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  1. A statue of Martha Hughes Cannon outside the Utah Capitol.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 12 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The state legislature recently voted to send a statue of a nineteenth-century doctor named Martha Hughes Cannon to represent Utah in Statuary Hall. Each state only gets two statues, so Dr. Cannon will knock Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the television, out of the circle.

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  2. Dr. Kimberly Moreland (left) helped her daughter shop for an...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | News 88.9 KNPR

    With the country on course to expand the rights of transgender Americans, college student Wren Vetens introduced herself as a woman for the first time in January 2016, at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. After being raised as a boy and grappling with her gender identity for years, she says it felt liberating to be referred to as "she."

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  3. Marchers carry an LGBTQ pride flag during the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City in June.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | News 88.9 KNPR

    A group of Democratic senators are planning to introduce a bill in Congress Tuesday that would require the U.S. census and the country's largest survey to start directly asking about sexual orientation and gender identity. If the Census Equality Act becomes a law, sexual orientation and gender identity questions would have to be added to forms for the census by 2030 and for the American Community Survey - a survey that about one in 38 households are required by federal law to complete every year - by 2020.

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  4. Meet The Restaurateurs Fighting To Save The Grand Staircase-Escalante MonumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | News 88.9 KNPR

    Standing between peach and cherry trees on her 6.5-acre Utah farm, Blake Spalding points to the Kaiparowits Plateau . The looming bluff is dotted with thousand-year-old pinyon pine and juniper trees.

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  5. Doctoral Student Compiles Database Of Indigenous Women Who've Gone MissingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 21 | News 88.9 KNPR

    A storm rolls in over the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. The clouds are low and dark as distant lightning cracks over a green prairie.

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  6. HHS: All But One Of Tom Price's Plane Trips Reviewed Broke Federal RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    While he was secretary of health and human services, Tom Price repeatedly broke federal rules on using chartered and military planes for government travel, resulting in the waste of at least $341,000 in taxpayer dollars, the HHS inspector general said in a report Friday. Out of 21 plane trips reviewed using charter, military and commercial aircraft as well as the presidential fleet, all but one of them - including 12 chartered flights - violated federal regulations, according to the report.

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  7. More Colleges Go Test-Optional; Google Launches College Search ToolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    This week, educators and students expressed their opposition to the College Board's decision to cut out parts of the Advanced Placement World History curriculum. The College Board announced in May that it was removing early world history from the nationally taught high school course.

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  8. No Driver Input Detected In Seconds Before Deadly Tesla Crash, NTSB FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the driver of a Tesla using autopilot did not have his hands on the steering wheel in the moments before a fatal crash in the Silicon Valley area of Northern California in March. Investigators also found that the Tesla was accelerating, with the cruise control engaged, when it crashed into a highway barrier.

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  9. Tesla In Autopilot Sped Up Before Utah CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. Two people were injured.

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  10. Hot SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    Sex is everywhere! From the headlines to the cineplex, from the Stormy-lashed White House to *winkwink* your house. Into this hothouse milieu comes Laura Henkel, gallerist, curator, and scholar of erotica, with a go-big-or-go-home iteration of her annual 12 Inches of Sin sexapalooza.

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  11. William Keebler has pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in Arizona in 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    A Utah militia leader accused of trying to blow up a federal cabin in Arizona pleaded guilty in a Salt Lake City courtroom Thursday, as part of a late-hour plea deal that avoided a potentially lengthy federal trial. The felony charge against William Keebler, a commander of the Patriots Defense Force militia in Stockton, Utah, stemmed from a foiled bomb plot in 2016.

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  12. Utah Governor Hails Education Plan That Could Triple FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The Republican governor gave his remarks on Monday during a signing ceremony for the measure at an elementary school in suburban Salt Lake City. The measure will ask voters to decide in November whether they want to approve a 10 cent increase in the state's gas tax.

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  13. Woman Sues Mormon Church Alleging Rape By Leader In 1980sRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    A woman who recently accused a former Mormon missionary training center director of raping her in the 1980s and the church of failing to take her allegations seriously has sued them - a move that will bring more scrutiny to the handling of sexual abuse reports. In the lawsuit, the woman, 55, repeats her allegation that Joseph L. Bishop sexually assaulted her in 1984 when he was president of the religion's Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.

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  14. Mormon Church Is Combining Melchizedek Priesthood QuorumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The Mormon church is combining Melchizedek Priesthood quorums for adult men from ages 18 on up into a single group. New church President Russell M. Nelson says high priest groups will be dissolved and combined into elders quorums in Mormon congregations around the world.

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  15. The Mormon Church DiversifiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    This Easter and Passover weekend, it's the Mormon Church that is making headlines. On Saturday, the church's first Latin-American and first Asian-American apostles were named.

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  16. Forecasters: Dry Winter Won't Send Lake Mead To Record LowRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    Experts say a dry season this past winter won't be enough to send Lake Mead to a record low. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports forecasters still expect the reservoir east of Las Vegas to contain just enough water by the end of the year to avoid a first-ever federal shortage declaration.

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  17. Feds: 23 Civil Rights Violation Cases At Utah SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    Federal authorities are looking into at least 23 cases of alleged civil rights violations involving Utah elementary and high schools. The Salt Lake City Tribune reports the U.S. Department of Education recently released a searchable database of ongoing cases that listed seven elementary and high school districts in Utah.

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  18. Used car salesman Chris Edwards poses for a portrait at Automaxx in Pleasant Grove, Utah.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    Our series, "Take A Number," is exploring problems around the world - and the people who are trying to solve them - through the lens of a single number. Twenty-one days.

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  19. Iron County Republican Party Treasurer Arrested In Prostitution StingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    A man who serves as treasurer for the Republican Party in Utah's Iron County was arrested in a prostitution sting this week. According to a statement, investigators with the St. George Police Department conducted an undercover operation involving an informant who posted an ad on backpage.com as a prostitute.

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  20. Leaping Elk Crashes Low-Flying Research Helicopter In UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | News 88.9 KNPR

    An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with its crew trying to drop a net on the elk, said Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office.

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