Government

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill...

Agriculture

Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

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Some county officials have put a focus on spurring business growth, but ag leaders ask that farming not be forgotten.


Business

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, gives politically energized...


Business

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for...


Government

Satellites see big fishing's footprint on the high seas

Fishings Footprint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists tag sharks to see where they roam in the high seas, but until now they couldn’t track the seas’ biggest eater: Humans. By using ships’ own emergency beacons, researchers got the first comprehensive snapshot of industrial fishing’s impacts around the globe. And it’s huge...


Government

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying “there’s nothing more important than protecting our children,” amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting. Trump...


Government

FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched tip

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top FBI official is acknowledging the agency has lost public trust after it botched a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting. David Bowdich is the FBI’s acting deputy director. He says the bureau is “doing everything we can” to regain that trust. And he...


Government

Following Indiana and Kentucky's lead, Missouri looks at Medicaid work requirements

Calling Medicaid “the most unrecognized policy crisis in the country,” Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, discussed in a committee hearing Wednesday a bill he introduced that would add work requirements to Medicaid eligibility. The bill requires “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work a minimum of 80...


Government

Bill that would allow MU to charge higher tuition stalls in the Missouri Senate

A filibuster by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, would put on hold a bill that would allow MU and other universities to raise tuition past the rate of inflation. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, would do away with the current requirement that universities ask for...


Government

EDITORIAL: Florida lawmakers school Marjory Stoneman Douglas students – what a mistake

That was swift. As swift as Nikolas Cruz was when he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It took Florida legislators little time to teach some activist students a lesson by refusing to consider a gun law on Tuesday, even as students from Stoneman Douglas sat in the audience....


Government

'The Green Duck Lounge' aims to be more than a play

Playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson and director Claire Syler hope “The Green Duck Lounge,” an emotionally charged drama centered on civil rights activism through different decades, will spark an intense dialogue and a lasting conversation. Opening Wednesday night at the Rhynsburger Theatre for its...


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