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Tier 3 fuels and air quality along the Wasatch Front

Three of Utah’s five refineries are now producing Tier 3 gasoline – gasoline that has a lower sulphur content than other fuels.

Bill would let Utahns in crisis temporarily restrict their own gun purchases

(KCPW News) A proposal that would allow a person to temporarily restrict their own ability to buy a gun has advanced at

The latest battle brewing over the future of Utah’s coal industry

Last month, Richmond California passed an ordinance to ban the storage and handling of coal within their city limits. Officials there say

Utah lawmaker asks legislature for $500,000 to fight Richmond coal ban

(KCPW News) A Utah lawmaker is asking the state legislature to allocate $500,000 to mount a legal challenge against Richmond, California’s ban on

Bill to prohibit disparaging license plate messages advances

(KCPW News) Utah lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it more difficult for residents to get a license plate with disparaging

Jury duty exemption for older Utahns clears House committee

(KCPW News) A bill that would give older Utahns the ability to opt out of jury duty cleared a legislative committee on

Penalty increase for passing a school bus clears first legislative hurdle

(KCPW News) A measure to increase the penalties for passing a school bus when its lights are flashing has cleared its first

Six years later, lawmaker still trying to eliminate straight party ballot option in Utah

Update: Rep. Arent’s HB70 to end the straight-ticket ballot option in Utah was advanced by the House Government Operations Committee on Thursday,

Lawmakers repeal tax plan as signature gatherers meet certification threshold

(KCPW News) As promised, Utah lawmakers on Tuesday repealed the tax-reform bill they passed in special session last month. The House voted

Funding request aims to jump-start permanent market at historic Rio Grande Depot

(KCPW News) The historic Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City could one day become the site of a year-round market showcasing