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According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 62% of adults get their news through social media, often from like-minded people they trust. One expert said there are a growing number of researchers who are focused on finding better ways to communicate their research.

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Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy.

Utah Attorney General's Office spokesman Dan Burton says the state disagrees with the order but has decided not to appeal.

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Authorities have identified a 33-year-old Utah man who died in an ATV crash in Logan Canyon over the weekend.

The Cache County Sheriff's Office says Cassidy Wakely of Logan was riding a four-wheeler when he drove off a 15-foot drop-off at about noon on Saturday in the canyon's Franklin Basin area about 4 miles off U.S. Highway 89.

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Deer Valley Resort in Utah is being purchased by a new company that now has 13 ski areas from Quebec to Colorado, marking the latest deal in an industry that is becoming more consolidated.

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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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A Utah family is capitalizing on the large number of solar eclipse chasers by setting up a campsite in Idaho to raise money for cancer treatment.

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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.

In Rigby, Idaho at exactly 11:32 a.m. next Monday, the shadow of the moon will completely block the sun resulting in a total eclipse for three minutes.

Utah has asked President Donald Trump's administration to approve a limited Medicaid plan to help the homeless and those in need of mental health and drug addiction treatment.

It's part of a state strategy to curb violence and drug trafficking in a Salt Lake City neighborhood near an overcrowded homeless shelter.

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Gov. Gary Herbert and other state and project representatives gathered on Wednesday at the site that's 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Salt Lake City International Airport. 

Utah's Legislature approved the site by a wide margin in August 2015.

Increasing Home Values In A Competitive Market

Aug 17, 2017
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According to real estate experts, new businesses and rapid population growth in the state of Utah are influencing the high demand for housing. There are some important things to consider when looking to market your house in Utah’s competitive market.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert is traveling the state to outline his Education Roadmap, a new 10 year education plan for Utah. He and his staff were in northern Utah this week.

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A defense attorney is questioning charges filed in a massive Utah wildfire that destroyed 13 homes and cost some $40 million to fight.

The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports a lawyer for 61-year-old Robert Ray Lyman said following a Tuesday hearing that part of the case could be dropped for lack of evidence. Attorney Andrew Deiss didn't elaborate.

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A Utah mayor overcame $1 million in attacks from out-of-state groups to win a three-way Republican primary in the race to fill a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated by Jason Chaffetz.

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On any given day, the majority of the people at the Sinclair on 1000 North in Logan probably aren’t buying gas.

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Utah election officials say about 22 percent of registered Republican voters have cast early ballots in the three-candidate GOP primary race to replace U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Elections director Mark Thomas said that number is expected to rise as people go to the polls to vote Tuesday.

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Sentencing has been delayed for a northern Utah woman who admitted killing her infant son nearly four years ago.

District Court Judge Thomas Willmore postponed Monday's scheduled sentencing in Logan so 45-year-old Marie Rutchey of River Heights can undergo another psychiatric evaluation at a state mental hospital.

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Utah residents are holding unity and anti-racism rallies Monday night to denounce the messages of hate and violence of white supremacists at a weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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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.

Utah Shooting Ranges Offer Free Day With Firearm Purchase

Aug 14, 2017
Katherine Taylor

It’s August, and you know what that means: it’s National Crayon Collection Month. It’s also National Catfish Month, National Eye Exam Month, and National Golf Month.

Utah Ranchers Not Impacted By Japanese Beef Tariffs

Aug 14, 2017
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The government of Japan has raised tariffs for U.S. beef from 38.5 percent to 50 percent which will last until March 31, 2018. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue has expressed concerns with the new tariffs and the U.S. trade relationship with Japan. Experts from Utah are concerned about trade relationships with Japan, but aren’t concerned for local beef producers.

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In the middle of the Cache County Fair Grounds, four iconic buildings stand for their last county fair. Shortly after the fair finishes this year the Home Arts building, the 4-H building, the Community building and the Art building will be torn down. Community leaders are organizing a celebration for the 100-year life of these buildings.

"RAISE Act" To Reduce Migrant Workers In U.S.

Aug 10, 2017
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The “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act” also known as the “RAISE Act,” seeks to reduce the amount of legal immigration to the United States by 50%. One immigration attorney in Salt Lake City is pushing for further discussion about how the act could prevent skilled workers from entering the United States.

Space - The Final Frontier For Business

Aug 10, 2017
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This week Utah State University hosted the Small Satellite Conference where researchers, government groups, businesses and students gathered to talk about technological advances driving the small satellite commercial market. Experts in the industry said small satellites are energizing the emerging market.

Keep Pets Safe From Wildfire By Planning Ahead

Aug 8, 2017
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Wildfire season is in full force, and safety experts are encouraging people to keep their pets in mind in the event of evacuation. 

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