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Steve Griffin

Utah’s 4th Congressional District is a battleground for national Democrats and Republicans. The incumbent, Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams, won the seat by just 0.2% in 2018, and his seat has become a high priority for national Republicans to flip. 

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Utah’s 4th Congressional District is a battleground for national Democrats and Republicans. The incumbent, Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams won the seat by just 0.2% in 2018 and his seat has become a high priority for national Republicans to flip. 

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Renee Bright / KUER

As protests against racial injustice grip Utah, KUER invited you to share your experiences with racism in the state. Here are some of your stories about those moments. 

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Nicole Nixon / KUER

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he plans to call the Legislature into a special session next week to amend the state’s budget, to account for revenue loss due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Thursday evening, June 11, 2020

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Gov. Gary Herbert announced a slew of changes in the state’s Executive Branch aimed at addressing racial inequality and policing reform.

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Bureau of Land Management

Thursday morning, June 11, 2020

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Sonja Hutson / KUER

During a recent shipping day, Utah’s personal protective equipment warehouse in Salt Lake City was bustling with activity. Forklifts whizzed around, carrying boxes full of gowns, facemasks, and hand sanitizer, and loading them onto trucks headed for hospitals and local health districts. 

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Ivy Ceballo, pool photographer

Utah has the first open seat for governor since 2004, and there are four candidates vying for the Republican nomination: Spencer Cox, Greg Hughes, Jon Huntsman Jr. and Thomas Wright. In the lead up to the June 30 primary, KUER is bringing voters a conversation with each of them.

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For months, the Utah Department of Health has released daily statistics on COVID-19. To find out which numbers are most important to understand the outbreak, KUER’s Caroline Ballard spoke with Dr. Andrew Pavia, who has worked in pandemic preparedness and serves on a number of COVID-19 task forces for Utah’s hospitals.

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Wednesday evening, June 10, 2020

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Kelsie Moore / RadioWest Films

As protests against police brutality and systemic racism continue across the country, demonstrators in several states have begun to call for defunding or dramatically restructuring police departments

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Kelsie Moore for KUER

Wednesday morning, June 10, 2020

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Kate Groetzinger / KUER

The Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act passed the U.S. Senate on June 4, bringing thousands of Navajo families one step closer to getting running water in their homes. 

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Ivy Ceballo, pool photographer

Utah has the first open seat for governor since 2004, and there are four candidates vying for the Republican nomination. In the lead up to the June 30 primary, KUER is bringing voters a conversation with each of them.

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Tuesday evening, June 9, 2020

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Rick Egan / Salt Lake Tribune

The Democratic nominee for Utah’s race for attorney general is already decided, but two Republican primary candidates will face off for their party’s spot on the November ballot: incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt.

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a draft environmental impact statement for the Lake Powell Pipeline Monday, another step toward an official decision on the project that would move water from Lake Powell to Washington County. 

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Tuesday morning, June 9, 2020

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Ivy Ceballo, pool photographer

Utah has the first open seat for governor this year since 2004 and there are four candidates vying for the Republican nomination. In the lead up to the June 30 primary, KUER is bringing voters a conversation with each of them.

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Over the last week and a half, Utah has seen what the state health department called a “concerning spike in coronavirus cases.” While officials there attributed much of the increase to the state’s economy reopening, roughly a third of the new cases are also tied to an outbreak at a meat packing facility in Cache Valley.

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Brian Albers / KUER

Monday evening, June 8, 2020

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Courtesy of Rick Egan / Salt Lake Tribune

The Democratic nominee for Utah’s race for attorney general is already decided, but two Republican primary candidates will face off for the spot on the November ballot: incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt.

Four candidates are vying to be the Republican nominee for Governor. Ahead of the primary election on June 30, we asked the candidates where they stand on issues like economic recovery, air quality, education, the coronavirus pandemic and more.

Four republican candidates are running to be the state's second in command as lieutentant governor. Ahead of the primary election on June 30, we asked them where they stand on voting issues, how the state has handled the coronavirus pandemic and more.

Two candidates will face off in the June primary election to be the Republican nominee for Utah attorney general. To understand the differences and similarities between them, we asked them about their approaches to the role of attorney general, criminal justice reform and more.

Four Republican candidates will be on the June 30 primary ballot in the hopes of representing Utah’s First Congressional District. KUER asked them about public lands, mental health, the needs of rural Utahns and more.

Utah’s First Congressional District is the only federal race in the state that has a Democratic primary. We asked the two Democratic candidates about issues that affect that district, like public lands, mental health, the needs of rural Utahns and more.

In a district that's a high priority nationally for Republicans to flip, four candidates are vying to be the republican nominee to unseat Utah's lone democratic congressman Ben McAdams. Ahead of the primary election on June 30, we asked them why they're best positioned to beat McAdams, their top policy priorities, and more.

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Ivy Cabello

Utah has the first open seat for governor this year since 2004 and there are four candidates vying for the Republican nomination. In the lead up to the June 30th primary, KUER is bringing voters a conversation with each of them.

Politics reporter Sonja Hutson spoke with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox about his vision for Utah. 

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