A new UtahPolicy.com poll shows that most Utahns don't want to move the prison. 

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A new UtahPolicy.com poll shows that most Utahns don't want to move the prison. 
Lawmakers are looking to relocate the prison from Draper in order to turn the land it now sits on into a high-tech corridor.   The effort to find a new home for the prison is our #8 Utah political...

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"President Obama went to the hospital because of a sore throat, but it turned out to be acid reflux. Some say it was an overreaction, but then Obama said, 'Uh, did YOU have to spend the last few months hugging Ebola people? Call me when that happens and we’ll see if I over-reacted.'" –Jimmy...

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