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Utah governor concerned about right-to-die bill

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SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert says he’s concerned that a right-to-die bill unveiled this week at the Utah Legislature could be “a right to suicide.” The Republican...

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Utah lawmakers hit final weeks with big issues unresolved

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers kicked off this year with a number of major initiatives on their plate, but they’re poised to enter the final weeks of...


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South Weber councilman cries foul about gate bids

SOUTH WEBER — A city council member is concerned that the $11,640 purchase and installation of a retractable security gate for the public works shop...


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Utah ranks OK for infrastructure but canals are a worry

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah received no A’s or F’s on its 2015 infrastructure report card prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers....


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Utah's Chaffetz in thick of D.C. marijuana fight

WASHINGTON — The new mayor of the nation’s capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Instead, they’ve threatened her...


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Davis Behavioral Health gets $1M to fight opioid abuse

LAYTON — Davis Behavioral Health received a $1 million donation from Intermountain Healthcare to help address the opioid addiction epidemic in Davis and...




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Low-income advocates urge lawmakers to sunset earmarks to help

SALT LAKE CITY -- Since 2005, earmarks in Utah’s general fund budget have climbed from $42 million to $531 million, with most of those dollars getting...


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Bill to stabilize general assistance aid advances in Senate

SALT LAKE CITY -- Legislation that would allow federal reimbursements for General Assistance aid to return to that program fund rather than going into the...


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Students and teachers disagree on mandatory civics test

SALT LAKE CITY – Lawmakers unanimously passed a bill that requires students in Utah to pass a civics test to graduate high school, but students and teachers...


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North Ogden saving energy one light at a time

NORTH OGDEN – It’s not uncommon for the mayor and city council to get multiple complaints a week about burned out streetlights. So when the city saw a...


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Utah prison officials say that "making do" is no longer enough

DRAPER -- Utah appears to be at a crossroads regarding where and how to house its growing prison population. But its aging Point of the Mountain complex in Draper,...


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Low-income advocates urge lawmakers to sunset earmarks to help

SALT LAKE CITY -- Since 2005, earmarks in Utah’s general fund budget have climbed from $42 million to $531 million, with most of those dollars getting...


Pending bill to regulate e-cigarette products won't include

SALT LAKE CITY -- Even before getting numbered and published, a lawmaker’s bill to regulate and tax e-cigarette products has been stripped of its revenue...