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Bill seeks to outlaw smoking in Salt Lake City airport

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah senator plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would outlaw smoking lounges in the Salt Lake City airport. Sen. Evan Vickers, a Republican from Cedar City who is also a pharmacist, said he often smells smoke in the airport. The lounges...


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More Utahns died by guns in 2014 than in motor vehicle deaths, CDC data shows

The latest available data from the CDC shows Utah as one of several states where people die more by guns than by cars.


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Utah named No. 7 healthiest state in national ranking, a decline from years

The United Health Foundation says that while Utah has the country’s lowest smoking rate, it rates poorly in adolescent immunization rates and drug-related deaths.


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Prominent Utah prosecutor to join medical marijuana push

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill is joining a well-organized push for state lawmakers to pass a medical marijuana bill this year. The libertarian-leaning nonprofit group Libertas Institute says Gill will speak at a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 13. He’ll...


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It might help to begin at the end

Though the first of a new year is traditionally all about “the new,” let’s begin this column with a discussion about “the end.” With a few things in mind, we may be able to do more with our collective resolve to make this year better than ever. Around the turn of the...


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Willard mother beats the odds risking her life for baby's

Brandy Marigoni faced the choice of getting an abortion to improve her chances of surviving heart trouble, or risking her life to give her son a shot at living.


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