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Outdoor Industry Moves Conversation And Not Show From Utah

Outdoor retailers are running a national campaign asking for Utah's Congressional delegation to protect public lands. They also say Congress should fund existing public facilities.

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More than 200,000 people plan to march at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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Hundreds of people rallied at Utah’s state capitol over the weekend to show their support for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The rally was one of several around the country.

Erin Cox is a junior at Utah State University studying broadcast journalism. Over the 2016 Christmas break, she received an email from the Utah GOP saying there were tickets available to the presidential inauguration.

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CEO’s from outdoor retailers, including Utah’s Black Diamond and Petzel America, placed an advertisement in Wednesday’s Washington Post asking elected officials to support public land protection.  

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Utahns say education is their number one issue in the upcoming legislative session. According to a newly-released Dan Jones and Associates poll, education was identified as the highest priority by 50 percent of survey respondents, more than twice the number of those who identified lowering taxes as the most pressing policy need.

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Marianne Sidwell made sure her children were vaccinated—protection from serious diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough was important—but when she heard about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, she wasn’t quite sure her kids needed THAT one.

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement would throw the U.S. healthcare system into turmoil over the next three years, according to economists.

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Pando, a sprawling aspen colony and the world’s largest discovered organism, is dying.

On the lip of Fish Lake in Central Utah, Pando germinated from a seed the size of a grain of sand thousands of years ago. Now he sprawls over a hundred acres with approximately 47,000 trunks. 

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When a district court threw out Idaho's "ag-gag" law, the state appealed the ruling - and that case is still in court. 

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