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Utah Lawmakers Pass Tax Reform Bill During Special Session Thursday

After almost a year of discussion, Utah lawmakers passed a tax reform bill Thursday evening largely along party lines.

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Dark Waters the movie

Oscar-nominated director Todd Haynes (Carol, 2015) has crafted an intelligent, astute, real-life film about fighting for justice against enormous odds. A corporate lawyer (a reserved Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight, 2015) who defends large industrial companies starts investigating a small lawsuit from rural West Virginia in 1998 centered on dead farm animals and contaminated water. Searching through endless piles of paper (literally), the lawyer begins to discover repeated cover-ups of chemical pollution by the ubiquitous and mega-rich DuPont company and tries to bring their actions to justice.  

Pumpkin Pie In April? No Way!

Dec 13, 2019
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Food writers Jenn Ashton and Lael Gilbert discuss the odd behavior of only eating certain foods during the holidays. 

Computer Science Program in Schools; Gov. Gary Herbert proposed $10.2 to help fund a K-12 computer science program by 2022, along with Utah tech companies like Pluralsight, Qualtrics, Domo, and InsideSales.com.
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According to data released by the federal government, there are more than 900,000 internet technology and computer science jobs in the U.S. In Utah, more than 5,000 of these jobs are unfilled. 

Pickleville Playhouse

The problem with holiday traditions is that they’re always the same. See the Nutcracker. Trim the tree. Over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house. Same, same. Ditto, ditto.

What's Up With The Current Devotion To The Instant Pot?

Dec 12, 2019
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Food writers Lael Gilbert and Jenn Ashton sit down and discuss the modern-day obsession with the Instant Pot. 

Climate Change And Birds on 'Wild About Utah'

Dec 12, 2019
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On December 14th, I will join several others for an exciting day of counting bird species and numbers in our lovely, snowy valley. The numbers will be entered on a database that will be shared globally.

I Love to Read and Review

“Unselfish: Love Thy Neighbor as Thy Selfie” compiled by Paul Parkinson, features 99 inspiring stories of people putting others before themselves. Everyone is trying to get noticed. Selfies are taking over the internet. We live in a world where success and achievement seem to be determined by how many “likes” or “followers” one has on social media. Selfish behavior seems to be at an all–time high.

Hope And Healing: When A Child Dies Of Congenital Heart Disease

Dec 11, 2019
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Congenital heart disease kills more kids than all childhood cancers combined. Nola Spicer and Nicura Thompson know this first-hand. 

The United States Department of Agriculture has proposed new regulations for hemp farmers around the country. Currently there is a comment period going on until December 30 on the proposed regulations. And farmers throughout the country are speaking out on how these regulations could affect their operations.

The House Judiciary Committee is considering two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Watch as the panel debates and then votes on the allegations.

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