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Lockhart serious about superintendent spot, not ruling out run for governor

Becky Lockhart is serious about her bid to become the state superintendent but isn't ruling out a run for governor

Becky Lockhart serious about superintendent spot but not ruling out run for governor

Even though outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart is serious about her bid to become the state superintendent of public schools, the Provo Republican doesn't appear to be ruling out a run for... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Transit, health care discussions dominate poverty summit

Dual challenges of affordable health care and the accessibility and pricing of public transit were major topics of discussion Saturday at an annual poverty summit in Salt Lake dissecting the... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Utah argues for more time to file appeal in gay marriage recognition case

The state backed its request for more time to appeal a lower court ruling in the same-sex marriage recognition case Wednesday with a new brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Couples oppose state request for more time to appeal gay marriage recognition ruling

Attorneys for three couples in Utah's same-sex marriage recognition case oppose the state's request for more time to file its appeal in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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State asks for more time to file appeal in gay marriage recognition case

Utah asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for more time Monday to file its appeal in a same-sex marriage recognition case. They are asking that the deadline be extended from Sept. 22 to Oct. 22. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Democrats want a chance to compete for Valentine seat

State Democratic Party Chairman Peter Corroon wants Democrats to be able to compete to replace Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, who was recently named to head the Utah State Tax Commission. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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New grant money helps combat air pollution

A new round of funding bolstered by money from the Utah Legislature is helping businesses, schools and individuals do what they can to curtail emissions and help clear the Wasatch Front of harmful... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Sen. Mike Lee announces town hall meetings

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has announced five town hall meetings to be held in August throughout the state. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Looking ahead: What will legislator Valentine's departure mean for alcohol laws?

With 26-year state senator John Valentine leaving the Legislature next month, lawmakers face charting a different course for alcohol policy or staying the course that Valentine help set. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Governor appoints new head of State Board of Pardons and Parole

Gov. Gary Hebert has appointed Angela F. Micklos as chairwoman of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Single-event permits still an issue for liquor commission

State liquor commissioners continued Tuesday to grapple with what the requirements should be for issuing single-event permits after a recent controversy over how the rules applied to an annual... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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State committee studying feasibility of extending online voting to more Utahns

Utahns file their taxes, bank and shop online all the time, says state Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, so why shouldn't they also be able to vote on their laptops? Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Bill reintroduced to give Utah Division of Air Quality more 'flexibility'

A bill was reintroduced Wednesday that would give the Utah Division of Air Quality more flexibility in forming strategies to achieve standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Investigators continue to build case against ex-A.G.s Shurtleff, Swallow

Investigators continue to build a case for possible criminal charges against former Utah attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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Unofficial vote tallies from primary election

Unofficial vote tallies from Tuesday's primary elections in Utah. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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Republican legislators, ex-senator call on U.S. House to pass immigration reform

The nation cannot afford to wait any longer for immigration reform, state legislative leaders wrote in a letter to Utah Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Jim Matheson that urges... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Utah lawmakers drafting letter in support of e-cigarette regulation

Utah lawmakers are working on drafting a letter to support potential FDA regulation of electronic cigarettes. The Utah committee has until July 9 to submit its support. Read more »

June 18, 2014

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Frustrated Utah lawmakers vent to BLM, Forest Service

A Utah legislative committee overseeing public land policy issues asked hard questions of the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service on grazing and law enforcement conflicts. Some asserted... Read more »

June 18, 2014

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Utah plan for Medicaid expansion progressing despite opposition

The Utah Department of Health is meeting weekly with federal officials to discuss options for Medicaid expansion. Read more »

May 22, 2014

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State School Board candidates trimmed by nominating committee

Thirty-seven candidates will be interviewed by a committee tasked with narrowing down the number of individuals running for the State School Board. The committee will then forward three names per... Read more »

May 21, 2014

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Federal judge orders recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah

A federal judge ruled Monday that Utah must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the state during the brief time it was legal in late December and early January. Read more »

May 19, 2014

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Sen. Orrin Hatch tops list of senators who've passed the most laws

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has gotten more laws passed than anyone else currently serving in the Senate, according to a ranking released Friday by the National Journal. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Immigration reform could be issue in Owens, Love race

Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens vowed Wednesday to make immigration reform a top campaign priority. Read more »

May 14, 2014

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Hundreds of new state laws go into effect Tuesday

Most of the bills that Utah legislators passed during their legislative session this year go into effect Tuesday. Under Utah's constitution, new laws go into effect 60 days after the legislative... Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Fight over Count My Vote may not be over yet

A legal team is being assembled to help defend the new alternative to the caucus and convention system political parties use to nominate candidates, the chairman of the Count My Vote initiative... Read more »

May 12, 2014

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