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Herbert, Johnson present different visions for Utah education

Gov. Gary Herbert and his Republican foe, Jonathan Johnson, have both identified education as a key issue.

Gov. Herbert: Bears Ears resolution won't 'jeopardize anything'

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday a strongly worded resolution from Utah lawmakers opposing a new Bears Ears national monument won't hurt his discussions about the designation with the Obama... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Cottonwood Heights overhauls its approach to winter with own snowplows

Cottonwood Heights has its first snowplow in hand, as the city overhauls its approach to winter with a soon-to-be full-service Public Works Department. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Bipartisan deal in House to help Puerto Rico with $70B debt

In a breakthrough, House Republicans and Democrats have struck a deal with the White House to help rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed Thursday as a winner of a Philippine Senate seat, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Office of Economic Development names procurement director

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced the appointment of Chuck Spence as director of the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Audit: Public safety communication agency's status needs legislative review

The Utah Communications Authority’s status as an "independent state entity” should be put under review by the Legislature because of significant organizational deficiencies that allowed... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Libertarian presidential candidate meets with Utah state senators

Utah state senators had the opportunity to meet with a presidential candidate Wednesday — Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presumptive nominee. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Facebook's CEO meets with conservatives on reported bias

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah lawmakers pass resolution against proposed Bears Ears national monument

The Utah Legislature told the Obama administration Wednesday in a strongly worded resolution that the state doesn't want a new national monument and is gearing up to fight any attempt to create one. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah Legislature restores $4.7 million for education in special session

Utah lawmakers voted to restore more than $4.7 million in funding for various education programs during a special legislative session Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Lawmakers to consider 'grand boulevard' entrances to Salt Lake City from I-15

Utah economic leaders Wednesday urged legislators to begin considering improvements to 500 South and 600 South to create "grand boulevard" entrances into Utah's capital city from I-15. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Pondering the store's future in an age of web buying

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May 18, 2016

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Fed's surprise message: June hike likely if economy improves

Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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1 dead, dozens hurt as 2 powerful aftershocks rattle Ecuador

Two powerful earthquakes jolted Ecuador on Wednesday, causing one death and injuring dozens. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber appointed to DOJ advisory committee

Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber to her advisory committee Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Nigerian girl kidnapped 2 years ago is found alive

One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited with her mother, a doctor said... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Critics question shrinking expectations for Medicaid extension

Advocates for Utah's homeless and mentally ill are questioning the Legislature's partial Medicaid expansion plan after learning it will cover 6,000 fewer people than originally promised. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Israeli woman becomes longest jailed military objector

A 19-year-old Israeli woman has spent more than three months in military prison in what supporters say is the longest sentence ever handed down to a female conscientious objector. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah Justice Tom Lee on Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees

Utah Supreme Court Justice Tom Lee made Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Somaliland wants world recognition of its independence

The semi-autonomous region of Somaliland is renewing calls for international recognition of its self-declared independence from Somalia. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Kerry, el-Sissi discuss stalled Arab-Israeli peace efforts

The United States and Egypt looked for ways Wednesday to inject life into Israel's moribund peace process with the Palestinians, after the Arab country's leader said an agreement would make warmer... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in UK Queen's Speech

Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown Wednesday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Facebook's Zuckerberg meets with conservatives

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with conservatives, including radio host Glenn Beck, to discuss claims that its "trending topics" feature is biased against their viewpoints. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Group of parents against transgender directive ask for action from state leaders

A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Mourning in Sadr City, Baghdad's deadliest district

Among the dozens killed when a truck bomb struck a crowded market last week in Baghdad's Sadr City were two brothers, the only sons of Talib Jassum Issa who got the news in a phone call just... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Democrats pressure Sanders as rift threatens party

After months when the story of the 2016 presidential campaign focused on divided Republicans, Democrats are now showcasing divisions in their ranks. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he's... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Drone operators, academics urge Utah lawmakers against too much regulation

Unmanned aerial systems operators and educators urged Utah lawmakers Wednesday to not stifle the emerging industry with too much regulation. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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West Jordan replacing streetlights with LED lights

West Jordan is replacing approximately 5,000 traditional streetlights with LED lights, which provide improved illumination at a reduced operating cost — and shrink the city’s carbon... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Opponent accuses Herbert of 'selling access' to governor's office

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Weinholtz accused Gov. Gary Herbert Wednesday of abusing his power at a secretly recorded meeting with lobbyists where he offered to meet with their clients... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Trump and frequent target Megyn Kelly call a truce

Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly appear to have called a truce. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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NY police: Belligerent, knife-wielding man killed by officer

A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store Wednesday morning, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to death by police on a busy tourist-filled... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders in tight Ky. race; Sanders, Trump win Ore.

Bernie Sanders won Oregon's presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a neck-and-neck outcome in Kentucky on Tuesday, vowing to soldier on as Clinton sought to blunt his momentum ahead of... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Trump wins Oregon GOP primary; Democrats' results still out

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Oregon three times in recent weeks, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton chose to send her husband instead. Oregon voters were deciding Tuesday which of... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders locked in tight contest in Kentucky primary

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were neck-and-neck in Kentucky's presidential primary Tuesday, as Clinton sought to blunt the momentum of her Democratic rival ahead of a likely general election... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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S.L. County revises licensing law to combat prostitution

Salt Lake County leaders unanimously approved a law change Tuesday to help law enforcers crack down on disguised prostitution. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Both sides jockeying over possible Bears Ears monument designation

The Sutherland Institute released a new video highlighting San Juan County Navajo tribal members opposed to a new national monument. Meanwhile, a pro-monument group released a poll showing 71... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Homeless woman joins climate change protesters, wins bid at BLM auction

Victoria Ramos, inspired by a group of protesters, figured she could afford bidding on an oil and gas lease parcel at a Salt Lake City BLM auction. The price was $2 an acre, but Ramos is homeless.... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Lawmakers want more control over public safety communication agency bilked by employee

The Utah Communications Authority, an independent agency, should be subject to a series of controls in the wake of about $1 million being stolen by a now former employee over more than a decade,... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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S.L. County Council threatens to block UTA tax money amid closed meeting controversy

Amid public scrutiny over recent changes to UTA's open meetings policy, Salt Lake County leaders threatened Tuesday to withhold tax money from the state's largest mass transit agency. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Trump says he'd speak with Kim Jong Un over nukes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation's nuclear program. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Kenya: Photos of police violence spark international outrage

Widely viewed pictures and video of a protester being kicked by Kenyan riot police as he lay on the ground have caused a stir in this East Africa country, prompting debate on police brutality and... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Legislature to study impact of directive on transgender students; LDS Church weighs in

Leaders in the Utah Legislature voted Tuesday to study the local impacts of a recent directive from the White House telling schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Matheson, Huntsman Jr. to head Utah committee for global leadership group

A former Democratic congressman and a former Republican governor have teamed up to head a Utah committee for a global development organization. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

Russia has built a military encampment inside a zone that holds the UNESCO world heritage site in the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, where Islamic State militants were driven out recently by... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Wave of bombings in Baghdad kill 69

A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, officials said — the latest in a string of... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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