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Incumbent Greenwood of Roy drops out of House District 12 race

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 4 2014 - 2:29pm

ROY -- The Republican incumbent in Legislative District 12 has withdrawn from the race, leaving his GOP challenger Mike Schultz of Hooper a clear path to the party's nomination. Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, has served in the Utah House since April 2007. At 64, Greenwood is retired from the Utah Highway Patrol, where he served about 25 years...

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Rep. Froerer: Limit access to public waterways on private land

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 18 2014 - 11:54pm

SOUTH OGDEN -- Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, touted the private property rights of those whose land intersects with public waterways in a Tuesday night meeting with District 8 constituents at the South Ogden Senior Center.

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Utah Medicaid expansion talk leads to House divided

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 29 2014 - 4:18pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Politics makes strange bedfellows and no issue seems to illustrate that more than a proposal to expand Medicaid in Utah.Potential expansion of the federal program has initiated significant debates in party circles.  With Gov. Gary Herbert coming closer to a decision whether or not Utah will expand the program, the lines seem...

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Bill lets Utah residents donate portion of tax refund to gay marriage fight

The Associated Press
Jan 29 2014 - 2:28pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah lawmaker hopes residents can soon donate to the state's fight against gay marriage by checking a box on a tax form.Republican Rep. Merrill Nelson of Grantsville has proposed a bill that would give residents the option of donating a portion of their income-tax refund to a "Marriage Defense Fund." The tax form already allows...

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Jenkins, Reid blast 'untruths, lies' coming from USTAR

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 29 2014 - 11:42am

SALT LAKE CITY - A pair of Top of Utah lawmakers think a state program for innovation has been long on claims and short on performance.Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, and Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, both had strong words for officials representing the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) during an appropriations review of the...

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Utah lawmakers taking a longer look at spending plans

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 29 2014 - 11:01am

SALT LAKE CITY - State lawmakers are taking a different route to putting a backup budget plan for the coming fiscal year in place.Traditionally lawmakers spend the first week of every session passing a base budget for different programs.  Base budgets are typically exact spending plans for what is already in place and become a backup plan, in...

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Layton revenge porn case draws Utah Legislature's interest

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 29 2014 - 6:51am

SALT LAKE CITY -- In a so-called revenge porn case that has drawn legislative attention, a two-day trial is set in February for a Layton man accused of distributing nude and obscene photographs of his estranged wife.Rep. Marie Poulson, D-Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday that House Bill 71, "Distribution of Pornographic Materials,"  is before...

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Utah Senate loosens felony threshhold for repeat misdemeanor convictions

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 28 2014 - 7:16pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Jean Valjean would get four chances before being sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread, under the terms of a bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday.A proposal dubbed the "Jean Valjean" bill, Senate Bill 13, after the character in Les Miserables, will increase the number of class C misdemeanors from three to four...

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Incumbent Greenwood of Roy drops out of House District 12 race

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 4 2014 - 2:29pm

ROY -- The Republican incumbent in Legislative District 12 has withdrawn from the race, leaving his GOP challenger Mike Schultz of Hooper a clear path to the party's nomination. Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, has served in the Utah House since April 2007. At 64, Greenwood is retired from the Utah Highway Patrol, where he served about 25 years...

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VIDEO: 5,000 rally against air pollution at Utah Capitol

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 26 2014 - 8:32am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Using the momentum of a growing number of Utah residents who are dissatisfied with the unhealthy haze hanging over the Wasatch Front, clean-air advocates rallied in modern-day record fashion Saturday to ensure they are heard by Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers.About 5,000 people, many wearing mouth and nose respiratory masks...

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VIDEO: Drivers' need for speed prompted move to 80mph limit

Kelly Keiter, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 19 2013 - 5:14pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- After the Legislature gave it the nod earlier this year, the Utah Department of Transportation has changed the speed limit in the northern stretch of Interstate 15 to 80 mph.The Utah Highway Patrol reports one of the biggest reasons for the change is because travelers were already breaking the original 75 mph limit."They were gutsy...

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VIDEO: 5,000 rally against air pollution at Utah Capitol

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 26 2014 - 8:32am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Using the momentum of a growing number of Utah residents who are dissatisfied with the unhealthy haze hanging over the Wasatch Front, clean-air advocates rallied in modern-day record fashion Saturday to ensure they are heard by Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers.About 5,000 people, many wearing mouth and nose respiratory masks...

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VIDEO: Drivers' need for speed prompted move to 80mph limit

Kelly Keiter, Standard-Examiner staff
Sep 19 2013 - 5:14pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- After the Legislature gave it the nod earlier this year, the Utah Department of Transportation has changed the speed limit in the northern stretch of Interstate 15 to 80 mph.The Utah Highway Patrol reports one of the biggest reasons for the change is because travelers were already breaking the original 75 mph limit."They were gutsy...

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GALLERY: Protest at the Salt Lake Capitol about GRAMA - March 8, 2011

A crowd gathers at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City to rally against HB122, sponsored by Rep. Douglas Aagard, R-Kaysville, adjusting the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and making it easier to deny public requests and keep certain records classified, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. (KRISTN HEINICHEN/Standard-Examiner)

Kristin Heinichen, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 8 2011 - 6:07pm

A crowd gathers at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City to rally against HB122, sponsored by Rep. Douglas Aagard, R-Kaysville, adjusting the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and making it easier to deny public requests and keep certain records classified.

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GALLERY: January 27, 2011 state of the state address

The Associated Press
Jan 27 2011 - 12:15am

January 27, 2011 State of the state address

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GALLERY: Take Back Utah Rally, February 22, 2010

Djamila Grossman
Feb 23 2010 - 6:13pm

See pictures of people rallying for no more monuments in Utah at the State Capitol Building on Tuesday.

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