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Dec. 18: End of Iraq war, fracking, Philpot's race for governor

Posted - Dec. 18, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.



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OverviewThis week on Sunday Edition we discussed the end of the Iraq war with two journalists who were embedded with the last convoy out of Al Anbar. Plus, we took a closer look at the controversial method of fracking for gas and oil. Richard Piatt also had a conversation with Morgan Philpot about his campaign for governor.

Segment 1

The final troops have pulled out of Iraq marking the end of a long and costly war. KSL obtained exclusive video from a local film crew of the last convoy moving out of one of the largest military bases in Iraq. Dodge Billingsley and Scott Thornton were the only media embedded with troops as they pulled out from the Al Asad airbase earlier this month. There were more than 20- thousand troops stationed there during the war. Getting the remaining troops out without the enemy knowing required 'stealth' tactics. Dodge and Scott returned from Iraq a few days ago and discussed their experience with Richard Piatt.

Segment 2

An EPA study says fracking - may be to blame for polluting the drinking water in a Wyoming community. Eastern Utah News specialist Geoff Liesik traveled to Pavillion, Wyoming, to check it out and shared what he learned about fracking there and in Utah.

Segment 3

Morgan Philpot is running against fellow republican Governor Gary Herbert for the state's top job. Richard Piatt asked him the state's budget, his stance on immigration and what sets him apart from Governor Herbert.

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