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Gov. Gary Herbert cancels plans for trade mission to Israel

Gov. Gary Herbert canceled plans Tuesday for a trade mission to Israel next month, citing the security risks of traveling to the Middle East nation during the ongoing... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2012

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Additional revenue has state leaders 'cautiously optimistic'

There should be an additional $421 million for lawmakers to spend next session, including three times as much revenue growth as expected, Gov. Gary Herbert announced... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2012

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Secede from the U.S.? Maybe not the greatest idea

I don't know about you, but I'm on the edge of my seat, noshing on my cuticles waiting to hear if we are going to retain our membership in the United States. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2012

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Raising the food tax to 4.75 percent is the wrong solution

In a Deseret News report last week on how the state might fund growing needs with limited money, Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart noted that "We're not a tax increase... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2012

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Gov. Gary Herbert wants answers about federal health insurance exchange

Gov. Gary Herbert sent a list of questions Monday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that he wants answered before considering whether Utah would... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2012

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Parents and schools must unite to teach sex-education effectively

A large majority of the public understands the role of trained health educators in providing accurate information about human sexuality concepts that go far beyond... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2012

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