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Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters

02/21/2014 10:44am
The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.

Bill passes to restrict dog breed laws; House GOP gives OK to prison move

02/21/2014 12:22pm
The House GOP caucus finally lent their support Thursday to move the Draper prison for development. The House also passed a bill to restrict cities from banning certain dog breeds and a committee passed a bill to mandate a buffer between residents and the new Stericycle plant.

House OKs bill providing technology grants to some Utah schools

02/21/2014 7:12pm
The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would provide grants for schools transitioning to digital textbooks.

Bill allowing hemp use for seizure treatment clears first hurdle

02/21/2014 9:01pm
Parents of epileptic children hugged and cried Friday after a House committee voted 8-2 to send to the House floor a bill that would allow cannabis extract in Utah for seizure treatment.

Advocates calling for change in law to help Utah's homeless youth

02/21/2014 11:03pm
Some homeless advocates claim Utah law is stopping them from helping teens who are out on the streets. A handful of people are pushing a bill that could change that.