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Everyone Says We Must Control Exorbitant Drug Prices. So, Why Don’t We?

Of all the promises President Donald Trump made for the early part of his term, controlling stinging drug prices might have seemed the easiest to achieve. An angry public overwhelmingly wants change in an easily vilified industry. Big pharma’s recent publicity nightmare included thousand-percent...


Government

Sen. Collins Announces Opposition To GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

Even a partial report from the Congressional Budget Office was enough to apparently tip the scales against the latest Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act and prompted a crucial senator to announce she cannot support the bill, seemingly sinking its chances. The CBO said Monday that...


Government

Postcard From Capitol Hill: Health Care Hearing’s Action Was In Hallway

“Kill the bill, don’t kill us,” one woman screamed, inches from a U.S. Capitol Police officer’s face Monday afternoon in a marbled hallway of U.S. Capitol at the start of the one and only public hearing on the GOP’s last-ditch effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. The protesters had begun...


Education

Northern Utah school grades come in lower overall compared to previous year

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The Utah State Board of Education released the letter grades assigned to the state’s schools Monday, Sept. 25.


Business

GOP, White House eye deep cuts to corporate tax rate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. The grand plan to rewrite the...


State

Forgotten man: Derrick Favors ready to bounce back with Jazz

Media Day Jazz Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derrick Favors knows he’s been the forgotten man in the Utah Jazz’s grand scheme. “I’m pretty much used to it,” Favors said. “The whole time I’ve been here has been like that. It seems like everybody seems to forget about me all the time. That’s what people kind of forget, I...


Local

Two-vehicle crash shuts down Ogden Canyon road Monday

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A two-vehicle crash has closed both lanes of Ogden Canyon Monday evening.


Government

Collins' opposition all but kills GOP health care drive

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. The Maine moderate said in a statement that the legislation would make...


Government

Trump's new travel ban: Third time the charm?

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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe.


State

Police union blasts handling of Salt Lake nurse arrest probe

Nurse Arrested Video

Two officers under investigation in the rough arrest of a nurse have been unfairly made into pariahs after body-camera footage got widespread attention online, a Utah police union said Monday.


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