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Utah Governor Signs Law Beefing Up Adoption Rules

AP | ANNIE KNOX | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Single mothers will no longer be able to travel to Utah to put kids up for adoption without first notifying their children's f...

Utah To Welcome Marijuana For Limited Medical Use

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of Utah children with severe epilepsy are cheering a new state law that allows them to obtain a marijuana extract they...

Sulfur, Sulfur, Toil and Trouble

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The EPA, we are told, will unveil this week new regulations to remove sulfur from American gasoline blends. Rather than representing some radical move of aggressive government intervention, this action will only just bring the United States up to the existing standards of Europe, Japan and South Korea.

Utah Governor Rejects Full Medicaid Expansion

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

BY MICHELLE L. PRICE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican governor has announced he wants to reject a full Medicaid expa...

GOP Governor Announces Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare

Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) announced Thursday that his state will expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. "Doing nothing ... I've taken off ...

Utah To Clerks: Finish Gay Marriage Paperwork

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Local clerks in Utah can finish paperwork for same-sex marriages completed before the U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary ha...

Utah Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages That Have Already Been Performed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The office of Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) said same-sex couples who were married after the state's ban on gay marriage was struck down, but before ...

Utah Gay Marriage Battle Faces Long-Shot Chance Of Reaching Supreme Court

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and PAUL FOY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused yet again to stop gay marriage in Utah, making it more likely that same-sex weddings in th...

Haha! Gotcha Utah! ...But, What Next?

Austin Head | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

The trajectory of the LGBT movement for equality is accelerating. Typically, this means the opposition will only get shriller and angrier believing that these hysterics will stop the train from running over their indignation and fanatic devotion to chosen verses of their dogma.

Appeals Court Denies Request For Emergency Ban On Gay Marriage In Utah

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Utah officials' emergency request to stop same-sex couples from marrying. The st...

Utah Governor Expresses Concern Over Polygamy Ruling

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has expressed concern over a federal judge's ruling that struck down key parts of Utah's polygamy laws, sayi...

Governors Gather In Vegas To Talk Land Use, Fires

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental ...

Governor Seeks Review After State Capitol Arrest

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a security review at the state Capitol building after a Layton man drov...

When The Cat's Away...

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 06.09.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California sends tomorrow's technology, Hollywood blockbusters and terrific pinot noir to the world. Now, the governors of Utah an...

Utah Withdraws Plan To Join Obamacare Program

Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Looks like Utah won't be running its own Obamacare health insurance exchange after all. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) effectively withdrew his state's b...

Obama Faces Tricky Health Care Reform Test In Utah

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

President Barack Obama wants as many states as possible to run health insurance exchanges under his health care reform law. Utah already has a health ...

Jeffrey Young

Utah Faces Off With Obama Over Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

President Barack Obama's administration has given a tentative go-ahead to Utah to allow the state to operate its own health insurance exchange under t...

Jeffrey Young

No Sunshine For Obamacare In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), one of the most vocal critics of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, won't carry out a central component of ...

Betting On Obamacare: GOP Governor Makes Medicaid Expansion For Poor Nevadans

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Republican state leader to embrace a Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama's health care reform law....

Sam Stein

Republican Governor Will Pursue Welfare Reform Now That Election Is Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) was in a tight political spot this past summer. His party's nominee, Mitt Romney, was railing against the Ob...

Gary Herbert Wins

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is projected to win reelection, the AP reports. The Republican incumbent defeated Democratic challenger Peter Cooke. ...

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Sex Education For Parents

Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

Republican Utah state Sen. Stuart Reid is sponsoring a bill that would require the state school board to develop a sex education program for parents, ...

Romney, Ryan, GOP Demand Obama Stop Strengthening Welfare Work Mandate

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans don't want the Obama administration to help states get welfare recipients off the dole and into jobs.

Michael McAuliff

Utah Governor Won't Back Romney's False Welfare Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- One of the Republican governors who sought waivers to welfare's work requirements said Monday he doesn't like the way the Obama adminis...

John Celock

Dem Attacks GOP Gov For Backing Idea Too 'Crazy' For Brewer

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for governor of Utah is attacking the Republican incumbent's decision to enter the state into a health care compact for Medicar...