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The kick-off of a new drug court program adds to the treatment efforts of Operation Rio Grande. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throws its support behind a Colorado bakery shop owner who refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. And as the November general election nears, polling shows a wide gap between Utah's Third Congressional District Republican candidate Provo Mayor John Curtis and Democratic candidate Dr. Kathie Allen.

 

Timothy Hawkes and Warren Petersen join Tom Williams to discuss the governors proposed 50 year water plan.  

Quoting from the Recommended State Water Plan: Utah faces a daunting challenge. We have the distinction of being both one of the driest states in the nation and one of the fastest growing. At the convergence of those two realities is the challenge of providing water for a population that is projected to nearly double by 2060 while maintaining strong farms 

 State leaders announce their new plan to combat homelessness, though many of the details remain unknown to the public. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch disagrees with Pres. Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. And Gov. Gary Herbert endorses Provo Mayor John Curtis before the Third Congressional District primary. 

  

  

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. 

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Lainey Anthony works for her mother, who runs TNT Fireworks in Cache County. It is the last Thursday in June and already the stand is open for selling fireworks.

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Demonstrators gathered at the University of Utah on Monday for what is the latest protest against former CEO and Director Mary Beckerle's ousting from the Huntsman Cancer Institute. 

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Families from four homes in the Weber County community of Eden have been forced to evacuate after a landslide happened Tuesday.

Utah's Top Stories of 2015

Dec 25, 2015
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Dec. 25, 2015 - In 2015, Salt Lake City elected its first gay mayor, LDS church leaders grappled with the reality of gay marriage, lawmakers decided to move the Utah State Prison, flash floods claimed 21 lives in Southern Utah and the public lands debate raged on.