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UTA board votes to terminate CEO Jerry Benson effective May 7

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority board voted unanimously to terminate president, CEO and general manager Jerry Benson Wednesday, saying recent legislation requires the move. 289 more words

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Utah Legislature votes to override pair of vetoes from Gov. Herbert

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Legislature has voted to override Gov. Gary Herbert’s veto of Senate Bill 171.

The veto required a two-thirds majority vote, and the Senate voted 21-7 while the House voted 55-15 to override the Governor. 331 more words

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Utah lawmakers plan town hall meetings at high schools across state after student walkout demonstrations

SALT LAKE COUNTY – Utah students who participated in a national school walkout this week have inspired some Utah lawmakers to act.

You could call it a listening tour. 467 more words

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The consequences of COFA for Utah's Micronesians

Story and photos by MARISSA SITTLER

Sitting in a third-grade classroom, surrounded by miniature sized chairs, bright colors and other seemingly “elementary” things can make what is outside of those four walls seem inconsequential. 1,001 more words

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Lawmakers vote for changes at Utah Transit Authority, including new name

SALT LAKE CITY — State lawmakers voted to change the name of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to Transit District of Utah.

“When you want to go through and make sure that everybody knows you’re not going to do business as has been done in the past: You change governance, you change the name,” said State Sen. 273 more words

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Family of Parkland victim travels to Utah as legislature designates 'Month of Kindness'

SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah received a special honor on Thursday from a Florida family who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 380 more words

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