more.

Brian Grimmett

The University of Utah football team held off a late surging Brigham Young University at the Royal Purple Las Vegas bowl over the weekend to win 35 to 28. But beyond the final score, the game represents the different directions these two football programs are heading.

BYU, Utah Ready To Reignite Football Rivalry

Dec 18, 2015
Brian Grimmett

After a short sabbatical, the Holy War between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University football teams will be reignited in Sin City on Saturday. KUER’s Brian Grimmett is in Las Vegas and reports on how the teams are gearing up for their first ever meeting in a bowl game.

Snow Storm Brings Increased Avalanche Danger

Dec 14, 2015
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The Wasatch Front’s first major winter storm of the season has brought several inches of snow, and with it an increased danger for avalanches.

Brian Grimmett

Governor Gary Herbert has selected David Damschen as the state’s new treasurer. 

Utah Named #1 Go To Destination For 2016

Dec 8, 2015
Brian Grimmett

Fodor’s Travel has named Utah their number one go to destination for 2016

Brian Grimmett

A dispute over the interpretation of Utah’s election laws has resulted in the Lt. Governor’s office sending several letters aimed at clarifying their position.

Utah Foundation

A new report from the non-profit Utah Foundation shows that despite an improving economy, Utahns feel their quality of life is about the same is it was two years ago.

Sen. Lee Hosts Utah Solutions Summit

Oct 12, 2015
Brian Grimmett

Utah Senator Mike Lee hosted the second annual Utah Solutions Summit Monday at Energy Solutions Arena. Lee hopes to use the event to find good ideas to take back to Washington.

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