Government

Government

The Latest: Graham upbeat about health care repeal effort

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law (all times local): 2:52 p.m. A chief sponsor of Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare says he’s “never felt better about where we’re at” but stopped short of predicting the GOP has the votes to...


State

Huntsman says Moscow's meddling led to low level of trust

Congress Russia Ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate...


Police & Fire

Utah sheriffs push for greater autonomy from county governments

Paul Ray wants more power for Utah sheriff's offices

The author of Utah’s firing squad execution bill now wants more power for county sheriff’s offices. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says county governments are micromanaging the elected lawmen.


Local

Two-year study aims to overhaul UTA fare collection system

Davis County ski resort bus

The Utah Transit Authority is seven months into a 23-month study designed to make UTA’s fare collection system simpler, more affordable and accessible and better aligned with costs of service.


Government

No hard data yet on homeless migration after Operation Rio Grande

Homeless Shelter-Police Presence Salt Lake

No firm data exists to determine whether the Ogden area has seen a significant surge in its homeless population since Operation Rio Grande commenced in Salt Lake City in mid-August.


Police & Fire

What Utah state law says about the power sheriffs have

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson

A separation-of-powers conflict is brewing between some Utah sheriffs and county governments. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says commissions are meddling in sheriff’s operations and he wants to change state laws to strengthen sheriffs’ autonomy.


Government

Trump’s Deadline On ‘Dreamers’ Reverberates Through Health Industries

Karla Ornelas said she has “always had the idea of being a doctor, I’ve never seen myself doing anything else.” The third-year pre-medical student at the University of California-Davis said she plans to become a family medicine physician and work in California’s Central Valley, where there is a...


Government

Without Price Breaks, Rural Hospitals Struggle To Stock Costly, Lifesaving Drugs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. — Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at Stone County Medical Center’s emergency department last year. Berry couldn’t talk. Her face was drooping on one side. Her eyes couldn’t focus. “She was basically unresponsive,” Langston recalls. Berry,...


Courts

Lawsuit over homeless woman's death in Ogden crosswalk dismissed by judge

Wall Avenue crosswalk fatality case dismissed

Holly Wood sued Ogden City and the Utah Department of Transportation after her daughter, Tiffany Phipps, was killed in an Ogden crosswalk in 2013. A judge has dismissed the suit.


Government

Q&A: Police Chief Ken Burton talks about racial profiling, community policing and why

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton speaks to media about the state of policing in June 2016. Each year, with the release of traffic stop data by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, the problem of racial profiling comes into sharper focus — and validates the suspicions of people who say they’ve...


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