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In August, The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the bodies of Paiute children are likely buried on the property of a former Indigenous boarding school in Panguitch, Utah. It's a difficult and painful subject to talk about, and some members of the Paiute tribe wish the story had never been told by the media in the first place.

Real estate across the country has never been a hotter commodity. A couple years ago, there were already more potential homebuyers than there were available homes. But then the COVID pandemic hit, causing a greater housing demand coupled with a shortage of lumber and construction labor.

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During a special legislative session May 19, Utah Republicans passed two controversial resolutions that banned critical race theory in Utah schools and designated Utah as a “Second Amendment sanctuary” state.

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Natasha Helfer, a sex therapist and now-former member of the LDS church, has lost her church membership for, in part, being outspoken about her professional stance on sex. 

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Journalist and author Bari Weiss believes that cancel culture is damaging cherished American ideals like free speech and thought, pluralism and the presumption of innocence.

With KUER airing special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial this week, RadioWest will not air on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at its usual 11 a.m. or noon MST on KUER, 90.1. You can find regular programming, including RadioWest, over on KUER-2, which you can access at KUER.org (click on "All Streams"), on our mobile app or by using your smart speaker.

Thank you for your patience and we hope to be back to our regular Friday timeslot next week. 

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What have you learned in the pandemic? Go ahead, make a list. Maybe you learned how to bake sourdough bread, took up knitting or perhaps you learned how our current system of government hasn’t been working for everyone. 

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On Sept. 18, 2020, the country lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As millions mourn her passing, we ask: What’s next for the highest court in the land?

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Brittany Packnett Cunngingham comes from a family of ministers and pastors. It didn't take her long before she found her own spiritual calling as an activist, educator and writer dedicated to fighting for social justice.

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For the historian Ibram X. Kendi, the death of George Floyd while in police custody is yet another story in the long nightmare of the black experience in America.