U.S. And Mexico Reach Agreement On Colorado River Water Use

On Sept. 27, officials from the United States and Mexico finalized Minute No. 323, an addition to the treaty that outlines how the two nations share water from the Colorado River.

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A lawyer for a Utah police officer fired after being caught on video arresting a nurse said he plans to appeal the decision he calls unfair.

Attorney Greg Skordas said Tuesday that Detective Jeff Payne would likely still be employed if body-camera footage hadn't generated widespread attention online.

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The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, former city councilwoman Sherrie Hall Everett and school board member Michelle Kaufusi, which means the predominantly Mormon city will finally have a woman in the mayor's office for the first time in its 157-year history.

Utah Works: Farming Has Changed Dramatically in My Time

Oct 11, 2017
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At age 81 and still farming,  Delyle Carling looks back.

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The Citizens’ Climate Lobby, along with the Interfaith Council in Park City, are hosting two climate change educational presentations this month. The first was held last weekend and addressed the science behind climate change and moral reasons why people should care about it. The second is a solutions seminar and will be held this coming Sunday, October 15.

A State of Addiction: A Quiet Problem

Oct 10, 2017
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Cottonwood Heights is the type of community where little kids wear helmets while pedaling by on their bicycles; the homes often have two and three car garages, neatly trimmed lawns, and potted flowers decorating the front doorsteps.

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The family of black man fatally shot after he ran from police in Utah says body-camera footage of the shooting shows that the officer should lose his job.

Patrick Harmon's sister Antoinette Harmon said Monday that watching the footage of the Aug. 13 shooting is heartbreaking and shows police didn't do enough to de-escalate the situation.

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A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has confirmed that a man killed by mulch dropped from a helicopter was the senator's brother-in-law.

Lee's spokesman Conn Carroll confirmed Tuesday that 58-year-old Bryan Burr was the brother of Lee's wife, Sharon Lee.

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A teenager accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl in the head and leaving her in a ditch is agreeing to a plea deal.

Colter Peterson shed tears as he pleaded guilty to aggravated attempted murder and other charges Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the the Salt Lake City Council unanimously decided to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Salt Lake City on the second Monday of October. 

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A man is in critical but stable condition after being accidentally shot while elk hunting near Brian Head in Iron County.

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UPR is proud to premier its newest original series exploring the issue of opioids in Utah.

Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Come to a free screening of "Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation" in Ogden.

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One thing you can say about Rimas Meleshyus: He's definitely persistent.

"I'm a very determined person," he told the Whidbey News-Times in 2015. "I'm very strong."

Meleshyus, who is in his mid 60s, departed Hilo, Hawaii, aboard his 30-foot sailboat Mimsy in June and was rescued a few days ago by the U.S. Coast Guard off Saipan, a U.S. territory north of Guam.

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump's most recent attempt to impose broad limits on who can enter the U.S., granting a motion for a preliminary injunction that was filed by plaintiffs led by the International Refugee Assistance Project.

The plaintiffs "have established that they are likely to succeed on the merits," District Judge Theodore Chuang wrote in dealing another setback to the Trump administration's attempt to ban travel to the U.S. by citizens of certain countries.

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