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Updated 2:45 p.m. MDT 10/07/19:

Utah’s 2019 fire season has been a mild one, according to the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. 

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Recently recognized at the national level for its journalism, KUER won six first-place awards last night from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists 2019 Headliners contest, including radio reporter of the year.

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Attorney General William Barr delivers a press conference at the Justice Department ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A redacted version of the report is expected to be released on Thursday.

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Coverage will begin around 8 a.m. MST. Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, to begin in May. He pleaded guilty last year to charges of campaign finance violations and other charges related to his work for Trump.

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6:30 p.m. MST 2/5/19: President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. 

The NPR Politics team will be annotating the President's speech throughout the evening. The team will also annotate the Democratic response.

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President Trump is speaking today at the White House regarding the government shutdown. Watch his remarks from the Rose Garden live:

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President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8). Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. Watch his remarks live.

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The 41st U.S. president is being honored today with funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. 

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A man who Salt Lake City police say is a person of interest in a Nov. 8 fatal stabbing was seen on the University of Utah campus Wednesday morning.

2018 Elections

Nov 6, 2018
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Updated 6:54 p.m. M.D.T.

North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor, on leave to serve in the Utah National Guard, was killed Saturday in what is being called an “apparent insider attack” in Afghanistan.

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Republican Rep. John Curtis and Democratic challenger James Singer will face off at Utah Valley University in their first and only debate of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Live broadcast will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23.

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Updated 7 a.m. 10/23/18

University of Utah officials canceled classes on Tuesday after a female student athelete was shot and killed on campus. 

For more updates, visit our latest post here

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Republican Rep. Rob Bishop, United Utah Party Challenger Eric Eliason and Democratic challenger Lee Castillo will square off at Utah State University in their first and only debate of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Live broadcast will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17.

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Republican Rep. Mia Love and Democratic challenger Ben McAdams will square off at Salt Lake Community College's Sandy center in their first and only debate of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Live broadcast will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Monday, October 15.

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Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Jenny Wilson will square off at Southern Utah University in their first debate of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Live broadcast will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.

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In an unusual weekend session, the U.S. Senate advances to a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 

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Associated Press Live Stream

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), is speaking on the floor of the US Senate today (approximately 1:00 PM Mountain Time). She's talking about her position on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Collins is one of the small group of Senators who could swing the confirmation vote either way. 

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Federal prosecutors filed felony charges today against a Logan man who the FBI said has confessed to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Donald Trump and other high-ranking officials last month.

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Associated Press Live Stream

The U.S. Senate is holding a cloture vote, Friday, October 5th, to close debate on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. This is not the confirmation vote itself, but it is a key indicator of whether Republicans have the necessary votes to approve Kavanaugh as the replacement for retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Watch the proceedings live, beginning at 7:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, 10/5/18.

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Davis County Jail

A Utah man who has confessed to mailing four ricin-laced letters to top government officials around Washington, including the White House, will face federal criminal charges expected to be filed Friday, according to court records and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City.

 

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Associated Press Live Stream

The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live.

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Associated Press Live Stream

The testimonies from U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford have kept people captivated far beyond the Capitol in Washington, D.C. During her testimony, Ford said she is 100 percent sure that this is not a case of mistaken identity, while Kavanaugh said he will not be withdrawing amid these allegations.

Several of Utah’s elected officials were riveted, too, and we’ve rounded up what they’ve been saying on Twitter.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

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Updated 11:05 a.m. 9/26/18

The National Interagency Fire Center continues to track seven fires in Utah, totaling 136,802 acres or nearly 214 square miles. More than 17,000 personnel are battling the flames statewide.

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Associated Press Live Stream

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to face a second round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. He's expected to be questioned about his views on previous Supreme Court cases, as well as a range of policy issues. Kavanaugh is also likely to be questioned about his work on Ken Starr's independent counsel investigation of former President Bill Clinton, and his time working in the White House under former President George W. Bush.

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Associated Press Live Stream

After a sometimes raucous day of opening statements on Tuesday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces his first round of questioning from Senators on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee want to know about Kavanaugh's position on a range of issues including abortion, health care and presidential power. The nominee also faces questions about his time working in the Bush administration and his time working under independent counsel Ken Starr.

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Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh start on Tuesday. Opening statements will take place beginning at 7:30 MDT. Watch video of the hearing live.

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The late Sen. John McCain will be honored at an expansive ceremony at Washington's National Cathedral on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will give remarks, along with McCain's longtime friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and several others. Three of McCain's children will give readings, and Renee Fleming will perform "Danny Boy" at the late senator's request.

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