Utah News

Politics
3:05 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

House Advances Legislation Blocking Medicaid Expansion

The Utah House of Representatives on Monday advanced legislation aimed at blocking federal Medicaid expansion in the state under the Affordable Care Act.

Medicaid expansion in Utah would provide $152 million in new federal funding to Utah health care services in 2014, and nearly $4 billion over 10 years. But Republican Representative Jacob Anderegg, of Lehi, says that the cost of the program isn’t worth the benefits derived.

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Utah State University
12:28 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Five Alumni Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards from USU

Utah State University turns 125 this year. To celebrate, the USU Distinguished Alumni Association is honoring five individuals during the annual USU founders Day Celebration.

The distinguished alum award recipients will be honored for their service to the University and the community.

Utah Public Radio would like to acknowledge award recipients Jack Keller, Sally Keller, Maj. Gen. Brian L. Tarbet, Rick Haskins and Michael Sutton.

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Environment
4:50 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Nevada Water Pipeline Near West Desert Prompts Lawsuit, Reactions in Utah

The scarce water supply in Utah's West Desert is already impacted by agricultural use and fluctuations in weather. Some worry that a pipeline to Las Vegas would lead to an environmental disaster.

In the arid high desert of western Utah, on the border between Utah and Nevada, water is a valuable commodity. 

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Education
3:02 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Campus Police Offer Workplace Violence Workshop

The USU police department provides many different services for the students and employees of Utah State University, but one service they offer could mean the difference between life and death in a workplace violence situation.

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Education
4:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Bill for Education Funding from Alcohol Sales Fails Again in House

An amended version of a bill that would direct 25% of future profits from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to fund public education was voted down on the House floor on Thursday morning.

Republican representative Jim Bird’s bill to fund education through alcohol sales was rejected by the Utah House last week, but an amended version found its way to the floor Thursday morning.

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Education
3:56 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Logan Woman to Receive Utah State University Distinguished Service Award

Global Village Gift founder Sally Keller has spent the last 10 years doing what she loves.
The 80-year-old Cache Valley transplant reflected on a decade of service at her Logan alternative gift store and on the lives of the people she has helped serve through the years. Keller has long been a proponent of fair trade and rights for women.

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Utah News
3:53 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

A Bill That Would Put State Gun Laws Above Federal Laws Passed Out of Committee

A bill that would put state gun laws above federal laws passed out of committee on Monday, after key provisions were amended to soften the legislation's language.

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Utah News
3:46 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Experts Discuss Ways Housholds Can Reduce Food Waste

It is estimated that most American households throw away about 40 percent of the food they buy. Experts say smarter food shopping and planning can help address not only what Utah families spend on groceries, but the larger issues of world hunger and the growing global demand for food. 

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Utah News
3:06 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

ADOT Seeking Reimbursement From the Federal Highway Administration for Repairs to US 89

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has declared an emergency in the case of the recent collapse of US highway 89 south of Page.

The declaration will assist the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in seeking reimbursement from the Federal Highway Administration for necessary repairs to the roadway.

The collapse occurred on February 20. As a result, ADOT has closed the highway indefinitely northbound and southbound at milepost 526, between Page and U.S. Route 89a.

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Utah News
1:18 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

ADOT Must Determine if the Mountain Slope has Stabilized Before Repairing the Damage to US 89

Before the Arizona department of transportation can move forward with a design to repair the damaged section of US 89 south of Page, the agency needs to determine the mountain slope has stabilized.

ADOT received environmental clearance and geotechnical engineers began drilling shafts to deploy equipment called inclinometers beneath the ground surface. These plastic pipes will measure slope movement at a specific location.

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