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PNS Daily Newscast - December 13, 2018 


Trump 'fixer' Michael Cohen gets three years, and Trump calls him a liar. Also on the Thursday rundown: Higher smoking rates cause some states to fall in health rankings; and the Farm Bill helps wilderness areas.

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Public News Service - UT: Civic Engagement

Utah lawmakers ignored the results of a statewide proposition on medical marijuana and recently rewrote the bill the way they wanted it. (Twenty20)

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah voters on Nov. 6 approved Proposition 2 to allow medical marijuana to be dispensed in the state. But that didn't stop some of the bill's opponents from going to state lawmakers and getting the measure rewritten more to their liking. On Monday, a special session of the Republic

Only two of eight county voting offices contacted by the ACLU of Utah had posted information about Election Day registration online. (Marg Johnson/Twenty20)

SALT LAKE CITY – This year's election in November will be the first in which all of Utah's 29 counties offer Election Day registration at the polls. Advocates for the system are hoping for a smooth rollout. If you show up to your polling place on Nov. 6 and find your voter registration inf

More than 600 Rise for Climate events are planned around the world for Saturday. (Takver/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY – Some Utah communities will be part of this Saturday's worldwide call for attention to climate change with rallies and marches. The groups hosting the Salt Lake City event are encouraging anyone who's concerned about environmental issues to get out and vote. The Utah Climat

Voters in Utah will decide whether to expand Medicaid health coverage to people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $16,750 a year. (Morgan/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY - It probably will be November before Utahns know if or how much Medicaid will be expanded in the state. The Trump administration reportedly is delaying decisions on states' Medicaid-expansion requests until after the midterm elections. In those midterms, Utah voters could pass a lar

Supporters of gun reform rallied at March for Our Lives events around the country in March. This summer's Road to Change tour aims to keep up momentum around the issue. (Mathais Wasik/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY — Students from Parkland, Florida, who led the March for Our Lives in Washington this spring are now heading to Utah. Parkland shooting survivors will speak at a town hall style meeting near Salt Lake City on Saturday. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have be

Communities United registered about 600 people to vote ahead of the 2016 election. This year the group has set a higher goal. (Erik Hersman/Flickr)

SALT LAKE CITY – Voters in Utah head to the polls Tuesday for the state's primary election. And voter advocates are working to boost participation among Utah's Hispanic population. In 2016, just 58 percent of eligible Hispanic voters in Utah cast ballots on Election Day, according to census

Arches and Canyonlands national parks in Grand County currently have $65 million in backlogged maintenance repair needs. (Luca_Galuzzi/Wikimedia Commons)

MOAB, Utah - During national Infrastructure Week, a coalition of business, conservation and veterans groups is calling on Congress to tackle an $11 billion backlog of deferred maintenance in America's national parks. Funds are needed to fix roads, trails, visitor centers, sewage systems, power line

Some 350 wildlife species, including pronghorn and other game popular with hunters, depend on greater sage-grouse habitat. (Public Domain Pictures)

SALT LAKE CITY – Wildlife advocates say they've found the right tool for the job to help U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reach his goal of protecting big game corridors for future generations of hunters – and it's the Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Plan. This week, the National Wi

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