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Lawmakers find common ground on changes to cellphone bill

A Senate committee approved a legislative compromise Wednesday that that would allow only single-touch or voice command cellphone use while driving. Read more »

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Matthew Holland pays tribute to 'Lincoln's best speech' on 150th anniversary

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland took to the pages of thepublicdiscourse.com to pay tribute to the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's celebrated second inaugural... Read more »

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BYU researchers study effects of pollution on blood vessels

Research on the cardiovascular effects of even moderate pollution is so robust now, it's hard to ignore. In addition to heart and lung problems, pollution is now linked to mortality rates from high... Read more »

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Becker appoints 2 people to top city leadership positions

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker Tuesday named two people to top city leadership positions. Read more »

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Blue Sky program accepting applications for renewable energy projects

Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program is accepting funding applications for renewable energy projects in Utah. Read more »

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Marco Rubio-Mike Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses

With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is signing onto an ambitious plan to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic... Read more »

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Judge upholds BLM roundup of 1,263 Wyoming wild horses

A federal judge has upheld nearly every part of a contested roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming last year. Read more »

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Utah lawmakers unveil anti-discrimination, religious rights legislation

Supporters of a bill attempting to balance anti-discrimination laws and religious rights say Utah is on the verge of something historic. Read more »

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Bill OK'd to provide resources for students with learning disabilities

The House Education Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would appropriate $750,000 to create a three-year pilot program to provide training for teachers and resources to enhance interventions... Read more »

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Mitt Romney calls Utah GOP move to a caucus a 'bad decision'

Mitt Romney is asking Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah lawmakers to make sure Utah holds a presidential primary election in 2016 despite a vote by the Utah Republican Party to switch to a caucus. Read more »

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Bill establishing water fund advances from committee

Amid some questions and criticism, a bill establishing a state water infrastructure fund — but no revenue stream — cleared the Senate Natural Resources committee. Proponents say the... Read more »

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Hemsworth brothers, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks take on "Charlie bit my finger"

Jimmy Kimmel you've done it again! You thought you'd seen drama, but you've never seen anything like this sibling rivalry, complete with an all-star cast. Check out the original YouTube... Read more »

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Monarchs announce new stadium proposal in West Valley

After being unable to hammer out an agreement to build a new soccer facility at the Utah State Fairpark, the Real Monarchs have announced a new stadium proposal, signing a letter of intent to... Read more »

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Bill clarifying parental rights in education gets preliminary Senate approval

A bill giving further clarity to parents' right to opt their children out of testing and excuse them from school gained further approval from lawmakers Tuesday. Read more »

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Water main break, sinkhole could delay drivers through morning commute

A break in a 14-inch water line collapsed a stretch of 12300 South near State Street on Tuesday. Read more »

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3 State School Board bills advance, 1 fails as partisan debate continues

Three legislative packages advanced and one failed late Tuesday as lawmakers continued the debate on how Utah's State School Board members should be vetted. Read more »

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Wood-burning bill advances in legislative committee

A legislative committee endorsed a measure by Rep. Brad Dee, R-Ogden, that would put into Utah law the days when people can use wood-burning stoves. The measure is in response to a proposal that... Read more »

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Bill would create task force to evaluate student testing

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a task force to examine the efficiency and accuracy Utah's current testing methods. Read more »

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Utah girl dances solo 9 months after losing foot in accident

Alissa Sizemore was 7 years old when she ran into the path of a UPS truck in May 2014. Her right foot was crushed under one of the delivery truck's tires and had to be amputated. On Saturday,... Read more »

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S.L. County fears criminal justice reforms could become unfunded mandate without Medicaid fix

Salt Lake County officials worried aloud Tuesday that reforms to the state's criminal justice system under HB348 could become an unfunded mandate for behavioral health treatment if lawmakers do not also pass Healthy Utah. Read more »

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Zion National Park temporarily closes several climbing routes

Several climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting peregrine falcons in Zion National Park are temporarily closed in order to protect these birds, which are in recovery from “endangered... Read more »

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State lawmakers trying to hammer out deal raising Utah's gas tax

Drivers would pay 5 cents more per gallon in gas tax and counties would be able to ask voters to raise sales tax for transportation projects under a proposal state lawmakers are considering. Read more »

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Ogden man charged in brutal death of Washington Terrace woman

Aggravated murder charges were filed Tuesday revealing brutal details about the death of a single mother in her Washington Terrace apartment. Read more »

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Utah House passes bill to revamp criminal justice system

A bill that would transform Utah’s criminal justice system cleared the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read more »

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Canyons Board of Education approves $3.8M in facilities projects

The Canyons Board of Education approved $3.8 million in small capital facilities projects funded in the budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016. Read more »

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