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Sen. Luz Robles (left) and Rep. Chris Stewart (right) prepare to begin a 2nd congressional debate at SUU, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 25, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Rep. Stewart meets Sen. Robles in a debate on SUU campus 

CEDAR CITY — United States Congressman Chris Stewart, for Utah’s 2nd congressional district, faced off against Utah state Sen. Luz Robles Thursday in a candidate debate for the office up for election Nov. 4, hosted by the Utah Debate Commission and the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service at Southern Utah University in Cedar […]

Rep Chris Stewart speaks to local leaders at Dixie State University. DSU, St. George, Utah Sept 24, 2014 | Photo by T.S Romney St. George News

D.C. comes to Dixie: Rep. Stewart visits St. George; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Congressman Chris Stewart, of Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, appeared at several events in Washington County on Wednesday, with more to come on Thursday. His visit to Washington County was aimed not only at campaigning for his upcoming election, but also updating local residents about happenings in Washington, D.C., and taking the pulse of local issues […]

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks to a group of students at Dixie Middle School, St. George, Utah, Sept. 22, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Attorney general stops by Dixie Middle School, discusses cases, heritage 

ST. GEORGE – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke to around 200 students at Dixie Middle School Monday. Reyes touched on the role of the attorney general along with some cases his office has been involved in and is pursuing. He also spoke about his ethnic heritage and the value of education. Reyes was in […]


Iron County considering potential privatization of ambulance service 

IRON COUNTY — Over 40 ambulance workers, Iron County officials and community members packed into the Iron County Commission chambers Monday to voice concerns regarding the possible privatization of the ambulance service. On Thursday, Iron County Commissioner David Miller sent out a letter to all employees of the Iron County Ambulance division. In the letter, Miller […]


Hatch’s proposals to fight child trafficking, strengthen child welfare passes Senate 

WASHINGTON D.C. —The U.S. Senate passed the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, bipartisan child welfare legislation on Thursday, aimed at reducing child-sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections. The bill includes a number of proposals from legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch in September of 2013. After passing the Senate […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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