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  • Reactions on the death of former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett
    MITT ROMNEY — “Ann and I have heavy hearts tonight as we have learned that our friend, Senator Bob Bennett, has passed away. For many years, Bob has b...
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  • Former Sen. Bob Bennett Bob Bennett, longtime Utah senator, dies at 82
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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski delivers her budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 to the Salt Lake City Council at City Hall in Tuesday May 3, 2016. Some question whether Mayor Jackie Biskupki has a vision for Salt Lake City
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Leading Edge Aviation Line Service Technician Ethan Polzin marshals in an airplane at South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan Tuesday May 3, 2016.  SLC will temporarily operate services at South Valley Regional Airport
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Budget
House passes Chaffetz’s bill limiting paid leave for fed workers
Updated Apr 26 2016 07:54 pm

Salt Lake Film Society loses bid for tax exemption
Updated Apr 28 2016 05:34 pm

Salt Lake County job growth ranked No. 3 among nation’s large counties
Updated Apr 22 2016 11:19 am

Landfill hikes fees for tires, refrigerators
Updated Apr 20 2016 05:35 pm

Worried about filing taxes? You have three extra days
Updated Apr 14 2016 10:47 pm

Utah ads rip Rep. Rob Bishop over Puerto Rico deal
Updated Apr 08 2016 07:49 pm

Utahns paid $18.1 billion in federal income tax last year
Updated Mar 31 2016 01:53 pm

MIke Lee, Mia Love: Take congressional power back
Updated Mar 25 2016 10:25 am

Utah lawmakers adopt $15.1 billion budget, boost school funding
Updated Mar 12 2016 04:49 pm

Utah Legislature OKs $53 million cash swap to fund Oakland coal port
Updated Mar 10 2016 11:44 pm


Crime
Recordings suggest communications agency broke open-meetings law during personnel vote
Updated May 02 2016 09:29 pm

Hatch, Leahy spar over Supreme Court nomination
Updated Apr 26 2016 07:54 pm

Board for Utah quasigovernment agency votes for big changes in wake of financial scandal
Updated Apr 27 2016 09:57 am

West Valley Police chief wants to expand stun gun, body cam program
Updated Apr 28 2016 10:55 am

Provo police show off new virtual training device aimed at defusing encounters
Updated Apr 20 2016 02:40 pm

Hatch, Lee want quick vote on Utah judicial pick, not high-court nominee
Updated Apr 21 2016 10:36 pm

Brewvies cited for serving alcohol while showing ‘Deadpool,’ set to sue Utah A.G. and DABC
Updated Apr 29 2016 09:08 pm

UCA still trying to pick up the pieces in wake of financial scandal
Updated Apr 21 2016 10:44 am

Auditor warns secretive Utah agency to report finances or face funding freeze
Updated Apr 18 2016 10:39 am

Investigation into alleged choking of a man by Beaver County sheriff remains mysterious
Updated Apr 15 2016 03:27 pm


Culture
Brewvies seeks restraining order against state liquor regulators
Updated May 03 2016 03:56 pm

Utah lawmaker who helped lead prison move built town homes near prison
Updated May 02 2016 10:57 am

After overcoming mountains, deserts, early explorers now navigate state rules
Updated Apr 27 2016 11:08 am

Under campaign pressure, Overstock strips porn from site
Updated Apr 26 2016 08:10 pm

Broader Salt Lake County Council nepotism policy puts pressure on Recorder Gary Ott
Updated May 04 2016 05:15 pm

Utah agency will drop diversity when considering judges — for now
Updated Apr 21 2016 10:33 pm

Utah lawmaker wants to exclude diversity from consideration for state judges
Updated Apr 21 2016 07:34 am

Utah Republican resolution may seek revolt against ‘overzealous’ federal rule
Updated Apr 19 2016 11:10 pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski bans city travel to states that have passed anti-LGBT laws
Updated Apr 12 2016 10:29 pm

Bert Smith, king of surplus and devout constitutionalist, dies at age 95
Updated Apr 09 2016 12:50 pm


Elections
Utah Republican leaders lining up ­­­— reluctantly — behind Trump
Updated May 04 2016 10:59 pm

Dem candidate calls Herbert speed-dating fundraising ‘disgusting’
Updated May 02 2016 05:29 pm

Chaffetz attorney denounces campaign-spending complaint
Updated May 02 2016 10:48 am

'It made people cringe' — Donor speed-dating with Utah Gov. Herbert doesn’t sit well with some
Updated Apr 29 2016 12:17 pm

Dems: Trump as GOP nominee will hurt Utah’s Mia Love, other Republicans
Updated Apr 29 2016 10:23 am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz hit with campaign-spending complaint by his Republican challenger
Updated Apr 28 2016 10:32 pm

Johnson outpolls Gov. Herbert at Utah GOP convention, forcing primary
Updated May 03 2016 06:48 pm

Jonathan Johnson forces primary for Utah governor race, but can he defeat Gov. Gary Herbert?
Updated Apr 26 2016 07:40 am

Millcreek vote fuels prospects of busy primary election
Updated Apr 25 2016 11:17 am

Weinholtz wins Dem nomination in Utah governor’s race, says wife under investigation for pot possession
Updated Apr 23 2016 10:54 pm


Education
Utah committee has fun ‘ripping up’ school funding bill
Updated Feb 29 2016 02:32 pm

A rainy day fund for Utah’s higher education buildings?
Updated Feb 28 2016 09:50 pm

Senators reject bill to raise income tax on richest 1.5% of Utahns
Updated Feb 17 2016 10:40 pm

House OKs bill aimed at expanding kindergarten
Updated Feb 08 2016 09:26 pm

Bill advances to boost charter school funding by $40 million
Updated Feb 29 2016 06:47 pm

Battle over sex education returning to Utah Legislature
Updated Feb 03 2016 07:47 am

Utah’s Guv plugs solutions for health care, increases in school funding
Updated Feb 17 2016 05:19 pm

Longtime Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Hall of Fame
Updated Apr 22 2016 06:55 pm

Defamation suit filed in closure of unaccredited Utah college
Updated Dec 15 2015 11:29 am

Diploma mill is biggest case for Utah Consumer Protection
Updated Nov 29 2015 10:24 am


Environment
Companies to replace scores of trees illegally cut in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Updated Apr 22 2016 10:22 pm

Ahead of Jewell visit to Utah, speculation about Bears Ears monument
Updated Apr 19 2016 11:05 pm

Forest Service seeks comments on Snowbasin Resort projects
Updated Apr 17 2016 08:25 pm

Governor uses veto pen on six bills, including one for TV cooking show
Updated Mar 31 2016 11:00 pm

Utah guv signs bills on power regulation, porn and lands lawsuit
Updated Apr 29 2016 07:18 pm

Noel: Death of Scalia means timing is bad for Utah to sue over public lands
Updated Mar 11 2016 09:03 pm

Nina Dougherty, early fighter for clean air in Utah, dies at age 82
Updated Apr 16 2016 08:40 pm

Bill OK’d to require less-polluting water heaters
Updated Mar 12 2016 01:19 pm

Bill passes to outline how Utah would manage federal public lands
Updated Mar 12 2016 01:21 pm

House approves tax incentive for cleaner fuel
Updated Mar 12 2016 01:19 pm


Health
State commission grants $135,000 to fight against drug overdose
Updated Apr 06 2016 10:57 am

Obama to Utah: Fully expanding Medicaid would help 42,000 with mental-health needs
Updated Mar 29 2016 10:53 am

Money runs out for Utah medical-marijuana bill; ballot initiative looms
Updated Mar 12 2016 12:07 pm

Tobacco bills vaporized this year
Updated Mar 12 2016 04:42 pm

Fetal anesthesia bill headed to governor, who will sign it
Updated Mar 15 2016 10:55 am

Long fight over: Small-scale Medicaid expansion wins final approval
Updated Mar 08 2016 11:07 pm

One Utah marijuana bill is dead, another is broadened and moves on
Updated Mar 08 2016 09:45 am

Utah Senate votes to require anesthesia for fetus during abortion
Updated Mar 08 2016 09:41 am

Mormon church opposition to marijuana bill changes at least one vote
Updated Feb 10 2016 09:22 am

House votes to expand medical coverage to poorest Utahns after years of debate
Updated Mar 04 2016 09:27 pm


Immigration
Chaffetz scolds Obama administration for failure to deport undocumented criminals
Updated Apr 28 2016 10:13 pm

Senate votes to extend implementation date of controversial immigrant program
Updated Mar 07 2016 10:19 pm

Utah’s guest worker law, never implemented, may be repealed
Updated Feb 08 2016 02:16 pm

Immigrants more likely than U.S.-born to work in 5 Utah industries
Updated Dec 21 2015 10:09 pm

Salt Lake City joins in defending Obama’s immigration actions
Updated Dec 07 2015 01:53 pm

White House asks Herbert to use his position to funnel refugee info
Updated Feb 17 2016 03:01 pm

Utah activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants
Updated Nov 28 2015 04:32 pm

Most Utah GOP House members push for hold on Syrian refugees
Updated Feb 25 2016 06:33 pm

Utah’s members of Congress want to halt Syrian refugee program now
Updated Nov 18 2015 01:06 pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says state will still accept Syrian refugees; 27 peers say no
Updated Feb 17 2016 02:33 pm


Local
Some question whether Mayor Jackie Biskupki has a vision for Salt Lake City
Updated May 04 2016 11:53 pm

The so-called “prison tax” might save Salt Lake City’s neglected streets
Updated May 02 2016 02:52 pm

Salt Lake City Council rates Biskupski’s first 100 days as subpar
Updated May 02 2016 02:52 pm

Utah golfers rejoice: Wingpointe may get a mulligan, stay open
Updated Apr 27 2016 10:01 pm

Biskupski keeps Mike Brown, names him Salt Lake City’s police chief
Updated May 04 2016 08:14 pm

Salt Lake County considering privately funded swimming pool
Updated Apr 18 2016 08:00 am

Russ Wall leaving Salt Lake County as public works boss
Updated Apr 17 2016 08:24 pm

Former Bountiful Mayor Dean Stahle dies
Updated Apr 11 2016 11:16 am

Salt Lake County hires former city public services chief to run townships
Updated Apr 08 2016 10:46 am

Salt Lake City Fire Department: residents and businesses on 300 South are safe
Updated Apr 06 2016 10:40 pm


Poverty
Site selection begins for new homeless shelters in Salt Lake City
Updated Apr 19 2016 07:32 am

Utah has second-widest wage gap between women, men
Updated Apr 04 2016 11:07 pm

New homeless-youths shelter will offer security, counseling and education
Updated Mar 30 2016 10:36 pm

Help is on the way as Herbert signs bills for homeless aid
Updated Mar 28 2016 03:33 pm

Legislature allocates $9.2 million for homeless facilities and services
Updated Mar 12 2016 08:42 pm

New payday loan regulations receive final OK
Updated Mar 09 2016 08:44 pm

Bill to help Utah’s homeless advances
Updated Mar 12 2016 01:22 pm

Utah lawmakers quickly junk plan to hike minimum wage
Updated Mar 07 2016 02:14 pm

House OKs $9M to help build new homeless shelters
Updated Mar 07 2016 02:13 pm

Senate approves landlord opt-out bill despite warnings it will deepen low-income housing
Updated Feb 26 2016 08:39 pm


Security
Utah’s members of Congress blast Obama for plan to close Gitmo
Updated Feb 25 2016 02:27 pm

Utah law enforcement to welcome Syrian refugees and help them assimilate
Updated Dec 07 2015 10:14 pm

Utah’s Chaffetz: Obama’s safety ‘is in jeopardy’ with Secret Service lapses
Updated Feb 17 2016 04:29 pm

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart calls Edward Snowden a traitor
Updated Oct 13 2015 10:48 pm

America is key to world peace, two ambassadors tell Utah audience
Updated Oct 14 2015 09:05 am

Utahns sue over government spying during 2002 Olympics
Updated Feb 17 2016 04:36 pm

Rocky Anderson threatens suit over alleged spying during 2002 Olympics
Updated Aug 11 2015 09:37 pm

Ex-Qwest CEO: Likely the NSA snatched emails, calls during Salt Lake Olympics
Updated Jul 29 2015 10:28 pm

Utahns in Congress angry over Iran deal
Updated Sep 15 2015 06:37 pm

Senate passes Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s domestic spying reforms
Updated Jun 02 2015 10:23 pm


Transportation
Provo, Orem say referendums to block transit project illegal even before they get started
Updated May 04 2016 11:34 pm

SLC will temporarily operate services at South Valley Regional Airport
Updated May 05 2016 07:32 am

South Valley Regional Airport operator says Salt Lake City greed is forcing it out
Updated May 04 2016 09:35 am

SLC airport adds second concourse to current reconstruction
Updated May 03 2016 05:44 pm

UTA searches for new CEO who can build public trust, adopts reforms
Updated May 02 2016 09:29 pm

Provo, Orem groups seek public vote to stop controversial UTA transit project
Updated Apr 28 2016 10:30 pm

I-215 reconstruction begins Tuesday night
Updated May 02 2016 09:45 pm

Utah likely to stick with gas tax as other states test by-the-mile highway funding
Updated Apr 30 2016 09:18 am

Grenades, guns common at Salt Lake City International Airport checkpoints
Updated Apr 27 2016 10:01 pm

UTA proposal may make east-west bus travel easier
Updated Apr 28 2016 10:55 am