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A New Commission Faces Old Tensions In San Juan County

MONITCELLO — San Juan County reached an historic milestone earlier this month when a Native American majority assumed control of a county’s governing body — a first for Utah.

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A new proposal at the Utah legislature would bar individuals from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, a move LGBTQ advocates are calling “cruel” and “discriminatory.”

Seven in ten Americans think global warming is happening. That's ten percent higher than what it was in 2015. But a significant number of Americans don't believe climate change is human caused—about 40 percent. And much of our region remains especially skeptical.

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A Utah Republican lawmaker pushing for a ban on second trimester abortions says the addition of two conservative justices to the Supreme Court in recent years could provide more favorable conditions to pursuing a challenge to Roe v. Wade.

The Mountain West has some of the fastest aging populations in the country, which could have some serious implications for the region's economy. 

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Home sales in the American West tumbled to a three-year low in December, as higher interest rates and rising home prices gave buyers pause, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.

The trucking industry is facing a record shortage of drivers. However, over the last couple of years, one demographic has been gravitating towards the industry by the thousands: Indian-American Sikhs.

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A skier killed in an avalanche in Emery County on Friday marks the first fatality in Utah’s backcountry in the past two years. According to avalanche forecasters, there were multiple factors that led to the man’s death.

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Newly elected Congressman Ben McAdams, D-Utah, held his first town hall on Saturday afternoon in West Valley City in a forum dominated by concerns over the government shutdown and President Trump’s demand for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Members of Utah’s federal delegation walked on proverbial eggshells on Friday after an explosive report from BuzzFeed News alleged President Donald Trump instructed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to mislead Congress over a real estate deal in Moscow.

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For climbers like Salt Lake resident Mike Lyons, the act of tying a safety knot in a climbing rope is a ritual. Ensuring a correctly tied knot is a connection between climbing partners, a way to focus and, most importantly, to avoid injury in case of a fall. It comes down to routine.

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The Disinformation Report

Wednesday, how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 presidential election. Researcher Renee DiResta joins us to explore the techniques of weaponizing social media and why we take the bait.

Slippery Slope

The ski industry is going through changes, and the Mountain West News Bureau is reporting on them in our new series, airing this week.

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Religious conservatives have rarely faced much competition in the political realm from faith-based groups on the left.

The provocations of Donald Trump may finally be changing that.

Nearly 40 years after some prominent evangelical Christians organized a Moral Majority movement to promote a conservative political agenda, a comparable effort by liberal religious leaders is coalescing in support of immigrant rights, universal health care, LGBTQ rights, and racial justice.

It just might be time to start thinking about a recession.

Not a recession in the immediate future, of course. The latest jobs report was unexpectedly strong, and the economy is growing at a good clip.

Melody Lynch-Kimery had a fairly routine pregnancy. But when she got to the hospital for delivery, she says, things quickly turned frightening.

After an emergency cesarean section, Lynch-Kimery hemorrhaged; she heard later she'd lost about half the blood in her body.

"I just kept thinking 'I'm not going to die. I'm not going to die. I'm not going to let you let me die,'" she says.

After that traumatic experience, Lynch-Kimery spent a week in the hospital. She went home with her newborn daughter, Sawyer, thinking her delivery complications were resolved.

Seven in ten Americans think global warming is happening. That's ten percent higher than what it was in 2015. But a significant number of Americans don't believe climate change is human caused—about 40 percent. And much of our region remains especially skeptical.

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At least five people were killed when a man opened fire Wednesday afternoon in a bank in Sebring, Fla., according to officials.

At a brief news conference, Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund named 21-year-old Zephen Xaver, of Sebring, as the suspect. Xaver is in police custody.

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