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Bill advances to change justice court judge requirement from diploma to degree

SALT LAKE CITY — A West Valley City lawmaker hopes to raise the educational standards for Utah’s justice court judges.


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Utah anti-pornography resolution garners overwhelming support, passes committee

SALT LAKE CITY — A Woods Cross lawmaker’s 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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Bishop calls increase on Federal grazing fees 'outlandish'

SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Obama Administration recently announced a 25-percent increase in ranching fees on public land, Congressman Rob Bishop responded with outrage.


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North Ogden Library designs ready to unveil, but skeptics abound

NORTH OGDEN — Months of negotiation between three northern Weber County cities and Weber County commissioners regarding planned renovation of the North Ogden Branch Library have apparently hit gridlock.


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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.


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UTA giving out free bus, train rides to hundreds who take eco-friendly pledge

The Wasatch Front’s air quality tends to turn murky in February, a result of winter inversions that trap pollutants in the area’s lower-lying valleys.


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Clinton lawmaker's bill makes some human trafficking cases a capital crime

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would raise human trafficking to a capital offense in some cases cleared a House committee Tuesday, but not without significant discussion about the value, effectiveness and inordinate cost of death penalty cases.


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Layton lawmaker says land swap proposal could raise millions for Utah schools

SALT LAKE CITY — A Layton lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to approve a proposed federal swap of key school trust lands in Utah for property adjacent to the Utah Test and Training Range.


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Utah's Clean Air Caucus unveils 15 pending bills and appropriation requests

SALT LAKE CITY — A bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled 15 bills and several funding requests, which if taken as a package, could collectively help clean up Utah’s air.


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Utah lawmakers urge broader access to life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug

SALT LAKE CITY — An overdose-reversal drug called Naloxone gave Erin Finkbiner a second chance at life and recovery.


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