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Lawmakers vote to relocate Utah State Prison to Salt Lake City

UPDATE: Governor Gary Herbert announced on August 20 he would sign a resolution to move the Utah State Prison to Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — Meeting in a special session Wednesday, the Utah State Legislature voted 62-12 to move the Utah State Prison from Draper to an area near I-80 and 7200 West in Salt Lake City. 845 more words

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Event in Taylorsville aims to educate Utahns on possible increases to local sales tax

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A group gathered in Taylorsville and handed out $50 gift cards Thursday as part of their message in opposition to a new Utah law relating to local sales tax. 180 more words

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Public forum in southern Utah examines impact of legalizing medical cannabis

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Breaking the silence about medical cannabis. That’s the purpose behind a series of forums aimed at dispelling fears about legalizing marijuana for medical use. 395 more words

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Potential patients, Utah lawmakers debate legalizing access to medical marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY — Medical marijuana is at the forefront of the state legislature again, as the interim State Health and Human Services Committee heard emotional stories Wednesday from those who are advocating for the medical uses the plant has to offer. 257 more words

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Q & A with the DABC: How liquor laws work in Utah

FOX 13 solicited viewer questions on Facebook and Twitter on how Utah liquor laws work. Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Executive Director Sal Petilos and DABC Compliance Director Nina McDermott answered the questions. 1,691 more words

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Utah pays high-priced lobbyist to de-list wolves

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House of Representatives wasn’t ready to talk about wolves in the waning hours of March 12. Less than two hours remained in the 2015 General Session, and they were about to vote on what is called the “bill of bills,” which is the budget bill wrapping up loose ends for the state. 349 more words

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