Herbert: Early Election If Chaffetz Resigns

Apr 20, 2017
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Utah’s Third District Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection to his seat in 2018. Amid speculation of what could be next for Chaffetz and his district, Gov. Gary Herbert has announced that there will be a special election if the Congressman resigns early.

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Deserae Turner who survived being shot in the head by two teens in a crime that shocked her small town of Smithfield is leaving the hospital after more than two months.

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Utah female students are accusing a national organization of having a sexist dress code.

The dress code for the American Legion of Auxiliary's Utah Girls State requires girls wear only blouses with skirts or dresses throughout most of the program. It specifically bans pantsuit options.

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Much of Rainbow Bridge National Monument along Lake Powell in southern Utah has gained a new protected status.

The National Park Service says 85 acres within the 160-acre monument have been designated a "traditional cultural property" due to the site's historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six American Indian tribes.

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In February, President Donald Trump declared in the tweet that the media was fake news, failing and “the enemy of the American people.” Although other modern presidents had tensions with the press, University of Utah professor RonNell Anderson Jones said no president—including Nixon, Obama, Johnson and Carter—publicly declared an all-out war on the press like Trump.

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Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday morning that he will not seek re-election in 2018. On Facebook, Chaffetz argued public service should not be for a full career. His opponents cite growing nationwide frustration over his performance as one reason for his announcement to not seek re-election for Utah's third House district.

Tom Szalay is a photographer who began his career working for a newspaper. He now teaches at West High School in Salt Lake City and has published a book titled “Even a Sparrow Has Found a Home.”

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For more than a hundred years, people have walked along the canal trails in Cache Valley. Community members continue to use dozens of dirt trails for jogging and biking. Now elected officials are discussing how best to preserve these trails for future generations.

 

Advances in sensor technology and data storage are dramatically changing how scientists understand human behavior. And residential water use is a behavior that effects citizens across the West. 

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A judge has rejected a request by the federal government to disband the shared police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border as a punishment for a religious discrimination verdict against the sister cities.

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