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Senator opposes making cockfighting illegal until abortion is outlawed

03/04/2013 2:43pm
A state senator voted against a bill Monday that would make cockfighting a felony in Utah because abortion is legal.

Bill to fund preschool programs leaves parents, lawmakers divided

03/04/2013 6:21pm
A bill to fund preschool education for disadvantaged families is receiving mixed feelings from lawmakers and parents. Supporters said it's crucial for kids to enter kindergarten prepared, but opponents said the state can't afford the program.

Utah Dems call on Gov. Herbert for independent investigation of AG

03/04/2013 6:49pm
The Utah Democratic Party called on Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate the state's current and former attorneys general.

Photos show renovation of 'unsafe' White House in 1948

03/04/2013 7:02pm
This summer, the White House will feature two Oval Offices as a two-year renovation project of the West Wing goes into effect. The project, however, is not the first renovation performed on the historical house located on Pennsylvania Ave.

Utah House nixes tax on rich meant to fund education

03/04/2013 9:32pm
A bill that would have raised state income taxes on the wealthy to provide more money for schools failed Monday to pass the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, but separate legislation boosting severance taxes was sent to interim for further study.

Dozens protest 'excessive force' of police at the Capitol

03/04/2013 10:36pm
Dozens of people marched at the Capitol during a demonstration on Monday in protest of several recent killings by law enforcement throughout Utah.

Herbert calls for state vehicle transition to 'fuel of the future'

03/04/2013 10:53pm
Utah lawmakers joined Gov. Gary Herbert on a CNG-fueled school bus parked outside the Capitol on Monday in support of his call for a transition to clean fuel vehicles to improve air quality in the state.