Legislature

Bill aims to make voter privacy a priority

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The "Voting History Amendments” bill was heard by a legislative committee at the state Capitol on Wednesday morning. 

Health and human services committee discuss treatment for COVID-19

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On Wednesday morning, the health and human services committee met to hear an update from the department of health on monoclonal antibodies: a life-saving treatment option for patients with COVID-19. 

Lawmakers extend law which allows schools to refer truant students to...

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School districts can continue to refer a minor to court or law enforcement agencies after action by the Utah Legislature recently.

Utah’s Land Use Task Force focuses on inclusionary zoning and affordable...

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The Land Use Task Force gave an update yesterday to the Utah Political Subdivisions Interim Committee regarding three main issues: one, inclusionary zoning; two, the nexus between housing and economic development; and three, moderate income housing plans.

COVID credited with local rise in vaping

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Vaping still persists in its high popularity among Utah's youth, despite anti-vaping laws enacted by Utah legislators in 2020."It is definitely a trend that is on the up and up, and I think with COVID-19 it has just gotten worse," Provo School Board President Melanie Hall said, adding that students have had more downtime to experiment with vaping.

Media representation causes challenges for female politicians

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New research from the Utah Women and Leadership Project shows female politicians can be disadvantaged by the way media outlets represent them. Both research and politicians agree overt sexism in the media has improved, but subtle sexism remains.