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Utah woman uses pizza order to get message to senator

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The voicemail box for Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch was full, so a Utah woman tried using a pizza to ask for a “no” vote on one of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees. The ham-and-pineapple pizza that Julia Silge ordered for Hatch’s Salt Lake City office to […]

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Survey puts Utah’s average snowpack at 167 percent of normal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s snowpack is deeper than normal following heavy snowfall during January, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says it’s too early to say the state is in great shape. A February survey reports that snowpack across the state averages 167 percent of normal. Brian McInerney […]

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Marchers showing support in Salt Lake City for refugees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Marchers in downtown Salt Lake City are showing support for refugees. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that hundreds were participating in the midday Saturday march from the federal building to the Utah State Capitol, while other media outlets and Salt Lake City Jackie Biskupski said […]

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Things to Know: Power players, legislators to watch in 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As Utah lawmakers grind through a record number of bills this year, they’re being steered by a Senate president known for his calm and analytical accountant’s temperament and a House speaker who used to be a boxer and is now scrapping it up on issues […]

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Mobile app would direct people to state-run liquor stores

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alcohol commissioners are weighing Utah’s strict liquor laws with developing a mobile app directing tourists to state-run liquor stores. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control would have to ensure its app wouldn’t illegally promote liquor consumption in a state […]

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Gunnison Valley Elementary School Cancels School for the Day Due to Water Main Break

Students at Gunnison Elementary School got an unexpected one day vacation on Monday after a problem with a main water line over the weekend. According to South Sanpete School District Superintendent Kent Larsen, a joint on a pipe under a thrust block failed, causing an elbow to rupture. Repairs were […]

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Utah to expand Medicaid to cover more poor parents

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Health Department said Friday that the state will expand Medicaid to cover more low-income parents, covering only a small number of the state’s poorest people that officials have considered covering in the program over the past few years under President Barack Obama’s health law. […]

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Lawmaker wants capital punishment for sex trafficking deaths

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are expected to consider a plan that would expand capital punishment in the state so that criminals convicted of sex trafficking that leads to death could be executed. Proposal sponsor Republican Rep. Paul Ray said Friday he wants to hold the leaders of […]

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Retrial begins for Orem man accused of killing wife

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The attorney for an Orem man on trial for a second time on accusations he killed wife says there’s no conclusive evidence to show her client is guilty. The Daily Herald reports that attorney Ann Taliaferro’s comments came during opening arguments Thursday in Provo in the […]

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Utah Ranked 2nd Highest For Economic GrowthÂ

(Undated)  –  Utah is among the top states in the nation for economic growth.  The latest federal numbers show the state’s gross domestic product annual growth comes in second in the country for the third quarter of last year.  South Dakota was tops with Nevada in third after Utah.