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Utah asks to put limits on Medicaid. Few Utahns showed up to voice their opinion.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:39:08 GMT

The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Health Policy Project's Stacy Stanford speaks during a state Health Department public meeting at the Cannon Health Building Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Health Policy Project's Stacy Stanford speaks during a state Health Department public meeting at the Cannon Health Building Thursday, June 22, 2017.




Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:11:57 GMT

A wildfire near Brian Head, Utah, that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out ... . Officers stop cars heading in Panguitch, Utah, heading to Panguitch Lake on highway 143 as the fire approaches, Thursday, June 22, 2017.




(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah,.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:56:27 GMT

Washington a Rep. Jason Chaffetz submitted his formal resignation letter Friday morning to House Speaker Paul Ryan shortly before meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. Chaffetz, who had signaled in a letter to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert his "intent to resign" last month, will officially leave his post at 8 a.m. June 30, the letter to Ryan says.




What is Utah's most expensive zip code?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:27:33 GMT

GoBankingRates.com recently surveyed the median home value of hundreds of ZIP codes across the United States and the District of Columbia. South Dakota was not included in the list because of the lack of data.




Utah's Lee, three other GOP senators could doom the Senate Republican health care bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:59:52 GMT

Washington a Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and three other GOP senators said Thursday they will oppose the Senate health care bill, likely dooming the legislation that Republicans had promised to replace Obamacare. Lee and Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky said the bill didn't do enough to gut the policies of the Democrats' Affordable Care Act.




FamilySearch Center dedicated in St. George, Utah

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:51:45 GMT

Tower of St. George Utah Temple two blocks away is seen in background of new St. George FamilySearch Center in St. George, Utah. Located just two blocks south of the 140-year-old St. George Utah Temple, the Church's newest family history facility was dedicated June 21, the day before being unveiled to the public in a three-day open house.




Utah GOP appeal of SB54 loss to be heard by 10th Circuit as frustrations mount

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:55:22 GMT

The special election to fill Rep. Jason Chaffetz's seat in Congress is stirring up frustrations about a controversial law changing the candidate nomination process, even as the Utah GOP continues to fight the law in court. Now, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments on Sept.




Two Utah women dead in possible domestic violence-related murder-suicide in Taylorsville

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:52:31 GMT

Police found 47-year-old Richelle Horsley dead of multiple gunshot wounds, and nearby they found the body of 49-year-old Fransiska Dastrup, dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.




400 more homes evacuated as Utah wildfire grows

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:43:24 GMT

A wildfire near a southwestern Utah ski town has forced the evacuations of 400 more homes after the fire doubled in size amid high winds, authorities said Thursday. Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday in a news conference on KUED-TV that the additional homes are east of the fire's epicenter in Brian Head.




Utah employment grows, except for mining jobs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:22:50 GMT

Utah's nonfarm payroll employment for May 2017 grew by an estimated 3.1 percent, adding 44,500 jobs to the economy since May 2016. Utah's current employment level registers 1,467,900.




One Utah idea to train workers of the future: Kids as tech support in their own schools

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:59:44 GMT

Al Hartmann Gov. Gary Herbert, right, chatted with Nathan Rose and Tammy Pyferin mid-March when he launched the application process for $2.1 million in "Talent Ready Utah" grants, funding that has been awarded to a dozen partnerships around the state. Al Hartmann Gov. Gary Herbert, right, chatted with Nathan Rose and Tammy Pyferin mid-March when he launched the application process for $2.1 million in "Talent Ready Utah" grants, funding that has been awarded to a dozen partnerships around the state.




New Utah party sues to get onto ballot to replace Chaffetz

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:50:40 GMT

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Asians are fastest-growing racial group in increasingly diverse Utah

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:45:15 GMT

When Clement Chow, 36, was looking for a place to land after completing his postdoctorate in genetics at Cornell University, he hesitated at the thought of Utah. Chow knew little about the Beehive State.




Groups critical of Utah's strict new drunk driving threshold

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:52:55 GMT

This March 24, 2017, file photo shows a Woods Cross police vehicle sitting in their parking lot in Woods Cross, Utah. Utah lawmakers who passed the strictest DUI threshold in the country got an earful Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from restaurant and tourism groups who oppose the 0.05 percent blood alcohol limit and say it will hurt the state's hospitality industry.




Is Utah upholding Brigham arts legacy?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:42:03 GMT

James LeVoy Sorenson applauds as his wife Beverly looks on, after Sorenson was given the Giant In Our City award during a banquet at the Grand America Hotel Feb. 15, 2006 in Salt Lake City. Beverley Taylor Sorenson, a longtime philanthropist, advocate for arts education and member of one of the wealthiest families in Utah, died at age 89 of natural causes Monday, May 27, 2013.




Utah lawmakers might consider allowing higher alcohol content for beer sold in grocery stores

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:20:58 GMT

Utah lawmakers might consider increasing the alcohol content allowed in beer sold in grocery and convenience stores as national breweries look at cutting production of 3.2 percent beer because all but two states have abandoned it. SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers might consider increasing the alcohol content allowed in beer sold in grocery and convenience stores as national breweries look at cutting production of 3.2 percent beer because all but two states have abandoned it.




Lawmakers upset but won't stop process to replace Chaffetz

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:50:53 GMT

Utah lawmakers said that that they won't interfere with a special election to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz this year but they believe Gov. Gary Herbert stepped outside of his constitutional role and into the Legislature's by deciding the election's timing and process. Lawmakers contend that Utah's executive branch can only set the date of an election and it's the Legislature's role to decide things like how political parties can pick their nominees and how long candidates have to file.