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In An Effort To Curb Drug Costs, States Advance Bills To Prod Feds On Importation

Norm Thurston is a “free-market guy” — a conservative health economist in Republican-run Utah who rarely sees the government’s involvement in anything as beneficial. But in a twist, the state lawmaker is now pushing for Utah to flex its muscle to spur federal action on ever-climbing prescription...


Government

Boone County clerk reduces polling places for April elections

Paquin Tower and Oak Towers in the First Ward will no longer be polling locations, following Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks’ decision to remove or relocate four polling places. He also has replaced the Elks Lodge in the Sixth Ward and Parkade Baptist Church in the Second Ward with different venues....


Local

Presidents Day 2018: Open, closed, schedule changes, more in Northern Utah

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Presidents Day is observed on Monday, Feb. 19, this year. Here’s a look at what’s open and closed in Northern Utah on the federal holiday, including government offices, postal service and shipping agencies, liquor stores, libraries, banks and more.


Politics

Utah Rep. Dixon Pitcher won't seek re-election, Ogden lawyer to vie for spot

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Lorraine Brown said she’s considered running for Pitcher’s Weber County post for years.


Police & Fire

Utah minority offenders now even more likely to get prison sentences

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Minority offenders are increasingly likely to be sentenced to prison in Utah since major justice system changes were implemented in 2015, and officials are trying to find out why.


Government

'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a...


Government

The Latest: White House blasts Democrats over immigration

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation in Congress (all times local): 10 p.m. The White House says Thursday’s failed immigration votes in the Senate demonstrate that Democrats “are not serious” about finding a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants...


Government

Courageous women paved the way for the #MeToo movement

In the days of #MeToo, the Time’s Up movement and women’s protest marches, women continue to demand an end to sexual exploitation in the workplace. Women so often have been backed in a corner, sometimes literally, with few viable options. But women’s protests have resulted in positive change in the...


Government

What are you looking at? Missouri lawmakers to consider bill protecting youth sports

On Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported that Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that could grant youth sports officials and referees “special victim” status. House Bill No. 1725 — which is sponsored by Rep. Jerome Barnes, Raytown — would raise the criminal penalties for those who are...


Government

Legislation would honor officers killed in the line of duty

On a summer day in June 1933, Sgt. Benjamin O. Booth of the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a call on his day off. A bank had been robbed in Mexico, Missouri. Booth rushed to set up a roadblock at the intersection of U.S. 40 and U.S. 63. He was joined by Boone County Sheriff Roger I. Wilson....


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