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Utah’s work-based education model expands into life sciences industry

Posted on: September 27th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that the state’s successful work-based learning model in which students train with industry leaders will be replicated into the life sciences field on Tuesday. The Medical Innovations Pathways Program (MIP) prepares high school and college students for careers in life sciences through concurrent enrollment courses made possible by a unique […]

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Gov. encourages Utahns to spread hope, awareness on Suicide Prevention Day

Posted on: September 9th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns to spread hope and raise awareness as they pay special tribute to the precious lives lost to suicide on Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. “Today we pay special tribute to the precious lives that were lost and we bring greater awareness to an issue that is deeply personal […]

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State employees on track to meet government efficiency goal

Posted on: September 8th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert praised state employees who are on track to meet a statewide goal of increasing efficiency in government by 25 percent during the third annual Utah OPS Conference held Thursday. “Our state employees are improving government efficiency through greater innovation and effectiveness than ever before,” Gov. Herbert told the crowd. “Your efforts […]

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Governor signs safety restriction on drones for increased wildfire protection

Posted on: July 19th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed a bill Sunday that enhanced penalties for operating drones in flight restriction areas during wildfires and allows law enforcement officers to neutralize drones in certain cases. The measure came after drones interfered with fire suppression efforts this summer on multiple occasions. “Public safety has always been my top priority and […]

Utah named ‘Top State’ for business in CNBC ranking

Posted on: July 19th, 2016

Utah was named the No. 1 state for business in CNBC’s 10th annual Top States ranking released Tuesday. The study highlighted the state’s strong job growth, robust technology sector and industrious workforce. “Our long traditions of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship have earned us a spotlight on the nation’s economic map​, and ​businesses have noticed,” said […]

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State introduces new driver’s license to enhance security

Posted on: July 11th, 2016

The Utah Driver License Division (DLD) began issuing updated driver’s licenses and identification cards this week, aimed to enhance security and protect Utahns from fraud, and Gov. Gary R. Herbert was first in line to renew his driver’s license Monday. “I am impressed with the changes made and happy to be one of the first to renew my […]

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Working together to end prescription drug abuse

Posted on: June 29th, 2016

Last week, Governor Herbert visited a neighborhood drug store to learn about ways Utahns can safely dispose of unused prescription medications. Prescription drug abuse continues to be a public health and safety risk in our country. More than 15 million people abused prescription drugs in 2015, and 52 million Americans over the age of 12 […]

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Let the Games Begin!

Posted on: June 10th, 2016

“Let the Games begin!” With those four words, Gov. Gary R. Herbert officially opened the 31st annual Utah Summer Games Thursday at Southern Utah University’s Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City. Nearly 10,000 athletes from every corner of Utah are expected to compete at this year’s event, which features 36 sports ranging from archery to water […]

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Improving Financial and Economic Literacy in Utah Schools

Posted on: June 8th, 2016

Speaking to school teachers today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert praised a statewide effort to improve financial and economic literacy in Utah’s schools. “How can we perpetuate the American Dream if this and future generations fail to understand the free market system which has enabled the United States to be the most prosperous nation on earth […]

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Protecting Utah’s Health Care Professionals

Posted on: May 31st, 2016

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert visited St. Mark’s Hospital to sign Senate Bill 106, a bill that takes aim at protecting health care professionals from patient and patient family assault. “Our objective is to protect this group from injury while they are performing their life-saving duties,” Gov. Herbert said. Last year, Intermountain Healthcare reported over 160 […]