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    Utah congressman says North Korea talk on Guam is just rhetoric

      WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Rob Bishop, R-Utah, says the talk from North Korea right now about Guam is mainly just rhetoric. “The comments by North Korea, I don’t think you should take as anything out of the ordinary from what has been going on,” he told Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on KSL Newsradio. Bishop […]
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    Hatch: It’s time to move on from Healthcare Gridlock

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says Democrats just have no real desire to work together on the healthcare issue, and some Republicans are at fault, too. Hatch told Reuters that there’s just too much animosity, and senators are just too divided for now to keep working on it. Hatch said the Senate needs […]
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    Utah senators vote yes on “Skinny” Obamacare repeal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Utah’s Congressional delegation is talking about the failure of Republicans’ so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, which could not pass the Senate Thursday night. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, voted yes on the repeal measure. It failed on a 49 to 50 vote, when three Republicans […]
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    President Trump nominates Huntsman as Russian ambassador

    WASHINGTON DC — It’s now up to the U.S. Senate to confirm former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., as the next ambassador to Russia.  Political experts say that shouldn’t be a problem — given that he’s gone through the process three times without a single dissenting vote. Huntsman previously served as Ambassador to China and […]
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    Utah lawmakers seek recommendations on eminent domain policy for charter schools

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers in a committee hearing questioned what authority charter schools have to call on the state to seize property through eminent domain laws. District schools have done it. And charters are public schools too, but they are run by private entities or citizens. State Senator Howard Stephenson says there is confusion […]
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    Sen Lee says he can’t support health bill, killing it for now

      WASHINGTON DC — Utah Senator Mike Lee said he could not support the Senate GOP’s health care plan along with Kansas Senator Jerry Moran.  Add that to Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins and it does not get enough support. Lee says the current bill did not go far enough to help middle-class families. […]
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    Chaffetz resignation election costing counties

    PROVO — The decision by Jason Chaffetz to leave Congress is costing Utah’s counties. The counties involved are estimating it will cost them more than $670,000 dollars to host the special election. Utah County Clerk/Auditor Bryan Thompson says they’ll pay $500,000 of that total. “We are the majority of the 3rd congressional district. Just that in and of itself means […]
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    AG Department changes could lead to more hemp grows in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – The state is making changes that could clear the way for farmers to team with laboratories to grow industrial hemp. Before proponents of medical marijuana get too excited, experts point out this is not a drug. “Industrial hemp is not marijuana, and, this, in no way has a relationship with the […]