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His death helped tighten Utah's driving laws, now his widow opposes efforts to undo changes

ST GEORGE, Utah – The widow of a man whose death helped tighten Utah’s distracted driving laws is upset a Utah lawmaker is trying to loosen them. 330 more words


Veteran lawmaker Rep. Mel Brown says he's advocate for rural Utah

Emily Larson
Capitol West News

SALT LAKE CITY – Although he has only been representing Summit County for the last few years, Rep. Mel Brown, R-Coalville, is one of the most experienced legislators in Utah. 507 more words

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Words in a cloud: "Education" and "federal" loom large in Herbert speech

View the content of Gov. Herbert’s State of the State address as a word cloud. The largest words are those that were used most in his Wedensday evening speech. 3,061 more words

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HB11: Group objects to a Utah return to firing squad executions

Michael A. Cruse
Capital West News

SALT LAKE CITY –- Nearly two dozen anti-death penalty protesters gathered on the Capitol steps to protest HB11 which seeks to restore the firing squad as an option for Utah’s executions. 418 more words

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The LDS Church presents LGBT's with whole pack of Trojans

Having seen the writing on the wall – and especially having come to accept the inevitable fact of the LGBT community attaining full citizenship under the law – The LDS Church officially launched “Plan B” today. 302 more words


LDS news conference prompts hope for Utah nondiscrimination bill

Madeleine Lewis
Capital West News

SALT LAKE CITY — The news that LDS Church leaders had publicly endorsed nondiscrimination measures to protect LGBT people in employment and housing, had reverberations just blocks away on Utah’s Capitol Hill. 734 more words

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Utah House opens by honoring late speaker Becky Lockhart

By Aaron Hastings
Capital West News

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah House of Representatives opened up the 2015 session by honoring the memory of former speaker Becky Lockhart. 470 more words

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