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Utah lawmakers debate 'right to die' legislation

SALT LAKE CITY — In 2014, Brittany Maynard, 29, became a household name after she decided to end her battle with brain cancer under Oregon’s right to die law. 323 more words

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'Healthy Utah' fails in committee, 'Utah Cares' advances to House for further consideration

SALT LAKE CITY — Tens of thousands of Utahns are currently living without health insurance, trapped in what is called the Medicaid gap. Wednesday night, lawmakers killed one plan to cover them, while passing another. 347 more words

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Utah above national average for domestic violence homicides; victim advocates seek more resources

SALT LAKE CITY — Statistics show domestic violence is on the rise nationally, and in Utah the resources aimed to help people escape threatening situations are stretched to capacity. 640 more words

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Proposed bill would clear path for Tesla sales in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A brand new car dealership is built and ready for a Friday grand opening.

There’s just one problem: The Tesla Motors dealership on 2312 South State Street in South Salt Lake is illegal. 307 more words

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SB296: LDS apostles and LGBT leaders endorse religious liberty and non-discrimination bill

By Aaron Hastings
Capital West News

SALT LAKE CITY — Two LDS Church apostles and members of Utah’s LGBT community, along with key lawmakers, announced what some are calling a “historic” compromise to balance religious liberty rights with non-discrimination protection for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals. 481 more words

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Senate approves bill allowing lawmakers to throw Warren Jeffs' revelations in the trash

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would allow lawmakers to throw away some of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs’ mail-in revelations. 210 more words

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HB277, HB345: Bills cracking down on child sexual abuse advance through House

By Jackson Hadley
Capital West News

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah House of Representatives gave its approval Monday morning to a pair of bills that would affect how the state deals with child sexual abuse cases. 302 more words

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