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SLC Elects First Openly Gay Mayor

November 18, 2015
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SLC Elects First Openly Gay Mayor

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Salt Lake City is electing its first openly gay mayor.  A final tally confirmed that Jackie Biskupski beat incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker in the mayoral election earlier this month.  Unofficial election night numbers showed Biskupski beating Becker by less than two-thousand votes with nearly five-thousand votes uncounted.  Biskupski will...

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Voters Reject Prop. 1

November 18, 2015
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Voters Reject Prop. 1

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Salt Lake City voters are rejecting Proposition 1.  Officials announced the final vote tallies yesterday, showing voters rejected the measure 51-point-two-percent to 48-point-eight-percent.  The measure would have raised sales taxes by a penny for every four-dollars spent in order to raise funds to improve transportation in several Utah counties.

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BLM Cancels Controversial Lease Auction

November 17, 2015
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BLM Cancels Controversial Lease Auction

(Salt Lake/Moab) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has postponed a controversial auction of oil and gas leases that multiple groups had planned to protest this morning. In a written statement released late yesterday, the Utah BLM said; The auction “has been postponed to allow the time needed to better accommodate the high...

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Herbert: Utah Will Accept Syrian Refugees

November 17, 2015
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Herbert:  Utah Will Accept Syrian Refugees

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert says Syrian refugees will still be welcome in the state.  A spokesman for the governor released a statement yesterday saying the state would “do all we can to ease” Syrian refugee suffering “without compromising public safety.”  Herbert has asked the state Department of Public Safety to review...

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DPS Releases Terrorism Video

November 17, 2015
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Utah Department of Public Safety wants all Utahns to be watchful after the deadly attacks in Paris.  The department has posted a video on its website called “Recognizing 8 Signs of Terrorism.”  Retired Utah Army National Guard Colonel Randy Watt says people should assess what’s normal about where...

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Chamber Names Citizen and Business of the Year and Honors KCYN Manager Mueller.

November 16, 2015
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Chamber Names Citizen and Business of the Year and Honors KCYN Manager Mueller.

(Moab Utah)-At the Annual Moab Chamber of Commerce Banquet Saturday Evening, Jon Fogg and Central Utah Insurance were named Business of the Year.  Colin Fryer was named Citizens of the Year.  Both were presented with plaques at the dinner and will be Grand Marshalls in the Electric Light Parade next month. The chamber also...

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Over A Thousand Mormons Resign From Church Over Same-Sex Policy

November 16, 2015
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Over A Thousand Mormons Resign From Church Over Same-Sex Policy

(Undated)  —  Over a thousand members of the Mormon Church are turning their backs on the church over its new policy on same-sex couples and their children.  Around 15-hundred Mormons submitted letters of resignation this weekend in protest of a new policy that restricts baptism of children of same-sex couples.  On Saturday, over a...

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Utahns, French Nationals Mourn Paris Attacks

November 16, 2015
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Utahns, French Nationals Mourn Paris Attacks

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utahns are joining the rest of the world in mourning Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.  Dozens of Americans and French nationals joined a vigil on the steps of the Utah State Capitol Sunday.  Those who attended held signs and sang songs in French to honor those killed, and released...

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Gov. Herbert Would Back New National Monument As Part Of Compromise

November 13, 2015
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Gov. Herbert Would Back New National Monument As Part Of Compromise

(SALT LAKE CITY) Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he’d consider backing a new national monument in the state if that would lead to a long-sought compromise on public lands. “I’m not too happy about national monuments, but if that’s what it takes to get the compromise done so that everybody feels like they got...

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Governor Sides With Same-Sex

November 13, 2015
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Governor Sides With Same-Sex

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert is siding with a same-sex couple after a judge ordered the state to remove a foster child from its care.  Herbert says despite personal beliefs in the matter, Judge Scott Johansen needs to follow the letter of the law.  The state’s Division of Child and Family Services...

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