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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2014 at 1:31 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The leader of Senate Republicans at the Utah Legislature says he understands the feelings of voters who want the state to conceal their information. Home addresses and dates of birth belonging to registered voters are currently available to the public. But two pending Utah measures would restrict access to the personal details. But critics say such proposals could hide too much.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to move a medical waste-burning facility from North Salt Lake to a remote location in Tooele has cleared another step. House lawmakers voted unanimously yesterday to approve the measure. A recent state study indicated that towns surrounding the facility had higher cancer rates, but researchers said the results are not definitive. But some Tooele County residents are urging lawmakers to carefully consider the costs of relocating.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have advanced a measure allowing parents of children who have seizures to legally buy a marijuana-derived drug. The House voted 62-11 yesterday to approve the measure. It would let Utah families bring back medicine from neighboring Colorado that some parents say goes lengths in tempering kids' violent fits.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker wants to make sure small towns don't forget to hold elections. Ephraim Republican Rep. Jon Cox brings a proposal to ensure that such polls open. It comes after a community in the mountains near Salt Lake City missed its November election. A county office or the lieutenant governor would schedule make-up elections under Cox's proposal.

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