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Utah Lawmakers Kill Bill That Would Have Raised Smoking Age To 21

Utah legislators have killed a bill that could have made their state the first in the country to raise the age for legal tobacco purchases to 21.

03/04/2014

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Utah House OKs Bill On Pot-Derived Epilepsy Drug

Utah lawmakers have advanced a measure allowing parents of children who have seizures to legally buy a marijuana-derived drug.

03/03/2014

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Groups Reach Deal On Utah Caucus System

A group pushing to overhaul Utah’s system for nominating political candidates has worked out a deal with state lawmakers that both sides say enables more participation.

03/02/2014

The new law would treat tobacco like alcohol, meaning it would be off limits for 18-20 year-olds. (Getty Images)

Utah And Colorado Moving To Raise Smoking Age To 21

Lawmakers in both states approved proposals to treat tobacco like alcohol.

02/20/2014

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Utah Church Shooter Gets 4 Years To Life In Prison

A Utah man who entered a Father’s Day Mass hand-in-hand with his wife then shot her dad in the head seconds later was sentenced Thursday to four years to life in prison for attempted murder.

02/20/2014

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Utah Lawmakers Pushing For More Privacy Protections To Limit Police Use Of Drones

Utah is joining other states that have waded into the debate over unmanned aerial systems by courting the fast-growing industry while at the same time pushing for more privacy protections to limit local police use of drones.

02/07/2014

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Sheriff: Fugitive Who Killed Utah Deputy Dies

A fugitive suspected of killing one Utah deputy and wounding another died Friday from injuries suffered a day earlier, when he was shot by law officers during a gunfight.

01/31/2014

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District Apologizes After Taking Student Lunches

A school district apologized Thursday to outraged parents after about 30 students at a Salt Lake City school had their lunches thrown out because of outstanding balances on their food accounts.

01/30/2014

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Mormon Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Loosen Utah’s Strict Liquor Laws

Utah’s so-called Zion curtain would be torn down and customers wouldn’t have to order food to get a drink if one lawmaker has his way in loosening the state’s famously strict liquor laws.

01/28/2014

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Ogden Police To Crack Down On Idling Cars

Ogden police say a wave of preventable car thefts is prompting them to step up enforcement of Utah’s anti-idling law.

01/26/2014

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