| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
As President Obama fights in Congress and the courts to preserve the nation's sweeping healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act faces still another threat to its viability: Republicans in statehouses, many bucking governors of their own party eager to...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 2:10 PM
A hotly contested proposal that resurrects Utah's use of firing squads to carry out executions narrowly passed a key vote Friday in the state's Legislature after three missing lawmakers were summoned to break a tie vote.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:51 PM
A Utah lawmaker has said he plans to introduce a bill that would allow the state to execute criminals convicted of child sex trafficking, calling it a necessary protection for defenseless children.
The hardline plan from state Rep. Paul Ray faces several...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:24 PM
A bill to resurrect the use of firing squads in Utah passed its first hurdle at the state Legislature on Wednesday when the proposal barely cleared a committee.
Rep. Paul Ray said the firing squad, with trained marksmen and a restrained inmate, offers...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...