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SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Paul B. Parker to fill a vacancy on the Third District Court bench. The Third District Court encompasses Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Cody J. Towse.  The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on June 1, 2013.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Debbie Cragun the executive director of the Utah Department of Human Resource Management. The appointment follows a nationwide search to replace former executive director Jeff Herring.  Prior to the appointment, Cragun served as a human resource director for the Department of Human Resource Management.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed six members to the Prison Relocation and Develop Authority (PRADA).

"Utah mourns the loss of one of our finest matriarchs with the passing of the ever-gracious Beverley Taylor Sorenson."

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Monday, May 27, 2013, in honor of Memorial Day.

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Oversight hearing on "Perspectives on the Management of Federal and State Land"

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today named former Utah Jazz star Thurl Bailey to serve as his ambassador to the state's refugee community. In this role, Bailey will act as a liaison between the Governor and the more than 50,000 refugees who call Utah home.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement upon news of the passing of Frances Beverly Monson, wife of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson.

SALT LAKE CITY - Job growth in Utah continued its steady climb during April and unemployment declined yet again, according to figures released today by the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today the Elections Office determined that two counts of the 12 allegations against Attorney General John Swallow will be sent to special counsel for review to determine whether violations occurred. The resolution of a third count may hinge on the determination made on these other two counts, and thus will also remain open.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced an agreement has been reached between the State of Utah and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on how Utah will run its health exchange.  The new model bifurcates the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) component from the individual exchange.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Judith S.H. Atherton, effective August 1, 2013. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert will visit Richfield and Gunnison as part of his "Capitol for a Day" tours. The purpose for the visit is to allow the host city to become the workplace for the Governor and some of his senior staff, providing an opportunity to get out into local communities and visit with Utahns.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Carlos Braceras the executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). The appointment follows a nationwide search to replace retired former executive director John Njord. The former UDOT deputy director for 12 years, Braceras is responsible for UDOT's 1,800 employees and the design, construction, and maintenance of Utah's 6,000-mile system of roads and highways.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert will visit Vernal as part of his "Capitol for a Day" tours. The purpose for the visit is to allow the host city to become the workplace for the Governor and some of his senior staff, providing an opportunity to get out into local communities and visit with Utahns.

ALT LAKE CITY —"Inside us all is fear, pain, and personal experiences. The perfect way knows no difficulties. Only when freed from hate and evil, does love reveal itself fully and without disguise." Kenya Ellsworth, finalist in Utah’s 2013 Do the Write Thing Challenge

ISRAEL – As part of this week's Utah trade mission to Israel, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert participated in historic meetings with many local officials and dignitaries, including Israel's President Shimon Peres and the Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, Salam Fayyad.

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert today announced the completion of a conservation plan to preserve greater sage grouse in Utah. The plan will protect more than 90 percent of Utah's greater sage grouse through incentive-based provisions on private and school trust lands, and through reasonable regulation by federal agencies that manage land in Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Renee M. Jimenez Justice to fill a vacancy on the Third District Juvenile Court bench.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's robust economy kept on rolling in March, adding nearly 8,900 individuals to the work force and further reducing Utah's unemployment rate from 5.2 percent to 4.9 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY - An hour or so after being informed of his daughter's successful finish of the Boston Marathon, Governor Gary R. Herbert learned of the tragic bombings that occurred. He has released the following statement:

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert was notified last night about the death of Craig Patterson, UDOT avalanche forecaster. The Governor has issued the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the final bills of the 2013 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. These bills include:

SALT LAKE CITY - For nearly four years the State of Utah has been negotiating an agreement between Utah and Nevada that addresses the management of the Snake Valley groundwater system that straddles the Utah-Nevada border. Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced his decision to not sign that agreement.

SALT LAKE CITY - Tonight the Governor's Mansion will glow blue in support for World Autism Awareness Day.

 SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills: H.B. 43 First Substitute Campaign Finance Reporting by Corporations Rep. Hughes, G.

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills:

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills:

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced his appointment of Rollin E. Cook as the new executive director of the Department of Corrections.  Cook is a retired chief deputy from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office and a national trainer on administrative best practices for jail administrators.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills:

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills into law late Friday, March 22, 2013.

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SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's encouraging economic indicators continue to be some of the best in the nation. With the release of February's employment data, Utah's job growth surged upward to 4%, more than 2.5 times higher than the national rate of 1.5%. Utah's unemployment rate also dropped to 5.2% from its previous 5.4%.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert took action on bills recently passed by the 2013 Utah State Legislature. He signed several bills into law and vetoed HB76S1 Concealed Weapon Carry Amendments.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's First Lady, Jeanette Herbert, will be lighting the Governor's Mansion with blue floodlights this Thursday, March 21st, to raise awareness for Down syndrome and the 2013 Light the Way campaign.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Frederic M. Oddone, effective April 16, 2013. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - Following the Vatican's announcement today naming a new pope, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:

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