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Governor Herbert says he’ll sign hate crimes bill

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he’ll put his signature on the hate crimes bill passed by the legislature. Herbert tweeted Tuesday night that he looked forward to signing SB103 into law, which he said “will serve as a powerful tool in providing critical protections to Utah residents.” The measure passed the Utah House […]

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Proposal on importing lower cost prescription drugs from Canada defeated

(KCPW News) [Audio after break] A bill that would have started Utah down the path toward importing lower-cost subscription drugs from Canada was voted down in a senate committee on Friday. Provo Republican Rep. Norm Thurston’s House Bill 267 would have prompted an application from Utah to the Department of Health and Human Services. That […]

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Utah House advances bill to create state flag commission

A bill to establish a commission to look at designing a new state flag passed the Utah House of Representatives on Friday. Layton Republican Rep. Steve Handy said his bill would create an eleven-member commission to study the concept of replacing the current Utah state flag. On the House floor on Friday, Handy said his […]

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After years of attempts, Utah Senate approves hate crimes measure

(KCPW News) [Audio after break] West Valley Republican Sen. Daniel Thatcher’s SB103 would allow a judge to enhance the penalties someone faces for committing a crime if they target a victim based on any number of personal attributes including their race, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, gender identity or ethnicity. Prosecutors say Utah’s current hate crimes […]

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House approves measure to create more UTA free fare days

(KCPW News) One way to reduce air pollution in Utah: get more people riding public transit. One way to get more people on trains and busses: make them free to ride. A measure to pay for 17 days of free transit days over the next 3 years cleared the Utah House of Representatives on Monday. […]

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