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Utah Citizens Beg for Medicaid Expansion While Lawmakers Consider Budget

Medicaid expansion is under consideration again at the Utah legislature. Advocates and members of the public showed up in force Thursday morning for a committee meeting on the issue.
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Utah senators passed a bill Friday to start saving money for big water projects in a move opposed on environmental and fiscal grounds.

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A Utah lawmaker wants to tax e-cigarettes, and use the money for rural healthcare.

In this week’s View From the Gallery, KUER’s Brian Grimmett discovers lawmakers aren’t that interested in passing bills.

Committee Passes 5 Bills to Prevent Drug Overdoses

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A legislative committee passed several bills dealing with Utah’s growing problem of drug overdose deaths on Thursday.

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Police in Utah are increasing efforts to deal with a growing number of parole violators committing violent crimes in Salt Lake County. In the meantime, the department of corrections has accepted the resignations of two division of Adult Probation and Parole officials.

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Governor Gary Herbert says he’s intrigued by the prospect of suing the federal government over public lands control.

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A proposal to eliminate sales tax on personal hygiene products like diapers and tampons was rejected Wednesday in a House Revenue and Taxation Committee.

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A bill that would give the GOP more seats on two key legislative committees received preliminary approval Wednesday.

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Some Utah agencies and politicians are applauding a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is asking for nearly $900,000 to implement training for police officers who respond to domestic violence calls. The Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) helps law enforcement identify victims of domestic violence who have a high risk of being seriously injured or killed by their partner.

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Keith Gabel

Vita Brevis Films tells the story of Keith Gabel from Ogden, Utah. Snowboarding helped Keith heal the wounds of a traumatic childhood – he says it’s the way he expresses himself. Then he lost his leg.

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