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2:24 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Former Governor Huntsman Continues to Champion LGBT Equality

Nearly three and a half years ago, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced his support for same-sex civil unions shortly before leaving office. Last night, he and his wife, Mary Kaye Huntsman, were honored by Equality Utah at the Salt Palace.

Huntsman admits when he was in office he took some risks. One of them was publicly endorsing same sex civil unions.

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Election 2012
12:36 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Mia Love and Jim Matheson Square Off in Debate

Utah Republican congressional candidate Mia Love and Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson clashed Wednesday over federal spending cuts during their first debate ahead of the November elections.

The two disagreed on a number of potential cuts to reduce the federal deficit during a televised debate outside KUTV studios and heard on UPR.

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Utah Health and Wellness
11:23 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Utah Raising Awareness of Prescription Drug Safety

According to the FDA, one way to properly dispose of pills is to seal them in a plastic bag with used coffee grounds.

"On December 5th, my life changed in a way that I would've never imagined."

Angie Watson lost her 13-year-old son, Connor, on that day.

"He spent the next few hours texting his friends in his bedroom, and the last text he sent to one of his friends said he was going to take a couple of pills and go to sleep. I know he had no idea when he took those pills that he wouldn't be waking up the next morning."

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Voter Information
3:21 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

AARP Releases 2012 Voter Guide for Retired Voters

To help better inform Utah's retired residents about the upcoming election, the American Association of Retired Persons has released a 2012 voter's guide. The guide is available nationwide but has been catered to each state.

Danny Harris is the Associate State Director of Utah's AARP. Kerry Bringhurst talked to Harris about the voter's guide:

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Utah News
3:05 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

EPA to Weigh in on Health Concerns of Leaded Aviation Fuel

The EPA has until this Friday to respond in a federal court case asking the agency to to crack down on the use of leaded fuel. Attorney Marianne Engleman Lado with EarthJustice says the reason for concern is the health effects, especially on children.

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Utah Arts
2:50 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Leonardo Coming to the Leonardo in Salt Lake City

Beginning Friday, the work of Leonardo DaVinci will be in Salt Lake City’s backyard. The Leonardo museum will begin showcasing Da Vinci – The Genius, a 21st Century look at his work.

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Southern Utah
2:43 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Almost a Year After Landslide, State Route 14 Construction Complete

Nearly a year after a massive landslide closed SR-14 east of Cedar City, construction on the Restore 14 Project is complete. State Route 14 will continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

UDOT announced that that Wednesday, September 26, would mark the final day of construction, although workers are still clearing equipment from the area and mopping up the operation.

On October 8 of last year a major landslide wiped out a 1,000-foot plus section of the critical connector between Interstate 15 and US Highway 89.

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Utah Women
2:10 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

USU Environmental Engineer Finalist for Women Tech Award

The Women Tech Award recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and are key contributors to the community.

Utah State University environmental engineering Ph.D student, Margie Borecki, is a finalist for the Women Tech Awards for academic excellence. Her goal to provide clean drinking water for the world along with her stellar GPA earned her spot among four other students. The Women Tech Awards are meant to create visibility and networking for women working or studying in the technology field. Thursday, 20 women from across the country will be awarded at the Fifth Annual Women Tech Awards.

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12:04 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Matheson Attacks Love’s Tax Record, Saratoga Springs Rallies In Support

The attacks between Utah Congressman Jim Matheson and opponent Mia Love continued Monday, with the incumbent holding a news conference to criticize the Saratoga Springs Mayor’s previous votes to raise taxes. But as Charlotte Duren reports, Love’s supporters held a rally the same day to blast what they call lies being generated by Matheson’s campaign about their city.

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11:56 am
Wed September 26, 2012

City of Parowan Sued by Former Chief of Police

A former Parowan police chief intends to sue the city claiming he was forced into retirement in 2011.

Preston Griffiths served as Parowan's chief of police for over 20 years. His sudden retirement came when Griffiths was charged with obstruction of justice and official misconduct after he shot and killed a Parowan resident's dog.

Griffiths initially denied shooting the dog, but later admitted to it.

In the notice of the claim, Griffiths says he shot the dog only after the dog attacked him. He does not give a reason for initially lying about the incident.