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Rep. Stewart receives ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business honored Congressman Chris Stewart Wednesday as a recipient of the Guardian of Small Business Award for his strong record of supporting pro-business, pro-growth legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stewart said: It’s a privilege to be honored with this award. As a former small business […]

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Letter to the Editor: Unaffiliated candidate Bill Barron’s unusual campaign 

OPINION—There was a quiet revolutionary event in St George recently. Bill Barron, an unaffiliated candidate for Utah 2nd Congressional District seat in the US Congress, rode his bike into town, staging a small event at Confluence Park on a leg of his 600 mile one-week campaign through the district. “Unaffiliated” means he is not running […]

Charles Stormont Democratic Attorney General Candidate. Abbey Inn, St. George, Utah Sept 15, 2014 | Photo by T.S Romney St. George News

Never mind the ticket, Stormont runs on common sense for attorney general 

ST. GEORGE – At the September meeting of the Democrats of Southern Utah, Monday, at the Best Western Abbey Inn on Bluff Street in St. George, Charles Stormont an unaffiliated candidate running on the Democratic party ticket for Utah Attorney General, presented his ideas to those in attendance telling them why he is the best person to “restore […]

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Durbin, Lee announce bill to reduce prison costs by $4 billion in 10 years 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Sen. Mike Lee announced Monday that a bill to modernize nonviolent drug sentencing policies would reduce prison costs in America by $4.36 billion over 10 years, according to a new report compiled by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. CBO is the second government agency to conclude […]

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Healthy Utah Plan in the works for those in the uninsured gap 

ST. GEORGE — Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health are working collaboratively to finalize a three-year pilot program called the Healthy Utah Plan, designed to eliminate a coverage gap created by the Affordable Care Act and the state’s Medicaid limitations, as well as assist Utahns who earn a low-income wage. After the Affordable Care […]

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Hatch, Casey bill reauthorizing emergency medical services for children passes Senate 

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Democratic Sen. Bob Casey announced Friday that their bill to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program has passed the Senate. The legislation has made great strides to make sure that the entire spectrum of emergency medical services can be provided to children and adolescents no […]

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Democratic candidate Dorothy Engelman hosts campaign kickoff 

ST. GEORGE – Saturday, Dorothy Engelman, Democratic candidate for Utah House District 74, held a campaign kickoff in Bloomington Park, off of Man-of-War Road in St. George. “If you look at our local voting turnout, I think people feel it doesn’t make a difference,” Engelman said. “I want to give them a reason to feel voting […]

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St. George-Springdale bus route, longer pool season for Hurricane, gain traction 

HURRICANE – Transportation and recreation were the main topics of discussion at the Hurricane City Council meeting Thursday night. St. George to Springdale Commuter Bus Fred Davies, SunTran Transit Manager, presented to the council on a proposed transit link between St. George and Springdale, which is gaining traction. Before his presentation, Mayor John Bramall said that such […]

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Council considers sponsorship, easement, welcomes cross-country guest 

CEDAR CITY — At its Wednesday work meeting, the Cedar City Council considered a sponsorship request for an Iron County Children’s Justice Center fundraising event as well as an easement for fiber-optic services across city property. A special guest who has traveled across the country on foot was also recognized at the meeting. A promise of kindness A California […]

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Rep. Stewart faces-off with Sen. Robles, debate hosted by Leavitt Center 

CEDAR CITY — A 2nd Congressional debate hosted by the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service pits Sen. Luz Robles against Rep. Chris Stewart in his first attempt at re-election. The debate will take place on Sept. 25 in the Sterling R. Church Auditorium at Southern Utah University. The debate is open […]

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McIntyre rejoins race for Iron County Sheriff 

CEDAR CITY — A recent write-in option for the November sheriff election in Iron County pits incumbent Sheriff Mark O. Gower against Sgt. Dave McIntyre. In the April 2014 Republican caucus, Gower beat out McIntyre with 72 percent of the votes. Gower continued on to the general election, and McIntyre has had plenty of time to reflect […]

Sen. Mike Lee answers a question from the audience at a town hall meeting at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Lee: Join me in the cause for a good government; town hall Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — With the United States Senate currently in recess, Sen. Mike Lee has spent some of his time away from the nation’s capital hosting town hall meetings across the state, the fifth of 10 held on the Dixie State University campus Thursday where 465 attendees gathered in the Gardner Center Ballroom. “I can’t think of another […]

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Sen. Mike Lee holds town hall meeting at Dixie State University 

ST. GEORGE – The public is invited to join Sen. Mike Lee at Dixie State University Thursday night for a town hall-style meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the senator and ask questions. Lee will be at the Gardner Center Ballroom on the DSU campus, 225 S. 700 East in St. George, […]

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County could get RAP tax if voters approve measure 

ST. GEORGE – This November, county residents will have the chance to vote on a new tax supporting projects that promote recreation, arts and parks. The “RAP tax,” as it has come to be known, is anticipated to generate around $2.2 million in revenue annually that will be distributed between the county and its municipalities. The Washington […]

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Prison gates: Permanent exits or revolving doors? Officials seek roadmap to reform 

 SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, House Speaker Becky Lockhart, Chief Justice Matthew Durrant and Attorney General Sean Reyes have charged the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice with developing a comprehensive set of data-driven recommendations to increase public safety, while limiting expected growth of the state’s prison budget. […]

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