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GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:05pm

Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.


Top Republican to press for $696.5 billion defense budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:02pm

An influential House committee chairman will press his case for a $696.5 billion defense budget in 2018, a blueprint that provides more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The dirt on drip irrigation: When to use it

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:00pm

When it comes to our yards, there are many different options to irrigate them. Some ways are more efficient than others depending on the type of plant material. Lawn is best irrigated by sprinkler heads while trees, shrubs, perennials, and vegetables are best irrigated with drip irrigation.


Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:24pm

A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states.


Ex-CEO's reputation precedes him, affects jury selection

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:24pm

Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin "Pharma Bro" Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn't be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent.

5 helpful ways to use your GPS during your summer adventures

Emily Long, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:01pm

GPS has many amazing applications ranging from general mapping and navigation on your smartphone to specific, purpose-built devices designed to locate valuables and monitor vehicle fleets. Here are five additional ways to use your GPS tracker.

Vintage Disneyland concept map sells at auction for $708,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:30pm

A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney's original ideas for Disneyland has sold at auction for $708,000.

Have You Seen This? World's 1st self-driving potato

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:18pm

Move over self-driving cars! Self-driving potatoes are the next big thing.

Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:55pm

The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't.

9 ways to secure your small business inside and out

Sage Singleton, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:54pm

Small businesses are four times as likely to be the target of a break-in compared to a home, and external and internal threats can irreparably damage a growing company. Here are nine tips for business owners to protect their businesses.

Majority of Utahns support Chaffetz's decision to leave Congress early

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:41pm

A majority of Utahns support Rep. Jason Chaffetz's decision to resign from Congress only partway through his term to pursue other interests, according to a poll released Monday.

Responder suffers massive heart attack at fatal crash scene, revived by troopers

Kendra Evensen, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:16pm

Father’s Day was an emotional and difficult day for emergency personnel who responded to two fatal wrecks locally that claimed the lives of four people and sent another to the hospital with critical injuries.

Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:07pm

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:45am

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.


How Utah double-amputee runner went from a novelty to a legend

Doug Robinson, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:07am

Some think Hunter Woodhall will be better than Oscar Pistorius — aka The Blade Runner — but if the Arkansas-bound sprinter continues to progress, it's liable to raise old issues of fairness regarding the use of blades in able-bodied competition.

Great Clips of the Week: Klay Thompson's failed 360 dunk is stuff of legends

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:01am

Warriors shooter Klay Thompson has a hard time dunking, and Raiders QB Derek Carr has a craving for Chick-fil-A — proving that professional athletes are just like the rest of us.

Tom Price, U.S. health secretary, meets with business leaders in Sandy, promotes health reform

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:56am

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price talked with state business leaders Monday morning during a stop in Utah, making his pitch for the health care reform bill currently pending in the Senate.

No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:47am

With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Some still find traditional summer work, while others spend their summers doing a variety of activities and work that can help them pad their college applications.

Coach Kim: Tips for dealing with rude, unkind or ungrateful people

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:13am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some ways to change your attitude and enforce boundaries with difficult people.

Upper Bear Valley evacuated as precaution due to Brian Head Fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:46am

Residents of Upper Bear Valley were evacuated Monday morning as forecasted winds are projected to move the Brian Head fire toward the area northwest of Panguitch, officials said.


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