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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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Salt Lake County broke ground Friday on a new 288-unit Apartment Complex near historic Main Street in Magna. Local officials hope it will entice young families to live in the area.

Books & Beats: February 21, 2015

Feb 27, 2015
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Skateboarding saves a young boy from a life trapped indoors--Betsy Burton reviews Michael Christie's If I Fall, If I Die (Hogarth). And Austen Diamond keeps the spirit of Mardi Gras alive with Galactic.

It only took 5 weeks, but the legislature has turned it up to 11 and has started to move through some important legislation at break neck speeds.

David Sommerstein, a contributor from North Country Public Radio (NCPR), has covered the St. Lawrence Valley, Thousand Islands, Watertown, Fort Drum and Tug Hill regions since 2000. Sommerstein has reported extensively on agriculture in New York State, Fort Drum’s engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the lives of undocumented Latino immigrants on area dairy farms. He’s won numerous national and regional awards for his reporting from the Associated Press, the Public Radio News Directors Association, and the Radio-Television News Directors Association. He's regularly featured on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Only a Game, and PRI’s The World.

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A partial Medicaid expansion plan that would provide healthcare coverage to Utah’s most vulnerable population failed to pass the senate floor on Thursday.

Governor Gary Herbert says he’s still holding out hope that his amended Healthy Utah plan will be considered by the state House of Representatives, even though House Speaker Greg Hughes says it has no chance of passing.

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Students, faculty and dignitaries with the University of Utah dedicated the new George S. Eccles Student Life Center on campus on Thursday.

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