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For Some Native Americans, No Home Address Might Mean No Voting

Some Native communities rely on P.O. boxes and hand-drawn maps.

In Arid Corner of the West, Plan For 140-Mile Water Pipeline Stirs Debate

Leaders in the St. George region of Utah see a pending water pipeline as crucial for accommodating booming population growth. Critics say it’s risky and unnecessary.

States Should Look Beyond Economic Incentives When Attracting Businesses

COMMENTARY | The executive director of the Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Office of Economic Development on what state leaders should be thinking about.

State Rules 'Polygamy Porter' Unsuitable for Sale

North Carolina's alcohol board refused to allow the beer to be sold in the state because its label depicts polygamy, an illegal act.

Ready or Not, Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting Is Getting Closer

Some voters in Provo and other Utah County cities will be able to cast ballots on a blockchain-powered mobile app in a pilot program for the August election.

One State's Plans to Expand Connected Vehicle Technology

More cars and trucks that can communicate with roadside sensors are expected to roll off assembly lines in the coming years.

How Voter Access Laws and Passion Brought People to the Polls

Ballot initiatives on issues like medical marijuana helped get out the vote last fall, as did measures like allowing same-day registration.

States Move to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Massachusetts lawmakers approved a bill to outlaw the therapy, which aims to change their sexual orientation, for young people.

Congress Could Could Move Quickly on Drought Contingency Plan for Colorado River

Seven states submitted their agreements on March 19 with water officials asking for action before the end of April.

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Utah Lawmakers Move to Restrict Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Denver teachers go on strike … Kansas’ low meningitis vaccination rate … and New Jersey’s 94-year-old mayor.

How a Ballot Initiative to Expand Medicaid in Utah May Be Denied

Republican lawmakers don’t want to fully implement a ballot initiative passed in November. One health-care advocate called it “trampling on … representative democracy.”

Tax Cuts, Whale Funding and Pay Bonuses Among the Priorities in Governors' Proposed Budgets

Across the U.S. governors are rolling out their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal cycle.

Reply-All Nightmare in Utah Offers Important Lessons for Any Large Organization

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas civil asset forfeitures … New Mexico anti-crime omnibus bill … and Philadelphia “good cause” eviction rules.

Medicaid Expansion Won Big on Election Day

Three out of four conservative states approved measures, while the election of a Democratic governor in Maine seemingly ends the Republican effort to block last year’s successful referendum.

Mayor Deployed to Afghanistan Killed in ‘Apparent Inside Attack’

Brent Taylor’s final Facebook post: “I hope everyone back home exercises their right to vote. We have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us."

Tough New DUI Law Brings Controversy

Later this year, Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard all the other states use.