While it may not be popular with some individuals and groups, Utah should take over the management of wild horses and burros on federal lands in the state, euthanize a number of animals to keep ranges open for cattle grazing, Gov. Gary Herbert told reporters after his monthly KUED-TV news conference.

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Shurtleff responds to a report critical of his behavior while in office. Republicans and Democrats set to hold state conventions. UTA sets a ridership record.

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The Salt Lake Tribune recently cut a number of newsroom positions and eliminated their Saturday religion section. We asked our "Political Insiders" and readers what the future holds for the Tribune. Results...
Utah's Democrats are set to pick a new chairman next weekend following the surprise resignation of Jim Dabakis. Our "Political Insiders" and readers make their pick.

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While it may not be popular with some individuals and groups, Utah should take over the management of wild horses and burros on federal lands in the state, euthanize a number of animals to keep...
Utah Republicans and Democrats meet this weekend in their 2014 candidate nomination conventions.
One of the knocks on our political culture is the polarization that makes it impossible for both sides to come together and talk.
Along with picking candidates for November’s elections, Utah’s Democrats will select a new leader this Saturday.

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If you believe that school boards should not be governed by partisan politics, your action is needed this week.   Patti Harrington, executive with the Utah School Boards Association, has notified me...
Next Tuesday is Earth Day. Let’s celebrate by building an oil pipeline or by producing more energy, or by building a manufacturing plant. The result will be more protection for the environment than...

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Will Governor Herbert be able to get the feds and Utah lawmakers to sign off on his "Healthy Utah" Medicaid expansion alternative? Plus, a number of surprising results from the county...
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott look at some of the interesting matchups ahead of the county conventions, the latest from the John Swallow criminal investigation and who will be the new leader of the...

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"After handling the bumpy rollout of the Obamacare site, Kathleen Sebelius announced . . . that she is resigning. Which explains why being thrown under a bus is now covered by Obamacare." –Jimmy Fallon Political Humor 

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