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In preparation for the Sept. 11th National Day of Service, the World Trade Center of Utah is partnering with a state service commission to promote community volunteering.

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A group aiming to reduce gerrymandering held a series of public hearings throughout Utah last week.

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Facing a shortage of qualified teachers, Cache Valley lawmakers and state education specialists held a town hall in Logan on Wednesday about teacher retention.

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Correction: A previous version of this story claimed that the public comment period ended with the submission of Sec. Zinke's report last Thursday. The formal comment period actually ended July 10. The story has been changed to reflect this.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to shrink two Utah National Monuments is expected to face major legal fights if adopted by President Trump.

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The National Parks Service celebrates 101 years as an organization Friday. The NPS manages 78 of the country's national monuments, along with 58 parks. Visitation at these parks and monuments is up, and so is the interest in finding unique ways to house travelers. 

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Increased polarization in Congress is concerning some Utah lawmakers about a possible federal shutdown.

Congress is now in August recess and has not yet passed a budget for the next fiscal year. That task, along with raising the debt ceiling, has some Utah lawmakers worried about an impending government shutdown.

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As thousands scramble north to view Monday’s cosmic event, travelers on major Utah highways are predicted to face heavy traffic.

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Hailing from Salt Lake City, Mickey Ibarra founded the Latino Leaders Network to encourage and support Latino youth in making a difference; in their own lives as well is in the community. 

Raised in foster care as a child, Ibarra went on to a distinguished career in government and politics -- including a position in the Clinton White House.

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A new plan to restore safety in Salt Lake’s Rio Grande district is in motion.

Operation Rio Grande - a three-phase operation that will continue over the next two years - is officially underway as of Monday morning.

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After compiling a list of taxpayer-funded projects, an American policy group asks Utah lawmakers to reconsider whether certain items should be publicly funded.

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A board of Utah lawmakers recommended John Cannon, former head of government relations for the LDS Church, to lead the Legislature’s law drafting office on Thursday.

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After a rise in child vehicular heatstroke deaths from last year, U.S. lawmakers are drafting bills in the House and Senate that will require all new vehicles to come with a child safety alert system.

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As Utah officials guarantee more police surveillance in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande District, some groups are worried about potential civil rights violations from Utah law enforcement.

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Admired nationwide for its effective solutions to homelessness, Salt Lake City is now faced with a burgeoning homeless population magnified by crime, drugs and frustrations from the surrounding community.

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A string of recent assaults, including an alleged murder, in Downtown Salt Lake’s Rio Grande District led to a meeting Wednesday between Governor Gary Herbert and other state leaders on how to handle the growing violence.

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In an effort to drum up support for the 27 western monuments being reviewed by Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke, the Center for Western Priorities, a conservation organization based in Colorado, stopped by 6 states throughout the West including Montana, Arizona and California.

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In response to the Salt Lake County Recorder’s declining mental health, Utah state lawmakers are considering new procedures to remove local officials from office.

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Over 200 pages long, Utah’s 50-year water strategy -- presented to the Governor on Wednesday -- aims to direct Utah business and government leaders on water management for the foreseeable future.

Noted as one of the most daunting challenges facing the state, Governor Gary Herbert addressed two certainties during the water strategy presentation.

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Last week, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would change how the IRS investigates nonprofit spending. 

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A new museum honoring the history of a Japanese internment camp located in Central Utah opened on Saturday. 

Attendees of Topaz Museum’s grand opening were given a tour of the original internment campsite on their way to the museum. 

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Utah’s Lieutenant Governor announced he will not give away private voter info to the Trump Administration and he's not the only state leader in the U.S. questioning the request.

Last week, Trump’s commission on election integrity wrote to all 50 states requesting sensitive voter data to investigate fraudulent voting.

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A Utah interest group spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana claims it has support from most Utahns. 

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Cache Valley residents Roy and Kathleen Sneddon have been living with their son’s disappearance for 12 years. 24-year-old David Sneddon was last seen hiking in China, leaving no physical trace. Now, the Sneddons and several Asian sources believe David was actually kidnapped by North Korea. 

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While both patriots and pyrotechnicians rejoice for the upcoming Fourth of July and Pioneer Day holidays, state authorities are wary of the dangers posed by the use of fireworks during a summer with remarkable fire danger.

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In June, state legislative leaders talked with alcoholic beverage stakeholders over the impacts of Utah’s new lowered DUI limit.

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