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City leaders, residents speak out against putting homeless shelter in West Valley

SALT LAKE CITY — City officials, Utah lawmakers and concerned citizens gathered at the Utah State Capitol Saturday to argue the case against putting a homeless shelter in West Valley City. 352 more words


Senator Dabakis turns to social media to convince governor to veto new DUI bill

SALT LAKE CITY –Senator Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, wants Gov. Gary Herbert to veto the new .05 DUI bill, and he took to social media to show people what they would have to consume in order to get picked up on a DUI. 393 more words


Bar patrons, police react to lowering legal limit for DUI in Utah to .05

SALT LAKE CITY — The difference between .05 and .08 may not seem like much, unless you are blowing into a breathalyzer. Then it can be the difference between going to jail and going home. 375 more words


Utah legislature passes bill to eliminate mandatory vehicle safety inspections

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House and the Senate passed a bill that gets rid of mandatory vehicle safety inspections for drivers in the Beehive State. 250 more words


Utah lawmaker proposes $1 billion bond for road improvements

SALT LAKE CITY — A massive road bond was introduced into the Utah legislature Friday, just before the final days of the session.

It would be the second biggest transportation bond in Utah history, said Senator Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, who is sponsoring the proposal. 293 more words


House committee signs off on bill overhauling Utah’s liquor laws

SALT LAKE CITY — It was standing room only inside the House, Business and Labor committee hearing Wednesday as dozens weighed in on the 150-plus pages of Representative Brad Wilson’s Alcohol Amendments Bill, HB 442. 415 more words


Coalition of Utah business leaders speak against changing non-compete laws

SALT LAKE CITY — A group of business leaders gathered at the Utah State Capitol Wednesday to tell lawmakers they are not happy.

Free Enterprise Utah is a coalition of business owners and leaders who want to keep Utah’s non-compete laws the way they are. 158 more words