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Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is going directly to the nation’s highest court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that gay couples have a……

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Utah residents become next to confront Bureau of Land Management, in growing debate

A band of Utah residents rode all-terrain vehicles onto federally managed public land Saturday to protest the Bureau of Land Management closing off the area.
The protest comes weeks after Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s successful…

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Utah Moves to Have First Primary

“Utah could offer the nation’s first presidential primary in 2016,” the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
“The House voted 58-14 Monday to pass HB410, sending it to the Senate. The bill would allow Utah to hold…

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Family Research Council supports Utah’s appeal in same sex marriage case

SALT LAKE CITY — A conservative Christian lobbying group filed a court brief Thursday supporting Utah’s appeal of a judge’s ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The Family Research Council submitted…

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Which way do we go? Supreme Court puts gay marriage on hold in Utah

The Supreme Court on Monday put gay marriage on hold in Utah, giving the state time to appeal a federal…

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Utah appealing same-sex marriage ruling

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah state lawyers have again turned to a Denver-based federal appeals court in their bid to put a stop to gay couples getting married, saying the state should not be required…

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Matheson, Latham, Wolf retirements shake up the race for House control

Longtime Reps. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), Tom Latham (R-Iowa) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) announced Tuesday they would not run for reelection, shaking up the race for the House.
Matheson’s retirement hands Republicans a near-certain pickup in…

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Hatch says Lee, other tea party Republicans need to be ‘rehabilitated’

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Orrin Hatch declined Tuesday to endorse the re-election of fellow Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee but said Lee has plenty of time to improve his image after losing a high-stakes…

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Utah legislator calls for end to compulsory education

The idea of forcing children to attend school is outdated and should be scrapped in favor of a system that encourages learning by choice, state Sen. Aaron Osmond said in calling for an end to…

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Utah: Love Hires Top Hatch Strategist for Matheson Rematch

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — After a 1-point loss in Utah last year, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love is actively laying the groundwork for a second challenge to the sole Democrat in the state’s delegation, Rep.…

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UT: Rep. Matheson’s election victory confirmed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republicans banked heavily on toppling Rep. Jim Matheson, a six-term Democrat in one of the country’s most heavily GOP districts.
They recruited Mia Love hoping the 36-year-old mayor of Saratoga Springs and daughter…

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Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah

By Sean Sullivan, Washington Post
Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) survived a tough challenge from Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love (R), edging out the challenger by little more than a single percentage point.
With all precincts…

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Utah city’s ‘free-speech zones’ challenged as unconstitutional

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The American Civil Liberties Union has sued a Utah city in federal court over a “free-speech zone” ordinance, saying the Orwellian-named measure unconstitutionally requires a permit for almost any form of public expression.
The…

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