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Senate passes bill changing police forcible entry laws

Some police officers serving search warrants would have to wear body cameras when forcibly entering a home or building, according to a bill the Utah Senate passed Tuesday. Read more »

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Wood burning bill advances in committee

A legislative committee endorsed a measure by Rep. Brad Dee, R-Washington Terrace, that would put into Utah law the days when people can use wood burning stoves. The measure is in response to... Read more »

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House passes bill allowing police to use drones without a warrant

A bill allowing police to use unmanned aerial vehicles without a search warrant to search for missing people, survey crash sites and train officers was approved Tuesday by the House. Read more »

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Lawmakers pass 'Start By Believing Day' resolution for rape victims

The first Wednesday in April would be designated as "Start By Believing Day" in support of sexual assault victims, according to a legislative resolution. Read more »

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Gov. Herbert says Utah committed to protecting public lands

Gov. Gary Herbert told a group of outdoor recreation representatives that the state is committed to protecting Utah's pristine public lands. Read more »

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House approves bill to keep sexual offenders out of classroom

The House on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would answer two questions: Should a person convicted of a felony sexual crime be allowed in the classroom, and who has final say when it comes... Read more »

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Firing squad bill passes Senate panel, prompts proposal to reconsider death penalty

A bill to reinstate Utah’s firing squad as a backup execution method easily passed through a Senate committee Monday. Read more »

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Rallies held against states' push to control US lands

Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands. Read more »

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Salt Lake City named among top 10 downtown neighborhoods

Salt Lake City’s burgeoning central district has been named among the top 10 best downtowns in the country, according to an annual list compiled by Livability.com. Read more »

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Police piecing together background of domestic violence-related shooting

Police continued Monday to investigate the death of an Eagle Mountain man who was apparently shot by his wife over the weekend, attempting to piece together the history in a home where domestic... Read more »

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Committee endorses bill on air quality rules

A Senate committee approved a measure that would allow Utah to pass rules that are "different" from the federal government when it comes to air quality. The measure had Republican support and now... Read more »

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Bill would place limits on splitting school districts

Lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would implement financial safeguards for when school districts split, keeping revenues in line with costs. Read more »

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Utah Senate panel approves bill restricting young people from smoke shops

A Senate committee gave preliminary approval to a bill Monday to prohibit Utahns under age 19 from entering specialty smoke shops without a parent or legal guardian. Read more »

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House leaders counter Healthy Utah, question need for 'ceremonial' hearing on Guv's plan

With nine working days left in the 2015 Legislature, House leaders on Monday offered new details of their more limited counter proposal to Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid... Read more »

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Medical marijuana debate to be continued, while new poll shows strong support

An anticipated debate on medical marijuana fizzled in the Utah Senate on Monday when the bill sponsor's fast-talking pitch left little time for questions from his colleagues. Read more »

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Bill to simplify prosecution of child trafficking passes Senate committee

A Senate panel supported a bill Monday that would streamline the prosecution of child trafficking . Read more »

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Bill would create STEM education partnership in southern Utah

Lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would appropriate $410,000 to Southern Utah University and $306,000 to Dixie State University in ongoing funds to collaborate with public schools to promote... Read more »

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Photo album found at thrift store returned to veteran’s family

A veteran's old photo album that was found at a West Valley City thrift store is now back in the hands of his family. Read more »

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Utahns react to death of former Salt Lake Mayor Deedee Corradini

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 S. 1700 East, Salt Lake City. A reception follows from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Log Haven, 6451 E.... Read more »

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Fiery crash kills 1, causes major freeway delays

A West Valley man was killed in a fiery crash Monday that caused hours of delays for I-15 motorists. Read more »

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Erin Stewart: A bossy mom and a fun dad

When my daughter told me I was bossy and her dad was fun, it was time for me to take a look at our family dynamics. Read more »

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Orem man dies when car hits pole

Police are investigating the cause of a crash that killed an Orem man early Monday. Read more »

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Tundra Swan Day is March 14

The Division of Wildlife Resources will host Utah's annual Tundra Swan Day on March 14. Read more »

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House panel OKs bill altering Count My Vote compromise

A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill Monday that would unravel parts of last year’s Count My Vote compromise. Read more »

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Tooele to hold suicide prevention training

Learn the three steps that can help someone and save a life at the suicide prevention training Tuesday, March 17 at the Tooele City Hall. Read more »

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