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Davis County officials weigh tax hike, planning new shelter to contend with stray dogs, cats

Davis County officials weigh tax hike, planning new shelter to contend with stray dogs, cats

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 4:08 p.m.

Davis County officials are considering a property tax hike and plan to build a new shelter to deal with the rising number of stray dogs and cats needing care.
Provo Power crew helping bring electricity to Navajo Nation homes

Provo Power crew helping bring electricity to Navajo Nation homes

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:36 a.m.

A four-man Provo Power crew is in the Navajo Nation installing power lines to help bring electricity to those who don't have it, part of the Light Up Navajo initiative.
Gov. Cox supports caucus system after being booed at last month's convention

Gov. Cox supports caucus system after being booed at last month's convention

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 11:34 a.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox expressed support for the caucus convention but said some delegates have engaged in "canceling" behavior trying to shout down candidates they disagree with.
Will this merger remake Utah's defense industry?

Will this merger remake Utah's defense industry?

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted May 14 - 10:04 a.m.

Utah's largest industry associations in defense and advanced manufacturing announced on Monday they will combine forces to expand the state's national security sector.
Cox 'disappointed' after meeting with Air Force secretary on National Guard proposal

Cox 'disappointed' after meeting with Air Force secretary on National Guard proposal

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 2:06 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said he was "disappointed" not to get a commitment from Air Force brass to withdraw a controversial proposal to transfer some National Guard units to the Space Force.
Cox asks Pentagon to withdraw proposal he says would undermine National Guard authority

Cox asks Pentagon to withdraw proposal he says would undermine National Guard authority

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 5:08 p.m.

Governors across the U.S. are pushing back against a Pentagon proposal to allow some 1,000 National Guard members to be transferred to the Space Force.
County commissioners endorse Gov. Cox days after he was booed at GOP convention

County commissioners endorse Gov. Cox days after he was booed at GOP convention

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted May 1 - 9:02 p.m.

Dozens of county commissioners endorsed Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Tuesday after he was rebuffed by a majority of state Republican delegates at Saturday's party convention.
Cox, other GOP governors express solidarity for Jewish American Heritage Month

Cox, other GOP governors express solidarity for Jewish American Heritage Month

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 1 - 3:04 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a letter with 26 other Republican governors on Wednesday expressing solidarity with Jewish Americans.
Rep. Blake Moore, Treasury Secretary Yellen argue over Trump-era tax cuts

Rep. Blake Moore, Treasury Secretary Yellen argue over Trump-era tax cuts

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted April 30 - 10:32 p.m.

Tax policy has an impact on the economy. Utah Rep. Blake Moore, the vice chairman of the Republican Conference, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen could at least agree on that much.
Small cities prove to be hotbeds for startups in Utah

Small cities prove to be hotbeds for startups in Utah

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted April 21 - 9:14 p.m.

The Utah Small Business Credit Initiative was created last year and federally funded by the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity to support small businesses — specifically in smaller and more rural communities.
'Startup capital of the world': Initiative launched to help support Utah small businesses, startups

'Startup capital of the world': Initiative launched to help support Utah small businesses, startups

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 18 - 6:19 a.m.

In a bid to support Utah's startup, small business and entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity has announced the launch of the Startup State Initiative.
As old Ogden wildlife rehab center building comes down, dinosaur park expansion edges ahead

As old Ogden wildlife rehab center building comes down, dinosaur park expansion edges ahead

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 12:00 p.m.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center moved to new space to make way for the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park expansion, and demolition has commenced on the old rehab center building.
Washington Terrace, South Ogden bird advocates push for permission to keep backyard chickens

Washington Terrace, South Ogden bird advocates push for permission to keep backyard chickens

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 7:23 a.m.

The backyard chicken issue has been debated previously in Washington Terrace and South Ogden, the only Weber County locales that don't allow them, advocates say. Now it's lurching forward again.
GOPers in Davis, Weber counties take aim at ERIC, which helps Utah maintain voter lists

GOPers in Davis, Weber counties take aim at ERIC, which helps Utah maintain voter lists

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 12 - 5:59 p.m.

Proposed resolutions in Davis and Weber counties ask Utah to stop using the electronic voting service, even as Utah officials say the program has helped identify 675,026 voter records needing updates.
Utah GOP Senate hopefuls spar over who can best shake up Washington

Utah GOP Senate hopefuls spar over who can best shake up Washington

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted April 10 - 10:31 p.m.

Republican U.S. Senate candidates running to replace Sen. Mitt Romney divided themselves into two camps during a state delegate forum on Wednesday — those who touted their effectiveness within the political system and those who vowed to disrupt it.
'We're making tangible strides,' mother of Parkland school shooting victim says of new Utah law

'We're making tangible strides,' mother of Parkland school shooting victim says of new Utah law

Hannah Murdock, Deseret News  |  Posted April 10 - 7:27 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson signed several bills in the governor's stead on Wednesday that leaders described as family-friendly legislation affecting Utah's future generations.
Utah first lady Abby Cox undergoes surgery, now in recovery

Utah first lady Abby Cox undergoes surgery, now in recovery

Mariah Maynes, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted April 10 - 12:51 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox's office announced that Utah first lady Abby Cox underwent surgery Wednesday morning. She is currently in recovery.
Deidre Henderson named vice chairwoman of Republican Lieutenant Governors Association

Deidre Henderson named vice chairwoman of Republican Lieutenant Governors Association

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 12:08 p.m.

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson was picked as vice chairwoman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association.
Cox has a theory as to why Utah's growth is slowing down. Can these bills fix it?

Cox has a theory as to why Utah's growth is slowing down. Can these bills fix it?

Bridger Beal-Cvetko and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 5:02 p.m.

State leaders hope investments in affordable starter homes can reverse a trend of slowing growth rates in the Beehive State.
GOP candidates hustle to get on primary ballot for Curtis' open House seat

GOP candidates hustle to get on primary ballot for Curtis' open House seat

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted March 26 - 10:03 a.m.

A free-for-all was declared in Utah's 3rd Congressional District when incumbent Rep. John Curtis made his Senate ambitions official Jan. 2.
Utah has a 'heavy dependence' on federal funds, state auditor finds

Utah has a 'heavy dependence' on federal funds, state auditor finds

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 5:03 p.m.

The Utah auditor recommends lawmakers consider not relying so heavily on federal funds for the state budget, given the "dysfunction" in Congress when it comes to spending bills.
Cox optimistic Utah will end up with 'fair' Colorado River allocation as negotiations continue

Cox optimistic Utah will end up with 'fair' Colorado River allocation as negotiations continue

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 22 - 2:01 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says he's "optimistic" Utah and the six other Colorado River Basins states will be able to reach an agreement on how to share the river's vital water supply.
Cox thinks lawmakers passing too many bills, saying some 'could have been a phone call'

Cox thinks lawmakers passing too many bills, saying some 'could have been a phone call'

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted March 21 - 12:14 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday lawmakers have passed too many bills this year. He has signed 503 of 591 bills passed this year, and has through today to sign or veto any legislation.
New law aims to create 'wall-to-wall' cities in Salt Lake County, eliminate unincorporated islands

New law aims to create 'wall-to-wall' cities in Salt Lake County, eliminate unincorporated islands

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 21 - 10:00 a.m.

HB330 would also let residents of the small Granite and Sandy Hills communities, each made up of several scattered pockets, pursue incorporation.
Cox signs bills for major league stadiums in Salt Lake City

Cox signs bills for major league stadiums in Salt Lake City

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted March 19 - 5:17 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has signed two bills to create the framework for a new ballpark and new arena in Salt Lake City.