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Senator Steve Urquhart announces resignation from Utah Senate

SALT LAKE CITY — Senator Steve Urquhart, a Republican who represents St. George, announced Wednesday he is resigning from the Utah Senate effective September 9. 598 more words

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"Gun Violence On The Other Hand...": Republican Platform Labels Pornography 'A Public Health Crisis'

It was just a few months ago when state policymakers in Utah approved a measure condemning pornography as a “public health crisis.” Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed a resolution, approved by the GOP-led legislature, calling for new policies to combat the porn scourge. 335 more words

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Meet Derryck Gordon, Candidate for Utah House District 10

Earlier this week, I got the chance to ask a few questions of one of the candidates running for the Utah House out of District 10 (Ogden area) as a Libertarian. 451 more words

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Students in 4-H from across Utah participate in mock legislature at State Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY – Members of 4-H from across the state took part in the 27th annual mock legislature this week.

Participants go through the entire legislative process, and more than 100 students took part in the mock legislative session. 299 more words

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Week ending Feb. 14, 2016

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Lawmakers already looking at development of Utah State Prison site by Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News

“Even though the Utah State Prison won’t be relocated until after a new facility expected to be completed by mid-2020 is ready, legislation was introduced Tuesday related to developing the current site in Draper.” 637 more words

Speaker of the House talks about results of legislative session

Speaker of the House Greg Hughes was in studio, Saturday, to recap the legislative session. Hughes addressed medical marijuana, the death penalty and sex education. 29 more words

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Gov. Herbert facing scrutiny over campaign contributions and a deal to help Utah's coal industry

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s governor and a number of lawmakers are facing scrutiny in Utah and California because of a deal to help coal exports. 373 more words

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