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Thursday was the seventh anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Patients and healthcare activists marked the occasion at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda protesting current efforts by Congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the law known as Obamacare.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the creation of a new grant program to help provide work-based learning programs for adults and students.

Sexual Assault Bystander Training Held Next Week

Mar 23, 2017

The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) is hosting a Bystander Intervention Training at the Utah State University campus. The coalition joined forces with Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA), and the Utah State University Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAVVI) office to host the training.

 

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The director of the film ‘Deidra and Laney Rob a Train’ was in Utah where the film was made. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was shown on Wednesday in Ogden.

A second teenager has been ordered to stand trial in a case involving the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner. First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck listened Tuesday and Wednesday as state prosecutors argued there is sufficient evidence to suggest two 16-year-old boys planned to kill the girl with a knife and a gun.

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Travis Olds grew up in a small mining town on the upper peninsula of Michigan.

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UPDATE: On Wednesday, First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck considered testimony in the preliminary hearing of the boy accused of aiding in the shooting of Deserae Turner. The judge found that there was enough probable cause in the evidence provided by the state and has called for a trial in that case.

Johnson Laments Tax Increases In Times Of Surplus

Mar 21, 2017
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With the Utah legislative session in the books, the state is boasting an $88 million surplus and a rainy day fund of nearly a half a billion dollars. But in his op-ed piece in the Salt Lake Tribune, Jonathan Johnson, chairman of overstock.com, laments that the legislature still came up with at least 5 new ways to separate Utahans from more of their money.

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Education advocates are raising concerns over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record on students with disabilities.

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UPDATE: On Tuesday, First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck considered testimony in the preliminary hearing of the boy accused of actually shooting Deserae Turner. The judge has called for a trial in this case. The other defendant's updates can be found here.

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Today the United Kingdom formally told the European Union it is leaving, after decades of membership in the 28-nation political alliance and trading bloc. The move triggers an estimated two-year divorce process that will involve many months of tough negotiations and will launch Britain on a new, uncertain path.

Addressing the House of Commons in London, Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit is an opportunity for her country to chart a new course, unencumbered by the bureaucracy of the multilateral organization based in Brussels.

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All the water that poured down spillways at the Oroville Dam in northern California did a lot of damage to the area — and for miles down the river.

"It looks like a bomb's gone off," says John Carlon of River Partners, a nonprofit that does river restoration. "That's what it looks like."

A new Missouri law cuts off a line of funding to all organizations that provide abortions in the state, including hospitals.

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