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House Stops New E-Verify Bill File From Opening

The Utah House of Representatives rejected a motion today by Representative Stephen Sandstrom to create a bill that would suspend the business

House Approves Bill Allowing Sex Offenders to Petition for Removal from Registry

The Utah House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill today that would allow a person on the state’s sex offender registry to

Senate Gives Final Approval to Cell Phone Ban for Teen Drivers

The Utah Senate gave final approval to a bill today that bans drivers under 18 years old from talking on a cell

Bill that Strengthens Unwed Father’s Rights Introduced to Legislature

A bill that would extend the amount of time an unwed man has to lay claim to his biological child during an

Bill Restricts Use of Tanning Beds by Utah Teenagers

The use of tanning beds by Utah residents under 18 years old would be severely restricted under a bill sponsored by Democratic

House Gives Governor Authority to Hire/Fire Commissioner of Higher Ed

A bill that requires the State Board of Regents to get approval from the governor and the Utah Senate before hiring a

Bill Aims to Eliminate Gender Bias in Custody Fights

A bill that would essentially give fathers a greater chance of achieving custody of their children in a divorce passed out of

House Bill May Eliminate Democrats From Energy Committee

A bill that would allow Utah to continue its participation in a coalition of energy producing states, but eliminate the requirement that

Senate Committee Approves Teen Driver Cell Phone Ban

A bill that would ban drivers under 18 years old from talking on cell phones while driving passed out of a Senate

Bill Could Give County Lift Against Lawsuit

A bill that could turn the tides in a lawsuit Salt Lake County Auditor Greg Hawkins has filed against Salt Lake County

Herbert Says DABC Not a “Big, Broken Problem”

Following an audit released last year that uncovered widespread mismanagement within the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Governor Gary Herbert says

Dems Focus on Education in State of the State Response

In their response to Governor Herbert’s State of the State Address tonight, Utah’s Democratic leaders stressed their priority this legislative session is

Lawmakers Table Resolution To Allow Legislators To Live Outside Of District

(KCPW News)  It appears for the time being that state lawmakers will still have to live in the districts they represent.  On

State Wants Firestarters to Cover Cost of Suppression

Anyone responsible for starting a wildfire could soon have to foot the bill for the cost of putting out the fire under

Legislature May Cap Camping on State Lands

Camping for more than 15 straight days on state lands could soon be a class B misdemeanor, under a bill passed today

Outdoor Retailer Show Will Pump $20 Million Into Salt Lake Economy

An infusion of $20 million is about to hit Salt Lake City as about 21,000 visitors to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Winder to Run for Salt Lake County Mayor

Following months of speculation, West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder confirmed today that he is running for Salt Lake County Mayor.

Proposed Bill Would Highlight Utah’s Neighborhood Caucus Meetings

A bill that would not only improve public notice of Utah’s neighborhood caucus meetings, but block any other public meetings from being

DWR Ramps Up Poaching Patrols

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is ramping up patrols this winter in an effort to stop poachers from killing deer out-of-season.

Matheson to Run for Congress in New 4th District

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson announced today that he will run for the seat in Utah’s newly created 4th Congressional District, the same

DWR Finds Whirling Disease at Strawberry Reservoir

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has identified the parasite that causes whirling disease in Strawberry Reservoir.

Windstorm Damage Forces Centerville Into Disaster Declaration

Following the windstorm that raged through northern Utah Thursday, Davis County has filed a disaster declaration asking the state for assistance.

Audit Finds DWR Overproduced Fish Eggs

A legislative audit of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources presented to lawmakers today found that over the last three years the

Red Butte Creek Rehab Continues With Stocking of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

Nearly 18 months have passed since a pipeline break spilled 33,000 gallons of crude oil into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek.

Utah Adds Jobs As Unemployment Rate Falls

Utah’s unemployment rate dropped nearly half a percent in October, the largest decline in several months.

IRS Recruiting Volunteers to Help With Tax Season

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for people to volunteer to provide free tax services to senior, low-income, and disabled Utahns, along

More Utah Ski Resorts Set to Open This Week

With 54 inches of snow already on the mountain and another couple feet expected to fall this weekend, Snowbird Ski Resort will

Salt Lake County Council to Address Parking, Landscaping Issues

The Salt Lake County Council today will likely approve changes to the front yard parking and landscaping ordinance affecting unincorporated parts of

Sandstrom To Battle Wimmer For 4th Congressional District Seat

Another Republican state lawmaker is throwing his hat in the ring for Utah’s new 4th District Congressional seat. Representative Stephen Sandstrom

UTA Examining Safety Issues

A Utah Transit Authority spokesperson says the organization is examining ways to make its TRAX lines safer following another pedestrian fatality this