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GOP Candidates For 3rd Congressional District Woo Delegates

With a special election scheduled to replace outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz , several Republican candidates wasted no time in launching their campaigns this weekend at the Utah GOP’s organizing convention in Sandy.

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The Utah Republican Party has chosen new leadership. Delegates ousted two-term chair James Evans and elected Rob Anderson at Saturdays GOP organizing convention.

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Utah GOP state delegates overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to support medical marijuana in their party platform over the weekend.

Tabernacle Organ Exhibit Opens At LDS Museum

May 19, 2017
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A new exhibit opened on Friday at The Church History Museum operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ.

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The organization in charge of three new planned homeless shelters in Salt Lake County has decided which populations will go in which shelter.

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State election officials have announced that the special election to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz will take place November 7, the same day as municipal elections.

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 Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he’s ready to start a new chapter of his life, but not yet ready to say what that may be.  

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Gov. Gary Herbert says his office is already preparing to hold a special election to fill the U-S House seat in the 3rd Congressional district. Representative Jason Chaffetz announced today that he will leave office next month. 

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Utah is the first state in the country to lower the blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05, so state lawmakers are wading into uncharted territory.

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This week nine students with significant disabilities took part in a graduation ceremony at Kauri Sue Hamilton School in Riverton. It was a time of celebration and anxiety about what lies ahead.

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Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz has announced he will resign his congressional seat on June 30.

In a letter to constituents on his website Thursday, Chaffetz said the time had come for him to turn the page and start a new chapter of his life. He did not reveal what he plans to do next.

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Chasing the Last Laugh

Friday, we’re telling the story of what author Richard Zacks calls Mark Twain’s “raucous and redemptive round-the-world comedy tour.”

This tour of Paris is like no other.

The Moth is coming to SLC

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The fight against terrorism is a "battle between good and evil," not a fight between "different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations," President Trump said in a widely-anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia.

This is Trump's first foreign trip as president, and he delivered the address to leaders of dozens of Arab and Muslim-majority nations. The Saudis say at least 37 leaders are present, NPR's Jane Arraf reported from Riyadh.

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Sunday, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.

The medium-range rocket was fired from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang, and flew eastward more than 300 miles, according to The Associated Press citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The official said in a statement that the country's military "is closely monitoring the North Korean military for any further provocation and maintaining readiness to respond."

A White House official confirmed the launch, according to a pool report.

They're seemingly unavoidable on Instagram these days: photos of bright yellow egg yolks nestled in a fluffy bed of egg whites, like the sun framed by billowy clouds. They're called cloud eggs, and they're pretty enough to look like a taste of heaven ... which is probably why people are obsessively whipping them up and sharing their pictures on social media.

Yet the latest food fad du jour is actually a modern spin on a nearly 400-year-old recipe.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, dozens of volunteers crammed into a small Jon Ossoff for Congress field office in Chamblee, Ga. They were there to canvass for the 30-year-old political newcomer, but they also got a treat: a speech from Ossoff himself. He only spoke for about four minutes, but he devoted almost a minute of it to women in particular.

Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, a brain surgeon, trained someone who isn't a doctor to do brain surgery.

That is the story featured in the new book A Surgeon in the Village by journalist Tony Bartelme.

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