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Love Campaign Sues Salt Lake County Clerk, Wants Chance To Challenge Signatures

Updated 6:00 p.m. MST 11/14/18 In a lawsuit filed Wednesday against Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen, Rep. Mia Love is asking a Utah 3rd District Court judge to order the county to stop processing votes and to allow the Congresswoman to analyze and challenge ballot signatures.

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Analysis and results from the 2018 midterm elections.

Salt Lake City, UT – In the United States, one in four children is overweight and already shows signs of high cholesterol. Nutritionist Barbara Storper of FoodPlay Productions is in Utah educating students on adolescent obesity, eating disorders, body image, and unhealthy media messages. Doug Fabrizio talks to Storper and to Pediatric Dietitian Margaret Braae of Primary Children's Medical Center about their message to parents and children.

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to Western journalists on their return from the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina. He's joined in studio by NPR's rural affairs correspondent Howard Berkes, and Tucson author Charles Bowden who is writing for GQ magazine.

Salt Lake City, UT – Two-time Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling medalist Rulon Gardner is in Salt Lake City for a reading from his new book "Never Stop Pushing." RadioWest talks to Gardner about his journey from Wyoming farmboy to the US Olympic Team.

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest looks at the recent decision to allow Private Fuel Storage LLC to store nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Indian Reservation.

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Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest continues its local analysis of the Senate Confirmation Hearings for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Doug Fabrizio talks to Melinda Wittstock at KUER's Capitol Hill Bureau, Utah Republic Party Chairman Joseph Cannon, and University of Utah Law Professor Erik Luna.br>
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Salt Lake City, UT – KUER continues its broadcast of the Senate's hearings on the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. During the lunch recess, Doug Fabrizio talks to Melinda Wittstock of KUER's Capitol Hill Bureau, Attorney Stephen Sargent, and University of Utah Law Professor Erik Luna about the proceedings.

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From NPR News in Washington – The next Chief Justice of the United States will set the course of the Supreme Court and the American legal landscape for decades to come.

KUER will broadcast the Senate confirmation hearings of John Roberts to replace William Rehnquist.

We'll be following the proceedings from gavel to gavel. NPR's Neal Conan and Senior Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg will anchor our coverage.

Please note that regular RadioWest programming will not be aired. Listen for special local coverage on the Supreme Court with Doug Fabrizio.

Salt Lake City, UT – Love may mean never having to say you're sorry, but what do apologies mean in politics? Doug Fabrizio talks to psychiatrist Aaron Lazare and to political historian Alan Coombs about the nature of apologies and what they mean to a constituency when they happen ... or don't ... in public.

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Who Is Worthy? Mormon Youth Interviews, Sex, And Shame

Wednesday, we’re talking about Mormon worthiness interviews with writer Elna Baker. She explored her experience with a sexually explicit one-on-one interview for the radio program This American Life.

Maybe you’ve heard we’re a divided country. Here at KUER, we’re going to challenge that idea with a new podcast about finding connection in a time of division.

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Updated at 2:58 p.m. ET

Votes are still being counted in several House races. But the AP has now called another race in New Jersey, projecting Democrat Andy Kim the winner in the suburban Philadelphia 3rd Congressional District over incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur.

That means, more than a week after Election Day, Democrats have increased their House gains to a net of 34 seats — and, when all the vote is counted, they may get to 39.

Make no mistake: That is a very big wave.

Updated at 10:58 p.m. ET

Firefighters are making progress against several large fires in California, and they're holding the line against the deadliest wildfire in state history. But officials continue to tally the losses, and emergency crews are still trying to protect people and property from the flames.

The Camp Fire has killed at least 56 people and ravaged entire neighborhoods in Paradise and other Northern California towns.

Updated 4:27 p.m. ET

A battle between the White House and the press lands in federal court Thursday.

CNN filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Tuesday, asking that the White House be ordered to restore the press pass held by its lead reporter on the beat, Jim Acosta. The case will be heard Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by Trump to the bench.

Two new reports on the U.S. military were released Wednesday, and they offered contradictory messages.

President Trump has a penchant for breathing new life into expressions with troubled pasts, like "America first" and "enemy of the people." It's not likely his uses of those phrases will survive his presidency. But he may have altered the political lexicon more enduringly at a Houston rally two weeks before the elections, when he proclaimed himself a "nationalist" and urged his supporters to use the word.

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