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Medical-marijuana advocates challenging new law in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical-marijuana advocates in Utah are suing to block a compromise agreement legalizing the drug, saying it wrongly guts a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit filed Thursday says the changes create overwhelming obstacles for suffering patients. It asks a judge to set aside the overhaul […]

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Patients can now use medical pot; dispensary likely in 2020

Patients can now use medical pot; dispensary likely in 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah patients can use medical marijuana legally after a compromise agreement was signed into law, but they won’t likely be able to buy it legally inside the state until at least 2020, officials said Tuesday. The state will need time to first build up a […]

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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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Navajos seek court order to fix signatures on early ballots

Navajos seek court order to fix signatures on early ballots

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking a court order to allow tribal members to fix problems with signatures on early ballots in Arizona’s general election — a request that could delay the state from certifying ballots next month. Voters statewide were given more time to address mismatched […]

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Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

Once rising GOP star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Mia Love was tabbed as a rising star in the GOP when she became the first black Republican woman in Congress with her 2014 victory. But on Tuesday she became the latest Republican incumbent to fall in the midterm election’s Democratic wave that has […]

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Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has harsh words for election officials in a county with long voting lines and uncounted ballots in a still-undecided Congressional race. Herbert said in a statement Thursday that Utah County is the “the epicenter of dysfunction” anytime glitches are reported on […]

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ACLU worries officials aren’t ready for Election Day

ACLU worries officials aren’t ready for Election Day

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah civil rights advocacy group is worried that not all elections officials are prepared for an upcoming new provision. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Utah residents will be able to walk into polling places Nov. 6 and exercise a same-day registration option created earlier this year […]

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Get ready for Election Day with voter-registration events

Get ready for Election Day with voter-registration events

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With election season heating up, people in Utah can register to vote at a series of events on National Voter Registration Day. The Tuesday holiday will include events at Glendale and Columbus libraries and University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and there are other […]

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