Air Force warns airmen against talking politics on social media

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Penalties for violations range from a 30-day suspension with pay to dismissal from the service.


Utah bill would end gas chamber use in animal shelters, including one in Ogden

The Weber County Animal Shelter is one of seven such facilities across the state that still use gas chambers to euthanize animals.


Ogden uses emergency repair program to offer hope to low-income homeowners

The $5,000 loan comes interest free and can be used to make an emergency repair. 


2 parole officials resign amid review of escaped parolees from treatment center

Utah’s prison system said last week that communication breakdowns led the parole board to release offender Cory Lee Henderson to that same treatment center in December instead of possibly sending him back to prison. Henderson escaped from the same treatment center weeks before police say he...


Medicaid expansion is back on Utah Legislature's plate

A new bill will have the Utah Legislature address Medicaid expansion again.

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Utah police, shelters want lawmakers to fund new domestic violence training

Each month, at least one woman is murdered by her intimate partner in the Utah. A new program hopes to prevent crimes like that, but $895,000 is needed from the state to get the program into action.


Utah Senate panel OKs bill adding LGBT protections to hate crime law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to add protections for gay and transgender people to the Utah’s hate crime law cleared its first test Thursday when it was approved on a 5-1 vote by a Senate committee. In addition to protections for LGBT people, supporters said the measure also beefs up...


Utah governor questions Mormon church impact on medical marijuana bill

Gov. Gary Herbert says the Mormon church’s opposition to a medical marijuana bill may have little impact on the proposal’s fate.


Utah cities say they don't want new liquor stores

Gov. Gary Herbert has not chosen to include new stores in his budget this year as many cities don’t want the burden.


Bill seeks to keep Utah prepared to host future Winter Olympics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker wants to ensure that the state is “ready, willing and able” to host the Winter Olympics again should the chance to bid on the event arise. The Deseret News reports that Republican Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams introduced legislation...


Transparency still debated around Western Hunting and Conservation Expo

Members of Utah’s sporting public say conservation groups and the DWR were careless with public assets by allegedly letting $5.4 million go unaccounted for.

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