Capital West News

Big changes for Utah high schoolers following 2019 legislative session

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...

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

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

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.
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Animal shelter transparency bill fails in committee; senator looks forward

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...

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