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Can Utah's Pacific Islander Community Influence Elections?

Utah’s Pacific Islander community has historically had fairly low voter turnouts, but members of Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition, also known as UPI-CEC, hope to change that. The group held its first-ever Civic Engagement Town Hall event at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday to encourage members of the demographic to vote.
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Clean up continues in Panguitch. For the second time in less than two months, a rare tornado has touched down in Garfield County—the latest one, damaging businesses and homes in the heart of the county seat.

Condors In Zion National Park On Wild About Utah

Sep 23, 2016
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Here we have Zion National Park. We’re looking up the canyon at all these beautiful, beautiful cliffs and rock structures. This is one of the reasons [why] people come, but when you talk to people who come here, even from around the world, one of the things on their list is condors. 

One-Year Anniversary For Sage Grouse Conservation

Sep 22, 2016
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Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's landmark decision not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species. The bird, known for its colorful mating dance, once numbered as many as 16 million, but has dropped to between 200,000 and 500,000.

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Rob Pyne is now a legal resident of the U.S. But, for him and his wife Tammy Pyne, the job of obtaining legal status was a frustrating one to say the least.

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Utah's Attorney General Sean Reyes, in lieu of a debate as his opponent Jon Harper dropped out of the race for the AG office (see story here), had the opportunity to answer questions from an audience at Dixie State University in St. George. 

Poll: Lee Leads Senate Race By 37 Percent

Sep 21, 2016
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According to a Dan Jones and Associates poll released by UtahPolicy.com, Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Lee leads his Democratic Party challenger Misty Snow by 37 percent. The remaining 17 percent who were polled were split between those who are undecided and third party supporters.

Hatch Enlists VP Biden On Holt Imprisonment Case

Sep 21, 2016
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Vice President Joe Biden has reportedly agreed to petition Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to free Utahn Josh Holt from a prison after a June incarceration. Holt went to Venezuela to get married. His wife, Thamara Caleno, has also been locked up.

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson is on what she calls a “listening tour” throughout Utah to hear from parents and educators. After making a stop on Friday in Logan, she said that many teachers have expressed concern over school infrastructure wearing thin.

Paddle Boards Find Way Into Fundraising

Sep 21, 2016
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 More and more outdoor enthusiasts are using paddle boards as a way to relax and have fun. The stand-up water sport is also being used by nonprofit organizations as a popular way to fundraise.

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Jon Harper says he will not be able to continue his Utah Attorney General campaign due to health reasons.

In a statement, Harper encouraged incumbent candidate Republican Sean Reyes to shut down what Harper called "the money mill" in the AG office that answers to the Republican Party and large donors. 

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Nicholas Carr And "Utopia Is Creepy" On Tuesday's Access Utah

Nicholas Carr started his blog “Rough Type” in 2005, when MySpace was a fast-growing social networking site and Facebook was a Palo Alto startup. Now in his book “Utopia Is Creepy and Other Provocations,” he has collected the best of those posts and added influential essays such as “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy,” which were published in such magazines and sites as The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and Politico. Carr’s favorite targets are...
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Fidel Castro and his rag-tag band of fighters assembled on the shores of Mexico, stealthily navigated their overcrowded boat to southeastern Cuba, and unleashed a 1956 insurgency that rocked all of Latin America. That temblor lasted 60 years and ended, more or less, on Monday.

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A militant has been found guilty of a war crime for intentionally destroying cultural sites — a first for the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Ahmed al-Faqi al-Mahdi has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in the destruction of nine mausoleums and the door of a mosque in the Malian city of Timbuktu in 2012. The sites were destroyed by "individuals, some armed with weapons, with a variety of tools, including pickaxes and iron bars," according to court documents.

At the end of Monday night's presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of taunting one of his former Miss Universe contestants about her weight.

Clinton said the Republican nominee's criticisms of Alicia Machado, a Venezuelan who won the Miss Universe contest in 1996, was "one of the worst things he said" about women. "He called this woman Miss Piggy. Then he called her Miss Housekeeping because she was Latina."

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