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No money for school tech plan in Utah budget

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 11 2014 - 9:42am

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Utah legislators are closing in on their $13 billion-plus budget for the year after negotiating over the weekend and abandoning a pricey school technology initiative that stalled talks.

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Utah Senate backs Medicaid proposal

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 11 2014 - 7:41am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah legislators are trying to work out an agreement on Medicaid expansion before their 2014 legislative session closes at the end of the week.The state Senate voted 19-6 on Monday to endorse a proposal to use federal dollars to partially expand the state/federal health-care program for low-income residents.

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Release of report from Swallow probe postponed

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 7 2014 - 4:43pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A House committee that investigated former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is postponing the release of a final report so it can review additional emails recovered from one of Swallow's computers.

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Medical pot for kids takes another step forward

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 6 2014 - 11:49am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow parents of children with severe epilepsy to legally obtain a marijuana-derived extract they say helps with seizures.The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 4-0 on Thursday morning to approve the bill. It moves to the full Senate for consideration.Approval there...

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Gay rights protesters return to Utah Capitol

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 5 2014 - 7:00pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Protesters pushing for Utah to adopt a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual and gender orientation returned to the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to call out lawmakers for suppressing the bill.

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Legislature kills Ogden lawmaker's bill raising smoking age to 21

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 4 2014 - 5:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah legislators have killed a proposal that could have made their state the first to raise the age for legal tobacco purchases to 21.The bill's sponsor, Republican state Sen. Stuart Reid, had urged support for the measure so Utah could "set the example and make a statement to the nation."

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Groups reach deal on Utah caucus system

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 2 2014 - 9:15pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A group pushing to overhaul Utah's system for nominating political candidates has worked out a deal with state lawmakers that both sides say enables more participation.In a deal announced Sunday afternoon, both sides have agreed on new legislation to preserve Utah's caucus-convention system but allow primary elections as an...

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Herbert rejects Medicaid expansion

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Feb 27 2014 - 5:28pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Republican governor announced Thursday he wants to reject a full Medicaid expansion that would enroll more people in the government program, and instead, seek federal dollars to cover the poor in private plans.Gov. Gary Herbert's decision came after months of pushing back an announcement, making him one of the...

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Attorney: Utah teen accused in deputy's murder is a victim

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 3:34pm

PROVO -- A dash-cam video shows the moments a fugitive fatally shot a Utah deputy and fled in a pickup truck driven by a teenage girl who faces murder charges in the case, prosecutors said Wednesday.Video from Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride's patrol car was played in a Provo courtroom Wednesday as prosecutors tried...

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Dash-cam video captured fatal shooting of Utah County deputy

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 1:35pm

PROVO -- A dash-cam video shows the moments a fugitive fatally shot a Utah deputy and fled in a pickup truck driven by a teenage girl who faces murder charges in the case, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Love leads 4th District race in campaign cash

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 12:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- When it comes to raising campaign cash, Republican Mia Love continues outpace her opponents in her bid to win the seat held by outgoing Democratic congressman Jim Matheson.The latest campaign finance reports released Monday show Love raised $450,000 from Jan. 1 through April 6 this year.Love spent even more money during that time...

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Officials hope new Utah voter list law prevents misuse

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Apr 4 2014 - 8:37am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials are hoping a new voter information law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert will protect citizen information from possible misuse.The law, which Herbert signed Tuesday, limits the information publicly available from Utah's voter registration rolls.

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Utah healthcare website faces glitches on sign-up deadline

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Apr 1 2014 - 7:55am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah residents signing up for health insurance ahead of Monday night's deadline encountered problems with the online marketplace reminiscent of the website's launch in October.Advocates and those helping with enrollment reported problems into Monday afternoon with both the website and a hotline number overwhelmed with traffic.

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Glitches plague Utah healthcare customers on last day

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 31 2014 - 11:42am

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Utah health care advocates are working to help people enroll in insurance and navigate the buggy online marketplace Monday, the deadline to sign up.Utah consumers shopping on the federally-run online marketplace ran up against website problems for hours Monday morning.Federal officials say the website was up...

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Herbert hopes for Utah Medicaid deal by summer

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 27 2014 - 5:42pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert hopes to reach a deal with federal officials on Medicaid expansion by summer, the governor said Thursday at his monthly televised news conference on KUED.

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Utah parents cheer on child medical marijuana law

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 25 2014 - 1:35pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Parents of Utah children with severe epilepsy are cheering a new state law that allows them to obtain a marijuana extract they say helps with seizures, but procuring it involves navigating a thorny set of state and federal laws.

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VIDEO: Utah gay marriage backers, foes hold dueling rallies

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Jan 29 2014 - 6:13am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A little more than a month after a surprising federal court ruling overturned this conservative state's ban on gay marriage, the battle over the issue reached the Capitol building Tuesday as hundreds of opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage held twin rallies.

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VIDEO: Utah gay marriage backers, foes hold dueling rallies

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Jan 29 2014 - 6:13am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A little more than a month after a surprising federal court ruling overturned this conservative state's ban on gay marriage, the battle over the issue reached the Capitol building Tuesday as hundreds of opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage held twin rallies.

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