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  • Trust in state and local government high in small states --- and in booming Texas

    State and local government is, theoretically, closer to the ordinary citizen than the federal government — even though many citizens who vote in presidential elections do not take the trouble to vote in elections in non-presidential years when most or all of the offices at stake are in state...

  • Impact of flood insurance hikes on Utah unclear

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cost of national flood insurance is set to jump for hundreds of policyholders throughout Utah, but it's unclear how much the spikes will affect whole neighborhoods or communities. Dozens of residents in pockets of Salt Lake County and the city of Cottonwood Heights...

  • E-cigarettes send young kids to Utah hospitals

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — According to the Utah Poison Control Center, the number of children under the age of 6 who have been sent to Utah hospitals after using electronic cigarettes is on the rise. The center says e-cigarettes have sent 79 young children to hospitals since January 2012. There...

  • Utah planning chairlifts to link 7 ski resorts

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — General managers of seven Utah ski resorts say they are committed to finally building a series of chairlifts that would link their ski areas and give the state a Euro-style experience. At a news conference Wednesday in Salt Lake City, Ski Utah president Nathan Rafferty...

  • Utah Senate approves federalism course proposal

    The Senate has approved legislation requiring state and local government offices, the attorney general's office and legislative attorneys to ensure someone on staff learns more about state's rights.

  • States wrestle with developing, restricting drones

    Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.

  • Utah senate approves partial Medicaid expansion plan

    Utah legislators are trying to work out an agreement on Medicaid expansion as their 2014 legislative session draws to a close at the end of the week.

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