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National Monuments: Lots of Talk, But Many Still Feel Unheard

Albert Holiday was standing at a remote junction in Utah’s red rock desert. He was part of a group of Utah Dine Bikeyah members chanting in Navajo at passing cars: “Where is Zinke?’ and ‘Go Bears Ears!” They were hoping to catch the attention of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his way to another meeting.

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The Utah Republican Party has chosen new leadership. Delegates ousted two-term chair James Evans and elected Rob Anderson at Saturdays GOP organizing convention.

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With a special election scheduled to replace outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz, several Republican candidates wasted no time in launching their campaigns this weekend at the Utah GOP’s organizing convention in Sandy.

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Utah GOP state delegates overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to support medical marijuana in their party platform over the weekend.

Tabernacle Organ Exhibit Opens At LDS Museum

May 19, 2017
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A new exhibit opened on Friday at The Church History Museum operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ.

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The organization in charge of three new planned homeless shelters in Salt Lake County has decided which populations will go in which shelter.

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State election officials have announced that the special election to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz will take place November 7, the same day as municipal elections.

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Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he’s ready to start a new chapter of his life, but not yet ready to say what that may be.  

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Gov. Gary Herbert says his office is already preparing to hold a special election to fill the U-S House seat in the 3rd Congressional district. Representative Jason Chaffetz announced today that he will leave office next month. 

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Utah is the first state in the country to lower the blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05, so state lawmakers are wading into uncharted territory.

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This week nine students with significant disabilities took part in a graduation ceremony at Kauri Sue Hamilton School in Riverton. It was a time of celebration and anxiety about what lies ahead.

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Texas is seeking permission from the federal government for the return of federal family planning money it lost four years ago. It lost those Medicaid funds after it excluded Planned Parenthood and other clinics affiliated with abortion providers from the state's women's health program.

The revised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than if that act, also known as Obamacare, were to remain in place. The GOP bill would also reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.

British police have identified Salman Abedi, 22, as the bomber behind the attack on an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester, England. Abedi died in the bombing, which claimed the lives of at least 22 victims and injured dozens more — many of whom were children.

After making the need for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a central campaign theme, President Trump has asked Congress for just $1.6 billion to start building 74 miles of barriers. Texas alone shares more than 1,200 miles of border with Mexico.

If Congress approves the current request, 14 miles of old fencing in the San Diego sector would be replaced, and 60 miles of new structures would be built in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas — the region with the heaviest illegal traffic.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, said on Wednesday he was vetoing a bill to legalize marijuana, and sending it back to the legislature for changes.

"We must get this right," Scott said in prepared remarks at a press conference today. "I think we need to move a little bit slower."

Though he said he views the issue "through a libertarian lens," Scott vetoed the bill due to concerns about detecting and penalizing impaired drivers, protecting children, and the role and makeup of a Marijuana Regulatory Commission.

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