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Math, science and special ed teachers could see higher salaries if bill passes

HB203 — which would fund a salary increase for certain Utah teachers —advanced to the Senate Thursday.

'Death with dignity' bill put on hold for further study

After hearing emotional testimony on both sides of the proposed Utah Death with Dignity Act, the House Health and Human Services Committee voted Thursday to refer the issue to interim study. Read more »

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Bill requires county clerks to provide person to perform same-sex marriages

A bill filed Thursday would require county clerks' offices to make someone available to solemnize same-sex marriages, while at the same time accommodating workers who might object for religious... Read more »

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Mom of slain girl says teen murder suspect shouldn't go free in 3 years

The certification hearing to determine whether a boy who was 14 when he allegedly murdered his girlfriend and dumped her body in the Jordan River continued Thursday. Read more »

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Gov. Herbert: 'Fight goes on' for Healthy Utah

Gov. Gary Herbert pledged Thursday that "the fight goes on" for his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion in the final days of the 2015 Legislature. Read more »

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Bill to expand death benefits to families of fallen officers advances

A Senate committee unanimously endorsed a bill Thursday that would expand death benefits to families of peace officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Read more »

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Who will control Utah's public lands?

The Utah House GOP caucus met Thursday to hear the latest details on the political fight to gain control of certain federal public lands, with leaders in the battle stressing they are not solitary... Read more »

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Court fee for parents seeking guardianship of disabled children may drop tenfold

A House committee endorsed a bill Thursday that would decrease the court filing fee for parents seeking guardianship of their adult children with disabilities. The fee would be dropped from $360 to... Read more »

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Power of Prevention Conference tackles tough issues

The Utah Council for Crime Prevention is hosting its 17th annual Power of Prevention Conference this week at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley. Training topics include... Read more »

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9/11 may have impacted heart health of Utahns, local researchers say

Repercussions from a terrorist attack a couple thousand miles away were enough to impact even the biological clocks of Utahns, Intermountain researchers say. Read more »

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Kids have fun learning about computer programming

Zaniac hosted kids computer programming classes for the children of Angular NG-Conference attendees in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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School counselor training bill gets preliminary approval in Senate

Utah senators gave preliminary approval Thursday to an initiative that would provide training for school counselors to bring them up to date on today's college and career environment. Read more »

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Utah Attorney General's Office launches new ID theft website

The Utah Attorney's Generals Office launched a comprehensive resource for people to fight identity theft. Read more »

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SWAT standoff at Sandy home ends in suicide

A SWAT standoff in Sandy ended in suicide Thursday morning. Read more »

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Initiative for better school Internet filtering moves to Senate floor

HB213, which was unanimously upheld by the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, would require local school community councils to have the infrastructure in place to provide adequate filtering of... Read more »

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Kearns teen surprised with new wheelchair to replace stolen one

Tyson Howick recently awoke to find his customized wheelchair stolen. Wednesday he was surprised with a new and generously donated motorized wheelchair. Read more »

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Paige Petersen nominated for 3rd District judgeship

Gov. Gary Herbert has nominated Paige Petersen to fill a judicial vacancy on the 3rd District Court. Read more »

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Bill to replace 'dirty buses' moves on to Senate

After multiple meetings of lengthy debate, a bill proposing to provide funds to replace old diesel-burning buses with alternative fuel buses passed the Senate Education Committee on Thursday. Read more »

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Teacher salary increase bill advances to Senate

The Senate Education Committee on Thursday unanimously recommended HB203, which would fund an across-the-board salary increase for math, science and special education teachers in Utah. Read more »

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John Wall harbored hatred for ex-wife after divorce, son testifies

Testifying in his father's murder trial, Pelle Wall recounted the tense relationship that existed between his parents following their divorce and his father's erratic behavior following his... Read more »

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Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan fails in House committee

A House committee failed to pass out Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion Wednesday night, but the sponsor of the legislation said he still hopes to reach a compromise. Read more »

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Murder trial ordered for teen in brutal killing of Riverton girl

A 17-year-old boy, who was 14 when police say he brutally killed 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak in 2012, was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for murder. Now a judge will decide whether he should stand... Read more »

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Charge upgraded to murder in deadly hammer attack

The charge against a West Valley man has been upgraded to aggravated murder after the victim of a vicious hammer attack died. Read more »

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Utah Cares contains potentially expensive, fatal holes

The Utah House of Representatives has proposed expanding Medicaid under the existing Primary Care Network program and continuing exploration of any further expansion of benefits before committing... Read more »

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House committee approves proposal to name highway section after Becky Lockhart

A House panel endorsed a proposal Wednesday that would name a section of I-15 after late Speaker Becky Lockhart. Read more »

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Having fun in the snow at Sugarhouse Park

Karsten Ryan and his son, Liam, sled at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Read more »

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