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Utah Senate committee passes bill to beef up liquor law enforcement

A bill that would divert fines from alcohol violations for increased enforcement cleared a Senate committee.

Passage of primary seat belt law is 'personal' this year, lawmaker says

A lawmaker and a Utah family are hoping this is the year the Legislature will pass a law making not wearing a seat belt a primary driving offense. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Mayor Becker invites residents to schedule one-on-one meetings

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has invited residents to schedule one-on-one meetings to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Orrin Hatch and Mia Love ready for new roles

Dressed in sleek running gear with her hair tucked under a cap, Rep.-elect Mia Love stopped briefly by her new congressional office Monday to check in with her staff. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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State GOP promises to fight SB54 on many fronts

From a federal court fight to legislation that could revoke SB54, the fight over compromise legislation intended to change how political parties in Utah select nominees will be fought on many... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Utah ready to punch above its weight in Congress

When Mia Love, the newest member of Utah's all Republican congressional delegation, is officially sworn in on Tuesday she'll make history as the first black woman Republican in Congress, joining a... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Utah environmental agency releases year-end report on 2014

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued its year-end report Monday, offering a retrospective of the varied accomplishments — and challenges — it encountered during 2014. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2014

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Herbert proposes $14.3B budget with $500M in new money for education

Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and higher education, including the largest increase in funds going to local... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Gov. Gary Herbert expected to recommend $14 billion-plus budget

When Gov. Gary Herbert announces his proposed budget Thursday, the bottom line is expected to exceed $14 billion thanks to a big boost in ongoing revenues and surplus funds. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Bill would increase noncustodial parents' time with children

A legislative committee Wednesday debated proposed legislation that could slightly increase the minimum time noncustodial parents can spend with their children. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Utah lawmakers debate lengthening general session

Utah lawmakers are thinking about increasing the number of days they meet each year in general session. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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BLM seeks input on new mountain bike trail system near Cedar City

The Bureau of Land Management's Cedar City office is hosting an open house for input on an approved mountain bike trail system near Cedar City. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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News Guide: Election Day highlights for Utah

Highlights from the races and measures at stake on Election Day in Utah: Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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BLM seeks nominees for advisory council

The Bureau of Land Management in Utah is seeking public nominations for three open positions on its Utah Resource Advisory Council. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Reducing public corruption should be Utah Legislature's top priority, survey shows

Reducing corruption among elected officials tops a list of issues Utahns want the state Legislature to address in 2015, a new survey shows. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014

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Utah Democrats complain that GOP candidate running for two offices

Utah Democrats filed a complaint against a state House member who is seeking both re-election and to fill a vacancy in the Senate. But the state elections office says he's not violating the law. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014

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Utah Department of Agriculture and Food expanding online services

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is expanding its online services to make it easier to apply for, update, renew and pay for certain licenses. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2014

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McAdams proposes $1.1 billion budget for Salt Lake County with no tax increase

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has proposed a $1.1 billion budget for 2015. The 'lean' budget, which can be funded with no tax increase, would provide a 2.75 percent merit pay increases to... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Utah among lowest in nation in political engagement, report says

Political campaigns in Utah hoping for high voter turnout in next week’s mid-term election were served Monday with another reminder of the challenge of voter turnout in Utah. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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State hospital considering jail-based programs to meet growing need for forensic services

A legislative audit says some forensic patients at the Utah State Hospital have stays that exceed limits in state law, resulting in waiting lists. State officials say patient cases are complex and... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Legislators propose education savings account program

State lawmakers are revisiting the possibility of creating a pilot program intended to allow parents more flexibility in funding a customized education for their children. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Group calls on UTA to improve transit

While Utah’s transit system is growing and improving, service could still be enhanced for those who need it most. That was the message conveyed to state lawmakers Wednesday by members of the... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Religious freedom, nondiscrimination bills to resurface at Utah Legislature

GOP legislative leaders put the brakes on bills related to marriage and nondiscrimination earlier this year, but with Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, some lawmakers intend to bring back that... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Calls for civility accompany same-sex marriage action

Utahns' reaction to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear the state's appeal of a lower-court ruling allowing same-sex marriage included concern, celebration and calls for civility. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Supreme Court takes no action on same-sex marriage cases after first meeting

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted 11 new cases Thursday but took no action on same-sex marriage cases. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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Attorney General Sean Reyes and Democratic challenger Charles Stormont debate live stream

PROVO — Attorney General Sean Reyes and challenger Charles Stormont are scheduled to debate Wednesday at KBYU studios. The hourlong debate is live at 6 p.m. The Utah Debate Commission is... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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