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Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state’s hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable. […]

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Governor signs medical-marijuana compromise into law

Governor signs medical-marijuana compromise into law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise agreement that guaranteed legalization of medical marijuana but has sparked concern that it creates too many hurdles for patients trying to access the drug. Herbert said late Monday the passage of the bill was a […]

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Utah lawmakers approve medical pot changes, despite concerns

Utah lawmakers approve medical pot changes, despite concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawmakers in conservative Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a new voter-approved medical-marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but sparked a backlash from advocates. Supporters of the compromise cheered the vote, […]

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Legislature to vote on medical-marijuana compromise

Legislature to vote on medical-marijuana compromise

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a medical-marijuana special session of the Utah Legislature (all times local): 2 p.m. The Utah House of Representatives has passed a compromise plan to legalize medical marijuana despite concerns that the regulations make it too hard for patients to access the drug. […]

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UVU Baseball Announces Five New Signings

UVU Baseball Announces Five New Signings

OREM, Utah-Late Wednesday, Utah Valley baseball coach Eric Madsen announced five new signings to his program. This group joins Devin Smith, a 2016 signee currently serving a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints mission, as new members of the class of 2020 to enroll at UVU next fall. These […]

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AP Exclusive: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members support GOP, but Trump approval lags

AP Exclusive: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members support GOP, but Trump approval lags

WASHINGTON (AP) — About two-thirds of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but President Donald Trump’s approval rating among members of the faith lagged behind, according to a nationwide survey of midterm voters. And as Republican Sen. Mitt Romney prepares to […]

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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of stealing a photo of an early 20th century apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could face other charges involving stolen rare items. The Salt Lake Tribune reports an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for 29-year-old Kevin […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints missionary from Nevada dies in South Africa

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints missionary from Nevada dies in South Africa

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints missionary from Nevada serving in South Africa has died after he collapsed while exercising. The Salt Lake City-based faith said in a news release Tuesday that 19-year-old Zane Lamping died Monday at hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. […]

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Legislators: Draft bill on marijuana set for consideration

Legislators: Draft bill on marijuana set for consideration

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers and others involved in forging legislation to revise a voter-approved medical marijuana law say they’ve settled on a new version for consideration during an anticipated December special session. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act set to be discussed during a legislative committee hearing Monday would replace […]

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Salt Lake City’s ‘Rollerblade King’ puts on morning shows

Salt Lake City’s ‘Rollerblade King’ puts on morning shows

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On weekday mornings, Reid Cornish fills his water bottle, grabs his headphones and in-line skates and sets out. After a quick walk from his parents’ apartment in downtown Salt Lake City, he reaches his parking lot of choice, turns on “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and […]

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