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  1. Mitt Romney Wrote in His Wife, Ann, for President in 2016He may have voted for a woman, but it wasn’t Hillary Clinton.
  2. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  3. Maine’s Governor Defies the Law and Voters on Medicaid ExpansionRepublican Paul LePage plans to block a voter-sanctioned measure via stubborn defiance of the law.
  4. Mitt Romney Announces U.S. Senate Run With Small Swipes at Trump“On Utah’s Capitol Hill, people treat one another with respect,” Romney says, an obvious reference to you-know-who.
  5. State Party Chair’s Attack on Romney Is Sour Grapes, Not a ThreatYes, there will be grumbling, but the 2018 Senate race in Utah is definitely Mitt Romney’s to lose.
  6. health scares
    A 7-Eleven Worker Could Have Given Hepatitis to Thousands of Utah CustomersOfficials warn that a store’s sodas, hot foods, and bathroom all could’ve been infected.
  7. Orrin Hatch to Retire, Meaning We Might See Senator Mitt Romney in 2019Having the GOP presidential nominee and anti-Trump firebrand in the Republican caucus would be interesting.
  8. teens these days
    Angry Teen Walks 6 Miles Across Frozen Lake After Fight With Parents“I wouldn’t say walking six miles across ice is a normal teenage response.”
  9. reading comprehension
    Senator Orrin Hatch ‘Grateful’ for Editorial About His ‘Utter Lack of Integrity’Did he read the story?
  10. The Flaw in Strategic Genius Steve Bannon’s Effort to Sour Utah on Mitt RomneyHe said Romney hid behind Mormonism to avoid Vietnam, proving he has less integrity than alleged predator Roy Moore. That won’t go over well in Utah.
  11. Trump Triggers War for the Future of Land ConservationThe president just stripped monument protections from 2 million acres in Utah. Now, a legal battle between oil companies and environmentalists looms.
  12. Trump and Bannon Don’t Want Senator Romney — But They Might Not Have Much SayBoth the president and his former strategist seem to prefer incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch, and Utahns might not care.
  13. Mitt Romney May Be Headed to the SenateThat’s bad news for Bannon.
  14. ‘RINO’ Curtis Wins Utah GOP Special House PrimaryHe finished fifth at the GOP district convention and was attacked by out-of-state conservatives as a RINO, but John Curtis prevailed in the primary.
  15. In Utah Today, Voters Are Picking Jason Chaffetz’s SuccessorIn a deep-red House district, the mayor of Provo is the front-runner but is under attack as a RINO.
  16. the grub street diet
    Ty Burrell Will Fight a Chipmunk for Cajun Cheese“Carrots, potatoes, kale, meatballs, and, I’m assuming, optimism wrapped in tinfoil.”
  17. The Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Likely End in NovemberThe party needs a win in a nationally significant and competitive contest. There is still hope this year.
  18. Orrin Hatch: Mitt Romney to Remain Retired Rich Guy Rather Than Run for SenateHatch has previously said he’d retire if Romney were to run.
  19. Chaffetz Is Abruptly Retiring From Congress — Is His Next Gig About to Begin?He seems ready for some network screen time.
  20. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek ReelectionThe Republican whose indifference to Trump’s corruption put the “oversight” in House Oversight Chair is returning to the private sector.
  21. Mitt Romney Is Toying With a Senate Run From UtahHe’ll only do it though if Senator Orrin Hatch retires and gives his blessing.
  22. WATCH: Porn Sites Are Getting Into the Sex-Education Game“What is a queef?”
  23. equal pay
    Utah GOP Chair Apologizes for Saying Women Shouldn’t Be Paid Equally“To those who were offended, I profusely apologize.”
  24. gave him apizza her mind
    Voter Uses Pizza Order to Beg Senator to Reject Trump’s Cabinet PickOrrin Hatch’s phone lines were busy, so a woman added a special message to her order.
  25. politics
    Thousands of Women Took Over the Utah State Capitol to Fight for Their Rights“I’m sick and tired of men making laws about our bodies and our choices and our lives without consulting us.”
  26. everyday sexism
    This Utah High School’s Class Assignment Is Ridiculously SexistThe date’s instructions for the female students included gems like, “Don’t waste his money.”
  27. 5th-Party Candidate Threatening to Win in UtahIt’s all part of Evan McMullin’s highly unlikely plan to become president.
  28. Trump Getting Thumped in Post-Tape-Gate PollsTrump’s 11-year-old endorsement of sexual assault has Ohio looking blue — and Utah and Georgia turning purple.
  29. Evan McMullin’s Unlikely Strategy to Win the White House: It’s All About UtahIf the independent conservative candidate can keep Clinton and Trump from a majority of electoral votes and knock the race into the House.
  30. crime scene
    Subway Employee Arrested for Spiking Cop’s Drink With Meth and THCThe officer was hospitalized after nearly running a red light.
  31. Utah GOP Asks Trump to Campaign in StateConsidering Trump’s unpopularity, especially with Mormons, the state’s Republican chairman is trying to prevent the state from becoming purple.
  32. moral panics
    What Is Utah’s Anti-Porn Craze Really About?One scholar doesn’t think it has much to do with actual public-health concerns.
  33. As America’s Largest Reservoir Hits Record Low, a Dam Debate ReturnsNow that the Colorado River basin’s water supply is drying up, should we consider undoing some of America’s greatest engineering feats?
  34. indecency
    Utah Theater in Trouble for Screening DeadpoolUndercover cops were sent to investigate!
  35. Gay Rights
    Restaurant Bans Alligator to Protest Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT LawA Utah deli says it won’t use any ingredients from the Magnolia State.
  36. reproductive rights
    Utah Requires Anesthesia for Abortions After Week 19Lawmakers are worried about fetal pain but not really about maternal health.
  37. Previewing the Democrats’ March 22 Primaries: Some Western Relief for Sanders?Sanders is expected to sweep the caucuses in lily-white Idaho and Utah, while Clinton wins the Arizona primary. 
  38. Previewing the GOP’s March 22 Primaries: What Will Happen in Utah and Arizona?Anything other than a winner-take-all win for Trump in Arizona and a winner-take-most win for Cruz in Utah would be a surprise.
  39. Trump Would Create a Wildly Fluid Nov. ElectionJust a few months ago, all of the key dynamics seemed set in concrete. That’s no longer true.  
  40. Poll: Utah Would Support Democrat If Trump Becomes Republican NomineeThe state hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate in more than 50 years.
  41. Food Fight
    Utah’s ‘Dirty Soda’ Wars Are AmazingThere is a battle brewing over 44-ounce cups of Dr Pepper spiked with coconut syrup and half-and-half.
  42. Utah School Decides Not to Make Students Create ISIS PropagandaWe don’t want students going on the internet and looking up terrorist things.”
  43. Death Toll Rises to 18 As Utah Recovers From Flash Floods Two people remain missing.
  44. Lawsuits
    Woman Claims Her Starbucks Came With a Near-Fatal Dose of Cleaning SolutionShe’s suing the company for $2 million.
  45. Relenting
    Combative Owner Decides His Restaurant’s Sign Looks Better Without a Giant“I just decided it would look better without the weenie. And oh my God! It’s beautiful.”
  46. Signs
    An Entire Town Is Livid Because a Restaurant’s New Sign Features a GiantThe owner refuses to back down, of course.
  47. Utah Representative Scared of Grandma’s Opinions on the Death PenaltyShe scared me. I’m glad she’s not my grandmother.” 
  48. Utah Legislators Pass Bill That Makes Execution by Firing Squad LegalThe state is the only one that has used a firing squad for an execution in recent years.
  49. helmet head
    Kim Kardashian Had an Existential Crisis About Ski HelmetsTo helmet or not to helmet.
  50. Video Feed
    A Man Was Hospitalized for 3 Days After Chugging EggnogHe annihilated the competition, however, in the drinking contest.
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