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A new study casts doubt on the safety of state abortion laws in the Mountain West.

A growing number of pharmacists across the country are now offering birth control directly to patients -- no doctor’s visit required. That includes pharmacists at grocery stores in the Kroger chain -- like Fred Meyers, King Soopers, City Market and Smith’s -- in addition to Albertson’s and Safeway stores.

Doodle illustraton of wedding rings.
Renee Bright / KUER

Mormon culture influences nearly every aspect of life in Utah. But these days, many long-held values are being challenged, even by the faithful. KUER’s new series “Latter-day” examines how Mormon culture is — and isn’t — changing in response. 

Photo of Wankier.
Erik Neumann / KUER

Across the country pregnancy-related maternal mortality has been on the rise in recent years.

Erik Neumann

On Friday afternoon at the State Capitol, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a declaration making October Breast Cancer Awareness month in the state.

Andrea Smardon

Planned Parenthood staff say they are expecting thousands of protestors to attend a rally at the Utah Capitol Tuesday, asking Governor Gary Herbert to reconsider his decision to defund the organization.

The rate of blood transfusions administered to mothers in Utah delivery rooms is twice the national average. That’s according to a new report from the state Department of Health.