| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt on Thursday slammed Utah's push to seize control of federal lands as a radical measure that threatens the outdoor recreation industry, which brings a lucrative gear show to the state twice a year.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON Republicans now dominate statehouses to an extent not seen since the 1920s. But in even the reddest states, that won't automatically mean lower taxes, spending cuts and a hard line against Medicaid expansion.
In November, the GOP won control...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:20 AM
Tuesday's snowstorm in Washington scotched Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's planned visit to the White House.
Malloy had planned to attend a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden as part of a gathering organized by the National Governors...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The serial capitulation of red-state governors to the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act has left the holdouts increasingly isolated.
Tennessee, Wyoming, Indiana, Utah, and Alabama either have reached agreement with the federal...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will fly to Colorado Friday for a weekend seminar held by the National Governors Association for incoming state chief executives.
According to Hogan's transition office, Hogan will attend sessions on such topics as assembling a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Two former Utah attorneys general were arrested Tuesday on state charges of taking bribes from businessmen and obstructing justice while running one of the state’s highest offices.
The arrests were the culmination of a political scandal that had...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Utah's attorney general will appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Courtover last month's ruling by a federal appeals court that backed gay marriage in the conservative, heavily Mormon state, his office said on Wednesday.
An appeal by Utah was widely...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Gay marriage advocates won a significant court victory Wednesday when a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling in Utah that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the Denver-based 10th Circuit...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
With the federal government still shut down, states across the country inked deals to reopen national parks within their state borders, seeking to stop further losses to local economies anchored by park tourism.
The Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain National...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were in California this week on a whirlwind tour to woo Golden State businesses to expand or relocate to their states.
At the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Thursday, both state...