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  1. Prison workers weigh in on relocation debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | KSL-TV

    "The employees that have built lives around the Draper site begin to question, 'Where's it going to go? How far is the commute going to be?" said Justin Miller with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employers, Local 1004. "If we give them more incentives to stay at the state as opposed to transferring to a county, I think, long term, it'll save taxpayers' money," Miller said.

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  2. 4. Legislative session ends with $510M in new ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | KSL-TV

    Taxes, technology, testing and teacher salaries were among a long list of bills debated by the Legislature that will change how schools are funded, how students are taught and how parents get involved. It's a year of increase for education, with about $510 million in new money going to public schools.

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  3. 5. Lawmakers must vote on new prison siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | KSL-TV

    A bill requiring the full Legislature to vote on the site of a new state prison and create a new commission to oversee the move now awaits Gov. Gary Herbert's consideration. HB454 specifies that the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission does not have the final say on where the Utah State Prison, currently in Draper, will be relocated.

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  4. 5. No deal this session on Healthy UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | KSL-TV

    There won't be a deal on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion this session, but the governor promised Thursday he and legislative leaders will come up with a compromise by July 31. Just hours before the end of the 2015 Legislature, the governor said negotiations with the House and Senate that lasted throughout much of the session failed to produce an acceptable plan to provide health care to low-income Utahns. "It's become clear to me and I think my colleagues that we're not going to be able to find a conclusion in this session that's going to be satisfactory to us all," Herbert said.

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  5. Clock ticks as lawmakers work to make Healthy Utah dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | KSL-TV

    There's a deal in the works in the ongoing back-and-forth between the House and the Senate over Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. But there may not be enough time to get the governor, House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, on board before the 2015 Legislature ends at midnight Thursday.

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  6. House approves $75M property tax increase to equalize school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | KSL-TV

    The House on Wednesday approved a bill that would generate $75 million in revenue by increasing Utah's basic property tax rate to equalize funding for schools. Utah hasn't adjusted its property tax rate since 1996, resulting in a loss of about $90 million due to inflation, according to Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan.

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  7. Push for prison reform before relocationRead the original story

    Monday Mar 9 | KSL-TV

    That may be tough to do amid the raging debate, but mental health advocates want criminal justice reforms from state lawmakers first. "Folks who have mental illness really need treatment before they need any sort of incarceration," said Jamie Justice, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Utah, "Especially those who are non-violent offenders."

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  8. Photos: Local puppies start journey to becoming law enforcement dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | KSL-TV

    At a "puppy placement ceremony" in Ogden, volunteers with local nonprofit Havoc K9 met the dogs they will be training in their homes for the next year. The organization raises puppies and trains them to work with law enforcement and first responders before giving the dogs to local agencies free of charge.

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  9. 4. Sedan swerves into family of 6, strikes ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | KSL-TV

    Police are looking for a vehicle that swerved into a family of six walking along Pony Express Rd. in Draper Friday night, colliding with a father pushing a stroller. The accident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. at 13000 S. Pony Express Rd., according to Draper City Police Sgt.

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  10. Sinkhole repair closes busy Draper intersection for morning commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | KSL-TV

    Crews continued repairing the road at a busy intersection in Draper Wednesday morning after a water main break created a huge sinkhole. Darrin Jensen.

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  11. Prosecutors: Teen killed girlfriend, dumped body in 2012Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | KSL-TV

    Just short of three years to the day that the body of 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak was found in the Jordan River, the preliminary hearing for the teenager accused of beating her to death began Monday. Police say the boy was just 14 when he killed his girlfriend.

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  12. 5. UDOT announces road project schedule for ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | KSL-TV

    The Utah Department of Transportation Friday announced its list of the 15 major road projects for the year spanning from the Wasatch Front to southern Utah. "UDOT is investing in major upgrades on our highway system this construction season to keep Utah moving," said UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras.

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  13. 1. Officers, staff, inmates agree: New prison ...Read the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Without an upgrade soon, sustainable healthy living is difficult to maintain, given the compound's out-of-date and decrepit facilities. The state prison near Draper is used as the primary prison site for Utah.

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  14. State School Board to keep SAGE testing despite demands to cancelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | KSL-TV

    The computer-adaptive test currently in its second year of administration has been the subject of heavy criticism from lawmakers, two of whom called for the test's suspension Saturday because of the "onerous" burden it places on teachers and students. Sens. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, and Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, said the test should be replaced with another assessment, such as the Northwest Evaluators Association testing system, until a less high-stakes and more accurate assessment could be adopted.

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  15. Herbert considering executive action on Healthy UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he is considering all options, including taking executive action, to enact his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion now that House leaders say it won't get a hearing. And while the governor said during the taping of his monthly news conference on KUED Ch.

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  16. 5. FrontRunner accident in Draper caused ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Hundreds of commuters who normally have a pretty smooth ride on FrontRunner experienced a nightmare commute Wednesday evening. A fatal accident involving a train quickly added up to hours of delays.

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  17. Locals open up their homes to raise puppies for law enforcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Ricki Draper was driving to work one day when she thought there had to be more to life than sitting at a desk. She loves dogs and her husband works for the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, so the two decided to marry their passions, and as a result Havoc K9 was born in 2011.

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  18. 5. Volunteers give hope, safety to female ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | KSL-TV

    It's dark, it's cold, it's the middle of the night and several women have just been let out of the Salt Lake County jail. It's part of the 24/7 release policy at the jail.

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  19. 5. Lawmakers demand suspension of SAGE testRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Two Utah senators demanded on a local radio program Saturday morning that the State Board of Education suspend and replace the Utah SAGE Testing System. Sens. Howard Stephenson , R-Draper, and Aaron Osmond , R-South Jordan, said the Utah SAGE Testing is frustrating to students, parents and educators and should be replaced with an "established, proven testing system, such as the Northwest Evaluators Association testing system until a more permanent solution can be developed," according to a press release.

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  20. Utah bill would expand benefits to family killed in the line of dutyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | KSL-TV

    However, in a way, they also kind of wish they never met, because they're part of a club no one ever wants to be a part of. "You never plan on this.

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