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Medical marijuana gets initial political nod from Utah lawmakers

A legislative committee in Utah voted in support of a bill that would legalize cannabis in the state for the treatment of various diseases and illnesses. The bill heads to the Senate for further... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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USU offers grief hotline for pet owners

Veterinary science students at Utah State University are now answering the calls of grieving pet owners who need someone to talk to. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Senate kills proposed amendment to undo Count My Vote deal

The Senate voted down Thursday a proposed state constitutional amendment giving political parties the right to decide how candidates appear on the general election ballot. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Gov. Herbert increases pressure on House to hear Healthy Utah

Gov. Gary Herbert stepped up the pressure Thursday on House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, to allow a hearing on his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion but didn't get the answer he wanted. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Utah Supreme Court upholds life-without-parole sentence for teenage killer

The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of the only juvenile in Utah state history to be sentenced to life without parole. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Provo man charged with threatening to retaliate and kill police

A Provo man who allegedly threatened to kill police officers in retaliation for two officers shooting and killing a Springville man now faces criminal charges. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Committee OKs resolution supporting victims of sex abuse

A Senate committee approved a resolution Thursday that aims to change how law enforcement, advocates and family members interact with victims of sexual violence. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Fire destroys Duchesne County home, garage

Fire officials say a space heater left on overnight sparked a fire Thursday morning that spread from a detached garage to a home. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Bill to clarify prostitution laws advances through Senate committee

A Senate panel approved a bill Thursday that would clarify that a person is guilty of prostitution when not only engaging in a sexual activity with another for money, but also for trade of goods. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Car accident doesn't stop man from reaching his dreams

In an instant, life can change. No one knows that better than a Herriman man who was the star of his high school football team, but fate had a different path for him. He stopped to help someone in... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Philanthropist forges ties with school through YSA bishop, missionary experiences

Leo and Annette Beus have made it possible for students to attend Arizona State University through scholarships. The two have forged ties with ASU students through missionary opportunities and... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Provo officer becomes first woman on SWAT team

They are called to keep order in the most volatile of situations: the police SWAT team. Making the team is difficult for any officer, but Nisha Henderson said it was a goal she worked toward for... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Bill OK'd allowing all children to petition for restoration of parental rights

Petitions could be filed on behalf of children of any age to restore their parental rights under legislation before the Utah House. The House Judiciary Committee voted 7-1 Wednesday to send HB334... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Lawmakers consider academic turnaround programs for low-performing schools

Utah schools that get failing grades on the state's school grading system may be required to get outside help and participate in academic turnaround initiatives. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Statewide school technology bill passes first legislative hurdle

SB222, which would appropriate $75 million to implement one-to-one student technology programs in schools statewide, was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Utah tourism making post-recession comeback, report says

International travelers are helping Utah recover from the tourism decline precipitated by the Great Recession, a new report shows. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Hundreds assemble to demand patch for Utah's $11.3B transportation system 'pothole'

Citizens, lawmakers and business leaders rallied on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday to call for better funding of Utah's deteriorating transportation system. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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West Valley City prepping all its officers for body cameras

On Monday, every officer in the West Valley City Police Department will hit the streets equipped with a body camera. The department becomes the fourth in Salt Lake County to equip all its officers... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Move to reduce student testing passes House

A resolution to consider ways to reduce the amount of testing Utah students have to take cleared another legislative hurdle Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Uintah River High claims state basketball title with 6 players

The Uintah River Warriors won their school's first state title Saturday, playing with only six players to go undefeated against the other Utah charter schools in their league. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Manti residents shaken after store robbed

A convenience store being robbed at gunpoint isn't anything unusual these days, but for people in one small town in Central Utah, it's a big deal because no one can remember it happening before. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Commuters delayed by suicide on FrontRunner tracks

Hundred of commuters were delayed Wednesday evening after a FrontRunner train collided with a pedestrian just south of Draper station. The accident appeared to be a suicide by train. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Rehabilitated historic house on display in Salt Lake City

Utah Heritage Foundation partnered with the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City to rehabilitate a historic property in the west Capitol Hill neighborhood located at 571 Pugsley St. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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12-year-old taken into custody in charter school bomb threat

A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly wrote a threatening note that led to the evacuation and bomb sweep of Quest Academy, a charter school at 4862 W. 4000 South in... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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RSL owner pulls offer to build new soccer stadium

Real Salt Lake Owner Dell Loy Hansen Wednesday notified Utah State Fairpark administrators that the club has rescinded its January proposal for the stadium development at the fairgrounds. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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