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Ben Winslow is a multi-media journalist for Fox 13 News, experimenting with new technologies and new ways of disseminating news stories across multiple platforms (you can follow him on Twitter @BenWinslow).

Prior to joining the Fox 13 news team, he worked at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio. Winslow has covered some of Utah's biggest news stories, including the 2002 Winter Olympics, issues surrounding polygamy, the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the Lori Hacking and Destiny Norton murder cases. He has won numerous awards for his work, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award, Utah Broadcaster's Assocation awards and local SPJ awards.

Winslow volunteers on the board of the Utah Headliner's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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    House unveils its Medicaid expansion plan

    SALT LAKE CITY — House Republican leaders unveiled their version of a Medicaid expansion plan on Tuesday, offering an alternative to the governor and Senate’s “Healthy Utah” plan. House Bill 446, sponsored by House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, would offer primary care coverage to people 100 percent below poverty level. The bill also said it would provide some level of Medicaid coverage to adults with dependent children (and some without). The bill would also “provide financial sustainability for the […]

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    Time runs out on medical cannabis bill, but it’s not over yet

    SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would allow for medical cannabis to be sold and used here in Utah was up for debate in the state Senate. Senate Bill 259 was held after a quick debate Monday. Its sponsor, Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, tried to call for a vote but other lawmakers wouldn’t hear of it. “I absolutely object to this being voted on right now,” Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross said. Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, pressed […]

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    House Democrats to hold “public committee hearing” in protest over Healthy Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — If House Republicans won’t hear “Healthy Utah,” the governor and Senate’s plan for Medicaid expansion, House Democrats plan to proceed without them. The House Democratic Caucus announced Monday it planned to hold a “public committee hearing” on Tuesday night over Senate Bill 164. “We have spent three years in negotiations to come up with the Healthy Utah plan, and we are not backing down. This is not about politics, or government branch against government branch,” said House […]

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    Cockfighting bill passes the Senate

    SALT LAKE CITY — A bill aimed at cracking down on cockfighting in Utah has passed the Senate on a narrow vote. State senators voted 17-11 on Monday to pass Senate Bill 134, which was watered down to make it a misdemeanor crime on the first offense and a felony on the second offense. The bill now goes on to the House for consideration.

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    Compromise bill on LGBT nondiscrimination and religious liberties expected Tuesday

    SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that aims to balance both LGBT nondiscrimination and religious liberties is expected to be unveiled Tuesday in the Utah State Legislature. An amended version of Senate Bill 100 has Republican leaders “cautiously optimistic” that it will providing protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in housing and employment, while at the same time allowing for people with deeply held religious beliefs. “I think I have enough that everyone’s going to be a little unhappy. […]

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    House passes bill that eliminates statute of limitations for child sex abuse

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a unanimous vote, the state House has passed a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits in cases of child sex abuse. The House voted Monday on HB277 after emotional statements from Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan. “Every day 22-year-olds are losing the right to make the perpetrator bear the cost of their actions,” he told his colleagues on the House floor. Because the bill passed with more than a two-thirds majority, […]

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    Ordain Women says LDS First Presidency denied founder’s excommunication appeal

    SALT LAKE CITY — The group Ordain Women said the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had denied an appeal of founder Kate Kelly’s excommunication. The announcement was made in a post on Ordain Women’s website early Saturday. “I am disappointed in the outcome, but not surprised since the disciplinary process has been entirely opaque and inequitable from the get-go,” Kelly said in a statement posted on the website. “Fortunately, men do not control my happiness, […]

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    Herbert: ‘We’ll look at any and every opportunity’ for Healthy Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A game of political hardball is being played in the legislature over Healthy Utah, the governor’s Medicaid expansion compromise that would provide some health care coverage to the state’s poorest residents. Utah House Republican leaders have announced they won’t hear Senate Bill 164, which the Senate passed. The Senate just killed one of their own competing bills to send a unified message to the House, and the governor is considering executive action or forcing lawmakers to […]

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    New Utah prison sites being considered; see if any are in your area

    SALT LAKE CITY — Five potential sites have been identified for the Utah State Prison to move to, but opponents continue to insist that it stay put in Draper. At a meeting Friday, the Prison Relocation Commission announced the new sites. They are: An expanded site near I-80 and 7200 West, near the Salt Lake City International Airport; An industrial park near SR 138 and I-80 in Tooele Co.; A new site near the town of Fairfield, in Utah Co.; […]

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    Negotiations “very close” on LGBT nondiscrimination, religious liberties bill

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a surprise snowstorm outside the Capitol, a group of Mormon women wrote notes and attached them with bouquets of flowers. The notes urged lawmakers inside to pass Senate Bill 100, which would bar discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. They were signed by members of Mormons Building Bridges, a group of LDS members that supports LGBT rights. A small group of lawmakers have been meeting to discuss balancing religious liberties […]

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    Medical marijuana bill one step closer to legalization in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – The bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Utah is one step closer to becoming law. Senate Bill 259, sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning with a 3-2 vote. It would allow for people with debilitating illnesses (such as AIDS, cancer and other qualifying conditions) to possess and use cannabis — in gummy or liquid form. The senator said he has been treated for back problems […]

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    House Speaker declares “Healthy Utah” plan dead in the legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — In comments to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Hughes declared that “Healthy Utah” — the Medicaid expansion plan supported by the governor and passed by the Senate — would not be going anywhere in the House. “We’re done with the proposal of Healthy Utah,” Hughes said, adding that it would stay in the House Rules Committee–which determines what legislation advances. Hughes, R-Draper, said he was not interested in “political pageantry” of letting a bill go […]


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