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12:48 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Senate Joint Resolution 11 Passed With a 5 to 1 Vote

A joint resolution that calls for the rejection of a somewhat obscure United Nations document was passed out of a Senate committee on Tuesday on a 5 to 1 vote.

Senate Joint Resolution 11 is concerned with Agenda 21, a voluntary action plan that came out of discussions by national governments and the United Nations at the 1992 “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Republican Senator Todd Weiler, of Woods Cross, says that the legislation he’s sponsoring would help address what he sees as a dangerous UN plan.

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Utah News
12:40 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

LULAC Recognized Utah Democratic Senator Luz Robles at its Annual Awards Gala in Washington DC

The League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, recognized a Utah State Senator on Wednesday night at its annual awards gala in Washington DC.  Here's why the organization chose to honor a local lawmaker.

Democratic Senator Luz Robles was in Washington DC last night to accept an award that recognizes leaders who have served the American Hispanic community well. Senator Robles was one of six recipients this year of awards given by LULAC, an 84-year-old organization based in the nation’s Capitol. Robles said she was honored by the recognition.

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Utah News
12:13 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Man hit by SUV and killed by FrontRunner in Provo Friday Morning

Provo police say at 7:30 Friday morning, a 69-year-old man riding his bike was struck by an SUV at a train crossing in Provo.  The car knocked the man off his bike onto the train tracks. 

A FrontRunner train had recently left the Provo station before the train’s engineer noticed debris on the track and tried to stop.  The train could not stop before it hit the man on the tracks.  

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Utah News
11:53 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Dixie State College Becomes a University and Sticks With Traditional Name

Lawmakers have approved Dixie State College's bid to become a university and stick with its traditional name despite concerns about racial insensitivity.

The Utah State Senate approved the measure Wednesday morning on a 26-0 vote. The house approved a bill earlier 68-6.

Last month the Utah Board of Regents also approved the name change and university status.

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Utah News
2:57 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Jay Richard's "Jane Eyre: A New Musical" to Premiere This Weekend

“Jane Eyre” is the unconventional love story of the young governess Jane who falls in love with her much-older employer, Mr. Rochester. Cache Valley’s Jay Richards, a nationally known composer, took the challenge to put Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel to music.

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Utah News
2:55 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Natural Gas Line Ruptured in Washington County

Hurricane high school in Washington County was evacuated Tuesday after a construction crew working on the schools new addition ruptured a three inch natural gas line.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. parents received a text message from hurricane high school indicating that due to the emergency students were being dismissed to return home.

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Utah News
2:51 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Chief of Police, Town Manager of Springdale, Utah Charged With Third-Degree Felony

The Utah attorney general’s office has filed criminal charges against the chief of police and the town manager of Springdale, Utah alleging the pair conspired to redirect tens-of-thousands of dollars of traffic fines to city coffers instead of the local justice court.

Town manager Richard Wixom and police chief Kurt Wright are charged with one count each of failure to keep and pay over public money—a third-degree felony.

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Utah News
1:38 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Utah House & Senate Democratic Caucuses are Drafting a Package of Bills to Help Curb Air Pollution

Utah Democrats announced legislation aimed at addressing air pollution this morning. The announcement comes after several groups have demanded action from lawmakers and the governor to improve northern Utah’s notoriously poor air quality.

Members of the Utah House & Senate Democratic Caucuses are drafting a package of bills that they say will help curb air pollution in the state. Representative Patrice Arent summed up the purpose of the legislation.

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Utah News
1:19 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Senate Bill 38 Unanimously Voted out of Committee

A legislative committee today approved a bill to reauthorize a Utah task force charged with helping veterans make a smoother transition back into society. The Political Subdivisions Standing Committee heard testimony from the House sponsor of SB 38, Republican Representative Tim Cosgrove.

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Politics
11:17 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Sex Education Bill "Won't Take Sex Ed out of Public Schools"

One Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier for parents to talk to their kids about sex education. This morning, a bill that would require the state school board to develop education materials for parents to teach children about sex at home passed out of committee, but lawmakers say this bill isn’t about trying to take sex education out of Utah classrooms.

Republican Senator Stuart Reid of Ogden doesn’t want parents to shy away from having ‘the talk’ with their kids.

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