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Suspicious Package Closes Capitol Building

October 16, 2015
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Suspicious Package Closes Capitol Building

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Investigators are searching for the man who left a suspicious package at the state Capitol building yesterday, causing an evacuation. Utah Highway Patrol Captain Barton Blair says the man simply came in with the package and quickly left. He knelt by the package, offered what looked to be a...

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Sixth Parliament Of Religions Kicks Off In Salt Lake City

October 16, 2015
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Sixth Parliament Of Religions Kicks Off In Salt Lake City

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The sixth Parliament of World Religions is underway in Salt Lake City.  The event, first held in 1893, kicked off yesterday at the Salt Palace with the first-ever women’s assembly, followed by the opening ceremony last night.  The kick-off celebration featured many Native American tribes as part of an...

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Medicaid Expansion Voted Down In Republican Caucus

October 14, 2015
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Medicaid Expansion Voted Down In Republican Caucus

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert will have to find another plan if he wants to expand Medicaid coverage in Utah.  Only seven of the 63 Republican House members at the state Capitol yesterday voted in favor of Utah Access Plus.  The governor needed 38 votes to ensure passage if he called a...

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Hearing in Parent’s Suit Over Common Core

October 14, 2015
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Hearing in Parent’s Suit Over Common Core

(Salt Lake) Six people including parents and teachers sued the Utah Board of Education claiming they were wronged by being denied an opportunity to give their input on the common core standards adopted by the Utah Board of Education in 2010. The core standards were implemented by Utah schools in 2011. The plaintiffs asked...

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Utah Road Case

October 14, 2015
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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Utah Road Case

(Washington, DC)  —  The U.S. Supreme Court is declining a petition from the state of Utah to hear a case involving roads on federal lands.  The decision issued yesterday will uphold a lower court decision on the matter.  The Utah Attorney General’s Office had wanted the high court to hear its argument in a...

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NAACP Makes Complaint About Hangman Decoration

October 14, 2015
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NAACP Makes Complaint About Hangman Decoration

(Roy, UT)  —  A Utah man is facing pressure from a local NAACP chapter over a Halloween decoration he has displayed for the last six years.  Roy’s Kevin Van Miltenberg was contacted by police after the Ogden chapter of the NAACP filed a complaint about his home-built animatronic hangman.  Van Miltenberg said he never...

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FUNDING RAISING FOR KEYBOARDS FOR MOAB CHARTER SCHOOL

October 13, 2015
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FUNDING RAISING FOR KEYBOARDS FOR MOAB CHARTER SCHOOL

Dear Parents and Friends of MCS, Please read the message below from Sand Sheff, our music teacher. He has started a fundraiser on donorschoose.org to raise money for battery operated  keyboards, so all of our students would be able to learn how to play the piano! We do have some here at the school...

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San Juan Commissioner/Recapture Protestor Named Commissioner of Year

October 13, 2015
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San Juan Commissioner/Recapture Protestor Named Commissioner of Year

(Salt Lake City)- San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman recently was named  Utah’s 2015 county commissioner of the year. The Utah Association of Counties voted to give him the award at its recent fall convention, after Lyman was convicted in May of misdemeanor charges for organizing an illegal protest ride by ATVs into artifact-filled...

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Medicaid Expansion’s Fate Could Be Decided Today

October 13, 2015
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Medicaid Expansion’s Fate Could Be Decided Today

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah’s Republican lawmakers will decide today whether the so-called “Gang of Six” plan to expand Medicaid coverage is worth calling a special session.  The Utah House Republican Caucus will meet this afternoon, and several lawmakers have already said they don’t see support for the expansion.  Governor Herbert would need...

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Herbert: Medicaid Expansion Does Not End With Today’s Vote

October 13, 2015
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Herbert:  Medicaid Expansion Does Not End With Today’s Vote

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert is not willing to let go of the idea of expanding Medicaid coverage for the poorest people in Utah.  Speaking yesterday in Salt Lake City, the governor said there were many options lawmakers could pursue if the Utah Access Plus plan isn’t acceptable.  Herbert says he’s open...

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