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The Utah Senate defeated a bill on Tuesday that would have delayed the implementation of the Count My Vote Compromise.

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A recent study by the Utah Women and Leadership Project has found that more than half of the women leaders surveyed said they had their greatest struggles with confidence during adolescence. The study results were released Monday.

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Two Republican State Senators are asking the Utah State Board of Education to do away with its new computer-adaptive SAGE test and replace it with a different system.

The Utah House of Representatives voted Monday to give a $50 tax credit to public school teachers who use their own money to buy classroom supplies. The small gesture sparked a large debate about education resources.

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The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to placing a constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot that would affirm the right of political parties to establish their own election process.

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A bill that more clearly defines the boundaries of sexual consent passed the Utah Senate Friday and now heads to Governor Gary Herbert’s desk for his signature.

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House lawmakers passed a bill Friday to slightly expand a pilot program aimed at getting more voters to participate in Utah elections.

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Utah lawmakers in a Senate Education Committee voted Friday to support a constitutional amendment that would make state school board elections unnecessary. 

Believe it or not, but we’ve made it past the half way mark of the 2015 legislative session. That means the real work can finally begin.

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Salt Lake City’s Granary District will be in the spotlight Friday as students from Utah State University’s Architecture and Environmental Planning Department present their vision of that area’s future.

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Utah lawmakers are forced to find a new way to elect state school board members this legislative session after a federal judge ruled back in September that the current process is unconstitutional.

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The group Voices for Utah children released a study this week that shows how Governor Gary Herbert’s Medicaid expansion plan could help working families.

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This weekend the Utah Symphony will perform and record the world premiere of music it commissioned to celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary.

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U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Congresswoman Mia Love addressed state lawmakers at the Capitol on Wednesday.

While a federal judge has halted President Obama’s immigration actions, Utah immigrant advocates are preparing the community for the day when those actions may move forward again. They’re also writing letters to the Utah Attorney General.

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Utah is poised to overhaul its criminal justice system in one landmark bill unveiled today at the state capitol.

AAA claims 4.2 million members in the Northern California, Nevada, Utah Region alone.
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Roadside assistance company AAA announced plans Wednesday to open a new call center in Clearfield. The plans include hiring nearly 600 dispatchers and supervisors.

Veteran radio news host, Diane Maggipinto, has accepted the position as Morning Edition Host at KUER 90.1. Maggipinto will replace Dan Bammes, who left the station after 12 years for the Communication Director position at the Utah Foundation.

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A new Brigham Young University study finds that adolescent teens can train their brains to make better food choices.

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A federal appeals court has declined to reconsider a ruling that left six Kane County roads in the control of the federal government.

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A bill challenging Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan is moving forward on Capitol Hill.

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The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would help equalize school funding between rich and poor school districts. 

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Legislation to clean up Utah’s air is progressing in the State Capitol as the second half of the 2015 General Session begins.

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The University of Utah and the University of Memphis announced a new study Monday that suggests a way to substantially reduce the risk for suicide among military service members. The results were recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry.

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  House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Friday to expand the state’s authority to use firing squads for executions.

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The Utah Senate voted unanimously Friday to confirm Constandinos Himonas as a Justice on the Utah Supreme Court.

This weekend is the deadline to buy health insurance through the federal marketplace. Utah's second open enrollment period for insurance through the Affordable Care Act closes on February 15th.

Health officials in Salt Lake County probably won’t know until Saturday what’s causing an oily sheen on  Mill Creek.

It’s the end of week three and we’re basically in the same spot we were at the end of week two.

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A doctor who spent time treating Ebola patients in Africa sat down with Utah Department of Health Employees on Thursday to share her experiences.

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