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Here’s your Daily News Update for Monday, February 23, 2015 with Joan Dunn.

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Utah prison officials say that "making do" is no longer enough

DRAPER -- Utah appears to be at a crossroads regarding where and how to house its growing prison population. But its aging Point of the Mountain complex in Draper,...


Government

Lawmakers pass Froerer's bill to expand access to

SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to purchase drugs that have not yet received final government approval....


Courts

Roy man enters guilty plea in wife's death

OGDEN - A Roy man originally charged with murdering his wife, claiming it was assisted suicide, pleaded guilty to an attempted murder charge Thursday. Dennis...


Government

North Ogden lawmaker's "Frail Utah" bill fails to advance in

SALT LAKE CITY -- A limited Medicaid expansion bill failed to advance in Utah’s Senate Thursday, with nine voting for SB153 and 17 against. Sen. Allen...


Government

Senate rejects Jenkins' bill related to Utah caucus system law

SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers have voted down a bill that would ultimately repeal a 2014 law that overhauls Utah’s system for nominating political...




Business

Orbital ATK's Box Elder teams will probe airbag problems

PROMONTORY — Orbital ATK on Thursday received a signed time and materials contract to begin work investigating the problem with auto airbags exploding with...


Military

Historic Wendover Air Field restoration project to be discussed

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Utah’s only aerospace museum is giving a fledgling counterpart on the far west side of the state a forum to promote its own...


Courts

Daughter: Doctor accused of murder asked if he was monster

SALT LAKE CITY  — Hours after his ex-wife was found dead in her bathtub, Utah doctor John Brickman Wall asked whether he was a monster and if he was...


Local

Suicide prevention training offered at town hall meeting

BOUNTIFUL — Youth and adults can learn more about suicide prevention during a town hall meeting Saturday at Viewmont High School, 120 W. 1000 North. The 10 a....


Government

Gov. Herbert criticizes House decision on Medicaid plan

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert sternly criticized the Utah House on Thursday for circumventing what he considers the proper legislative process and...


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Utah prison officials say that "making do" is no longer enough

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Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A panel of Utah lawmakers has given initial approval to a medical marijuana proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who...