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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are now required to use body cameras while executing forcible search warrants if their agency owns them — one of nearly 400 new laws that take effect in Utah today. The body camera requirement is part of a new measure that puts limits on what police can do after they get a judge's approval to use force if necessary when serving a search warrant.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah LGBT advocates say an upcoming conference organized by a conservative organization that opposes same-sex marriage is infusing discrimination and bigotry into the state. Mark Lawrence of Restore our Humanity spoke at a news conference that followed an event held by the World Congress of Families to promote their four-day conference in October in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bail for a Colorado teenager accused of beating his girlfriend to death has been set at $1 million. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Darwin Bagshaw pleaded not guilty yesterday. His attorney argued against the high bail saying his client was not a flight risk.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Begaye has been sworn in as president of the Navajo Nation and agreed to support several of his predecessor's projects. Begaye easily beat former two-term President Joe Shirley Jr. in a special election last month. He succeeds Ben Shelly, who served an extended term while legal challenges surrounding the election played out in court.
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