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Cannabis Oil Bill Nears Passage

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, the Utah legislature came a step closer to approving the legal use of a cannabis-based medication. The medication is used to help suppress brain-damaging seizures endured by epileptic children. The marijuana-based oil is low in THC, the hallucinogenic chemical found in some forms of cannabis. Still, this has been a very […]

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Senate Medicaid Plan Might Be Stuck in House

(KCPW News) A Senate proposal to partially expand Medicaid in Utah is moving on to the House after earning the approval of the full Senate. But with the House pushing a plan of its own, the Senate’s plan may be dead on arrival. KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham has the latest. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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No iPads for Utah Students Next Year: Legislature Kills One-to-One Bill

(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers. The bill died over the weekend during a budget dispute between the House and Senate. Lockhart was asking for $200 million in the first year of the program, but the Senate initially offered only $26 […]

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Herbert Touts Good Jobs Numbers in Utah

(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s been since 2008. In a press conference on Friday, Governor Gary Herbert took the opportunity to shine light on the positive economic numbers, and also answered questions over his ongoing back-and-forth with the […]

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Wood Burning Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would restrict wood burning in Utah passed the House on Thursday afternoon. HB 154, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Patrice Arent, aspires to educate the public about the impact wood burning has on Utah’s air quality, and it sets up a program to help residents with wood-burning stoves transition to a […]

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