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A federal judge has thrown out charges in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. He was at the center of a 2014 armed standoff with federal law enforcement over grazing on federal land. The outcome has some wondering if the fallout will include similar confrontations in the future.

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After a slow start to Utah’s flu season, the virus is in full swing. Health experts say the current strain is similar to last year’s.

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One person dies from an opioid overdose nearly every day in Utah. In this heavily Mormon state, one addict-turned prevention advocate is asking the question: is the LDS church doing enough to address the state’s opioid problem?

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Salt Lake County health officials issued a warning Sunday to people who visited a West Jordan 7-11 recently. They might have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

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The Utah Division of Air Quality is interviewing for a new staff position —  a compliance officer based in the Uintah Basin.

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A geology professor from Brigham Young University in Provo is part of a team that NASA might be funding to go to space. Their proposal involves getting a sample of sand from one of Saturn’s moons.

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Matt Hillyard was someone you’ve probably never met — unless you spent time at the Utah State Senate. There, he was famous and beloved. 

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Disputes over Native American territory are an ongoing struggle in Utah. The city of Myton, in Duchesne County, is ground zero in such a dispute.

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The state’s making progress on its proposal for the Lake Powell Pipeline. But now it’s asking to pause its federal license long enough to get an answer to a crucial question.

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The death of President Thomas S. Monson leaves a vacancy at the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If tradition holds, the next leader of the church will be senior apostle Russell M. Nelson.

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The director of Salt Lake City’s 911 system was fired Thursday after he was arrested for drunk driving.

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Politicians often like to use sports analogies when describing big obstacles they’ve faced or legislative hurdles they’ve overcome.

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LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson led a flock of millions but he inspired one by one, with personal stories. On Wednesday, people around Temple Square shared some of their favorites.

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Since the beginning of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, when a prophet dies, the most senior apostle steps up to fill the vacancy. But, the process is still a bit more complicated than that.

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A federal lands agency wants to sell more than three dozen oil and gas leases, and environmental groups are protesting because some potential drilling sites lie just outside protected areas.

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Members of the Mormon faith are sharing their memories of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, who died Tuesday night at age 90 in Salt Lake. 

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Thomas S. Monson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday night at the age of 90.

With Sen. Hatch Out, All Eyes Turn To Romney

Jan 2, 2018
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It was a subtle but telling detail amid the deluge of news following Sen. Orrin Hatch’s retirement announcement on Tuesday. Mitt Romney’s Twitter account changed his location from Massachusetts to Holladay, Utah, where he owns a home.

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As education advisor for the Salt lake City Mayor’s Office, Angela Doan is focusing her role on the school to prison pipeline. Her first step is drawing a clear line between law enforcement assigned to a school and school administrators. 

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Four members of the Salt Lake City Council were sworn in Tuesday, including two new faces. Incoming council members Chris Wharton and Amy Fowler replace retiring council members Stan Penfold and Lisa Adams.

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Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch has announced he will retire at the end of his term in 2018, ending a four-decade career as the longest serving GOP senator in U.S. history. 

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Utah County businessman Tanner Ainge is trying his hand at politics again, announcing a run for a Utah County Commission seat later this year. 

A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill that would restrict legal immigrant children from accessing health care through Medicaid and CHIP.

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Beginning this month Salt Lake City will stop accepting plastic bags for recycling. There are several reasons for the city’s “Bag-the-bag” campaign.

On Jan. 1, Say Goodbye To Car Safety Inspections

Dec 29, 2017
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Starting in 2018, Utahns will no longer be required to get a safety inspection before renewing their car registration.

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From politics to public lands, 2017 was another big year of local news. KUER reporters recap some of the top stories of the year and why they mattered. 

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There are an estimated 10,500 people with DACA status in Utah. That’s the legal protection for those who came to the U.S. illegally before age 16. President Trump announced plans to end that program in September. On Thursday, Congresswoman Mia Love spoke about legal alternatives that are being proposed. 

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A year ago today, President Barack Obama created the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. The story's taken twists and turns all year. A few weeks ago, President Trump lopped off more than a million acres from the monument. Now there's a flurry of legal challenges. KUER shares some of the voices that have defined the ongoing monument fight. 

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Some national beer companies are considering dropping weaker brews, which means Utah beer drinkers could see fewer options at the grocery store.

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A special election to fill a congressional vacancy in Utah’s 3rd District exposed a serious rift between the governor’s office and the Utah Legislature this year.

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