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High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

BEAVER, Utah (AP) — Principal Brad Harris, half-apologizing, notes the sign on the wall that declares Belknap Elementary School as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. “The U.S. Department of Education hasn’t sent us our signs yet so we made our own,” Harris said. Give Harris […]

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Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

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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Utah governor orders flags be flown at half-staff

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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Education ballot measure fails, marijuana too close to call

Education ballot measure fails, marijuana too close to call

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have boosted education funding through a gas tax in a state that has the lowest per pupil spending in the nation. Three other ballot initiatives were leading, but too close to be declared victorious at the […]

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Utah governor defends Democrat against religious freedom ad

Utah governor defends Democrat against religious freedom ad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert defended a Democratic Utah House member after the Republican challenger sent out a mailer insinuating that the incumbent does not back religious freedom. The Deseret News reports Todd Zenger says in the ad that he is the only candidate for the state House […]

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Mitt Romney, Mia Love and marijuana headline Utah election

Mitt Romney, Mia Love and marijuana headline Utah election

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters on Tuesday will elect a new U.S. Senator to replace Orrin Hatch, choose whether U.S. Rep. Mia Love earns a third term and decide if the state should make medical marijuana legal. Many voters have already sent in their ballots, with 27 of […]

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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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Utah opens investigations after parolee kills student

Utah opens investigations after parolee kills student

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a University of Utah track athlete (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Utah authorities say a sex offender parolee who killed a University of Utah student had been lurking on campus for days trying to confront the woman who […]

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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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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 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 a medical […]

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