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A State Of Addiction: The Search For Alternative Painkillers

LeAnn Williams was married for 31 years. She just lost her husband this past February to an overdose of Oxycodone.

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Police say an alert librarian called Salt Lake City police after spotting a man sought in the carjacking death of a University of Utah student and a homicide in Colorado.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said Tuesday that 24-year-old Austin Boutain surrendered quietly after the librarian called security guards.

Dinosaur Zoo Comes To Cache Valley

Oct 30, 2017

Imagine having the chance to see a dinosaur in real life. A triceratops, let’s say. Six feet tall and 14 feet long with scaly skin and huge, blinking brown eyes looking right at you. Exactly as it would have looked millions of years ago, except that it’s a 100-pound puppet, and there’s a man inside.

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Next month's municipal election in Hildale, Utah, could give the town its first mayor and City Council members who don't claim affiliation with a polygamous sect.

Donia Jessop is running for mayor after being nominated at an unofficial convention attended by mostly people who don't follow Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Utah's craft brewers are looking to hire someone to lead their guild and help lobby state regulators and legislators as they are expected to consider allowing beer with higher alcohol content to be sold in grocery stores.

The Utah Brewers Guild, which represents more than a dozen small breweries in the state, posted for a part-time executive director earlier this week. The brewers plan for the person in this position to look after their interests that often differ from those of the large brewers and retailers.

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A Utah man has been charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of his girlfriend and her 3-year-old son two years after they disappeared.

Charging documents unsealed Monday say the bodies of 23-year-old Emily and Gabriel Almiron have never been found. Authorities believe her boyfriend killed them, wrapped their bodies in sheets and hid them somewhere.

USU Library Hosts Monthly Concert Series

Oct 30, 2017
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As flute and harp music begins to play in the Utah State University library, a small group of onlookers gather.

Conservatives Changing Minds About The Death Penalty

Oct 27, 2017
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On October 25, former Republican Utah Senator Stephen Urquhart spoke at the Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty press conference in Washington D.C.  

In a special Halloween dataset, Google released a list of their most common costume-related searches, sorted by location. With help from two small humans wearing the top costumes of the year, UPR’s Katherine Taylor tells us which costumes we're all searching for.

Magician Seeks To Share Wonder And Set Halloween Mood

Oct 27, 2017
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Author and magician Ben Robinson traveled to northern Utah during a time of year that is centered around spells, deception and the wonders of magic.

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Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said President Donald Trump called on Friday to say he will approve a recommendation from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

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