Government

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

Interior National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the...

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...


Government

Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’

It does not take a hurricane to put nursing home residents at risk when disaster strikes. Around the country, facilities have been caught unprepared for far more mundane emergencies than the hurricanes that recently struck Florida and Houston, according to an examination of federal inspection...


Business

Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the meeting. Senate intelligence committee leaders said they called off the closed-door...


Government

In Stark Contrast To ACA Plans, Premiums For Job-Based Coverage Show Modest Rise

Family health insurance premiums rose an average 3 percent this year for people getting coverage through the workplace, the sixth consecutive year of small increases, according to a study released Tuesday. The average total cost of family premiums was $18,764 for 2017, according to a survey of...


Business

The Latest: Trump lawyer's statement derailed Senate meeting

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer after he released a public...


Government

Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Navigators Say Feds Don’t Appreciate Scope Of The Job

The Trump administration says many of the organizations that help people enroll in health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces don’t provide enough bang for the buck, sometimes costing thousands of dollars to sign up each customer. So, it is cutting their funding, some by as much as 90...


Government

The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare” — the latest sign the GOP’s repeal effort may be...


Government

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer’s self-inflicted defeat on the...


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.


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