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Ted Cruz To Stump For Herrod As Gov. Herbert Endorses Curtis In 3rd District Race

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is coming to Utah to endorse 3rd Congressional District candidate Chris Herrod as Gov. Gary Herbert throws his support behind Herrod’s main challenger.

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A new study from researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Georgia shows that new science teachers are often expected to teach beyond their subject matter training.

West Nile Virus Season Begins In Utah

Jul 25, 2017
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It’s the beginning of West Nile Virus season in Utah. So far officials at the Utah Department of Health have not discovered anyone who has contracted the disease. But state officials have identified eight pools of water around the state that have tested positive for West Nile. 

Mormon And Secular Utahns Celebrate Pioneer Day

Jul 24, 2017
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On Pioneer Day, religious and secular Utahns celebrated the anniversary of the Mormon pioneers’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. 

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Many people visit farmer’s markets to buy fresh, locally-produced foods. A mobile market run by Salt Lake City is aiming to expand access to healthy produce.

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Matt Pinnell works for SilencerCo, one of the largest manufacturers of suppressors based in West Valley City. He’s conducting a sound test at a nearby shooting range to demonstrate the difference in noise levels with and without a silencer.

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Another big fireworks holiday has arrived in Utah, and people are talking about it.

To some, it’s a matter of tradition and celebrating our nation and state. To others, it’s a health and safety hazard that should be left in the hands of professionals.

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A Utah lawmaker is introducing legislation to tackle voter privacy after a blanket data request by the Trump administration raised concerns.

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Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott will resign on August 1. After that, it’s up to Salt Lake County Republicans to elect a replacement, and candidates are already coming forward. 

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For a victim of sexual assault, waiting for an update on his or her case can be a painful process on its own. But a new hotline in Utah, might help put them at ease.

Late Thursday afternoon, Salt Lake County officials and court appointed guardians of Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, reached an agreement for Ott to resign his elected office effective August 1. 

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The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Is there anybody out there? Is there life on other planets? Physicist Jim Al-Khalili joins us to explore where life might be, what it might be like, and what would happen if we found it—or it found us

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Suspicious that a package shipped from Hong Kong might contain smuggled animals, U.S. agents who opened the package found three live king cobra snakes inside, hidden in potato chip cans. The man who was to receive the package outside Los Angeles has been arrested on federal charges.

Rodrigo Franco, 34, could face 20 years in prison over a charge of illegally importing merchandise. U.S. officials accuse him of violating of the Endangered Species Act and falsifying records.

Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

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In the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, a father is rocking a baby attached to a heart monitor. While doctors roam the halls trying to prevent infections, Chief Information Officer Theresa Meadows is worried about another kind of virus.

"The last thing anybody wants to happen in their organization is have all their heart monitors disabled or all of their IV pumps that provide medication to a patient disabled," Meadows says.

'Neglected Tropical Disease' Is Striking In Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka celebrated its eradication of malaria last year. But now the country faces another mosquito-borne illness: dengue fever. It's also sometimes known as "breakbone fever" because of the severe pain it can cause.

A dengue outbreak has left some Sri Lankan hospitals so full, they're turning away patients, says Gerhard Tauscher, an operations manager with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies. He's based in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

Stretch & Bobbito On Race, Hip-Hop, And Belonging

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For most of the 1990s, Adrian "Stretch" Bartos and Robert "Bobbito" Garcia hosted a famous weekly hip-hop radio show on Columbia University's campus radio station, WKCR. Their no-frills, four-hour show was broadcast during the wee hours of the morning — 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday mornings — on a low-strength signal that listeners had to be deliberate about searching out.

Missouri already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Now it's looking to place new requirements on the procedure, including having doctors meet with women seeking abortions before formal consent can be given and requiring the health department to hold unannounced annual inspections of abortion clinics.

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