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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.

NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50 (+video)

NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is "no credible threat" to Super Bowl 50. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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US, 11 other countries sign free-trade deal in New Zealand

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States gathered Thursday in New Zealand for the ceremonial signing of a free-trade deal they say will significantly boost trade. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancer

A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday to encourage support for a specialty group license plate that would support childhood cancer awareness and research. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Democrat wants Utahns to cast nonbinding vote on Medicaid expansion in November

A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Dental benefits bill moves forward

A proposal that would restore dental benefits to up to 34,500 Medicaid patients — with the University of Utah School of Dentistry footing the bill — is moving forward at the Utah... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Park City looking to fill five seats on open space panel

The Park City City Council and mayor are seeking applications to fill five at-large positions on the city's Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Photos: Charter school students get a lesson in politics

Charter school students and Utah legislative leaders gathered in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate school choice and discuss legislation pertinent to Utah’s charter schools. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Medical marijuana bills discussed, death penalty for human traffickers proposed

Bills advance and fail in committee, state Senators pitch their medical marijuana bills to the House Republican caucus and a bill that would invoke jail time for those flying drones within 3 miles... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Judge allows Dems to intervene in GOP, state fight over Utah election law

A federal judge Wednesday allowed the Utah Democratic Party to intervene in the ongoing fight between the Utah Republican Party and the state over the primary election nominating process. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Lawmaker proposes making 'In God We Trust' license plate a standard option

A state lawmaker wants to make the "In God We Trust" specialty license plate a standard option at the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead

Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday before police shot and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Smart tools, scientific data drive McAdams' vision for Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Tuesday during his State of the County address that county officials will emphasize the use of hard data when charting a future to reduce crime and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Missing reporter voluntarily returns to China for investigation

A Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad turned up Wednesday, telling his wife by phone he voluntarily returned to China for an investigation, in the latest case of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jimmy Carter faces biggest accomplishment so far: Eradication of Guinea worm in Africa

Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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North America, China power GM to record $9.7b annual profit

Strong earnings in North America and China and a reversal of fortunes in Europe powered General Motors to a record net profit of $9.7 billion last year. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Merck beats 4Q profit forecast, misses Street view on sales

Merck & Co. posted an 87 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit compared with last year when the drugmaker had a huge gain from the sale of consumer health business. It beat Wall Street profit... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires

When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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STEM or STEAM: Is there room for both in Utah schools?

As Utah's industry-driven emphasis on STEM education grows, educators and lawmakers still recognize the role that the arts play in students' learning. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to permit 18 year olds to petition court to end DCFS supervision stalls

A bill that would have allowed 18 year olds, in concert with their parents, to petition juvenile courts to end DCFS supervision was defeated on a tied vote of the Senate Health and Human Services... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting fails in committee

A bill that would have done away with straight-ticket voting on Utah ballots failed in committee Tuesday after Utah GOP Chairman James Evans spoke against it. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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House Republicans hear medical marijuana bills, not expected to take a position

Members of the House Republican caucus heard pitches Tuesday for two approaches to legalizing medical marijuana, but House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said the caucus likely won't take a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Alcohol permit bill clears Senate committee

A bill that clarifies how the state alcohol commission considers permits for special events advanced Tuesday in the Utah Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Biskupski's pick to lead public utilities withdraws, says he lacked political backing

Facing backlash for her appointment to replace Salt Lake City's longtime public utilities director, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Monday that her nominee, Mike Reberg, has withdrawn his name... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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State lawmakers propose death penalty for human traffickers in homicide cases

Human trafficking that results in the death of the victim could be charged as a capital offense under a bill a House committee approved Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, in what critics see as a covert test of banned... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: 'Public health crisis', liquor barriers and a record number of bills for the Utah Legislature

Republicans and Democrats can agree that inversion is the worst, lawmakers try to find ways around the "Zion Curtain" and Utahns may possibly get to provide funding while sporting a specialty... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Standoff leader heads back to court in bid to leave jail

A federal judge will consider Tuesday whether the leader of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge should remain in jail, while four holdouts drag out the standoff that began a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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US education official apologizes for poor judgment, behavior

A senior Education Department official apologized on Tuesday for what he acknowledged was poor judgment related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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New Algerian law punishes violence against women

A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups that had fought for years for the legislation. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight (+videos)

A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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UBS bank shares plunge as rich investors withdraw money

Swiss bank UBS saw its shares slide on Tuesday on news that investors had pulled billions out of its division serving wealthy clients — a token of the market turbulence that has shaken the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Airstrikes destroy IS radio station in Afghanistan

U.S. airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight Dem race

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Owens outraises Love in fundraising period for House seat

Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015 as Owens tries to unseat the incumbent. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Lawmaker looks to curb municipal collections from traffic tickets

Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, is sponsoring SB100, which would cap the amount of revenue a municipality can collect from traffic tickets at 25 percent of its budget. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Will lawmakers consider another tax increase for education?

Business leaders are asking lawmakers to consider an increase to the income tax rate to raise money for education by asking voters whether they'd support such a move. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Game On: Iowa caucuses kick off 2016 presidential election

After a long year of campaigning, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates face voters for the first time, battling in Iowa Monday for a boost toward the White House — or in many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Republicans, Democrats together on need for clean air legislation

More than two dozen Republican and Democratic lawmakers stood together Monday to announce a long list of clean air-related bills and appropriation requests. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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What you need to know about the effort to clear the air in Utah

As state regulators continue to try to put a lid on the sources of air pollution and residents are hungry for ways to do their part, expect Utah lawmakers to once again be handling multiple air... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Audit reveals deficiencies in Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole must take steps to ensure consistent and fair decisions for releasing or extending the stay of prison inmates, according to a new legislative audit. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State senator wants Utah to declare pornography a public health crisis

A Utah state senator is sponsoring a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State hosts meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a meeting on the Clean Power Plan unveiled last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Utah is among states contesting the rule,... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Tourism boosters rub shoulders with lawmakers

Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, left, and Colin Fryer, from Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, visit during a Tourism on the Hill event at the Capitol on Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Specialty license plate bills on the way to Senate

Bills to create two specialty license plates received unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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US stocks edge mostly lower as energy prices plunge again

The stock market was able to recover from steep losses to close slightly lower on Monday as investors looked past another drop in the price of oil and renewed concerns about U.S. and Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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