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House committee holds bill setting limits on campaign contributions

A House committee voted Tuesday to hold a bill that would place limits on how much could be contributed to political candidates. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Study: Insurers may be using drug costs to discriminate under federal health law

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Man accused in BYU gropings accepts diversion agreement

Accused BYU groper Nathan Eric Fletcher, 23, accepted a diversion agreement Tuesday that will lead to the dismissal of two counts of sexual battery, a class A misdemeanor, as long as Fletcher... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Marc Jenson claims he advised investors early on of his criminal history

In his second day testifying in the fraud case against him, Marc Sessions Jenson described the steps he took to ensure potential investors knew of his run-in with Utah state law. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Bill would increase incentives for early high school graduation

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the incentives and resources for students to graduate early from high school through Utah's Centennial Scholarship program. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Index indicates Utah economy thriving

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 4.1 points to 113.4 in January, rising above 110 for the second time in three months and signifying that Utah's economy is thriving. The... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Anti-capital punishment group protests firing squad bill

About 20 members of Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty gathered on the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday to protest a bill that would bring back the firing squad as an execution option for... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Bill seeks to improve civic engagement among students

The Senate Education Committee recommended a bill for Senate approval Tuesday that would require students to pass a citizenship test before they can earn a high school diploma. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Wyoming panel weighs bill to allow guns on school campuses

A Wyoming legislative panel is set to consider a bill to allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds and into public meetings. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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House committee approves new rules for Idaho oil and gas

Idaho lawmakers on a House committee have approved rules involving the state's nascent oil and gas industry. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Diversity at Sundance doesn't carry over to Hollywood

One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Business community supports tax increases for schools, roads

A group of Utah business leaders Tuesday said it's time for lawmakers to invest in both education and transportation, even if that means increasing taxes. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Fear of pending apocalypse led to murder-suicides of Springville family, police say

Apparently concerned with the "evil in the world" and a pending apocalypse, Benjamin and Kristi Strack took the lives of three of their children and then killed themselves with lethal doses of... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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LDS statement could move Utah nondiscrimination, religious freedom debate forward

Now that the courts have spoken on same-sex marriage in Utah, lawmakers are poised to tackle controversial proposals on religious freedom and nondiscrimination. Statements from the LDS Church could... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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LDS leaders reemphasize protection of religious freedoms, support for LGBT nondiscrimination laws

Senior LDS leaders affirmed Tuesday the church's consistent support for nondiscrimination laws that balance the rights of LGBT people with provisions that protect religious freedom. They also... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Watch: LDS Church news conference about religious freedom, nondiscrimination

The LDS Church held a special news conference Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. MST. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Actor Adrian Grenier enjoys anonymity on empty slopes at Sundance

Stars are consistently swarmed by fans at the Sundance Film Festival, but there's one place they can find anonymity: On the slopes. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Legislative priorities: What matters to Utah families

Among the many, many issues facing the 2015 Utah Legislature, the Deseret News has selected six that especially matter to Utah families. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Call the Doctor: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan coming to FanX

With time ticking away before the next Salt Lake Comic Con FanX event, "Doctor Who" stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have joined the celebrity lineup coming to Utah Jan. 29-31. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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