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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says the 'civil war' going on in the Utah Republican party about how they nominate candidates is unhealthy and needs to be resolved. Herbert says he still backs the premise of the current caucus and convention system. The Republican party has sued to overturn a law overhauling the system.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal court has blocked a new Utah law that bans price-fixing for contact lenses and could have wide-ranging implications for the industry amid an increasingly bitter fight between manufacturers and discount retailers. While retailers say lower prices are better for customers, manufacturers argue that setting minimum prices protects eye doctors from being undercut.

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah State University professor who was criticized for signing a U.S. Supreme Court brief that argues against gay marriage says he plans to remove his name from the filing. USU associate professor of family, consumer and human development Kay Bradford told The Herald Journal newspaper in Logan that his views have been misunderstood.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Public transportation riders in Utah will be able to catch buses and trains more frequently and for longer hours on weekends when changes go into effect in August. KSL-TV reports that the Utah Transit Authority has announced it will offer extended hours and increase the frequency of buses and trains on some designated routes.

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