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Agriculture Undercover Filming 'Ag-Gag' Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

A federal judge has struck down the “agriculture operation interference” law which was approved in 2012 by the Utah legislature. What is also known as the “ag-gag” law, prohibited lying to gain access to a livestock operation. The law also required permission from the property owner for anyone who wanted to film. Legal experts are looking at ways for those in the agriculture industry and animal rights activists to find a compromise.

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Last week, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would change how the IRS investigates nonprofit spending. 

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When HB 239 passed in March, legislators understood that the sweeping changes to the juvenile justice system mandated by the bill wouldn’t take place overnight. As officials work toward implementation, public hearings explaining the changes have taken place throughout Utah.

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Utah fire officials say many of the state's wildfires over the last two years have been sparked by people, but recouping firefighting costs that can run into the millions of dollars isn't easy.

The U.S. Forest Service has only been able to recover one-third of the $33 million in they've tried to recover since 2003 though civil actions in Utah.

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Salt Lake County councilwoman Jenny Wilson is running to challenge Orrin Hatch for his Senate seat next year.

The Democrat serving her second six-year term on the council said Monday that it's time for a change after Hatch's 40 years in office.

Securing Utah’s Moose Population on Wild About Utah

Jul 14, 2017
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Historically, the settlers and hunters of Utah didn’t find moose when they were exploring the state. It wasn’t’ until 1906-07 when the first recorded moose sighting occurred in Utah. 

Topaz Museum Performance Creates Empathy With Puppetry

Jul 14, 2017
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A museum that includes historic information about Japanese Americans being held in an internment camp during WWII has opened in Utah. The ceremonies marking the opening of the Topaz Museum near Delta includes Japanese Koto music and a puppet performance depicting the culture and life of the camp.

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The Celtics announced Friday that Hayward has signed his four-year, maximum deal. It comes 10 days after he chose Boston over Utah and Miami in free agency.

Hayward, who will earn about $128 million, was one of the top free agents available and joins a Celtics team that advanced to the Eastern Conference finals last season.

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Federal prosecutors say a former nurse charged with infecting seven people with hepatitis C at an Ogden hospital is one of more than 400 people across the country accused in health care fraud and opioid scams.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah said Thursday that 50-year-old Elet Neilson spread the virus by stealing narcotic drugs and injecting herself before injecting patients.

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New billboards are going up this week in Salt Lake City that say not to give panhandlers money, but to instead give money to organizations that aid the homeless.

City officials and the Downtown Alliance business group launched a public awareness campaign Thursday aimed at curbing the begging practice that has become common in Utah's capital.

Idaho Map Details Public Trust Lands

Jul 14, 2017

A new map from the Idaho Department of Lands shows nearly all of that state's trust lands are open for recreation.

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Investors sent shares of the Internet streaming service Netflix soaring after the company reported that it had beaten forecasts and attracted 5.2 million new subscribers worldwide, increasing its membership to 104 million.

"We also crossed the symbolic milestones of 100 million members and more international than domestic members. It was a good quarter," Netflix wrote in its second-quarter letter to shareholders.

Chipotle saw its stock dip Tuesday after it temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant where several people reported getting sick.

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Londoners may feel hot this summer, but historian Rosemary Ashton says it's nothing compared to what the city endured in 1858. That was the year of "The Great Stink" — when the Thames River, hot and filled with sewage, made life miserable for the residents of the city.

"It was continuously hot for two to three months with temperatures up into the 90s quite often," Ashton says. "The hottest recorded day up to that point in history was the 16th of June, 1858, when the temperature reached 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit, in the shade."

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It's the famine that not enough people have heard about.

An estimated 20 million people in four countries — Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen — are at risk of famine and starvation. And the word isn't getting out, says Justin Forsyth, a deputy executive director of UNICEF.

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