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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators have approved a bill that would make the state's DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the limit for a driver's blood-alcohol content to .05 percent. The Senate approved the measure Wednesday evening, with legislators saying it would save lives by keeping people off the road if they've been drinking.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal allowing Utah restaurants to prepare alcoholic drinks in full view of customers is headed to Gov. Gary Herbert, who is expected to sign the measure. Utah's House voted 53-17 to approve final changes to the measure Wednesday afternoon, minutes after the state Senate signed off on the measure.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of women dressed in red and holding signs with photos of their local lawmakers are gathering at the Utah state capitol for a Day Without a Woman protest. They're reminding legislators they're closely watching how the lawmakers handle women's issues. Crowds of women stood Wednesday outside state's House and Senate to send notes to lawmakers asking them to come out and talk with them.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top oil and natural gas regulator says a cloud of the greenhouse gas methane hanging over the Southwestern United States comes in large part from natural seeps from underground formations and coal mining operations. At a confirmation hearing Wednesday, acting New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary Kenley McQueen said the methane hot spot over the Four Corners region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah dates back 10 million years.

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