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After learning she had been selected by the Utah GOP to receive free tickets to President Trump's inauguration, Erin Cox packed her bag only a few days before the event.

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As the 2017 legislative session gets underway, some debate could be expected regarding the collection of internet sales tax. Gov. Gary Herbert claims that almost $200 million in internet sales tax is not being paid to the state.

Rep. Val Potter Hopes To Work On Utah's Air Quality

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  Rep. Val Potter spoke with Access Utah host Tom Williams during the opening day of the Utah Legislature at the State Capital today.

Many lawmakers spoke today about their concern for public education. Potter says it’s one of his biggest priorities.


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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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Jan 20, 2017

UPR's Kerry Bringhurst spoke with Art's and Culture reporter Alyssa Robinson about her coverage plans for the Sundance Film Festival.  

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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.

Can a Face Mask Protect You From Air Pollution?

Jan 19, 2017


Air pollution is a complicated problem without a simple solution. But have you ever wondered what you can do to protect your health on bad air days? Scientists suggest a mask.

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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.

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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After her tweet about President Trump's youngest son sparked anger and resulted in her suspension, Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich has apologized. Rich says she regrets the tweet that she now calls "inexcusable."

Rich, who's one of around 30 writers listed in Saturday Night Live's credits, issued her apology Monday about the tweet that was evidently meant to be humorous but was widely criticized for attacking a 10-year-old.

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When the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced this morning, La La Land racked up 14 nods, tying records held by Titanic and All About Eve.

Martin Scorsese's Silence received only a single nomination for cinematography, while the small but critically praised Western/crime film Hell or High Water performed above expectations, with nominations for best picture, best supporting actor (Jeff Bridges) and original screenplay.

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