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Rep. John Curtis On Net Neutrality, Public Lands And How Town Halls Changed His Thinking

As part of KUER's ongoing series of congressional candidate profiles , Nicole Nixon spoke with Rep. John Curtis about net neutrality, public lands and whether Congressional Republicans can still claim to be fiscal conservatives.

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A rundown of the races, candidates and more for Utah’s 2018 midterm elections.

The National Rifle Association has spent nearly $3 million so far in the 2018 election cycle. A big chunk of that change is centered on a race right here in the Mountain West.

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In a surprise reversal from the Utah Board of Pardons, the woman who pleaded guilty to helping kidnap Elizabeth Smart will be released from prison Sept. 19.

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BLUFF, Utah — Chop saws buzzed as volunteers painted the bathrooms Monday inside the old Silver Dollar Bar, giving the historic town watering hole on the edge of what was until recently Bears Ears National Monument a welcome makeover.

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A little more than a year after forming, the United Utah Party is running nearly 20 candidates in this year's elections. But even the party chairman admits the odds are stacked against every one of them.

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Severe drought has wreaked havoc on agriculture and wildlife in Utah, but the state's Drought Review and Reporting Committee decided against taking action — at least for now — as officials looked toward what they hope is a wet and stormy fall and winter.

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Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love's campaign said Monday it would refund up to $10,000 in campaign contributions after admitting to improper fundraising for a primary that it knew was unlikely to happen, according to a letter sent by the campaign's lawyers to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

An outbreak of an untreatable viral disease in horses is being blamed on one horse from Colorado. Other horses across the country may have been exposed.    

If you’re poor and you get really sick in Idaho, your health care options might be really different than say, if you live in Colorado or Montana.

 


Warmer temperatures across the region from climate change are making insect pests hungrier. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife just announced they’ve discovered a species of cutthroat trout previously thought to be extinct. They also said the species was threatened again this summer.

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90s Bitch

Journalist Allison Yarrow says in the 90s a woman reaching for power or just in the public eye was often labeled a "bitch." And that word became a weapon used to hold women back.

Program Changes Coming to KUER

The new lineup starts September 15

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International charities are reeling after Panama revoked the registration for a search-and-rescue ship they say is the only one of its kind in the central Mediterranean used to save migrants in danger. They say it amounts to a death sentence for hundreds of people trying to reach safety.

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Rod Rosenstein is still the deputy attorney general, for now. Rosenstein headed to the White House Monday morning expecting to be fired, following the reports about his alleged proposal to secretly record the president.

After he left more than an hour later, the White House put out a statement that Rosenstein still had his job and that he would meet with the president on Thursday. President Trump is in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly.

President Trump is standing by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after another round of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, this time from when Kavanaugh was a student at Yale.

Trump, speaking to reporters on his way into the United Nations on Monday morning, said Kavanaugh "is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way."

If you've ever tried to ripen a piece of fruit by sticking it in a bag with a banana, you've harnessed the power of ethylene.

Ethylene is an important plant hormone. In bananas and many other fruits, production of ethylene surges when the fruit is ready to ripen. This surge triggers the transformation of a hard, green, dull fruit into a tender, gaudy, sweet thing that's ready-to-eat.

One of the biggest challenges of Aldi Novel Adilang's job was supposed to be boredom, as the sole caretaker of a wooden fishing hut miles out at sea. Instead, he was forced to survive more than a month on the ocean, after his hut lost its mooring and drifted from Indonesia to waters around Guam.

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