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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has harsh words for election officials in a county with long voting lines and uncounted ballots in a still-undecided Congressional race. Herbert said in a statement Thursday that Utah County is the “the epicenter of dysfunction” anytime glitches are reported on […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah governor orders flags be flown at half-staff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert is ordering that state and national flags in Utah be lowered to half-staff in respect for victims of the overnight shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. An announcement by Herbert’s office says the governor’s action is in coordination with a similar […]

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Utah seeks more influence over national forest management

Utah seeks more influence over national forest management

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is planning to ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission to thin forests, clear out dead trees and do controlled burnings on protected areas that account for nearly half of national forest lands in the state. The Republican governor is […]

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Governor fills Utah House vacancy with Snider appointment

Governor fills Utah House vacancy with Snider appointment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed and sworn in Paradise farmer and former congressional aide Casey Snider to fill a Utah House vacancy created by the resignation of former Rep. Curt Webb, a fellow Republican. Herbert appointed Snider on Tuesday to serve the last few months […]

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Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate. The compromise comes as people prepare to vote in November on an insurgent medical marijuana ballot initiative that […]

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Utah governor declares emergency from storm

Utah governor declares emergency from storm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has declared a state of emergency in advance of potential flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a flash-flood watch for much of Utah as what remains of the storm moves across the state. Herbert says communities near […]

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Utah governor pushing for better salaries to retain teachers

Utah governor pushing for better salaries to retain teachers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor says there’s a statewide shortage of teachers and he’s pushing for better salaries to retain the ones in the classrooms and bring back those who have left. At a news conference Wednesday in Salt Lake City, Gov. Gary Herbert says the state needs […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Governor says lawmakers should act on medical marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he wants lawmakers to take action on medical marijuana regardless of whether a November ballot initiative to legalize it passes. The Deseret News reports Herbert said Thursday at this monthly news conference on KUED that he’ll use his “bully pulpit” to push […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Anderson appointed to head Utah Department of Public Safety

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed a veteran state Department of Public Safety official as the next head of the law enforcement agency. Maj. Jess Anderson is currently assistant superintendent, and he will succeed Commissioner Keith Squires upon his retirement on Aug. 31. Anderson has […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah lawmakers called for special session over shipping hub

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling the Legislature into a special session to approve revisions for a planned massive shipping hub in Salt Lake City. Herbert said at a press conference Monday that lawmakers will return to the Capitol Wednesday to vote on the plan, […]

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