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Diane Maggipinto

Morning Edition Host

Diane Maggipinto is a longtime radio pro. She's worked in various states of sleep deprivation and around the country, in commercial and public radio newsrooms, and was a fill-in at KUER before stepping into the permanent Morning Edition host position in January 2015.  Early into her new gig, she was nominated for an award for sports reporting and, when not at work, enjoys participating, not spectating. Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, trail running and wrangling her two children and pair of black and white pets are activities she squeezes in when not on the air or recording voiceovers as a freelance voice actor.  She is also an emcee for non-profit organizations around the valley.

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Utah Fire Info

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is playing a role Utah's devastating  fires this season, including a fast-moving blaze in drought-stricken Sanpete County.

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Update 8/8/18 3 p.m.

The National Interagency Fire Center is keeping tabs on seven wildfires in Utah, including the Hilltop Fire in drought-stricken Sanpete County. Officials say the fire is 12 percent contained, and flames have burned nearly 3 square miles so far. Nearly 170 personnel are working the Hill Top Fire. That’s about twice as many as Tuesday.

A fast-burning fire in central Utah has scorched 1.5 square miles and threatened 500 people in communities around Sanpete County.

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Wild turkeys are plentiful now, but that wasn't the case for early Mormon pioneers around the turn of the century. Near-extinction came about because the game bird was hunted and eaten as a major food source for migrating Americans and European settlers.

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Salt Lake prosecutors have brought more than a dozen charges against Austin Boutain, the man accused of killing a University of Utah student last month.

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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. 

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An Instagram video showing Weber High School students using racial slurs has gone viral, prompting school district officials to investigate.

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About a dozen more Utah fire engines and crews are now in California.

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Ending what likely has been a very stressful week for many, the mental health professionals at Odyssey House in Salt Lake City are offering free counseling sessions Saturday the 7th of October.