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Category: Government :: Utah
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Bear Attacks Sleeping Teen in Utah, Bites His Face: 'These Are the Kinds of Things That Keep Me Awake at Night' 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The teen was camping at a site near the Colorado River in Utah, the state Division of Wildlife Resources said.
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Colorado man catches record fish the size of a 7-year-old child 14.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
That's one big fish.
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Congress Mulls Curbing Presidential Trade Authority 15.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Appetite is growing in Congress to claw back authority from the executive branch and play a greater role in U.S. trade policy.
Congress Moves to Counter OPEC's Pursuit of Pact With Russia 8.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators rolled out a bill Thursday that would allow the Justice Department to sue members of OPEC for antitrust violations as the oil cartel looks to formalize closer ties with Russia.
Utah Lawmakers Seek to Curb Voter-Passed Medicaid Expansion 6.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Utah Senate passed a bill to restrict eligibility for a Medicaid expansion voters approved in November. The move is becoming a flashpoint in a fight over whether state leaders should hew to the will of the public.
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In Utah, Anxious Federal Workers Press Lawmakers to End Shutdown 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
As the government shutdown stretches into its fifth week and many workers expect to miss paychecks on Friday, constituents in Utah expressed their frustrations to lawmakers.
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Utah Shows How Labor-Force Growth Fuels Economic Growth 18.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Utah has had the fastest-expanding labor force of any U.S. state since January 2010—a key ingredient for economic growth and one that provides an example for the nation as a whole.
The Justices Hear a Case of Liquor 16.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Tennessee gives the court a chance to revive the long-dormant Privileges or Immunities Clause.
Shutdown Pinches Economic Growth 14.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The partial federal government shutdown is showing signs of disrupting commerce as hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed out on their first payday of the closure late last week.
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Mitt Romney Blasts 'Deep Descent' of Trump Presidency 2.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee who will be sworn in as senator for Utah on Thursday, delivered a withering attack on President Trump’s character in an op-ed article.
Peter Meldrum Helped Found Myriad Genetics to Find Genes Linked to Inherited Cancers 28.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: Europe
Peter Meldrum, with a background in engineering and business, teamed up with a University of Utah geneticist to found Myriad Genetics. The company went on to isolate the BRCA1 breast-cancer gene and became a leader in developing tests to assess individuals’ cancer risks.
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Letters to Pentagon Held Castor Seeds, Not Ricin; Utah Man Held 4.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Two letters sent to the Pentagon initially believed to contain the deadly poison ricin instead included castor seeds, from which the poison is derived. A Utah man was detained in the case.
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic 18.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Senate on Monday passed sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic through new research, treatment and help for families affected by addiction.
Lawmakers Are Set to Start Tech Industry Hearings 4.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google are likely to face questions about political content, antitrust concerns and consumer privacy at hearings this week.
Sen. Orrin Hatch Urges President to Rethink Trade Policies 20.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is ratcheting up pressure on President Donald Trump to reconsider his tariff policies, warning that GOP senators may be ready to risk a legislative confrontation.
Mitt Romney Wins GOP Senate Primary in Utah 27.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Mitt Romney Tuesday won the Republican Senate nomination in Utah, beating back a conservative primary challenge in the contest to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Insurers to Expand Presence in Affordable Care Act Marketplaces 21.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
After years of pullbacks, insurers are increasing their footprints in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces next year, despite uncertainty including the latest court challenge to the health law.
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Senators Decry 'Serious Flaws' in Execution of Trump Trade Policy 21.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Republican and Democratic lawmakers criticized the Trump administration’s attempts to implement its new “America First” trade policy, saying they have been flooded with complaints by confused small business constituents.
Medicaid Expansion Gains Popularity in Red States 15.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The push to expand Medicaid is gaining traction in Republican states that previously rejected the idea, thanks to efforts to let voters weigh in directly on the issue and changes in the program that make it more friendly to conservatives.
Venezuela Frees Jailed Dissidents Under International Pressure 2.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Venezuela’s authoritarian government, facing more and tougher international sanctions, freed 39 political prisoners Friday in a bid to ease tensions in the crisis-racked nation.
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