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Enoch killings, latest Great Salt Lake warning and abortion fights

Sharon Huntsman, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Cedar City, Utah, leaves flowers outside a home where eight family members were found dead in Enoch, Utah, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Officials said Michael Haight, 42, took his own life after killing his wife, mother-in-law and the couple’s five children. (AP Photo/Sam Metz)

Eight people are found dead in an Enoch home in southern Utah after what authorities are calling an apparent murder-suicide. Experts tell lawmakers that they have only months to act or the Great Salt Lake will vanish in the next five years. With Utah in limbo in the wake of the Supreme Court’s rejection of Roe v. Wade, state lawmakers from both parties propose new abortion bills for the upcoming legislative session. And the U.S. House stops functioning amid a Republican leadership standoff.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Kolbie Peterson, Leia Larsen and Emily Anderson Stern, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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