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Utah senator day drinks before presenting bill to delay state's new .05 percent DUI law

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:10pm

Sen. Jim Dabakis had two mimosas after breakfast and tested his blood alcohol content Thursday before presenting a bill at the Capitol proposing to delay Utah's .05 percent DUI law.

Utah House votes to restrict noncompete contracts in broadcast media

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:02pm

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would restrict the use of noncompete contracts in the broadcasting industry in Utah.

Bill allowing mothers to breastfeed in public passes in Utah House

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:59pm

Nursing mothers would be free to breastfeed their babies in public places under a bill the Utah House passed Wednesday.

Utah lawmakers advance resolution calling on attorney general to directly sue opioid manufacturers

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:56pm

State lawmakers Wednesday advanced a resolution urging the Utah attorney general to sue opioid manufacturers "to hold them accountable for the destruction and devastation they have inflicted upon the citizens of the state."

Controversial water bills taking aim at Salt Lake City

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:54pm

Water law reform measures that have been changed multiple times and spring from decades of tension between Wasatch Canyons property owners and Salt Lake City earned legislative committee approval Wednesday. A push to have them studied failed.

Utah Senate passes ban on law enforcement ticket quotas

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:51pm

The Senate passed a bill that prohibits law enforcement quotas from being placed on officers.

Zion to temporarily close 13 cliffs to rock climbing to protect peregrine falcons

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

Zion National Park officials are once again temporarily closing several cliffs in the park to rock climbing to help protect peregrine falcons.

2nd defendant in Santa Clara murder case takes plea deal

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:12pm

Another plea deal has apparently been reached in the case involving the kidnapping and killing of a Santa Clara faher in 2016.

7 men charged in undercover underage sex sting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:59pm

Numerous charges ranging from solicitation to commit child rape, to solicitation to commit child kidnapping were filed Thursday against a group of men arrested last week during an undercover sting.

Charges: Man accused of killing U. student stabbed inmate

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:19pm

A man accused of shooting and killing a University of Utah student in a carjacking attempt near Red Butte Garden was charged Thursday in a new attack.

Washington County detectives seek public’s help in possible homicide investigation

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:55am

Washington County Sheriff’s detectives investigating the death of a female found Aug. 25 near the Virgin River and later identified as an Oklahoma woman are seeking the public’s help.

No consolidation: All 5 of Utah’s wildfire dispatch centers to remain open

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:38am

After debating for more than a year on whether or not to consolidate three of Utah’s five interagency wildfire dispatch centers, officials have decided to keep all five open.

Catholic community marks 25th year in renewed Cathedral of the Madeleine

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:23am

As the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese marked the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral of the Madeleine's rededication Wednesday, Monsignor M. Francis Mannion remembered the effort it took to restore the cathedral as well as the people who helped.

2 cannabis bills advance; resolution on gang violence OKed  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:04am

A pair of bills promoting the growth of marijuana in Utah and terminally ill patients' right to try medicinal cannabis products both advanced, as did a resolution urging a comprehensive approach to reducing gang violence.

Utah House panel OKs bill reducing time to declare if gathering voter signatures

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:46am

A bill cutting the period of time candidates have to declare they're gathering voter signatures for a place on the ballot to just a week was advanced Wednesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Bills directing cannabis growing in Utah, giving access to dying patients, to go before full Senate

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:42am

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills promoting the growth of full-strength marijuana in the state and terminally ill patients' right to try medical cannabis products.

Parties would nominate candidates to fill future congressional vacancies under bill

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:36am

A bill establishing how future congressional vacancies would be filled passed the House Government Operations Committee with little debate Wednesday.

Utah House shoots down bill to create legislative oversight committee

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:13am

The Utah House on Tuesday shot down a bill that would have created a new legislative entity to oversee state and local governments, despite being supported by GOP heavyweights.

Senate panel backs reports on law enforcement actions regarding students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:10am

The Utah State Board of Education would be required to produce an annual report of law enforcement actions related to student discipline under a bill endorsed by a Senate committee Wednesday.

Mortar discovered at WJ waste management facility results in police response

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:58am

The discovery of what appeared to be a mortar at a garbage handling and recycling facility in West Jordan Wednesday led to a response by police, fire and a bomb tech.