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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Changes at the Utah State Office of Education continue as two more top education managers have been fired. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Associate State Superintendents Bruce Williams and Judy Park, who oversee financial reporting and testing for Utah's public education system, will be removed from their positions. This is the first high-profile firing of State Superintendent Brad Smith's tenure.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church-backed law that protects gay and transgender people and religious rights has taken effect amid skepticism from some LGBT residents. Gay rights groups pushed for an antidiscrimination law for years and finally succeeded this year. The law took effect yesterday, but LGBT residents say it still allows discrimination because religious organizations and their affiliates — such as schools and hospitals — are exempt.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo care facility to pay $1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications. Deseret News reports that 71-year-old Jack Adams of Spanish Fork died in 2010 two days after his nurse Camille Jensen reportedly gave him multiple medications meant for another patient at Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing. She then altered records to cover up her mistake.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will deliver the keynote address during the University of Arizona's spring commencement Saturday night. Huntsman is co-chairman of No Labels. The group's agenda includes job creation, a balanced federal budget and energy independence. Huntsman will receive an honorary degree during the commencement that will be held in Arizona Stadium.
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