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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is calling on Utah lawmakers to approve his Medicaid expansion plan and protect religious rights this legislative session. The Republican governor addressed both the items during his State of the State address last night. Herbert told lawmakers that his plan to help thousands of Utah's poor get private health insurance is a responsible way to put taxpayer money to work and help those in need.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says there needs to be more discussion in Utah schools about the country's founding principles and civics education. Herbert says students need to understand the importance of the U.S. Constitution, the free-market economy and the democratic process.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The deaths of a Utah couple who overdosed on drugs along with their three children came after an obsession with a murderer who sees himself as a prophet. Police say Kristi and Benjamin Strack visited Dan Lafferty in prison for years, developing a close friendship as part of an increasingly bizarre mindset that culminated with a belief the apocalypse was near.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 42-year-old son of southern Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy spent a night in a southern Utah jail after police say he resisted arrest inside a justice court. Ryan Bundy tells The Associated Press a judge in Cedar City freed him without bail and set a court date in March.

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