Capital West News

Big changes for Utah high schoolers following 2019 legislative session

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From sex education to school safety programs, Utah legislators made a variety of changes to laws that will affect Utah high schoolers' daily lives during the 2019 legislative session. Below are four important high school education bills:

From urine to a new state flag, the quirkiest bills of...

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The 2019 Utah Legislature saw a variety of unconventional bills during its 45-day session. Here are three interesting bills that made their way to the House and Senate floor:

Utah legislative session focuses on victims of violence, harassment

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A common thread connecting multiple bills from the 2019 legislative session is a focus on victims of violence and sexual harassment or abuse.

Resolution urges teamwork in Bear Lake upkeep

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Utah and Idaho share Bear Lake. This legislative session, Utah legislators are trying to pass a resolution that recognizes Utah's commitment to work hand-in-hand with Idaho to keep the lake healthy and beautiful.
Lexie Flickinger

Animal shelter transparency bill fails in committee; senator looks forward

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A bill that would have created more transparency in Utah animal shelters failed to make it past committee Monday, Feb. 25. Sen. Karen Mayne, D-Kearns, who sponsored the bill, said she hopes to push a similar bill forward in the future.

Bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth faces opposition in the...

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HB399 would ban the practice of conversion therapy on LGBTQ minors, a practice linked with depression and suicide.