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2 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Savings and growth lead to $166 million state budget surplus

"Our focus on growing the economy is paying off for Utahns, who have improved their employment situations and elevated their qualify of life," Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement about the surplus. The governor said the size of the surplus, which includes $126 million for public schools, "shows we are using every tax dollar to its maximum effect and living within our means."

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Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert

5 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Sen. Mike Lee to lead conservative Senate caucus next year

Washington a Sen. Mike Lee will serve as chairman of a caucus of conservative senators in the next Congress, taking the lead in promoting conservative causes and proposed solutions. Lee, R-Utah, will take over in January from Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., who has led the Senate Steering Committee since 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Senator Pat Toomey

9 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Statue of Marriner S. Eccles unveiled at Utah Capitol

A statue of Marriner S. Eccles debuted at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday, honoring the financial leadership of the native Utahn who once guided the Federal Reserve. Eccles is widely credited for ensuring the central bank remained independent from political whims and private interests, and for his policies that helped the country turn the corner from the Depression to prosperity.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Truthdig

Family Claims Racism Compelled Utah Police to Shoot Darrien Hunt

The names of the officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department who were involved in the shooting of Darrien Hunt last week have not yet been released. Darrien Hunt was a 22-year-old African-American who was shot and killed by police officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department in Utah last Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Deseret News

Utah job forecast better than most states

Finding a job in Utah may be easier here than in other states, but finding the "dream job" may be a bit more challenging for some than others. When Joslyn Borup, 21, graduated from LDS Business College in April, she wanted to get a job, any job.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT

Deseret News

Utah Labor Commission offers grants to fund workplace safety promotion

The Utah Labor Commission is requesting applications to award funding for projects or initiatives demonstrating a commitment to workplace safety. The purpose of the grant is to help fund organizations that want to implement initiatives to promote new or existing safety programs within the workplace.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Two polls, two different takes on Healthy Utah plan

A pair of public opinion surveys released Monday reached starkly different conclusions about how Utahns perceive Gov. Gary Herbert's proposal to expand Medicaid using private health insurance plans. One poll, from UtahPolicy.com found two out of three Utahns support the governor's plan.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Salt Lake Tribune

Ice-cold beer a new niche for Utah brewery stores

What can customers get at the new Red Rock Brewing's Beer Store that's not available at a state-run liquor facility? Tired of warm beer from the liquor store? Here are 6 Utah breweries that sell their high-point beer - higher than 4 percent alcohol by volume - fresh from the cold case. 94 E. Fort Union Blvd., Midvale; 801-566-5474.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Sundance Film Festival, Midvale, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Business

GOED Leads Third Utah Trade Mission to China

Salt Lake City A team of business executives and government officials left yesterday for China on a trade mission conducted by the Governor's Office of Economic Development . The delegation will visit Shanghai and Beijing in an effort to further economic connections with their Chinese counterparts there.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Salt Lake City, UT

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Deseret News

Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies

Former University of Utah President Chase Nebeker Peterson was remembered Monday as an unselfish man dedicated to his faith, his family and Utah. "Not only was he smart, he had such a great heart.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, Utah State University, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Yale University, Harvard University

Deseret News

Utah, Western states say feds are all wet on groundwater rule

Utah leaders are among those in Western states who say a Forest Service proposal needs to be doused before it gains any momentum because it usurps states' dominion over water rights and is akin to a water grab by the federal agency. Members of the Utah Water Development Commission unanimously penned a letter earlier this summer emphasizing their concern over the proposed Forest Service directive on groundwater management and are meeting again Tuesday to discuss the issue.

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Related Topix: Orem, UT

Chambersburg Public Opinion

City removes post about shooting of black man

Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death last week of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Star Tribune

Utah city removes social media post about fatal shooting of young black man

Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death last week of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt.

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The Daily Briar Cliff

Top 10 Dangerous Communities in Utah

When it comes to pinpointing the 10 most dangerous neighborhoods in Utah, things can get a bit tricky. Crime data is not reported by every law enforcement agency within the state on a regular basis, so exact statistics are only available once every few years through the Uniform Crime Reporting program.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Brigham City, UT, Magna, UT

KSL-TV

Search resumes for missing man last seen at Flaming Gorge

Search crews are once again trying to find the body of a Riverton man who hasn't been seen since Sept. 1 when his boat capsized at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster

KSL-TV

Are dual loyalties hurting universities?

It's not uncommon for someone to attend more than one college. Many students finish get their graduate degrees from a different school than where they did their undergraduate work.

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Related Topix: University of Utah

Utah Business

2014 Tour of Utah Had 275,000 Specatators

Salt Lake City Event organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah have said that 275,000 spectators watched the professional cycling event this August, setting a new record for the event. In addition, the statewide sporting event generated a new high of $20 million in direct economic impact for Utah, according to a quantitative research study conducted by Event Sponsorship Measurement, LLC. The Tour of Utah had more than 20 hours of national television coverage and more than 34 hours of live web casting via Tour Tracker.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Cedar City, UT, Panguitch, UT

Utah Business

Utah's First Sweet Arleen's Cupcake Shop Opens in Draper

Draper Sweet Arleen's has opened its first Utah location at 129 E. 13800 South Suite #A-7 in Draper. The bakery is owned by Randy and Andrea Lang, Nick and Lindsay Dixon Matt Wolf.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

KSL-TV

Inmate dies at Utah State Prison

Utah Department of Corrections officials say 25-year-old Christopher Lucas died Saturday night after fighting another inmate in a cell. They say officers used pepper spray to break up the fight after the two inmates ignored their orders to stop.

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Related Topix: Utah State Prison, State Prisons, Utah Government, Prison

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Dissatisfaction with Utah's congressmen and Congress as a whole

Usually, Americans like their own members of Congress but greatly dislike Congress as an institution. However, recent national polling shows more voters are blaming their own congressmen for Washington's poor performance.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News

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