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What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

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At last, it's caucus day in Iowa.

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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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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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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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Weber County Sheriff Thompson speaks out against legal weed

”This legalization effort is being pursued through the most disgusting and devious of ways – by using legitimate, real illness and injury to real people who are desperate to find hope and relief for real medical needs,“ the sheriff says.


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Medical marijuana, Tesla among issues aired at Layton town hall

Four Davis County state legislators — Sen. Jerry Stevenson, Rep. Steve Handy, Rep. Brad Wilson, and Rep. Stewart Barlow — spent 90 minutes with the crowd, hashing over subjects that included medical marijuana, tax breaks for military retirees in Utah, education, liquor policy, Tesla,...


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