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Utah Senate narrowly endorses medical marijuana bill

The Utah Senate narrowly endorsed a bill that would legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

Monarchs announce new stadium proposal in West Valley

After being unable to hammer out an agreement to build a new soccer facility at the Utah State Fairpark, the Real Monarchs have announced a new stadium proposal, signing a letter of intent to... Read more »

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Bill clarifying parental rights in education gets preliminary Senate approval

A bill giving further clarity to parents' right to opt their children out of testing and excuse them from school gained further approval from lawmakers Tuesday. Read more »

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Water main break, sinkhole could delay drivers through morning commute

A break in a 14-inch water line collapsed a stretch of 12300 South near State Street on Tuesday. Read more »

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3 State School Board bills advance, 1 fails as partisan debate continues

Three legislative packages advanced and one failed late Tuesday as lawmakers continued the debate on how Utah's State School Board members should be vetted. Read more »

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House approves pay raises for governor, other elected executives

The House approved a bill Tuesday giving Utah's governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor and treasurer their first significant pay increase since 2001. Read more »

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Utah Senate narrowly endorses medical marijuana bill

Though it raised serious questions, the Utah Senate narrowly endorsed a bill Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Read more »

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Wood-burning bill advances in legislative committee

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

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Winter in March: Snow keeps commuters, plows busy

The storm that hit during the night and lasted into Tuesday morning dropped several inches of snow across the Wasatch Front, keeping plows busy and leading to dozens of traffic accidents. Read more »

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Bill would create task force to evaluate student testing

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a task force to examine the efficiency and accuracy Utah's current testing methods. Read more »

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S.L. County fears criminal justice reforms could become unfunded mandate without Medicaid fix

Salt Lake County officials worried aloud Tuesday that reforms to the state's criminal justice system under HB348 could become an unfunded mandate for behavioral health treatment if lawmakers do not also pass Healthy Utah. Read more »

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State lawmakers trying to hammer out deal raising Utah's gas tax

Drivers would pay 5 cents more per gallon in gas tax and counties would be able to ask voters to raise sales tax for transportation projects under a proposal state lawmakers are considering. Read more »

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Report outlines Utah transportation investment needs

A report released Tuesday identified the state’s needs for more transportation infrastructure investments to address deficient and congested roads, highways, bridges and transit systems that... Read more »

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Photos: Salt Lake officials unveil new upgrades to parking meters

Salt Lake officials Tuesday announced system-wide upgrades that have been made to the city’s parking kiosk system. Read more »

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Man hospitalized after Salt Lake police officer shoots him

Two Salt Lake police officers investigating a suspicious vehicle at a 7-Eleven ended up shooting a man early Tuesday. Read more »

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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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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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Firefighters awakened to blaze inside Salt Lake fire station

Nine firefighters were evaluated at a hospital for smoke inhalation early Tuesday after a fire broke out at a fire station in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Critics raise questions over Uintah water plan

A Uintah Basin Water Plan has been released by state officials and is being criticized by water providers in the region. Groups fear that population growth has been underestimated and available... 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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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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