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Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks.

WASHINGTON " Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open.Chaffetz,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks

- CBS NEWS - US

Jason Chaffetz is taking a break from Congress thanks to a conveniently timed medical crisis.

Hard on the heels of announcing that he's not running again in 2018 and may even resign before then, House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz is taking three or four weeks off from his duties to have foot surgery. Almost 12 years ago, I shattered several bones in my foot which required 14 screws and a metal plate to repair,' ...

- Daily Kos - US

Recovering heroin addict explains why it's so hard to stay clean — even in rehab.

Weber County Sheriff's Department ; Courtesy of Andi Peterson ; Photo Illustration by Skye Gould / Business InsiderAndi Peterson, a 26-year-old Utah resident, suffered a years-long heroin addiction before she was old enough to vote. Like many suffering in today's opioid crisis, Peterson got hooked after being introduced to ...

- Business Insider - US

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias.

SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats…

- Billings Gazette - US

Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs immediate foot surgery, will be away for weeks.

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open. Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, surprised the political world last week by announcing...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Watch: Maxine Waters goes full conspiracy theorist on Jason Chaffetz's retirement announcement.

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters shared a puzzling conspiracy theory Tuesday involving ties between Russia and Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who recently announced that…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Trump's Review of National Monuments May Hurt Tourist Destinations.

National parks and monuments are excellent tourism drivers in the American West. Exposing them to development not only hurts leisure visitation and preservation efforts, but repels meetings and conventions as we see in Utah. Removing the "national monument" designation from public land is basically unheard of. -Sarah Enelow

- Skift - US

Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks.

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open.

- Billings Gazette - US

Dying homeless in Salt Lake City.

The world identified him as homeless. To his friends, he was Justin: "Whenever he got depressed, whenever he got lonely, he...

- Deseret News - US

Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks.

- Townhall.com - US

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Trump's tax reform ally on Capitol Hill

As Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah emerged from a Senate floor speech April 24, reporters peppered him about tax reform. While he voiced strong support for President Trump, he doubted his proposed 15 percent corporate tax rate would get through Congress. Excuse me, the White House is calling me right now, I've gotta go,' he said, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Can the president shrink – or even eliminate – national monuments?

President Trump's latest executive order opens the door to reducing or revoking two dozen national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah. It's far from clear, however, that the president has the legal authority to do so.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

A.M. notes: Jazz win with clutch defense, Beckerle reinstated at the U., when 'Frozen 2' hits theaters

Want to get ahead of the news to start your day? Here's a look at the top world, national, Utah and trending news for April 26.

- Deseret News - US

Why Salt Lake City is one of the best places for a fresh start

EyeWitness Travel recently ranked Salt Lake City as the fifth best place to make a fresh start.

- Deseret News - US

Trump signs executive order requiring review of national monuments

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating the review of dozens of national monuments designated by his predecessors over the past 20 years. Trump's move could upend protections of federal lands in Utah and other states.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trump to order review of national monuments

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments." The action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

- FOX News - US

Trump to sign executive order putting two decades of national monuments in jeopardy

The president will order a review of monument designations despite strong public support for protected lands.Republicans lawmakers in Western states are angry about President Obama's decision to create the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. CREDIT: AP Photo/Rick BowmerPresident Donald Trump is planning to sign an ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Interior Secretary Zinke: Bears Ears at center of national monument review

"There is no doubt I am going out there," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday, discussing Utah and the Bears Ears...

- Deseret News - US

Trump to order review of national monuments

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community

Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn't find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of 2015 so they left the Bay Area and headed east to Salt Lake City to start Imzy, a community platform encouraging kinder interactions with like-minded individuals. ...

- TechCrunch - US

A.M. notes: Sources say HCI director to be reinstated, Jazz ramp up for Game 5, Trump's budget hits a wall

Want to get ahead of the news to start your day? Here's a look at the top world, national, Utah and trending news for April 25.

- Deseret News - US

This company with a Utah office has 100 work-from-home positions available

Utahns interested in working from home may want to apply at Cigna, which recently announced it has more than 100...

- Deseret News - US

How Utah Symphony is improving the lives of young Haitian musicians

For violinist Yuki MacQueen, the purpose of the Utah Symphony's trip to Haiti last month is embodied in a 14-year-old boy...

- Deseret News - US

Colombia murder leads attorneys for Florida man to Utah looking for drug money

Seeking to collect on a $191.4 million award in a court case against some of Colombia's most notorious drug traffickers and...

- Deseret News - US

Teenager refused lung transplant because he smoked marijuana dies after failed surgery

Riley Hancey, 19, from Salt Lake City, was denied treatment despite protests.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

A.M. notes: Jazz win playoff thriller, a new way for Utah teens to get jobs, North Korea threatens U.S.

Want to get ahead of the news to start your day? Here's a look at the top world, national, Utah and trending news for April 24.

- Deseret News - US

Utah woman drowns after rescuing her 2 dogs

A woman trying to rescue her own dogs from a raging creek in Utah ended up drowning.

- FOX News - US

35-year-old former All-Star the Jazz gave $22 million has been single-handedly bailing out the team and keeping their season alive

Rick Bowmer/APThe Utah Jazz tied up their series with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday with a trilling 105-98 win. Once again, the Jazz were saved by a most unlikely hero down the stretch — 35-year-old Joe Johnson. Johnson has proven crucial for the Jazz this postseason, first hitting the game-winning floater in Game 1, ...

- Business Insider - US

Why Utah school buses have more added cameras and monitors to keep an eye on students

Bully victimization doesn't only happen during school and after classes, but can happen between school and home when children...

- Deseret News - US

Trump is moving to potentially unmake some national monuments

On Wednesday, President Trump will sign an executive order instructing the Interior Department to review all national monuments designated by his predecessors back to January 1996, a potential first step in scaling back or even revoking some of the designations, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The move appears aimed at two ...

- The Week - US

Man Denied Transplant Due to Pot Use Dies at 20

Riley Hancey, the Utah man who was turned away for a lung transplant by University of Utah Hospital after he was found to have traces of pot in his system, received new lungs in a different state months later, but it wasn't enough to give his story a happy ending....

- Newser - US

Man Denied Transplant Due to Pot Use Dies at 20

Riley Hancey, the Utah man denied a lung transplant by the University of Utah Hospital after traces of pot were found in his system, received new lungs in a different state months later but it wasn't enough to give his story a happy ending. Riley, whose lungs collapsed after a...

- Newser - US

Trump is moving to potenitally unmake some national monuments

On Wednesday, President Trump will sign an executive order instructing the Interior Department to review all national monuments designated by his predecessors back to January 1996, a potential first step in scaling back or even revoking some of the designations, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The move appears aimed at two ...

- The Week - US

Clippers devastated by injury luck again as Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs with a toe injury

The Los Angeles Clippers have once again been hit by the injury bug as the team announced on Saturday that Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs with a toe injury. Griffin left the first half of the Clippers Game 3 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday with the injury and did not return. As Griffin left the court, he ...

- Business Insider - US

First Step To 'Eco-Grieving' Over Climate Change? Admit There's A Problem

Psychologists say anxiety over climate change is making some people feel overwhelmed. To talk through their worries, a group in Utah is meeting weekly and the idea has drawn interest in other states.

- NPR - US

Jason Chaffetz is no Devin Nunes even if both are casualties of the Trump era

After Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018 and added Thursday that he might even step down "early" from his powerful post in Congress, rumors of scandal and impending doom took flight. This episode was moving fast and we had all seen it before: The surprise announcement ...

- Daily Kos - US

Utah poll: Evan McMullin leads Orrin Hatch in potential Senate matchup

George Frey/Getty ImagesA new poll revealed that former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin would defeat incumbent Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch in a potential matchup in a US Senate race, Salt Lake City's KSL-TV reported. The poll by JMC Analytics and commissioned by The Centrist Project, an organization ...

- Business Insider - US

Chaffetz demands Trump Org explain plans to donate certain profits

A key House Republican is calling on the Trump Organization to give more details about its system for identifying and donating profits to the Treasury Department that come from foreign government officials who make payments to any of President Donald Trump's businesses.In a letter Friday to Trump's attorneys, Utah GOP Rep. ...

- POLITICO - US

A.M. notes: The calculus of Chaffetz, Jazz return to SLC for playoffs, China on 'high alert' over North Korea

Want to get ahead of the news to start your day? Here's a look at the top world, national, Utah and trending news for April 21.

- Deseret News - US

Bernie Sanders: 'We can win here in Utah'

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rallied Utah Democrats Friday with the promise the national party will help them...

- Deseret News - US

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

It's Friday! We made it to the end of the week! Today, my guests will be half-term Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, and Utah Rep. Jason Chaff.. F it. They didn't finish what they started. Why should I? Listen LIVE, right here at 9:00 AM ET! Is the Kagro in the Morning show keeping you sane in these troubled times? Well, ...

- Daily Kos - US

Is scandal behind Rep. Chaffetz's possible early exit? He responds

Utah Republican and chairman of the of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says that he might resign from Congress in the months to come'

- CBS NEWS - US

Jason Chaffetz Is Fleeing Scandal—But Maybe Not His Own

Jason Chaffetz is so ambitious that his last name is a verb. In the political world, to Chaffetz means to throw a former mentor under the bus in order to get ahead, and various prominent Republicans, from former Utah governor and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. to House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, have ...

- Mother Jones - US

Salt Lake City may be one of the hottest job markets for college grads

ZipRecruiter, an employment marketplace website, recently ranked Salt Lake City in the top 20 best job markets.

- Deseret News - US

Exxon probe is unconstitutional, Republican prosecutors say

A group of 11 Republican state attorneys general are protesting an investigation into whether Exxon Mobil Corp. violated consumer protection laws when selling fossil fuel products, according to a court filing. Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Utah girl shot in head by teens: 'I'm tougher than a bullet'

A Utah girl who survived being shot in the head by two teens in a crime that shocked her small town left the hospital Thursday after more than two months … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Chaffetz avoids re-election, eyes Utah governor race

I'm trying to leave the door open for possibilities down the road,' Chaffetz said

- CBS NEWS - US

Now Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz 'might depart early'

Classic: A member of Congress decides, for no particular reason, to forego reelection in the upcoming cycle. Then lots of rumors fly about his future planning—maybe running for governor in 2020, or perhaps even a 2028 bid. Wow, what a long-range thinker. Or not. Now Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz might be stepping down ...

- Daily Kos - US

Utah Plans for Vote as Chaffetz Weighs Leaving House Seat

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican who leads the House committee primarily responsible for conducting oversight of the federal government, said Thursday he may leave Congress before his term ends, a day after announcing he wouldn't run for re-election in 2018.

- Wall Street Journal - US

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