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Published: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

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Anti-Corporate Personhood Initiative Stalls

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

An effort to ban corporate personhood in America through a local Salt Lake ballot initiative has been stopped, but city officials who support the measure say it's not over yet.

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Salt Lake City Council Close to Decision on Metered Parking

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

On-street parking in downtown Salt Lake City may no longer be free after 6pm, on Saturdays, and during the December Holiday season. A straw poll of the City Council suggests there is support for these changes - as well as higher rates.

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Transit of Venus Won't be Seen Again for 105 years

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

If you bought a pair of those special glasses to view the solar eclipse last month, you might want to pull them out again. On Tuesday, June 5th, the planet Venus will transit in front of the sun, an event that won't happen again for 105 years. On Monday, June 4th, University of Utah Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ben Bromley will discuss the historical importance of the Transit of Venus. He's also going to talk about how astronomers will use this event to learn about planets outside of o

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Dan Nailen: Million Dollar Quartet

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen reviews the touring production of Million Dollar Quartet.

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Senator Hatch Vows to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Wed, 30 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

States are awaiting a decision from the US Supreme Court on provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which will require all Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine. But Utah's Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is vowing to repeal the law, regardless of the court's decision. Hatch and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso spoke at a meeting of the Salt Lake Chamber's Health Reform Task Force Wednesday morning.

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Dan Nailen - Memorial Weekend

Fri, 25 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen says there are lots of reasons to stay in Salt Lake this Memorial Day weekend.

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Report Finds Relatives Caring for Children Need More Support

Thu, 24 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Children in Utah and around the country are increasingly being cared for by grandparents and other relatives. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that kinship care' is on the rise, and that the number of children cared for by extended family members has increased by almost 18 percent nationwide over the last 10 years. The report assessed the needs of these caregivers, and found that families need more support.

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ATK Develops New Space Launch System

Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

ATK is developing a new system for carrying cargo and astronauts into space that it calls Liberty.

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'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Makes an Appearance at Bryce Canyon

Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah was treated to an annular solar eclipse Sunday night. KUER's Andrea Smardon went to Bryce Canyon National Park, and sent an audio postcard from Inspiration Point.

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Dan Nailen: Living Traditions

Fri, 18 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Betty LaVette headlines Salt Lake City's Living Traditions Festival this weekend

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Utahns Seek Sweet Spot to View Eclipse

Thu, 17 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Science museum shops in Utah are running out of those special glasses that allow you to look directly at an eclipse. Utahns are preparing to see a full or partial eclipse on Sunday evening depending on their location.

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'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Featured at Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival

Thu, 17 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

This Sunday evening, southern Utah will be one of the hot spots for those who want to see an annular solar eclipse. Bryce Canyon National Park is hosting its annual astronomy festival this weekend, and is expecting thousands of visitors. Park Ranger Kevin Poe - who prefers to be called Dark Ranger - talks about what eclipse watchers will experience.

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Provo's Qualtrics Gets 70 Million Dollars in First Round Funding

Wed, 16 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah Company Qualtrics announced Tuesday that it has closed one of the largest first-round venture capital investments in state history. Two firms in Silicon Valley have put up 70 million dollars to accelerate Qualtrics' growth, allowing the company to create more local jobs.

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President of Utah Adoption Council Resigns

Fri, 11 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The president of the Utah Adoption Council resigned his post this week, alleging that the group ignored unethical practices of some adoption agencies and failed to treat birth fathers fairly. But some council leaders say it is not the role of the organization to police its members.

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Dan Nailen: Red Butte Concerts

Fri, 11 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen previews the outdoor concert season at Red Butte Garden

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Students Try to Solve Health Disparities for Utah's American Indians

Wed, 09 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The semester may be over at the University of Utah, but for some students, the work extends outside the classroom. An Honors College think tank has been working all year on solutions to health disparities in the state's American Indian population. Now some of their ideas are going to be implemented around the state.

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New Conservation Areas in Southern Utah

Tue, 08 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar came to Utah on Monday to dedicate two new National Conservation Areas.

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Dan Nailen: Live Green

Fri, 04 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Music is just part of the fun planned for the Live Green festival this weekend in Salt Lake City.

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New Adobe Facility on Track to Open Within Six Months

Wed, 02 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A new Adobe facility in Lehi is on track to open by the end of the year. KUER's Andrea Smardon took a tour of the construction site.

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Utah Mother Struggles to Protect Her Son's Identity

Wed, 02 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah's recent health data breach exposed the social security numbers of thousands of children, leaving many parents wondering what they can do to protect their children from identity theft. Authorities say it's a crime that often goes undiscovered for years, and is rarely prosecuted. This is the story of one Harrisville mother has been struggling since 2009 to regain control of her son's stolen social security number.

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Saving the Sage Grouse

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah and other Western states are hoping to protect the Greater Sage Grouse without having the federal government list it as an endangered species.

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Dan Nailen - Lambchop

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

They call themselves a "country" band -- but Dan Nailen says Lambchop is hard to categorize.

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Reimagining Mozart's Requiem

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

This weekend, the Utah Symphony will perform Mozart's final composition - his Requiem in D Minor. Mozart died with the piece uncompleted - and the work that came down to us from the 18th century was likely not what Mozart had in mind.

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State Invites Public Comment on Common Core Education Standards

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The State Office of Education is holding a public meeting Thursday night to collect input on Utah Common Core Standards. The standards - adopted now by a consortium of 45 states - have sparked debate about local control of education.

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Mapping Utah's RS 2477 Road Claims

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The state of Utah is claiming more than 18,000 roads across federal land.

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Utah Democrats Nominate Howell for US Senate, Woo Mormon Voters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Former Utah State Senator Scott Howell won the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate at Saturday's state convention.

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Hatch and Liljenquist Head to Primary for GOP Senate Nomination

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

U-S Senator Orrin Hatch will face off in a primary with Republican challenger Dan Liljenquist. Neither candidate was able to get the votes needed to grab the nomination Saturday at the Utah GOP Convention.

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Utah Republican State Convention Results

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah Republican delegates have chosen their nominees for Governor and all four Congressional districts. Top candidates for US Senate, state Auditor, and state Attorney General will face primary elections.

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Scientists Already at Work in New BioTech Building at University of Utah

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The University of Utah is cutting the ribbon Thursday for its new Molecular Biotechnology building. The 130-million dollar facility was funded in part through the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative or USTAR. KUER's Andrea Smardon toured the facility and found some scientists who have already made themselves at home.

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Utah Priorities -- Delegates & Voters

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

As part of its Utah Priorities Project, the Utah Foundation compares the views of state party convention delegates and Utah voters.

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Rio Tinto Targeted in Campaign Against Olympic Sponsors

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utahns are joining an international coalition to launch a campaign in London Monday drawing attention to environmental and human rights abuses of Olympics sponsors - including the Rio Tinto mining company. The campaign is being launched the same week that Rio Tinto holds its annual general meeting of shareholders.

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Dan Nailen: Jazz Legend

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

93-year-old jazz saxophone legend Joe McQueen is playing a show in Salt Lake City this week.

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New Millcreek Community Center Offers Something for All Ages

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A new community center in Millcreek opens Wednesday. The center combines a library, recreation resources, and aging services all under one roof. It houses the first senior center in Millcreek - which has a rapidly growing population of older people.

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Utah Priorities -- Candidates v. Voters

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

How do the priorities of candidates for governor of Utah differ from voters?

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Dan Nailen: Neon Trees Comes Home

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Neon Trees plans a concert this weekend at Mountain View High School in Orem.

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Hatch, Liljenquist and Herrod Square off in U.S. Senate Debate

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch faced off against two of his Republican rivals in a debate last night. Former State Senator Dan Liljenquist and State Representative Chris Herrod tried to convince GOP supporters that it's time for the state's senior senator to step aside. KUER's Terry Gildea has the story.

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Medicaid Records in Utah Stolen by Hackers

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Medicaid clients across the state are being advised to keep a close eye on their bank accounts. The Utah Department of Technology Services notified the Department of Health Monday evening of a data breach on a server that houses Medicaid claims. The personal information of up to 24,000 people may have been compromised.

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Utah Announces Plan to Help Homebuyers

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Home ownership may be a possibility for more Utahns. The Utah Housing Corporation announced Monday a new mortgage program to help buyers who need down payment assistance - even those who are previous owners.

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Governor Herbert Vetoes Sex Education Bill

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has vetoed a controversial sex education bill passed by the Utah legislature.

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Senator Hatch Dominates Republican Caucuses

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah had record turnout for its Republican caucuses last night (THU), and Senator Orrin Hatch was the main topic of conversation.

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Utah's Republican Caucuses Attract Attention and Money

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Utah conservatives will be selecting delegates Thursday to represent them at the Republican convention in April. The caucuses have drawn the attention - and the money - of outside groups because of the race for Orrin Hatch's seat in the US Senate.

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Utah Legislative Wrapup

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT

The Utah Legislature wrapped up its general session at midnight Thursday.

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Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Appropriate

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Lawmakers may be debating a bill that would earmark sales taxes for water project funds. House Bill 174 has lawmakers questioning the way we pay for water in the state and the use of earmarks in general.

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Utah's Ongoing Public Lands Debate

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT

The Utah legislature is looking at a package of bills that demand the federal government turn over control of millions of acres of public lands.

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Romney Cheered, Criticized in SLC Visit

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Mitt Romney got a hero's welcome from the volunteers and staff he supervised during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. But some say he's claiming too much credit for their success.

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Utah's Olympic Legacy: The Impact of the 2002 Winter Games. Part Five: Training Ground for Winter Athletes

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

In 2002, the world watched the Olympic flame light the cauldron in Salt Lake City, and they watched Olympians compete on Utah's snow and ice. Since then, athletes from the US and around the globe have come to train here. KUER's Andrea Smardon has the final story in our series "Utah's Olympic Legacy: The Impact of the 2002 Winter Games", looking at the future generation of Olympic hopefuls living and training in Utah.

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Utah's Olympic Legacy: The Impact of the 2002 Winter Games. Part Four: The Making of Mitt Romney

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Did Mitt Romney save the 2002 Olympic Winter Games from financial disaster or was it an opportunity for him to re-invent his political career?

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Utah's Olympic Legacy: How Utah's Image has Evolved

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

The 2002 Winter Olympic Games changed the way the world sees Salt Lake City -- and the way Utahns see themselves.

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Utah's Olympic Legacy: The Impact of the 2002 Winter Games. Part Two: How the Games Affected Utah's Economy

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Before the Olympics came to Salt Lake, polls showed that 45 percent of citizens didn't want it. Utahns saw what happened with the Atlanta games, where the city was left with unused venues and maintenance costs it could ill afford. But after the 2002 Games, Utah basked in the glow of what some called the most successful US Olympics in history. A decade later, how have the games affected Utah's economy?

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Utah's Olympic Legacy: The Impact of the 2002 Winter Games. Part One: Bid, Bribery and Recovery

Sun, 12 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Part one of our special series looking back on the 2002 Winter Games explores efforts to bring the Olympics to Salt Lake City and the bribery scandal that almost derailed the games.

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Dan Nailen: Jayhawks & Sundance

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

One of Dan Nailen's favorite bands is coming to town -- but he has so many!

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Dan Nailen: Find & Sign

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen profiles the new Pioneer Memorial Theatre production Find & Sign as well as the opening of the Sundance Film Festival.

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Coalitions Mobilize to Change Utah's Controversial Guest Worker Law

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Coalitions are mobilizing around the state to make changes to Utah's controversial guest worker law - or House Bill 116 - passed in the Legislature last year. Some want the bill repealed, some replaced, and some want to improve it so that it might better withstand legal challenges.

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Potash Project at Sevier Lake

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

The entire surface of Sevier Dry Lake -- almost 200 square miles -- has been leased to a company that plans to extract potash from its sediments.

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Dan Nailen: Podcast Comic

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Mark Maron makes a stop in Salt Lake City this weekend -- perhaps the funniest comic you've never seen on TV.

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Ogden Officer Laid to Rest

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Thousands of police officers and others from the community said farewell to Ogden police officer Jared Francom on Wednesday.

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Dan Nailen: Solo Trucker

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen has seen a lot of musicians, but he's a fan of only a few. The Drive-By Truckers fall into that category, and Jason Isbell from the Truckers is on a solo tour.

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Ogden Police Shooting Still Under Investigation

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Ogden law enforcement officials are still investigating a shooting Wednesday night that killed one police officer and wounded five others. A suspect in the case was also wounded and taken into custody. Members of the Weber - Morgan Narcotics Strike Force arrived at an Ogden house around 9:00 p.m. to execute a drug search. As police entered the home, a man opened fire, wounding four officers and fatally shooting agent Jared Francom.

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Dan Nailen: New Year's Eve

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

City Weekly Editor Dan Nailen puts on his professor's hat as he goes through a long list of options for New Year's Eve in Salt Lake City.

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Business Leaders Call for More Funding for Science and Technology

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Utah business leaders are pushing state lawmakers to put more money into a science and technology program known as USTAR.

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Dan Nailen: Mannheim Steamroller & Early EVE

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

'Tis the season for Mannheim Stemroller's energetic holiday show

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Dan Nailen: Santa Pub Crawl

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen will be among hundreds of Santa wanna-bes Friday night in Salt Lake City.

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Dan Nailen: Annie & Lower Lights

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

City Weekly's Dan Nailen looks at the Pioneer Theatre production of Annie and a Utah holiday collaboration called The Lower Lights.

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BLM Considers Coal Mine Expansion

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The Bureau of Land Management is considering a proposed expansion of the Coal Hollow strip mine near Alton, Utah

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Dan Nailen: Son of Willie

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Not every son of a famous father is worth listening to. Dan Nailen says Lukas Nelson is a different case.

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Dan Nailen: Deadpan Comic

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Actor and standup comic Todd Berry makes a stop in Salt Lake this holiday weekend.

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Dan Nailen: Little Scream

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen says Little Scream has one of the best albums of the past year.

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Inside the Rio Tinto Center. The New Home of the Natural History Museum of Utah

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

After years of planning, construction and sheer anticipation, the Rio Tinto Center , the new home for the Natural History Museum of Utah, officially opens to the public on Friday . KUER's Terry Gildea got a sneak peek inside the place that will showcase the natural wonders of the state.

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KUER Reporter Goes to Jail

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

KUER's Dan Bammes spent a night in the new Kane County jail, and he had lots of company.

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Hunting Poachers with Utah DWR Officers

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says that around 65 thousand people participated in this year's open deer hunt. KUER's Brian Grimmett was with a conservation officer on opening day and got an intimate look at what it takes to enforce state game laws.

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Spending a Day with Temple Grandin

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Temple Grandin is famous for her pioneering animal welfare work and for living with autism. On November 3, 2011, she received the first Media and Disability award at the Rose Wagner Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. Sheri Quinn recently spent a day with Grandin on her home turf and offers a rare glimpse of this remarkable person.

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Dan Nailen: Robinson Without the Crowes

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Rich Robinson makes a tour stop in Salt Lake City this weekend with his own band.

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Utah Prairie Dogs at the Center of Endangered Species Battle

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A bill in Congress could remove some of the protection for the Utah Prairie Dog under the Endangered Species Act

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Dan Nailen: Shakespeare High & Low

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen looks at The Tempest at Pioneer Theatre and Lady Macbeth at Plan B

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Dan Nailen: God of Carnage

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen reviews Salt Lake Acting Company's production of God of Carnage

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San Juan Sheriff Seeks Agreement with Navajo Police

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge was elected with a promise to work out a cross-deputization agreement between his department and the Navajo Nation police.

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Dan Nailen: Flaming Lips Live!

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Flaming Lips have been around for a long time, and fans like Dan Nailen know they're best seen live.

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Grassroots Groups and Local Retailers Work to Cut Down on Food Waste

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

When food at the grocery store is nearly expired, stores face the dilemma of what to do with it. Many used to simply throw it away. But people concerned about food waste have found ways to work with stores to rescue and donate some of that food. Or, as independent producer Ross Chambless reports, some waste-conscious people are keen to salvaging and eating food straight from the waste bins.

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Dan Nailen: Eisley

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen's had his eye on Eisley for a long time.

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The College Gender Gap in Utah

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Since 1940, studies showed a pattern of Utah women outperforming their national counterparts in getting college degrees. But in the past fifteen years, that has dramatically changed, leaving Utah in last place for its percentage of women who finish college. KUER's Tasha Cook examines the perceptions and cultural expectations leading to the high drop-out rate.

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Dan Nailen: Hurricane Vacation

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen wasn't counting on a hurricane when he planned his New York City vacation.

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Remembering Navy SEAL Jason Workman

Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The town of Blanding is mourning the death of US Navy SEAL Jason Workman in Afghanistan.

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Dan Nailen: Twilight Concert Series

Fri, 19 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The final week of Salt Lake City's Twilight Concert Series is coming up.

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Dan Nailen: Utah Symphony Plays Queen

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Utah Symphony performs the music of Queen at the Deer Valley Music Festival this weekend.

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Critical Decision Ahead on Snake Valley Water

Thu, 11 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A decision by the Bureau of Land Management could determine the future of Snake Valley's groundwater and the communities that depend on it.

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Local Band Brings Back the 60's

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

It's a different world from 1966, when Carol Sisco graduated from Modoc County High School in California. But music brought them right back at their recent high school reunion.

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Dan Nailen: Taste of the Nation

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Combine good food and a good cause and City Weekly's Dan Nailen is there.

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Dan Nailen: Flea Market & Free Shows

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Dan Nailen gets excited about Alejandro Escovedo -- after he's done shopping at the flea market.

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Dan Nailen: Pioneer Day Alternatives

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

City Weekly music editor Dan Nailen looks at alternatives to the standard Pioneer Day entertainment.

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Dan Nailen: Black Francis

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

City Weekly Music Editor Dan Nailen gets loud -- and excited -- about an iconic rock star.

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Ogden School District Standoff

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Former Utah school superintendent Steven Laing comments on the Ogden School District's effort to replace standard teacher contracts with performance-based pay.

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The U's New Communication Chief

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Bill Warren built his career in New York City before joining the University of Utah as its new chief marketing and communication officer.

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Dan Nailen: Saturday's Voyeur Gets Political

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Over the years, the Salt Lake Acting Company's annual production of Saturday's Voyeur has become more a parody of Utah politics and less of Utah culture.

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Founder of Waterford Institute on Education

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Waterford Institute's UPSTART program offers at-home software education programs for young children, and it won a contract from the Utah Legislature in 2008. The Waterford Institute's founder, Dusty Heuston, a long-time educator, believes the power of technology can result in successful early intervention. KUER's Tasha Cook recently sat down with Heuston, and has this interview.

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Wisdom from Old-Time Gardeners

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Before the terms "sustainable" and "organic" entered the gardening vocabulary, many Utah gardeners were growing their own food that way.

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Plugging Into Nature, Part 5: Solar and the Future

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Many Utahns are trying to use less electricity and cut costs. In the final installment of "Plugging Into Nature," independent producer Ross Chambless reports that as solar power and other technologies become affordable, more people in Utah may soon be making their own electricity.

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Plugging Into Nature, Part 4: Coal

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In Utah, more than half of our power comes from coal. In Part 4 of our series, independent producer Ross Chambless examines the overall costs of Utah's coal-power industry.

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Plugging Into Nature, Part 3: Natural Gas

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In Part 3 of our series tracing electricity in Utah, we turn to another major source for making electricity...natural gas. Advocates tout the resource as a clean fuel, but independent producer Ross Chambless finds the impacts are often hidden.

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Plugging Into Nature, Part 2: Wind and Water

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

More and more Utahns are getting electricity from renewable sources such as wind and water. But in Part Two of our series "Plugging into Nature," independent producer Ross Chambless discovers that renewable resources do have their limitations.

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Plugging Into Nature, Part 1: Where Does My Electricity Come From?

Sun, 26 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Electricity is something we depend on everyday. But where do most Utahns get it, and how does it impact our health and environment?

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