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American Lung Association blasts Utah for poor control of e-cigs among youth

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The group says Utah is flunking in efforts to save lives through better control of tobacco products...

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North Ogden Library designs ready to unveil, but skeptics abound

Officials of three cities want to block the renovation and have a new library built on a different site.


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Utah anti-pornography resolution garners overwhelming support, passes committee

Sen. Todd Weiler, a Davis County Republican, legislation to recognize pornography as a public health crisis received overwhelming support from members of the Senate Health and Human Services committee Friday.


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Utah plans to repeal guest worker law after federal approval never came

Utah lawmakers are moving to repeal a guest worker law that was never implemented because the state has waited for federal approval of the program


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Mormon Utah lawmaker says pornography is a public health crisis

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler, a Mormon, contends...


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Bishop calls increase on Federal grazing fees 'outlandish'

Ranchers will have to pay the government 25 percent more to graze cattle on public lands starting March 1. 


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Medical marijuana bill SB89 unanimously passes Senate committee, moves to floor

The medical marijuana bill from Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, and Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, will now move on to the Senate floor for further consideration.


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Medical marijuana bill that would legalize whole plant access takes step

SALT LAKE CITY — A medical marijuana bill that would legalize limited access to whole plant marijuana passed a Senate committee Thursday, joining a second medical marijuana bill that passed in a separate committee earlier to head to the Senate floor. Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs,...


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Utah's two medical marijuana bills clear committee and head to full Senate

SALT LAKE CITY – Two medical marijuana bills were heard in different legislative committees Thursday, provoking powerful discussion on potential benefits and drawbacks if cannabis is legalized in some form in Utah. After more than four total hours of testimony and deliberation, both...


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Grand jury indicts 16 people for Oregon wildlife refuge occupation

PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal grand jury has indicted 16 people in connection with their roles in the Oregon wildlife refuge standoff, charging them all with a count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States. The group’s leader, Ammon Bundy, and 15 other people “prevented...


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Readers react to Weber officials opposing Utah medical marijuana bills

The legalization of medical marijuana is a hot topic in Utah, especially recently.  Two Senate bills were to be presented on Thursday, Feb. 4, to committees at the Legislature that could legalize medical marijuana in the Beehive State.  RELATED: Weber County Sheriff Thompson...


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