Gary Herbert http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Gary Herbert en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:32:03 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dick Harmon: New study bolsters viability of golf industry in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602508/New-study-bolsters-viability-of-golf-industry-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602508/New-study-bolsters-viability-of-golf-industry-in-Utah.html A new study shows that golf is one of Utah’s most lucrative ventures. On Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared May... Tue, 06 May 2014 04:55:00 MDT My view: Utah should heed Arkansas’ buyer’s remorse on Medicaid expansion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602502/Utah-should-heed-Arkansas7-buyer7s-remorse-on-Medicaid-expansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602502/Utah-should-heed-Arkansas7-buyer7s-remorse-on-Medicaid-expansion.html When Gov. Gary Herbert recently unveiled his “Healthy Utah” proposal, his staff likened the plan to... Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah leaders offer mixed reaction on prayer in public square http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602497/Utah-leaders-offer-mixed-reaction-on-prayer-in-public-square.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602497/Utah-leaders-offer-mixed-reaction-on-prayer-in-public-square.html Local leaders react to a Supreme Court of the United States ruling that allows religion-specific prayers in government... Mon, 05 May 2014 18:57:48 MDT Letter: 'Wild' horses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602398/Wild-horses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602398/Wild-horses.html Sun, 04 May 2014 00:00:00 MDT Nominees announced for 4th District Court vacancy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602280/Nominees-announced-for-4th-District-Court-vacancy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602280/Nominees-announced-for-4th-District-Court-vacancy.html The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. Fri, 02 May 2014 13:37:07 MDT Nearly 85,000 Utahns signed up for insurance under Affordable Care Act http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602245/Nearly-85000-Utahns-signed-up-for-insurance-under-Affordable-Care-Act.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602245/Nearly-85000-Utahns-signed-up-for-insurance-under-Affordable-Care-Act.html Nearly 85,000 Utahns signed up for the health care insurance available through the Affordable Care Act, well above the... Thu, 01 May 2014 19:45:41 MDT New lending rules will suppress homebuying http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602151/New-lending-rules-will-suppress-homebuying.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602151/New-lending-rules-will-suppress-homebuying.html The United States should be enjoying a major resurgence in home building and buying ... However, the nation’s bankers... Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 MDT Gov. Gary Herbert slammed for wild horse comments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602023/Gov-Gary-Herbert-slammed-for-wild-horse-comments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602023/Gov-Gary-Herbert-slammed-for-wild-horse-comments.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is under fire for comments he made to reporters last week on the management of wild horses, including... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:53:47 MDT In our opinion: Accountability for schools requires quantitative measures of success http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601963/Accountability-for-schools-requires-quantitative-measures-of-success.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601963/Accountability-for-schools-requires-quantitative-measures-of-success.html Rising graduation rates among public high school students is encouraging news. Whether or not a letter grade is appended to a... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Why are some big controversies a non-issue in election year? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601875/Why-are-some-big-controversies-a-non-issue-in-election-year.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601875/Why-are-some-big-controversies-a-non-issue-in-election-year.html Big controversies sometimes capture the attention of the public but, to everyone’s surprise, fizzle as election year... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 14:00:00 MDT Sen. Ted Cruz: Stand up for your liberties http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a cheering crowd of fellow Republicans Friday that the country can be turned around if they stand up... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:25:00 MDT In our opinion: Salt Lake City and Utah need to continue to make progress on air quality http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601827/Salt-Lake-City-and-Utah-need-to-continue-to-make-progress-on-air-quality.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601827/Salt-Lake-City-and-Utah-need-to-continue-to-make-progress-on-air-quality.html In many respects, Salt Lake City sits in an enviable position vis-À-vis other cities around the country, with low... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Change in governor's office brings new leader to World Trade Center Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601767/Change-in-governors-office-brings-new-leader-to-World-Trade-Center-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601767/Change-in-governors-office-brings-new-leader-to-World-Trade-Center-Utah.html Derek Miller, Gov. Gary Herbert's chief of staff, was announced as the new president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:01:49 MDT Western GOP leaders told divisiveness on race, gender 'unacceptable' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601768/Western-GOP-leaders-told-divisiveness-on-race-gender-unacceptable.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601768/Western-GOP-leaders-told-divisiveness-on-race-gender-unacceptable.html New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez kicked off the Western Republican Leadership Conference Thursday by advising GOP leaders from... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:59:28 MDT Herbert: Embattled Nevada rancher 'not the face' of public lands issue http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601699/Herbert-Embattled-Nevada-rancher-not-the-face-of-public-lands-issue.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601699/Herbert-Embattled-Nevada-rancher-not-the-face-of-public-lands-issue.html Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday the battle with the federal government being waged by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:10:00 MDT GOP, Democrats holding state conventions Saturday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601655/GOP-Democrats-holding-state-conventions-Saturday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601655/GOP-Democrats-holding-state-conventions-Saturday.html Utah Republicans and Democrats are gathering Saturday for their annual conventions, but it's not the candidates competing for... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:45:00 MDT Higher education, demographics among proposed changes to school grading system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601653/Higher-education-demographics-among-proposed-changes-to-school-grading-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601653/Higher-education-demographics-among-proposed-changes-to-school-grading-system.html Tami Pyfer, Gov. Gary Herbert's education adviser, proposed a series of changes to Utah's controversial school grading system... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:25:00 MDT Public hearings for criminal justice policy review announced http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601489/Public-hearings-for-criminal-justice-policy-review-announced.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601489/Public-hearings-for-criminal-justice-policy-review-announced.html The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will hold three public hearings for interested parties to share ideas... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:40:58 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A compilation of the shortest political books ever written http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601420/A-compilation-of-the-shortest-political-books-ever-written.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601420/A-compilation-of-the-shortest-political-books-ever-written.html Celebrities, politicians and even sports figures love to write books. We’ve searched Amazon.com for the shortest books... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Idaho, Wyoming watching Utah's Medicaid expansion efforts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601401/Idaho-Wyoming-watching-Utahs-Medicaid-expansion-efforts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601401/Idaho-Wyoming-watching-Utahs-Medicaid-expansion-efforts.html Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion is getting some attention from neighboring states that... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:44:06 MDT Western states to feds: Turn over public lands http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601377/Western-states-to-feds-Turn-over-public-lands.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601377/Western-states-to-feds-Turn-over-public-lands.html A public lands summit at the Utah State Capitol drew top legislative leaders from eight Western states who are trying map out... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:25:00 MDT Utah jobless rate up slightly at 4.1 percent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601311/Utah-jobless-rate-up-slightly-at-41-percent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601311/Utah-jobless-rate-up-slightly-at-41-percent.html Utah’s unemployment rate for March is at 4.1 percent. Officials say 35,800 jobs have been added to the Utah economy... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:43 MDT Salt Lake's record-setting convention kicks off its FanXperience (+photo gallery) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601279/Salt-Lakes-record-setting-convention-kicks-off-its-FanXperience-photo-gallery.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601279/Salt-Lakes-record-setting-convention-kicks-off-its-FanXperience-photo-gallery.html Salt Lake Comic Con kicks off "FanXperience" at the Salt Palace, and the governor declares Thursday "Comic Con Heroes Day" in... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:00 MDT Utahns drop, cover and hold on as part of the Great Utah Shakeout http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601231/Utahns-drop-cover-and-hold-on-as-part-of-the-Great-Utah-Shakeout.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601231/Utahns-drop-cover-and-hold-on-as-part-of-the-Great-Utah-Shakeout.html More than a quarter of the Utah population dropped, covered and held on at 10:15 Thursday morning during the Great Utah... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:30:00 MDT Gov. Herbert still optimistic about Medicaid expansion plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601180/Gov-Herbert-still-optimistic-about-Medicaid-expansion-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601180/Gov-Herbert-still-optimistic-about-Medicaid-expansion-plan.html Gov. Gary Herbert continued to be optimistic Wednesday that the federal government will sign off soon on his proposed... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:58:00 MDT British diplomat lauds UK trade relations with Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601174/British-diplomat-lauds-UK-trade-relations-with-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601174/British-diplomat-lauds-UK-trade-relations-with-Utah.html Speaking before an audience of local business leaders Wednesday at the Salt Lake Chamber, Sir Peter Westmacott, British... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:19:37 MDT Salt Lake police present plan to improve processing of rape kits http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601178/Salt-Lake-police-present-plan-to-improve-processing-of-rape-kits.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601178/Salt-Lake-police-present-plan-to-improve-processing-of-rape-kits.html Beginning June 1, the public will be able to see the progress of rape kit processing in Salt Lake City as part of an effort... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:35 MDT Salt Lake City Council examines backlog of sexual crime evidence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601119/Salt-Lake-City-Council-examines-backlog-of-sexual-crime-evidence.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601119/Salt-Lake-City-Council-examines-backlog-of-sexual-crime-evidence.html The Salt Lake City Police Department met with City Council members Tuesday to discuss a backlog of more than 600 unprocessed... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:37:54 MDT Utah's elusive opportunity — excellence in education http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601115/Utahs-elusive-opportunity-2-excellence-in-education.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601115/Utahs-elusive-opportunity-2-excellence-in-education.html It seems contradictory, but I believe Utah and the country could simultaneously face labor shortages and continued high... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT State lawmakers won't override Gov. Herbert vetoes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600987/State-lawmakers-wont-override-Gov-Herbert-vetoes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600987/State-lawmakers-wont-override-Gov-Herbert-vetoes.html State lawmakers won't override any of the three bills Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed from the most recent legislative session. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:30:00 MDT Lawmakers to BLM: Sending seized Nevada cattle to Utah 'imprudent and careless' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600736/Lawmakers-to-BLM-Sending-seized-Nevada-cattle-to-Utah-imprudent-and-careless.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600736/Lawmakers-to-BLM-Sending-seized-Nevada-cattle-to-Utah-imprudent-and-careless.html Utah's congressional delegation weighed in Thursday on the Bureau of Land Management's proposal to bring cattle seized from a... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:45:13 MDT Gov. Herbert: Sebelius resignation won't slow Medicaid expansion talks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600766/Gov-Herbert-Sebelius-resignation-wont-slow-Medicaid-expansion-talks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600766/Gov-Herbert-Sebelius-resignation-wont-slow-Medicaid-expansion-talks.html Gov. Gary Herbert said Friday he doesn't believe the sudden resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:55:00 MDT Some big GOP names coming to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600726/Some-big-GOP-names-coming-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600726/Some-big-GOP-names-coming-to-Utah.html Utahns will get a chance to see some big names in the GOP, including potential presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:00:08 MDT Utah takes a step in fighting the coming drone wars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600522/Utah-takes-a-step-in-fighting-the-coming-drone-wars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600522/Utah-takes-a-step-in-fighting-the-coming-drone-wars.html Rarely does new technology force us to come to a full stop at the intersection of civil rights, efficiency and convenience. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:00:00 MDT Utah higher education selected for multi-state collaboration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600424/Utah-higher-education-selected-for-multi-state-collaboration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600424/Utah-higher-education-selected-for-multi-state-collaboration.html The Utah System of Higher Education was selected Monday by the Bill & Melinda Gates to join 12 higher education systems... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:15:00 MDT Governor's State of Sport Awards seek to honor Utah's best athletes, moments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600379/Governors-State-of-Sport-Awards-seek-to-honor-Utahs-best-athletes-moments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600379/Governors-State-of-Sport-Awards-seek-to-honor-Utahs-best-athletes-moments.html Governor's Third Annual State of Sport Awards on April 22, 2014, seek to honor Utah's best athletes, moments Also honored... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:20:00 MDT In our opinion: A mom and a dad http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600179/A-mom-and-a-dad.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600179/A-mom-and-a-dad.html Large-sample social science examining family structure finds that children raised by their biological parents, on average,... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT My view: The Utah insurance gap: Why we can’t wait anymore http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600343/The-Utah-insurance-gap-Why-we-can7t-wait-anymore.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600343/The-Utah-insurance-gap-Why-we-can7t-wait-anymore.html 2014’s legislative session ended with no fix to the coverage gap. As a result, many of Utah’s part-time workers,... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah celebrates 100th anniversary of laying of Capitol cornerstone http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600259/Utah-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-laying-of-Capitol-cornerstone.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600259/Utah-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-laying-of-Capitol-cornerstone.html One hundred years after the state Capitol cornerstone was laid, state leaders charged Utahns to glance backward but focus on... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:20:13 MDT Utah embraces trio of renewable energy firsts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600250/Utah-embraces-trio-of-renewable-energy-firsts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600250/Utah-embraces-trio-of-renewable-energy-firsts.html Three significant developments on Utah's energy horizon were announced this week involving wind, solar and electric vehicles.... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:24:40 MDT Governor appoints 3rd District Court judge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600228/Governor-appoints-3rd-District-Court-judge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600228/Governor-appoints-3rd-District-Court-judge.html Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Richard D. McKelvie to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:42:00 MDT Corroon, Davis running for state Democratic Party chairman http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600217/Corroon-Davis-running-for-state-Democratic-Party-chairman.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600217/Corroon-Davis-running-for-state-Democratic-Party-chairman.html Former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and former Utah County Democratic Party Chairman Richard Davis both said Friday... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:15:00 MDT Good choices allow Utahns to enjoy economic success http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600189/Good-choices-allow-Utahns-to-enjoy-economic-success.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600189/Good-choices-allow-Utahns-to-enjoy-economic-success.html I made up a new word that characterizes the economy in Utah. I like to think of Utahns as Prospertarians. Taken from the root... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utahns offer input on criminal justice system reform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600195/Utahns-offer-input-on-criminal-justice-system-reform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600195/Utahns-offer-input-on-criminal-justice-system-reform.html Families of inmates, a psychologist, a defense attorney, a social worker, a parole officer and about a dozen others came... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:42:39 MDT Fundamentals are the secret to Utah success, Herbert says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600176/Fundamentals-are-the-secret-to-Utah-success-Herbert-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600176/Fundamentals-are-the-secret-to-Utah-success-Herbert-says.html Gov. Gary Herbert met with business leaders Thursday during the annual Governor's Utah Economic Summit at the Grand America... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:05:00 MDT Herbert signs autism insurance bill as Utahns celebrate World Autism Awareness Day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600100/Herbert-signs-autism-insurance-bill-as-Utahns-celebrate-World-Autism-Awareness-Day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600100/Herbert-signs-autism-insurance-bill-as-Utahns-celebrate-World-Autism-Awareness-Day.html Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill Wednesday that provides insurance coverage for thousands of Utah kids with autism. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:00:00 MDT Nominees announced for 5th District Juvenile Court vacancies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600081/Nominees-announced-for-5th-District-Juvenile-Court-vacancies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600081/Nominees-announced-for-5th-District-Juvenile-Court-vacancies.html The 5th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for two vacancies on the juvenile court and is seeking... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:07:56 MDT Gov. Herbert vetoes 3 bills, including 1 stemming from Swallow investigation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600045/Gov-Herbert-vetoes-3-bills-including-1-stemming-from-Swallow-investigation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600045/Gov-Herbert-vetoes-3-bills-including-1-stemming-from-Swallow-investigation.html Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed three bills Wednesday, including one of the pieces of legislation stemming from the investigation... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:25:00 MDT Gov. Herbert honors Advanced Placement students at Park City High School http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599897/Gov-Herbert-honors-Advanced-Placement-students-at-Park-City-High-School.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599897/Gov-Herbert-honors-Advanced-Placement-students-at-Park-City-High-School.html Park City High School was honored by Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday for having the highest Advanced Placement success rate in... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:50:00 MDT In our opinion: Veto this bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599854/Veto-this-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599854/Veto-this-bill.html In a hurried attempt to shore up their subpoena powers and make it more difficult for the targets of future investigations to... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT