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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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Group wants all to pay 'true' price for water, property taxes phased out

A Utah Rivers Council report released Tuesday shows significant water savings if eight selected cities phased out property taxes going to water districts. Residents would pay more, but water would... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Utah County GOP sets schedule to replace Sen. John Valentine

The Utah County Republican Party has set out a schedule to replace Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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U.S. House passes bill reauthorizing emergency services for kids program

A bill to reauthorize a program for emergency medical treatment for children has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Jim... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Senate confirms Sen. John Valentine to head Utah Tax Commission

Though his Senate colleagues said it was hard to let him go, they unanimously confirmed Sen. John Valentine to head the Utah Tax Commission on Wednesday. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Lawmakers, business leaders back bill requiring civics test

Two Utah lawmakers announced Wednesday they will sponsor a Utah Civics Education Initiative bill that would require high school students to pass a U.S. civics test in order to graduate. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Petition supporting traditional marriage delivered to Gov. Herbert

Backers of a petition supporting traditional marriage delivered a list of more than 18,600 signatures to Gov. Gary Herbert's office Friday, saying Utahns don't need to be ashamed of taking that stand. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Attorney general candidates Sean Reyes, Charles Stormont scrutinize campaign donations

Utah attorney general candidates Sean Reyes and Charles Stormont are closely scrutinizing campaign donations because of the alleged actions of the state's two past officeholders. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Former Gov. Huntsman: Same-sex marriage is 'inevitable'

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Wednesday it's "inevitable" that same-sex marriages will be recognized nationwide, but he stopped short of criticizing state officials for fighting the issue... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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