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Salt Lake County Republicans Reject Julie Dole, Elect State Rep. Adam Gardiner As New Recorder

Salt Lake County Republicans chose State Representative Adam Gardiner to replace Gary Ott as county recorder. Gardiner says he will not keep acting recorder Julie Dole in the office.

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Local and state officials have moved on to phase two of Operation Rio Grande. The state has doubled down on social workers to find out what people need to become stable. 

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Third District Congressional candidate John Curtis has solidified the Republican nomination in his bid to replace former Representative Jason Chaffetz.

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Adam Gardiner, a freshman state representative, was sworn in Friday morning as the new Salt Lake County Recorder. On Thursday night county Republicans chose Gardiner to replace the former recorder, Gary Ott.

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John Curtis was declared the winner of the 3rd District Republican primary just two hours after the first wave of ballots were counted on Tuesday night.

 

But the Provo mayor wasn’t the only one celebrating.

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A Utah National Guard soldier has died in Afghanistan after entering a booby-trapped building that exploded. Aaron Butler’s father, Randy, said in a statement today that the other 11 members of his team were wounded Wednesday in the battle with Islamic State militants.

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Utah drinking water officials are asking schools around the state to test for lead after spot checks turned up elevated levels in a few schools.

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Gail Miller of the Larry H. Miller family has offered a $10 million challenge grant to support homeless services in Utah. The money will be presented to Shelter The Homeless, which will oversee Salt Lake County’s three new homeless resources centers that will open in the next two years.

Miller cried during a press conference Thursday morning as she called on members of the community to contribute to the dollar-for-dollar match.

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Today, the medical marijuana advocacy group Utah Patients Coalition kicked off their signature gathering campaign with hopes of getting an initiative on the 2018 ballot.

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University of Utah Health Plans announced this week they’ll expand marketplace insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2018. They’ll go from covering about half the counties in Utah to the whole state.

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Stately, old trees stand at the heart of Holladay’s identity.

But some residents are saying proposed city limits on tree cutting go too far. And that’s made the tree ordinance the subject of some lively, civic debate in the East Bench community.

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A Conversation with Bishop Oscar Solis

Bishop Oscar Solis thought he would retire in Los Angeles, America's largest Catholic community. But the Pope instructed him to lead the faithful in Utah. He joins us to talk about his faith journey.

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For 72 years since the cruiser USS Indianapolis sank after being struck by Japanese torpedoes in the waning days of World War II, her exact resting place had been a mystery.

But a team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen now says they have positively identified the wreckage, 18,000 feet below the surface in the Philippine Sea.

A Catholic Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terror attacks, as authorities continued a manhunt for at least one suspect in the killings of 14 people along Spain's northeast Mediterranean coast.

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Barcelona that thousands attended the Mass, held in Spanish and Catalan languages, at the city's iconic Sagrada Familia Basilica. Among those present were King Felipe and Queen Letizia.

As President Trump doubled down on his defense of Confederate statues and monuments this week, he overlooked an important fact noted by historians: The majority of the memorials seem to have been built with the intention not to honor fallen soldiers, but specifically to further ideals of white supremacy.

President Trump is only the latest man in the White House to see his plans, his governing coalition and his popular standing all at risk because of a racially charged issue.

On a recent weekday, Vamsi Komarala guides me up to the rooftop of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, where he teaches physics. Fields of solar panels adorn the buildings.

I swipe an index finger across one of the panels to see if weeks of monsoon rains have washed it clean. My finger comes back filthy with grit.

Vamsi tells me the panels are washed twice a week, then explains the grime: "That is because in New Delhi, we have a lot of dust."

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