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Lawmakers already looking at development of Utah State Prison site

The Utah State Prison won't be relocated until a new facility expected to be completed by mid-2020 is ready.

Summit County wants rewrite of Bishop's public lands initiative

How do you chart what happens on Utah's public lands? Should recreation rule? Should vast pristine areas left be untouched? What about energy development? A public lands bill to solve this is... Read more »

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FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge

The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored... Read more »

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Lawmaker proposes new statue for Capitol

Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray, has proposed a new statue for the state Capitol honoring Father Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante. Read more »

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House panel shuts down bill to exclude UTA from future tax hikes

A House committee Wednesday rejected a bill that would have given cities the ability to exclude transit districts — such as the Utah Transit Authority — from receiving revenue from... Read more »

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Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. Read more »

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House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday. Read more »

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Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that tarnished his long career and appeared to... Read more »

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All-male legislative committee blocks bill to eliminate tax on feminine hygiene products

A bill that would eliminate Utah’s sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products was struck down by a House committee Wednesday. Read more »

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Animal lovers gather in support of proposed gas chamber ban

Animal lovers packed a House committee meeting Wednesday to express their support of a bill that would prohibit animal euthanasia by gas chamber. Read more »

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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state... Read more »

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Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of BYU student who went missing in China

U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a concurrent resolution Wednesday urging the federal Department of State to examine the possibility that a missing BYU student was abducted... Read more »

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After-school programs a 'comprehensive' way to help kids, lawmakers say

A Utah senator is hoping to improve academic achievement for some of Utah's most at-risk students by increasing funding for after-school programs. Read more »

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For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016

Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day. Read more »

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House defeats bill changing referendum deadlines

A bill that would have allowed Utahns to wait to circulate a referendum petition until after the governor takes action on legislation failed by a close vote Wednesday in the House. Read more »

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Change in alcohol permit law will save Utah embarrassment, state senator says

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that one lawmaker says would save the state embarrassment when it comes to issuing an alcohol permit for Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest. Read more »

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But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions

Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans. Read more »

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Carly Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for President

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a... Read more »

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Senate panel passes bill to remove FBI check for driver privilege cards

A bill eliminating FBI background checks from driver privilege card applications passed a Senate committee Wednesday. Read more »

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Utah PolitiLinks: Proposal to donate unused medications, opposition not end of line for medical marijuana bill

Medication was a topic of discussion at the legislature, with an advocacy group saying that HB18 would reduce access to mental illness medication and another bill proposing an avenue for unused... Read more »

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New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway house

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house... Read more »

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Gov. Chris Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to end his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after a disappointing finish in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Read more »

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State senator shelves 'constitutional carry' gun bill

A controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit in Utah won't get off the firing line this year. Read more »

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Utah 'ready, willing and able' to host Olympics, lawmaker says

A state lawmaker wants the world to know Utah is "ready, willing and able" to host the Winter Olympics again. Read more »

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AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014

An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The... Read more »

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Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to... Read more »

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Biskupski retains Salt Lake City airport director

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Tuesday that a fourth city department director will be keeping her job: Maureen Riley, executive director of the Department of Airports. Read more »

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Exit polls: Dems trust Sanders more than Clinton

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary after convincing voters that he was more honest and trustworthy than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to... Read more »

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Trump wins New Hampshire after Iowa disappointment

Donald Trump nailed down a solid first electoral win in New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday, demonstrating his unorthodox campaign can translate large crowds at rambunctious rallies into... Read more »

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Law enforcement, advocates raise united cry to expand life-saving domestic violence initiative

In the wake of compelling success stories and growing demand from communities across the state, advocacy groups and law enforcement are making a united request for legislative funds to expand a... Read more »

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of... Read more »

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Utah lawmaker proposes studying electronic drivers' licenses

A state lawmaker is running a bill that would ask Utah's Driver License Division to study the possibility of electronic drivers’ licenses. Read more »

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Proposed Utah law would treat child prostitutes as victims, not criminals

A bill that cleared a Utah House committee Tuesday would make sure children who are exploited for sex would be treated as victims and not criminals. Read more »

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2 Utah police camera bills differ on what to make public

Civil liberties advocates say one of two proposals to regulate police body cameras in Utah this year would give law enforcement too much leeway and would exempt videos of fatal shootings from open... Read more »

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LDS Church's opposition does not necessarily doom medical marijuana bill, sponsor says

The sponsor of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' opposition to the legislation does not necessarily doom its passage. Read more »

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Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year (+ video)

Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent... Read more »

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Yearly one-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless... Read more »

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US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Read more »

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AP News Guide: Snowy New Hampshire has its say in 2016 race

You may have heard about the establishment lane in the 2016 presidential campaign, the outsider lane and more. What the Republican candidates really want from the New Hampshire primary is an... Read more »

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Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would boost their standing in a highly... Read more »

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Obama to release $4 trillion-plus budget for 2017

President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — all sent to a... Read more »

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UN official asks Sri Lanka to locate people missing from war

The top United Nations human rights official asked Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday to quickly locate thousands of civilians reported missing during the country's civil war. The government has... Read more »

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Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic... Read more »

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Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local... Read more »

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Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake. Read more »

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Advocacy group says bill would reduce access to mental illness medication

Health care providers, law enforcement officials and legislators debated a bill that would allow Medicaid to cover certain psychiatric drugs and not others. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Survivor of Trolley Square massacre urges lawmakers to reform Medicaid

Carolyn Tuft, a survivor of the 2007 siege at Trolley Square, called on lawmakers to pass Medicaid reform. Tuft said she has no prescription coverage and can't afford drugs to counteract the... Read more »

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Lobbyist group considers suing state over 'inadequate' school funding

Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools. Read more »

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For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances

It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Committee approves bill allowing tastings at liquor distilleries

A bill that would allow liquor distilleries in the state to offer tastings to customers was approved Monday by the House Business and Labor Committee. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Long-awaited Jeremy Johnson fraud trial kicks off in federal court

Nearly five years and three attorneys later, one-time multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson will literally defend himself in court against dozens of fraud charges related to his now defunct online... Read more »

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