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Western officials discuss taking land from feds

The Associated Press
Apr 19 2014 - 8:43am

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Officials from nine Western states say it's time they take control of federal lands within their borders.

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Utah Senate approves state's rights course proposal

The Associated Press
Mar 13 2014 - 6:19am

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Senate has approved legislation requiring state and local government offices, the attorney general's office and legislative attorneys to ensure someone on staff learns more about state's rights.

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Hill AFB, IRS workers among those losing $1.4 billion to sequestration

Mitch Shaw
Mar 13 2014 - 5:58am

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- A new study says that sequestration put a major dent in the wallets of federal employees, causing nearly a billion-and-a-half dollar loss in their collective salaries.And while union representatives for employees at Hill Air Force Base and the Internal Revenue Service say they haven't pinned down exact salary-loss numbers,...

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Ray introduces new bill limiting federal policing in Utah

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 10 2014 - 6:34pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clinton, has shifted a potential turf war over the jurisdictions of sheriffs from a showdown with local police chiefs, to a potential tussle with federal authorities.

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Wave of retirements expected among federal workers in 3 years

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Jan 31 2014 - 9:40am

WASHINGTON -- The federal workforce is building toward a potential retirement wave, with more than a third of career employees projected to be eligible for collecting their end-of-career benefits by September 2017, compared with just 14 percent at the same time in 2012.

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Utah lawmakers fired up about fighting the Feds for control of state land

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 28 2014 - 7:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Republican leaders in the House want to take the fight for control of federal land in Utah to the next level.

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Federal agencies slash travel expenses

Lisa Rein, The Washington Post
Jan 15 2014 - 9:28am

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies have slashed spending on travel and conferences in the aftermath of several high-profile abuses, but some lawmakers said Tuesday the government must be careful not to go overboard by restricting productive gatherings that improve government services.

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State budgets go up as Feds make cuts

Bloomberg News
Jan 4 2014 - 10:13am

WASHINGTON -- State and local governments are poised to increase spending this year, adding to the U.S. economic expansion, even as their federal counterpart cuts back.Outlays by state and local authorities will add about 0.2 percentage point to gross domestic product in 2014, according to a forecast by economists at Morgan Stanley in New York....

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Western officials discuss taking land from feds

The Associated Press
Apr 19 2014 - 8:43am

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Officials from nine Western states say it's time they take control of federal lands within their borders.

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VIDEO: Top of Utah furloughed employees protest in front of Congressman Bishop's office

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 3 2013 - 5:15pm

OGDEN -- Furloughed federal employees took to the streets Thursday afternoon, demanding Congress put an end to the government shutdown that has suddenly left them without work and without pay.A group of employees from Hill Air Force Base and other federal agencies picketed in front of Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop's office at the James V...

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Suspicious powder found at Ogden federal building

Hazmat Tech Hal Hougaard, left, Capt. Travis Anderson, and Paramedic Clark Seaman with the Ogden Fire Department exit the James V. Hansen Federal Building after responding to a call of a white, powdery substance in an envelope found by an employee Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Ogden, Utah. The firefighters contained the substance and handed it off to FBI agents for analysis.  
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Standard-Examiner staff
Jun 14 2011 - 1:58pm

OGDEN -- Suspicious powder was found today in an envelope at the James V. Hansen Federal Building in downtown Ogden.

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VIDEO: Top of Utah furloughed employees protest in front of Congressman Bishop's office

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 3 2013 - 5:15pm

OGDEN -- Furloughed federal employees took to the streets Thursday afternoon, demanding Congress put an end to the government shutdown that has suddenly left them without work and without pay.A group of employees from Hill Air Force Base and other federal agencies picketed in front of Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop's office at the James V...

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GALLERY: Occupy Wall Street protests continue

Adrianna Peterson, 4, gets a ride as several hundred demonstrators march through downtown Salem, Ore., Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. The demonstration is one of many being held across the country recently in support of the ongoing demonstration in New York.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

The Associated Press
Oct 10 2011 - 5:01pm

Occupy Wall Street continues

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GALLERY: Washington DC earthquake rattles nerves

People stand outside of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after is was evacuated following an earthquake in the Washington area. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Associated Press
Aug 23 2011 - 2:12pm

Buildings were evacuated after an earthquake hit the in Washington area. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.

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Suspicious powder found at Ogden federal building

Hazmat Tech Hal Hougaard, left, Capt. Travis Anderson, and Paramedic Clark Seaman with the Ogden Fire Department exit the James V. Hansen Federal Building after responding to a call of a white, powdery substance in an envelope found by an employee Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Ogden, Utah. The firefighters contained the substance and handed it off to FBI agents for analysis.  
ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner

Standard-Examiner staff
Jun 14 2011 - 1:58pm

OGDEN -- Suspicious powder was found today in an envelope at the James V. Hansen Federal Building in downtown Ogden.

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