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State lawmakers rolled out nearly two dozen bills and funding requests Thursday that focus on air quality.

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The House Transportation Committee approved a bill on Thursday that would help schools and school districts replace old buses with ones that run on cleaner fuels.

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The Salt Lake County health department is handing out thousands of free public transit passes to Salt Lake County residents. They hope the effort will get more people on buses and trains and out of personal vehicles that contribute to air pollution.

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Governor Gary Herbert delivered his State of the State address Wednesday  night from the Utah State Capitol. 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke on the campus of the University of Utah on Wednesday.

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Lehi Republican Representative Jake Anderegg wants to give public officials the right to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages if they object for religious reasons.

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Leaders in the Utah Senate indicated today that they are resistant to further changes to the state’s caucus convention system.

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Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Tuesday for new laws to protect gays and lesbians… as long as those measures also protect religious freedom. The move may help the prospects for a statewide nondiscrimination statute in Utah.

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This week the Utah Opera announced a line-up of blockbuster productions for its 2015-2016 season. 

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A bill that would require Utah students to pass an American civics test in order to graduate high school advanced in committee Tuesday afternoon.

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Utah business leaders gathered at the state Capitol today to announce their support of new funding for education and transportation throughout the state.

Hopkins points out the promotion of Utah, valued at $64 million dollars, that the Sundance Film Festival brings to the state. Randy Shumway, is the CEO Cicero Group, which conducts economic surveys for Utah-based Zions Bank.
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Utahns’ consumer confidence continues to rise despite higher food, and utility costs. The positive outlook is being driven by the huge drops in gasoline prices according the Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index numbers released Tuesday.

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Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has come to an agreement with the Utah State Fair Corporation to construct a new 8 thousand seat multi-use stadium.

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In the wake of the death of former Utah House speaker Rebecca Lockhart, new speaker Greg Hughes was sworn in today and laid out his agenda for the legislative session.

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Utah State Lawmakers will be working through a long list of pressing issues in the next 45 days of the 2015 legislative session including Medicaid expansion, the relocation of the state prison and a state-wide anti-discrimination bill.

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Faculty at BYU and the University of Maryland are launching an online science game.

A new study shows that Utah women make 70 cents for every dollar that men make, the fourth largest wage gap in the country.

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The family of former Speaker of the Utah House Rebecca Lockhart said their final goodbyes Friday at a funeral held in Provo.

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December employment numbers for Utah came out Friday. The Department of Workforce Services reports non-farm employment for the last month of 2014 grew by an estimated 3.9%.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced the kickoff of the county’s Homelessness Services Collective Impact Council Thursday.

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A new company has a proposal to turn Sandy city's household trash into electric energy. If approved, it would be the first facility of its kind in Utah. The Department of Environmental Quality is holding a hearing Thursday evening in Sandy to discuss the proposal.

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 A former top lands leader says America’s latest Sagebrush Rebellion is a danger to the nation's public-lands heritage. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, speaking at the Outdoor Retailers trade show in Salt Lake City Thursday, urged the industry to fight back.

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Hundreds of people gathered in the State Capitol Thursday to remember the life of Former Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart.

The Office of the Utah State Auditor has completed a performance audit of the state’s Adult Felony Drug Courts.

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  Fishers and farmers have been working together more than a decade to make life better for Bonneville cutthroat trout on the upper Bear River. Funding from the Farm Bill passed by Congress last year will help that collaboration continue.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has issued an executive order directing the Civilian Review Board to modify its policy on public disclosure.

The county shelters everything household pets to farm animals when the need arises.
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Salt Lake County’s Animal Services has maintained its “No-Kill” status for the second straight year. The national industry standard is a minimum 90% live release rate for shelters.

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  The Colorado River is often called the lifeblood of the West, and now a new study shows just how economically vital the river is to the seven states that rely on it.

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15 to 20 percent of urban trees in Utah are Ash Trees, and according to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, they are all in danger of an insect infestation.  

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Concealed firearms will not be allowed at Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s upcoming speech at the University of Utah.

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