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Bill Eases Wood-Burning Curbs

The controversy over wood-burning and air pollution flared up again Tuesday before a legislative committee. Rep. Brad Dee, R-Ogden, is sponsoring a bill to ease wood burning restrictions. It amounts to a rebuke of Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposal to ban wood-burning all winter in northern Utah’s pollution hotspots.
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In a major pivot for Utah House leadership, two Medicaid expansion plans will go before a House Committee as lawmakers approach the final week of the general session.

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The Utah House has passed a bill that would make sweeping reforms to the state’s criminal justice system.

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials announced Monday the discovery of a data breach of the health insurer’s IT system. 

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  Utah’s second annual Outdoor Recreation Summit gets underway in Salt Lake City Tuesday. The daylong meeting is aimed at bringing together communities that have been at odds in the past.

Salt Lake City’s first and only female mayor died on Sunday.  Deedee Corradini’s legacy includes helping bring the Olympics to Utah in 2002 and advocating for women’s ski jumping in the games.  

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The Senate has delayed a vote on a bill that aims to make the use of medical marijuana legal. 

Sen. Mark Madsen began presenting the bill with only 30 minutes left in the scheduled floor time. He tried to explain it as quickly as possible, but did not leave enough time for the other senators to ask as many questions as they’d like. 

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Utah House and Senate leaders will likely unveil a bill on Tuesday that provides protections for lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender people in employment and housing, while also protecting religious liberty.

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Social service groups are calling on Utah lawmakers to rethink earmarks. They are taking their case to the Capitol as the Legislature’s budget-makers write up their priority list for unfunded projects in the coming week .

Republican Senator Allen Christensen of No. Ogden, seen standing in the lower part of the photo, lead the recognition event.
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A moment of silence was held in the State Senate Friday to honor fallen Utah military service members.

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Everything is Incredible

Utah filmmaker Tyler Bastian created this piece about Agustin, a man with polio in Honduras. Agustin dreams of flying, so he's spent 50 years building his helicopter from scavenged parts.

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Utah Broadcasters Association Job Fair

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the A. Ray Olpin Union building ballroom on the University of Utah campus.

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