In years gone by some retiring Utah House speakers have kind of just faded away, taken a step back before their term ended, even quietly cleaned out their speaker’s office.

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Obama to announce executive action on immigration. Plan to cut off water to NSA data facility moves ahead. The firing squad could be coming back to Utah.

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Now that the GOP is set to take control of both houses of Congress come January, what can we expect for the next two years?
The biggest seat up for grabs in the 2015 municipal elections is Salt Lake City Mayor. We asked our "Political Insider" panel and readers if they thought current Mayor Ralph Becker would run for a...

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Uber and allies shouldn’t bully local governments

Limits on campaign contributions lose again in Utah Legislature

Davis County lawmaker wants jail fees legal again

Concealed weapon permit numbers dip

GOED lauded, but audit is concerning

Speaker: Utah lawmakers must have a say on expansion of bombing range

House GOP leader working on alternative method for state school board election

Utah cities seek sales tax increase to improve local roads

Prosecutor seeks to drop racketeering count against Shurtleff

Firing squad executions back on the table in Utah Legislature

Officials say economic outlook good for public land transfer, but keep study under wraps

Shutting off NSA's water gains support in Utah Legislature

Deseret News

Drew Clark: A better solution on Net Neutrality: Trust the law or change it

Op-ed: Improvements needed in AG’s Office

Dan Liljenquist: Obamacare was a rude awakening for Americans

Editorial: Smoking aside, Utah can still limit lung cancer with improved air quality

State seeks to drop racketeering charge against ex-A.G. Mark Shurtleff

Retiring House speaker wants place at table for lawmakers on testing range expansion

Bill would increase noncustodial parents' time with children

Bill would require state agencies to expunge public records of administrative sanctions

Firing squads could be legal again in Utah

School grading system changes in light of new assessment

Utah members of Congress slam Obama's immigration reform plan

Report: Utah among top 10 states for effective use of student data

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County buys $2.9M in properties for West Davis Corridor (Standard-Examiner)

Weber vote canvass shows 39 percent turnout, total GOP domination (Standard-Examiner)

Today At Utah Policy

Today At Utah Policy

If this isn’t rock bottom, I don’t know what is.
House Democrats selected Rep. Brian King as their new leader for the next two years Wednesday night.
In years gone by some retiring Utah House speakers have kind of just faded away, taken a step back before their term ended, even quietly cleaned out their speaker’s office.
This Saturday, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will become President of the National League of Cities. 

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article thumbnailThe action taken by the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees in advancing its second transit-oriented development (TOD) in the City of West Jordan exemplifies our responsiveness to the...
A new study has confirmed the importance of public transit and active transportation in improving Utah’s air quality.

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How will the Utah House operate under the leadership of Speaker Greg Hughes? Are Utah's liquor laws hurting economic development in the state?   Plus, plenty of cheap shots!   Bryan Schott and Bob...
How will the Utah House operate under the leadership of Speaker Greg Hughes? Are Utah's liquor laws hurting economic development in the state?

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