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Tax breaks for the wealthy, Medicaid cuts for low-income in Senate health care bill

Tax breaks for the wealthy, Medicaid cuts for low-income in Senate health care bill

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.Washington • Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get waivers to...

June 22, 2017
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Retired general now leads Utah’s coronavirus response; health director reassigned over medical concerns

Retired general now leads Utah’s coronavirus response; health director reassigned over medical concerns

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Major General Jefferson Burton of the Utah National Guard and Gov. Gary Herbert at a commemoration of the centennial of WWI's Armistice, in Salt Lake City on Nov. 8, 2018.Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage . To support journalism like this, please consider or become a .Stopping the spread of the coronavirus has been compared to waging war, and now Utah has tapped a leader with decades of military...

April 1, 2020
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Sim Gill accused of filing excessive charges against protesters for broken windows, paint on the street

Sim Gill accused of filing excessive charges against protesters for broken windows, paint on the street

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake County’s District Attorney’s office sustains damage by protesters reacting to the announced ruling by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill on Thursday, July 9, 2020, that the shooting death of 22-year-old Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal in May by police officers was legally justified.Protesters painted the street blood red. Some smashed windows at the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. Less than a month later, prosecutors believe they know who is responsible and they’ve charged them with felonies that carry a potential...

August 5, 2020
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Orem protest fights back against face masks

Orem protest fights back against face masks

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Stephanie Grant, left, and Tiffany Barker joins others during an anti-mask rally Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Orem.Provo • A few hundred people demonstrated Wednesday in Utah to protest face covering requirements they say curtail civil liberties.The protesters walked around without masks carrying signs that said “Don’t Mask Our Kids” and “COVID 1984,” The Daily Herald The state has reported 421 newly confirmed virus cases Wednesday and 327 confirmed deaths.The "Rally for Liberty" in Orem, Utah featured speakers like Ammon Bundy and Shawn Cox, anti-government activists who...

August 6, 2020
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Brian Moench: We are on track to see a lot more dead people

Brian Moench: We are on track to see a lot more dead people

(Alex Brandon | AP file photo) Wearing a mask, White House adviser Jared Kushner leaves after President Donald Trump spoke about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Washington.In the surreal ghost story, “,” a young boy played by Haley Joel Osment stuns his psychologist telling him, “I see dead people.”America is becoming a real ghost story. We’re all seeing dead people, a lot of them. Most didn’t need to die. Many were sacrificed by their own government. just exposed the most depraved move yet of the Trump presidency. They...

August 3, 2020
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New Google data tracking where Utahns travel lets us see how seriously people are taking the coronavirus

New Google data tracking where Utahns travel lets us see how seriously people are taking the coronavirus

(AP Photo | Rick Bowmer) Tom Watson runs in Liberty Park while wearing a mask Monday, March 23, 2020, Salt Lake City.Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage . To support journalism like this, please consider or become a .Two scenes from the past few weeks have made me question if our community is taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously.First, the of two weekends ago, when hundreds of Utahns gathered at the airport within close proximity to welcome home...

April 4, 2020
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Davis County issues mandatory stay-at-home order

Davis County issues mandatory stay-at-home order

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Brain Hatch, executive director of the Davis County Health Department, comments on the first death in Utah attributed to the Coronavirus during a news conference on March 22, 2020.Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage . To support journalism like this, please consider or become a .Add Davis County to the growing number of areas in Utah that now have mandatory stay-at-home orders.“This emphasizing the importance of staying...

April 1, 2020
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West Jordan police ask for help finding suspect in killing of a husband and wife. Suspect’s wife arrested for disposing of evidence.

West Jordan police ask for help finding suspect in killing of a husband and wife. Suspect’s wife arrested for disposing of evidence.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) West Jordan police spokesman Sgt. J.C. Holt announces a suspect during a press conference on Monday, April 20, 2020, in connection with the double homicide of Tony and Katherine Butterfield who were killed in an apparent home invasion in West Jordan early Saturday. Albert Enoch Johnson, 31, described as 5'10'' and 270-pounds was announced as a person of interest.<>West Jordan • Police have named a suspect in who were shot at their home by an intruder.Police are looking for Albert Enoch Johnson, 31. He is 5-foot-10 and about 270 pounds. He...

April 20, 2020
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Parents seek nullification of Utah governor’s executive orders related to COVID-19

Parents seek nullification of Utah governor’s executive orders related to COVID-19

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters listen as commissioner Bill Lee speaks during a rally protesting against face masks being required in schools, before the Utah County Commission meeting in Provo on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.A group of eight Utah parents is urging the court to throw out Gov. Gary Herbert’s executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.The parents say that due to Herbert’s executive orders, “Utah has experienced an unprecedented and unlawful suspension of their most sacred and fundamental rights.”They argue that the...

September 4, 2020
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Isaac Reese: University of Utah must sever all ties with Banjo surveillance

Isaac Reese: University of Utah must sever all ties with Banjo surveillance

(screengrab from Banjo company website) Park City-based Banjo has a contract with the state of Utah to create a live-time surveillance system to help law enforcement and other entities respond to situations faster. Some experts worry about privacy implications. The University of Utah has recently suspended its relationship with the Utah surveillance tech company, Banjo, which was founded and led by a .Banjo has been collecting data and conducting mass surveillance on Utahns across the state including on the University of Utah’s campus. I am a student at the U. and I am concerned about the...

May 6, 2020
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