Gary Herbert Gary Herbert en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:21:22 MDT Newspapers Swallow, Shurtleff case may spark — or squelch — election interest The prosecution of former Republican attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff is getting plenty of attention that... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:49:43 MDT 67 unaccompanied children who crossed U.S.-Mexico border placed with sponsors in Utah Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's office has been notified of 67 unaccompanied youths who have been placed with sponsors in Utah... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:13:40 MDT Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core A new survey of Utah political insiders shows bipartisan support for maintaining the Common Core State Standards. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:30:00 MDT Val Hale picked as new Governor’s Office of Economic Development director Gov. Gary Herbert Tuesday introduced Val Hale as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:30:00 MDT In our opinion: With Shurtleff and Swallow coming to court, the state must find solutions to restore public trust The clearest place for reform is increasing transparency. In the age of the Internet, donors and the amounts they’ve... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Re-enactment of 'This is the place' using modern technology In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment”... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:04:01 MDT Satellites track drought-driven groundwater depletion in the West A new study gives a greater understanding of how the persistent drought in the Colorado River Basin is sapping groundwater... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:00 MDT Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:31:01 MDT Herbert among 6 governors raising concerns over Obama's handling of 'border crisis' Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is among six Republican governors who expressed concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama over... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:11:23 MDT In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah unemployment rate second lowest in U.S., report says Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s jobless rate dropped to 3.5 percent.... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:07:45 MDT Supreme Court issues stay in Utah gay marriage recognition case The U.S. Supreme Court put recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah on hold until the outcome of the state's... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:15:00 MDT In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize Common Core standards through rigorous review process Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT State School Board postpones decision on NCLB waiver The State School Board postponed a decision Thursday on whether to request an extended waiver from the requirements of No... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:10 MDT Gov. says Utah will comply with law if Sotomayor doesn't grant stay The governor's office says the state will comply with the law if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't stay a lower court ruling... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:00 MDT Medicaid coverage gap 'significantly larger' The number of Utahns in the Medicaid coverage gap is "significantly larger" than previously calculated, according to a new... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:45:00 MDT Herbert on Common Core: 'We are going to settle this question once and for all' Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he has directed the Utah Attorney General's Office to conduct a thorough review of... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 MDT Dan Liljenquist: There is a silver lining to Shurtleff and Swallow arrests While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:21:39 MDT In our opinion: Children immigrants entering U.S. may end up as refugees — and Utah should be ready to help The influx of Central American children crossing into the U.S. begs for a long-term solution to a broader immigration problem... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Gov. Herbert names Laura Nelson new state energy director Utah has a new energy czar. Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday announced that Laura Nelson has been appointed director of the Utah... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:29:20 MDT Utah National Guard switches on solar power at headquarters The Utah National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton and Gov. Gary Herbert flipped the switch for solar-energy... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:10:00 MDT In our opinion: With arrest of Shurtleff and Swallow, it's time to consider an appointed attorney general for Utah The indictment of two former attorneys general raises serious questions about political corruption in Utah. We have a... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:24:23 MDT What do the charges and arrests say about Utah? Gov. Gary Herbert called the arrests Tuesday of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow on public... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:40:00 MDT Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:17:16 MDT In our opinion: Pathway to 'Silicon Slopes' leads through relocation of state prison in Draper This newspaper has long advocated ensuring that the needs and rehabilitation of inmates is uppermost in the public’s... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:14 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What Gov. Herbert's 'non-announcement' means for Utah politics Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Gov. Herbert's new chief of staff brings D.C. experience but 'no drama' Gov. Gary Herbert's new chief of staff spent the past 14 years working for members of Utah's congressional delegation.... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:19:15 MDT Herbert’s agenda in new role is to find balance between states, feds As Gov. Gary Herbert steps into a leadership role Sunday with the National Governors Association at the organization's annual... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:09:39 MDT Court lifts stay, but gives Utah chance to appeal same-sex marriage recognition The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Utah hasn't proven that the appeals court should stay a lower court's... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:00:00 MDT Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court As petitions urging Utah to drop its fight against same-sex marriage were delivered to the governor Wednesday, the attorney... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:05:00 MDT Same-sex marriage advocates to deliver petition to governor Same-sex marriage advocates intend to deliver a petition to the governor Wednesday urging the state to drop its court battle... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:09:51 MDT Natalie Gochnour: Gail Miller would make a great governor I’m confident Gov. Herbert, should he decide to run again, would continue to do a great job. I also think Gail Miller... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:55:00 MDT Drew Clark: How the rule of law resolves differences among courts on marriage With the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on same-sex marriage, there is a now circuit split on this... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:21:13 MDT Is Utah really the best managed state? What would the poor say? Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislative leaders tout Utah as the “best managed state” in the nation. The governor... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Exploring ramifications of calling for a constitutional convention Many state leaders are fed up with Congress and the federal government, but the only formal and binding tool they have to... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Nominees announced for court of appeals vacancy The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:02:17 MDT Payson teacher receives statewide arts award Nebo School District teacher Perry Ewell has been recognized as the Outstanding Arts & Education Educator in Utah by the... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:12:54 MDT My view: Coal plays important role in powering Utah Powering American life and our economy with reliable and plentiful energy sources is a top priority for the state of Utah. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah designates a day to reach out to military heroes A resolution passed during the 2014 Legislature designates July 3 as "Call Your Military Hero Day" in Utah. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:23:12 MDT Governor recognizes roasting company's air quality efforts A Logan company's efforts to voluntary reduce its emissions was recognized by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday during a stop... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:42:13 MDT Laura Bush turns chorus of complaint into sacred music at patriotic service in Provo Former First Lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker at a Patriotic Service hosted Sunday by America's Freedom Festival in... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:14:34 MDT Poll: Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion has favor with Utah voters A poll of Utah voters shows support for Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah Plan as an alternative to Medicaid expansion in Utah. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:37:22 MDT Herbert running again in 2016 Utah Gov. Gary Herbert publicly announced Thursday that he's running for re-election in 2016. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:25:08 MDT Dan Liljenquist: Obamacare employer incentives could drive up Medicaid expansion costs While some are frustrated with the pace of the Medicaid expansion deliberations, I am grateful that the governor and the... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah looking for ways to overcome 10th Circuit loss A federal appeals court shot down Utah's arguments against same-sex marriage, but the dissenting opinion might give the state... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:00:00 MDT Decision should be appealed 'until the final buzzer,' Herbert says Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday's 10th Circuit Court ruling that Utah cannot stop marriages based on gender needs to be... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:25:00 MDT Overview: A discussion of the implications for a Medicaid expansion in Utah A variety of elected officials from Arkansas and Utah join in an online discussion of the implications for a Medicaid... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Southern coal As a physician and a fan of southern Utah's natural beauty, I can’t support a proposed coal strip mine smack dab in the... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah unemployment rate — 3.6 percent — is lowest since 2008 Utah continues to solidify its position as one of the nation’s strongest and most diverse economies, as unemployment... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:00:45 MDT