Gary Herbert http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Gary Herbert en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Sat, 27 Dec 2014 23:02:44 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Letter: Vote for cleaner air http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613595/Letter-Vote-for-cleaner-air.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613595/Letter-Vote-for-cleaner-air.html With elections only weeks away, please think about your responsibility as caretakers of this planet. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah Senate seeks public comment on judicial nominee http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613535/Utah-Senate-seeks-public-comment-on-judicial-nominee.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613535/Utah-Senate-seeks-public-comment-on-judicial-nominee.html The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee seeks public comment on Angela Fonnesbeck, who recently was appointed to fill... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:30 MDT Utahns urge lawmakers to pass Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion alternative http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613475/Utahns-urge-lawmakers-to-pass-Gov-Gary-Herberts-Medicaid-expansion-alternative.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613475/Utahns-urge-lawmakers-to-pass-Gov-Gary-Herberts-Medicaid-expansion-alternative.html About 100 Utahns held a vigil on the state Capitol steps Saturday night urging the Utah Legislature to pass Gov. Gary... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:07:07 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our frank opinion on Utah ballot proposals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613465/Our-frank-opinion-on-Utah-ballot-proposals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613465/Our-frank-opinion-on-Utah-ballot-proposals.html Early voting is underway, and Utahns are deciding which candidates and which ballot propositions to support. We’re... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Drew Clark: Critics of Utah's low-tax, business-friendly policies miss the mark http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613467/Critics-of-Utahs-low-tax-business-friendly-policies-miss-the-mark.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613467/Critics-of-Utahs-low-tax-business-friendly-policies-miss-the-mark.html A state needs businesses that are willing to invest their capital to have the best climate for economic growth and... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Federal government extends same-sex marriage recognition to Utah, six other states http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613405/Federal-government-extends-same-sex-marriage-recognition-to-Utah-six-other-states.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613405/Federal-government-extends-same-sex-marriage-recognition-to-Utah-six-other-states.html The federal government is expanding recognition of same-sex marriage and extending federal benefits to couples in Utah and... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:41:46 MDT Governor appoints 2 judges to 3rd District Court http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613369/Governor-appoints-2-judges-to-3rd-District-Court.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613369/Governor-appoints-2-judges-to-3rd-District-Court.html Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Laura S. Scott and L. Douglas Hogan as judges to fill vacancies on the 3rd District Court. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:58:39 MDT State officials laud low-sulfur fuel as key to air pollution fix http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613193/State-officials-laud-low-sulfur-fuel-as-key-to-air-pollution-fix.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613193/State-officials-laud-low-sulfur-fuel-as-key-to-air-pollution-fix.html Conversion to low-sulfur fuel along the Wasatch Front for motorists' vehicles provides the best, least costly fix to the... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:00:16 MDT Traditional marriage supporters want Utah to enforce Amendment 3 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613196/Traditional-marriage-supporters-want-Utah-to-enforce-Amendment-3.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613196/Traditional-marriage-supporters-want-Utah-to-enforce-Amendment-3.html A group supporting traditional marriage has drafted a resolution urging Gov. Gary Herbert to enforce Utah's Amendment 3,... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:00:00 MDT Drew Clark: Supreme Court avoids same-sex marriage decision, but not the fallout http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612948/Supreme-Court-avoids-same-sex-marriage-decision-but-not-the-fallout.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612948/Supreme-Court-avoids-same-sex-marriage-decision-but-not-the-fallout.html It may not be possible to go back on the Supreme Court's Monday decisions on same-sex marriage. But the legal maneuverings in... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:45:10 MDT More Utahns get health insurance as Affordable Care Act rules take effect http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612981/More-Utahns-get-health-insurance-as-Affordable-Care-Act-rules-take-effect.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612981/More-Utahns-get-health-insurance-as-Affordable-Care-Act-rules-take-effect.html The number of uninsured Utahns has decreased as the economy rebounds and some additional options have become available to... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:55:00 MDT Gov. Gary Herbert's campaign fundraiser sells out, another planned http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612956/Gov-Gary-Herberts-campaign-fundraiser-sells-out-another-planned.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612956/Gov-Gary-Herberts-campaign-fundraiser-sells-out-another-planned.html Gov. Gary Herbert's sold-out annual campaign fundraising gala Saturday night was so popular this year, he's planning on... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:58:44 MDT John Florez: Gov. Herbert was wrong to turn down money for preschool http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612849/Gov-Herbert-was-wrong-to-turn-down-money-for-preschool.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612849/Gov-Herbert-was-wrong-to-turn-down-money-for-preschool.html What are we to believe when Gov. Gary Herbert says he supports children and education but then turns down the opportunity to... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah gets waiver from some No Child Left Behind policies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612795/Utah-gets-waiver-from-some-No-Child-Left-Behind-policies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612795/Utah-gets-waiver-from-some-No-Child-Left-Behind-policies.html The U.S. Department of Education approved a one-year extension of Utah's waiver from No Child Left Behind, exempting the... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:55:38 MDT Health care divides Stewart, Robles in congressional debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612775/Health-care-divides-Stewart-Robles-in-congressional-debate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612775/Health-care-divides-Stewart-Robles-in-congressional-debate.html Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, and state Sen. Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake, candidates for Utah's 2nd Congressional District, talked... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:14:29 MDT Mitt Romney holds campaign rally for Mia Love http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612737/Mitt-Romney-holds-campaign-rally-for-Mia-Love.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612737/Mitt-Romney-holds-campaign-rally-for-Mia-Love.html Congressional candidate Mia Love filled a Thanksgiving Point stage at a rally Wednesday with local, state and national GOP... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:35:00 MDT Ute Tribe accuses assistant A.G. of making 'overtly racist' statements http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612721/Ute-Tribe-accuses-assistant-AG-of-making-overtly-racist-statements.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612721/Ute-Tribe-accuses-assistant-AG-of-making-overtly-racist-statements.html The elected leadership of the Ute Indian Tribe says statements made in federal court last month by an assistant Utah attorney... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:40:00 MDT Appeals court dismisses Utah gay marriage recognition case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612704/Appeals-court-dismisses-Utah-gay-marriage-recognition-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612704/Appeals-court-dismisses-Utah-gay-marriage-recognition-case.html Appeals court dismisses Utah's same-sex marriage recognition case, while supporters of traditional marriage aren't letting... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:15:46 MDT Jay Evensen: Utahns should take note of why Norway dropped its Olympic bid http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612621/Utahns-should-take-note-of-why-Norway-dropped-its-Olympic-bid.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612621/Utahns-should-take-note-of-why-Norway-dropped-its-Olympic-bid.html The IOC's list of pampering demands was endless and ridiculous. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:16:35 MDT Affordable housing helps prevent, cures homelessness in Utah, new report says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612638/Affordable-housing-helps-prevent-cures-homelessness-in-Utah-new-report-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612638/Affordable-housing-helps-prevent-cures-homelessness-in-Utah-new-report-says.html Affordable housing both prevents and helps cure homelessness in Utah, according to the latest Comprehensive Report on... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT My view: National parks remind us of last year’s government shutdown http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612659/National-parks-remind-us-of-last-year7s-government-shutdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612659/National-parks-remind-us-of-last-year7s-government-shutdown.html This week marks the one-year anniversary of the government shutdown of 2013. The occasion represents the worst and best of... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Healthy Utah would provide stability http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612658/Healthy-Utah-would-provide-stability.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612658/Healthy-Utah-would-provide-stability.html The (Healthy Utah) plan would provide a measure of economic stability to the poor, thereby strengthening their marriages,... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Governor, A.G. say Common Core hasn't cost Utah control of education standards http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612650/Governor-AG-say-Common-Core-hasnt-cost-Utah-control-of-education-standards.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612650/Governor-AG-say-Common-Core-hasnt-cost-Utah-control-of-education-standards.html Utah's governor and attorney general assured Tuesday that the state's adoption of Common Core standards did not violate any... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:20:00 MDT Utah leaders use games to find priorities for the future http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612598/Utah-leaders-use-games-to-find-priorities-for-the-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612598/Utah-leaders-use-games-to-find-priorities-for-the-future.html Governor Gary Herbert's "Your Utah Your Future" has partnered with Envision Utah and Utah companies to come up with a series... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:15:00 MDT State School Board names 4 candidates for superintendent position http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612538/State-School-Board-names-4-candidates-for-superintendent-position.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612538/State-School-Board-names-4-candidates-for-superintendent-position.html The Utah State Board of Education announced Monday the names of four people being considered to fill the position of state... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:57:55 MDT Calls for civility accompany same-sex marriage action http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612533/Calls-for-civility-accompany-same-sex-marriage-action.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612533/Calls-for-civility-accompany-same-sex-marriage-action.html Utahns' reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear the state's appeal of a lower-court ruling allowing... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:15:00 MDT Same-sex marriage now legal in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612522/Same-sex-marriage-now-legal-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612522/Same-sex-marriage-now-legal-in-Utah.html The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear same-sex marriage appeals from Utah and four other states, leaving in place... Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:05:00 MDT Natalie Gochnour: Utah state budget — 'the rest of the story' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612299/Utah-state-budget-2-the-rest-of-the-story.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612299/Utah-state-budget-2-the-rest-of-the-story.html Gov. Gary Herbert and the Legislature deserve praise for managing state finances admirably during the Great Recession. Now we... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:12:41 MDT Cowboy Express gallops into Utah to protest federal land managers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612244/Cowboy-Express-gallops-into-Utah-to-protest-federal-land-managers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612244/Cowboy-Express-gallops-into-Utah-to-protest-federal-land-managers.html A group of Nevada and Utah ranchers are taking their frustration with the BLM to Washington D.C., by aiming to complete the... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:20:00 MDT Herbert's clean air team: Move to clean fuels for cars immediately http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612150/Herberts-clean-air-team-Move-to-clean-fuels-for-cars-immediately.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612150/Herberts-clean-air-team-Move-to-clean-fuels-for-cars-immediately.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's Clean Air Action team says the most effective way to cut down on air pollution is to make low sulfur... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:55:00 MDT New poll shows more support for Sen. Mike Lee http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612115/New-poll-shows-more-support-for-Sen-Mike-Lee.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612115/New-poll-shows-more-support-for-Sen-Mike-Lee.html More than half of Utah voters, 54 percent, approve of the job Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is doing, according to a new... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:10:00 MDT Gov. Gary Herbert wants lawmakers to 'pull together' on Medicaid expansion alternative http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612087/Gov-Gary-Herbert-wants-lawmakers-to-pull-together-on-Medicaid-expansion-alternative.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612087/Gov-Gary-Herbert-wants-lawmakers-to-pull-together-on-Medicaid-expansion-alternative.html Gov. Gary Herbert told an audience Tuesday at his annual health summit that included Utah lawmakers they need "to find a way... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:15:00 MDT Nominees announced for 1st District Juvenile Court vacancy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612078/Nominees-announced-for-1st-District-Juvenile-Court-vacancy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612078/Nominees-announced-for-1st-District-Juvenile-Court-vacancy.html The 1st District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:25:14 MDT Utah in wait-and-see mode on same-sex marriage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612011/Utah-in-wait-and-see-mode-on-same-sex-marriage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612011/Utah-in-wait-and-see-mode-on-same-sex-marriage.html State officials say they're ready for the seemingly remote possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court would let lower court... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:57:08 MDT Don't expect Gov. to announce Medicaid plan at health summit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612013/Dont-expect-Gov-to-announce-Medicaid-plan-at-health-summit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612013/Dont-expect-Gov-to-announce-Medicaid-plan-at-health-summit.html Gov. Gary Herbert isn't ready yet to announce a final deal has been reached with the federal government on his Healthy Utah... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:50:00 MDT Archives Month presentations focus on building history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612002/Archives-Month-presentations-focus-on-building-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612002/Archives-Month-presentations-focus-on-building-history.html "Building History" is the theme of presentations hosted by the Utah State Archives in observance of Utah Archives Month in... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:14:49 MDT Utah leaders to embark on trade mission to Brazil in November http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611998/Utah-leaders-to-embark-on-trade-mission-to-Brazil-in-November.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611998/Utah-leaders-to-embark-on-trade-mission-to-Brazil-in-November.html Gov. Gary Herbert will lead a trade mission of state business leaders and government officials from Utah to Sao Paulo and Rio... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:47:22 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah's education funding needs a boost, not a crisis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611921/Utahs-education-funding-needs-a-boost-not-a-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611921/Utahs-education-funding-needs-a-boost-not-a-crisis.html Does Utah face an education crisis because of low per-pupil spending? Should some transportation funding be transferred to... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:33:22 MDT Coast-to-coast horseback ride against the BLM begins, headed to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611830/Coast-to-coast-horseback-ride-against-the-BLM-begins-headed-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611830/Coast-to-coast-horseback-ride-against-the-BLM-begins-headed-to-Utah.html A 2,800-mile horseback ride across the country began Friday in California and is slated to end in 20 days in Washington, D.C.... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:34:57 MDT Governor orders criminal probe, workplace safety investigation of Stericycle http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611741/Governor-orders-criminal-probe-workplace-safety-investigation-of-Stericycle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611741/Governor-orders-criminal-probe-workplace-safety-investigation-of-Stericycle.html A three-pronged investigation into the activities at the Stericycle medical waste incineration plant in North Salt Lake was... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:15:00 MDT Wilderness proposal unveiled for Summit County, High Uintas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611648/Wilderness-proposal-unveiled-for-Summit-County-High-Uintas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611648/Wilderness-proposal-unveiled-for-Summit-County-High-Uintas.html The Wilderness Society wants Summit County leaders to sign off on a designation of just under 28,000 acres in the High Uintas... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:54:33 MDT David N. Sundwall: It's time: Expand Medicaid in Utah now http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611614/Its-time-Expand-Medicaid-in-Utah-now.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611614/Its-time-Expand-Medicaid-in-Utah-now.html Here are five reasons for my support of Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan in closing the coverage gap for low-income Utahns. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Q-and-A with Val Hale: a 'pretty unbelievable' career path http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611417/Q-and-A-with-Val-Hale-a-pretty-unbelievable-career-path.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611417/Q-and-A-with-Val-Hale-a-pretty-unbelievable-career-path.html Val Hale has been athletic director at BYU and a vice president at UVU; now the governor has appointed him head of the... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:50:00 MDT U.S. approaching 'sudden' phase of bankruptcy, George Will tells Utah audience http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611252/US-approaching-sudden-phase-of-bankruptcy-George-Will-tells-Utah-audience.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611252/US-approaching-sudden-phase-of-bankruptcy-George-Will-tells-Utah-audience.html Between costly entitlement programs and mortgaging their cost to future generations, the nation is approaching the 'sudden'... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:35:00 MDT Lawmakers prep to discuss Healthy Utah potential in upcoming session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611210/Lawmakers-prep-to-discuss-Healthy-Utah-potential-in-upcoming-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611210/Lawmakers-prep-to-discuss-Healthy-Utah-potential-in-upcoming-session.html Utah's poorest populations are getting closer to obtaining health care benefits, according to the state's top health... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:35:00 MDT World War II veterans grateful for recognition on Utah Honor Flight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611199/World-War-II-veterans-grateful-for-recognition-on-Utah-Honor-Flight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611199/World-War-II-veterans-grateful-for-recognition-on-Utah-Honor-Flight.html World War II veteran Fred Roberts can't find the words to express his gratitude for the recognition of his service and... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:45:00 MDT Stericycle critics: Shut it down now http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611151/Stericycle-critics-Shut-it-down-now.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611151/Stericycle-critics-Shut-it-down-now.html An anonymous whistleblower interviewed on EnviroNews claims radioactive material was illegally incinerated at Stericycle's... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:25:00 MDT Senate confirms Sen. John Valentine to head Utah Tax Commission http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611142/Senate-confirms-Sen-John-Valentine-to-head-Utah-Tax-Commission.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611142/Senate-confirms-Sen-John-Valentine-to-head-Utah-Tax-Commission.html Though his Senate colleagues said it was hard to let him go, they unanimously confirmed Sen. John Valentine to head the Utah... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:06:00 MDT Interior secretary promised no surprise new monuments in Utah, Herbert says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611126/Interior-secretary-promised-no-surprise-new-monuments-in-Utah-Herbert-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611126/Interior-secretary-promised-no-surprise-new-monuments-in-Utah-Herbert-says.html Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised Utah won't be surprised... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:35:00 MDT Gov. Herbert reports $166 million budget surplus http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611106/Gov-Herbert-reports-166-million-budget-surplus.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611106/Gov-Herbert-reports-166-million-budget-surplus.html The state announced a $166 million budget surplus Tuesday, thanks to both savings and growth. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:45:00 MDT