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House Speaker Greg Hughes kills hopes for Healthy Utah plan

Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan for Medicaid expansion already passed the Senate, but House Speaker Greg Hughes said it won't get a hearing in the House. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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West Jordan man arrested following 'intense' hostage situation

A man allegedly armed with a box cutter while holding four people hostage was arrested after an intense standoff Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Measles is no longer spreading in Utah

No additional measles cases have been confirmed in Utah, meaning the recent outbreak is over. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Former Deseret News food editor Win Jardine dies

Former Deseret News food editor Winnifred C. Jardine, 95, passed away Feb. 20. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Advocates lobby for stronger animal welfare laws

Roughly 50 Utahns traveled from all over the state Tuesday to lobby with Humane Society officials in support of two bills: SB197, which would ban gas chambers as a method of euthanasia in Utah; and... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Officer in parade controversy speaks out on religious liberty

A former Salt Lake police officer is speaking out about the scrutiny he received after asking to switch assignments for the city's gay pride parade over the summer. Disagreeing with someone, he... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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High schoolers may see more incentives for early graduation

Utah lawmakers are getting closer to providing more incentives to students who graduate early from high school through a funding boost to the Centennial Scholarship program. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Governor still 'optimistic' about $500M increase to public education

Gov. Gary Herbert said he remains "optimistic" about his proposal to appropriate $500 million in new money for education, despite doubts from lawmakers about whether his funding request can or will... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Lawmakers asked to give commission authority to relocate state prison

Lawmakers could avoid deciding where to relocate the Utah State Prison from Draper under a proposal from House leadership that would leave the choice up to the Legislature's Prison Relocation... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Bill seeking school capital funding equity approved by Senate committee

The Senate Education Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would raise the amount of money some school districts would be required to pay in charter school capital funding. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Senate panel endorses bill to raise vehicle registration fees

Registration fees for all types of vehicles would rise, some dramatically, under a bill a Senate committee approved Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Shannon Hale shares lessons learned along the way to publishing third Princess Academy book

"Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters" is the third book in the series by Utah author Shannon Hale and follows Miri as she becomes a tutor for three royal sisters. "Princess Academy" was... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Prophets and presidents: 11 noteworthy connections between the LDS Church and the White House

Here are 11 interesting connections between leaders of the LDS Church and United States presidents. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Lawmakers encourage Utah's ethnic youths to pursue educational excellence

Ethnically diverse Utah children packed into the state Capitol rotunda for the third annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Day on Thursday, an event designed to inspire multicultural Utahns to take... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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5 rental scams and how to avoid them

Scammers are everywhere and your neighborhood may be no exception. Follow these tips to avoid being scammed when renting or renting out a home. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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'Life-changing' program for families battles poverty

The next step for addressing intergenerational poverty in Utah will be an educational initiative, says Sen. Aaron Osmond Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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'What's in a name?': Utah Shakespeare Festival's offerings go far beyond its namesake's plays

For 53 years, the Utah Shakespeare Festival has brought Shakespeare’s works to residents and visitors of Cedar City, Utah, with the hope that his plays will continue to teach life lessons. Read more »

May 31, 2014

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Salt Lake Gallery Stroll helps make art accessible

The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is a monthly event where galleries throughout the city open their doors and invite the community in to “be a part of art,” as the organization’s... Read more »

April 12, 2014

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