Utah Legislature 2016

Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors.

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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Michael Cavallari died from exposure, medical examiner says

Exposure to the cold caused the death of Michael Cavallari, the Grand County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday. 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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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 credibility for both of these... Read more »

Pope briefs priests: Don't be smug, don't judge sinners

A specially-recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the Catholic Church to sinners. 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 »

Barack Obama: Religious freedom keeps us strong

When others are trying to divide us along religious lines, we have to reaffirm that most fundamental truth — that we are all God’s children, all born equal with inherent dignity. Read more »


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Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at fast-food drive-thru restaurant

Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon. Read more »

2011 flooding poses lingering concerns for Weber County

Lawmakers heard a funding request for $4 million to help mitigate flood damage from 2011 in western Weber County and prevent a similar scenario in which farms and businesses were awash in water... 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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The Clean Cut: Kelly Clarkson announces children’s book featuring her daughter

Kelly Clarkson, a musical artist whose fame began after winning the first season of "American Idol," announced her newest project today, a children's book featuring her daughter, River Rose. 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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