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The sponsor of the closely watched hate crimes bill in the Utah State Legislature said its odds of getting heard are "about 50-50" right now.... [Read More]
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Emotional testimony from women who have left polygamous communities in Utah propelled a bill forward that allows people like them to access crime victim funds.... [Read More]
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Patient advocates are praising Intermountain Healthcare's decision to allow physicians to begin recommending medical cannabis. The state's largest healthcare network confirmed at a news conference... [Read More]
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A pair of bills dealing with transgender issues will not be heard this year in the Utah State Legislature. In a joint statement, Rep. Merrill... [Read More]
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A pair of bills dealing with transgender issues will not be heard this year in the Utah State Legislature. In a joint statement, Rep. Merrill... [Read More]
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After months of negotiations, Utah's largest health care networks will allow their physicians to recommend medical cannabis to qualifying patients. [Read More]
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A House committee declined to advance a pair of bills that seek to re-design the Utah State Flag. After hours of testimony, the House Government... [Read More]
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One of the state's largest health care networks said it does not prohibit its physicians from recommending medical cannabis to qualifying patients. In a statement... [Read More]
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It's basically a divorce for local government. A bill in the Utah State Legislature would allow counties to split up. House Bill 93, sponsored by... [Read More]
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People who were attending the North Ogden City Council meeting Tuesday night said that police evacuated the meeting and were asked to shelter in place.... [Read More]
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Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a bill into law that replaces Proposition 3, the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative that voters approved. The governor signed... [Read More]
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The Utah House of Representatives unanimously voted to approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would remove slavery from the state constitution. With no debate, the... [Read More]
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it does not support a bill to eliminate 3.2 beer in Utah. "The Church opposes Senate... [Read More]
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The Utah Legislature has passed a bill to replace the voter-backed Proposition 3, and now SB 96 goes to Gov. Gary Herbert's desk for signature... [Read More]
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A bill introduced in the Utah State Legislature would allow people who leave polygamous communities to tap into a state fund for crime victims. Rep. [Read More]
State elections officials are warning government and police agencies about using official social media accounts to advocate for or against ballot initiatives. It comes after... [Read More]
State elections officials are warning government and police agencies about using official social media accounts to advocate for or against ballot initiatives. [Read More]
The group that certifies and disciplines all police officers in the state has temporarily suspended the badge of a former Draper officer over an unusual... [Read More]
A jury found "Free Capitalist" Rick Koerber guilty in what federal prosecutors have claimed is one of Utah's biggest fraud cases. The jury of eight... [Read More]
Wanda Barzee's release from prison has prompted a Utah lawmaker to draft legislation over inmates who are released into the community without mental health treatment.... [Read More]
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