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The most common pre-existing medical conditions

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 9:10pm

By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could, therefore, have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes.

Utah Legislature passes 2 bills to fund, facilitate Operation Rio Grande

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 8:37pm

With near-unanimous support, the Utah Legislature has passed two bills to support Operation Rio Grande — one to fund nearly $5 million in law enforcement efforts and one to facilitate a 2-year closure of Rio Grande Street.

Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save 'Dreamers now'

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 6:09pm

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive immigration overhaul was premature.

Utah lawmakers continue work on 3-digit suicide prevention line

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 5:17pm

State lawmakers are looking at a series of bills in support of Utah's new mental health crisis line.

Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 4:11pm

Ivanka Trump says she experienced postpartum depression after the births of each of her three children.

Legislature to consider bill to allow removal of mentally incapacitated elected officials

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 3:04pm

A bill that would allow the removal of mentally incapacitated elected officials and address troubling situations such as what happened with former Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott will have a new chance to become law next year.

Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 2:12pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it probes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 1:39pm

Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans.

Melania Trump to UN: 'Come together' for good of children

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 1:16pm

First lady Melania Trump called on world leaders Wednesday to come together for the good of their children, delivering her first public remarks at the United Nations as the White House works to strengthen its relationships abroad.

Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 12:56pm

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is more than a serial digital philanderer — he's a danger to the public who deserves two years in prison for encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in online sex acts, prosecutors told a judge Wednesday.

Huntsman faces few tough questions in confirmation hearing

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 10:42pm

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. outlined his plan Tuesday for the U.S. embassy in Moscow should he be confirmed ambassador to Russia, recognizing the job would be a tough one.

Portland schools face audit after suing records requesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 2:33pm

Oregon's secretary of state said his office will audit spending by Portland Public Schools, in part because of the district's decision to sue people who requested public records.

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 2:15pm

The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

Michael Kunzelman and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 1:37pm

The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago.

Could legalization of marijuana be in Idaho's future?

Nathan Brown, Times-News  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 12:16pm

So far, Idaho has stood fast against the trend of liberalizing marijuana laws sweeping statehouses and ballots across the country.

Count My Vote initiative relaunching

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 18th - 11:36pm

The Count My Vote initiative to replace the caucus and convention system for nominating candidates with direct primary elections is expected to be relaunched this week.

Sen. Mike Lee: Jon Huntsman confirmation will be a 'slam dunk'

Jordan Ormond, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 18th - 10:32pm

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is a "slam dunk" for confirmation to the post of U.S. Ambassador to Russia, according to Utah Sen. Mike Lee.

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

Christina A. Cassidy and Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 18th - 8:32pm

A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 4:41pm

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to equal parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.