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Utah Republicans are defending a $100 million bond package that was approved this week without a public hearing. The money is designated for a future state prison west of Salt Lake City.

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As director of the Utah State University Center for Women and Gender, Ann Austin is responsible for finding and scheduling guest speakers who can address issues effecting women throughout the world. During a recent lecture by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, students and community members in Cache Valley were told that worldwide, violence toward women is a modern-day moral matter.

Utah Women Take Day Off To Meet With Lawmakers

Mar 9, 2017
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Utah lawmakers faced a sea of red at the Capitol on Wednesday for A Day Without a Woman, a direct-action event organized by Utah Women Unite, the group behind the women’s march at the beginning of the legislative session.

Cowboys Gather To Celebrate With Art And Music

Mar 9, 2017
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Last weekend, cowboys from across the country gathered for the 7th annual Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous where musicians and artisans presented their work based on western themes in Hyrum, Utah.

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In Salt Lake City, hundreds of women dressed in red gathered at the Utah State Capitol today for A Day Without a Woman protest.

 

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Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert is calling the current healthcare status under the Affordable Care Act is unacceptable, adding that he is confident that the current Congress can replace President Barack Obama’s signature law with a better alternative.

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House Joint Resolution 18’s sponsor, North Salt Lake Republican Rep. Rebecca Edwards, along with Salt Lake City Democratic Rep. Joel Briscoe, collaborated with students from state universities and high schools to craft a measure addressing the causes and consequences of rising temperatures and supporting a commitment to “conservative environmental stewardship.”

The family of a 14-year-old girl who police say was shot in the head and left in a ditch released a statement Tuesday saying Deserae Turner has been moved to a Neuro Trauma Unit.

During his address to Congress on Tuesday, President Trump called for $1 trillion in public and private investment to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, noting that the $6 trillion spent fighting wars in the Middle East could have easily rebuilt America two or three times over.

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Research is increasingly identifying how poor air quality negatively impacts human health. One recent study indicates that air pollution can even alter the effectiveness of antibiotics. Some economists have proposed that a gas tax could help some Utah residents breath a little easier.

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The White House says President Trump has a new special assistant on his staff — his daughter Ivanka. The announcement comes a week after the president's oldest daughter moved into her own office in the West Wing to work on women's issues.

Her shift from an informal adviser at the White House to an unpaid government employee is small but important. She was already applying for security clearance, had access to classified information and was meeting with world leaders.

The U.S. Census Bureau published a list on Tuesday of more than 50 planned topics of questions for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey.

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.

After millions of dollars of flood damage and mass evacuations this year, California is grappling with how to update its aging flood infrastructure. Some say a natural approach might be part of the answer.

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.

For years, Missouri has helped low-income women pay for family planning under a Medicaid program called Extended Women's Health Services, which is funded by both the state and the federal governments.

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