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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 5:31 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah senator says the state should prepare more students for high-tech careers. Draper Republican Sen. Howard Stephenson says he wants students to learn computer coding starting as early as elementary school. Stephenson says he's planning to run legislation addressing computer coding during the next session in January.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Six-term Republican Congressman Rob Bishop is set to square off today against Democratic challenger Donna McAleer in a debate at Weber State University in Ogden. The Bishop vs McAleer race in Utah's 1st Congressional District is a rematch from 2012 when Bishop defeated the business executive by 46 percentage points.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say three horses have come down with the West Nile Virus. The state Department of Agriculture and Food says horses have tested positive for the virus in Box Elder, Uintah and Iron counties. Officials are urging owners to give their horses the vaccination for the virus if they haven't already.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual convention in Salt Lake City this week. U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez says while Utah is not a usual Latino stronghold like Florida or California, it has a growing Latino population and a compassionate approach to immigration.

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