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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says his office is defending Utah's right to define marriage as residents decide. Reyes spoke during a rally today at the Capitol attended by about 100 supporters of Utah's same-sex marriage ban. A federal appeals court yesterday heard arguments about the constitutionality of the law.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says talks with federal officials over a Medicaid expansion plan are progressing. Herbert says he hopes to reach an agreement with federal officials by the end of this summer. He is seeking federal money for a three-year pilot program to pay for about 110,000 people to buy private health insurance.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 26-year-old woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while her blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Ogden police said Chelsey Raffield was going about 80 mph in a 30 mph zone when she ran a stop sign and hit another car, killing the driver.
DENVER (AP) — Last fall's government shutdown has led the Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the public comment period on a proposal that yellow-billed cuckoos found in the West be listed as threatened. A spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deadline, originally in December, has been extended to April 25.
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