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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 13, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill is joining a well-organized push for state lawmakers to pass a medical marijuana bill this year. The libertarian-leaning nonprofit group Libertas Institute says Gill will speak at a news conference today. He'll join 30 people who want to use the drug to treat medical conditions and are asking lawmakers to vote in favor of a bill from Sen. Mark Madsen, a Republican from Eagle Mountain.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — This year's graduation speaker at the University of Utah will be a former U.S. State Department adviser to Hillary Clinton who has written a book about work-life challenges for professional women. The university has announced that Anne-Marie Slaughter will give the general commencement address on May 5.

NIPTON, Calif. (AP) — As if the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot weren't inconvenient enough, people who live in Utah or the five other states that don't take part have to put in considerable extra effort if they want a ticket. None of the six states has a lottery of any kind. Religious beliefs have posed a barrier in Alabama, Mississippi and Utah.

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jalen Moore scored 20 points with six assists, Chris Smith added 19 points, and Utah State beat Air Force 79-60 last night. Shane Rector scored 13 points and Julion Pearre 12 for the Aggies, who outrebounded the Falcons 41-32 and outscored them 32-20 in the paint.

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