Government

Utah traffic fatalities reach 280 in 2016, increasing for 4th straight year

UDOT traffic fatality numbers

Utah Department of Transportation officials say they’re not happy with the recent uptick in...

Courts

Farmington barn demolition lawsuit shot down by federal appeals court

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After Farmington City tore down a barn and billboard it claims was a safety hazard, the structure’s owner — George Fadel — filed suit against the city.


Government

U.S. 89 bridge project in Fruit Heights will improve safety, boosters say

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Crossing U.S. Highway 89 via Nicholls Road in Fruit Heights can be a nerve-wracking experience. A new bridge project should improve safety but critics say it will isolate Fruit Heights.


Transportation

UDOT continues buying land for proposed West Davis Corridor path

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With a final decision on the West Davis Corridor expected before the year is out, the state continues to pick up land in their preferred path for the controversial highway.


State

Herbert: Health law repeal without replacement bad for Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If Congress repeals President Barack Obama's health care law without having a replacement plan ready, it could jeopardize coverage for about 180,000 Utah residents, Utah's Republican governor has cautioned. Gov. Gary Herbert made the warning last week in a letter to U.S....


Government

Protesters flood U.S. cities for women's march against President Trump

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Hundreds of thousands of people poured into Washington, Chicago, New York and other U.S. cities on Saturday for protest marches a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a signal of discontent with America’s new leader that threatened to upstage his first days in...


Government

Trump White House ringed by 'swamp' denizens despite pledge

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence has returned to Washington. So has his closest political ally, Bill Smith. Smith spent a dozen years as Pence’s chief of staff while the current vice president was a congressman and later Indiana governor. He’s expanding his lobbying practice into the nation’s capital...


Business

How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people

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WASHINGTON (AP) — They aren’t well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do — well, it’s complicated. Yet student loan servicers — with names like AES-PHEAA and Nelnet — play a key role in the lives of the 44 million Americans who, combined, have amassed a $1.4 trillion mountain of student debt....


Government

Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'

Trump Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, threatening...


Government

On first day, Trump signs health care executive order

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet. Hours after delivering a stinging rebuke...


Health Care

Utah health providers concerned over pending repeal and replace of Obamacare

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Health care providers in Utah are watching warily as President-elect Donald Trump and the predominantly Republican Congress take aim at dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act. While Trump has promised a speedy repeal and replace of the 2010...


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