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  Utah County has agreed to free up 128 beds for Salt Lake County inmates, a decision that state, Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County officials hope will help address issues of lawlessness in downtown Salt Lake's Rio Grande area. The ACLU of Utah warns Utah lawmakers that blocking their constituents on social media is a violation of constituents' First Amendment rights. And an LDS general authority is excommunicated from The Church. 

Ozone levels along the Wasatch Front are the worst they've been in almost a decade. A $10 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation has some University of Utah faculty concerned about potential political influence at the school. And after a judge ruled in the party's favor, Jim Bennett will be on the ballot as the new United Utah Party's candidate for the upcoming special election in the state's Third Congressional District.

Senate Republicans release a revision of their health care bill, gaining some conservative votes and still lacking support from moderates. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch says the story of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian national is "overblown." Republican candidates for Utah's 3rd congressional district have a hard time distinguishing themselves from one another at their first debate. And a ballot initiative aiming to increase education funding receives mixed reactions from the public.