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2:57 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Utah To Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling To High Court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry.

State Attorney General Sean Reyes' office said in a statement Wednesday it will file an appeal to the high court sometime in the next couple of weeks, rather than taking its case to the entire 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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AP NEWS
1:51 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Newspapers Ask To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Agreement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Owners of Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.

Attorneys for Kearns-Tribune and the Deseret News Publishing Company argued in court documents Monday that the group of former Tribune reporters and current readers has no standing to challenge the agreement.

The owners also say there's no merit to allegations that agreement violates federal antitrust laws and threatens the Tribune's independence.

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State & Regional
1:17 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

The Mountain Life - July 9 2014

Lynn & Tim were joined this week by Dr. Cary Sennett, President & CEO of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. They talked about a new report from the CDC detailing declining asthma rates in the US as well as tips for managing the condition, etc. Todd Hageman, technical director for the Tour of Utah also joined the show to talk about Kamas being a stop on the next Tour, coming in August. Katie Stellpflug, owner of Artique, also joined the show to talk about the Tour - she is on the local organizing committee.

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AP NEWS
11:50 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Crews Gain Ground On Eastern Utah Wildfire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials say crews are hemming in a wildfire north of Vernal and have the blaze about 75% contained.

Fire officials said Wednesday morning that crews are working to secure the rest of the perimeter of the 5-square-mile Taylor Mountain Road Fire.

The fire burned a home and two summer cabins after it broke out Saturday but by Wednesday it was smoldering and creeping through gas, brush and trees.

Fire spokeswoman Kelsey Birchell says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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State & Regional
2:04 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

This Green Earth - July 8 2014

Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann joined the show to talk about his ongoing efforts to raise awareness of climate change issues and the many issues arising from efforts. Local beekeeper Doug Fryer also joined to show to talk about the state of bees, colony collapse, etc. This show originally aired in May of 2014.

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State & Regional
1:35 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Mountain Money - July 7, 2014

Doug & Larry started off today's show with a conversation about Utah's new Outdoor Recreation Office and it's director, Brad Peterson. Tracy Larson, Vice President of Program Development at Bank of American Fork then joined the show to talk about Elder Financial Abuse. Dylan (Sands) and Shelby (Kushma) of Publik Coffee Roasters then joined the show to talk about their business as well as their new Park City area location.

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AP NEWS
11:28 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Wildfire Spurs Up To 200 Evacuations In Utah Park

VERNAL, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a nearly 4-square-mile wildfire has led to evacuations in northeast Utah's Steinaker State Park.

Park Manager Mike Murray said Saturday evening that the blaze had been threatening park structures and areas, including the office, shop and long-term campground.

He estimates 30 ft flames had come up to the shop, but multiple fire agencies held off the blaze, and it was no longer putting those buildings at risk.

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State & Regional
1:09 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 3, 2014

Cool Science Radio on KPCW

Hosts John Wells and Alex Butwinski spoke with a couple of authors on today's show, including Alex Wright, author of Cataloging The World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age.  John and Alex also spoke with Michael Blastland, co-author of The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger.

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AP NEWS
7:45 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Utah Wolverine Sighting 1st Documented In 30 Years

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State wildlife officials have captured images of a wolverine on the northern slope of the Uinta Mountains this year, the first documented sighting of the animal in Utah since a wolverine carcass was found in 1979.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Wednesday that more than two dozen images from trail cameras show the animal sniffing an empty bait station in February. The cameras were not retrieved until June.

Biologists plan to compare the images with those taken of another wolverine in April by trail cameras stationed in Wyoming.

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AP NEWS
7:32 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Thousands Attend Utah Counterculture Fest

UINTA NATIONAL FOREST, Utah (AP) - A county jail easy of Salt Lake City is nearly full in part because of the influx of thousands of people for the Rainbow Family gathering.

KSL-TV reports that Wasatch County Sheriff's officials say a third of the prisoners in the 100-person jail are from the gathering, which has brought 5,900 people to the area in a four-day celebration of love and peace.

Chief Deputy Jared Rigby says deputies are working non-stop to monitor the happenings at the gathering. Rigby says one recently married deputy had to cancel his honeymoon.

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