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Refugees in Utah who are taking their first driving exam have always been allowed to use an interpreter for the written portion. Legislation passed during the 2018 legislative session will now allow them to also use an interpreter when renewing their license for the first time.

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Torrey Gleave, a local photographer, was at Farmington Bay when he saw something odd.

About 200 people rallied inside Utah's Capitol building Thursday to celebrate International Women's Day and hear a performance from the indie band Lucius.

The event put on by Salt Lake City radio station KRCL coincided with the final day of the state Legislature's 2018 session.

Lawmakers plan to ask voters to approve an increase in gas taxes of 10 cents per gallon.
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Utah lawmakers are working on a deal that would raise gas taxes and send more money to schools in order to stop a ballot initiative that would hike sales and income tax rates.

A bill unveiled Tuesday afternoon would ask voters in November to raise gas taxes by 10 cents a gallon.

Utah lawmakers reject "red flag" bill in fear of encroaching on constitutional rights.
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Lawmakers in conservative Utah have rejected a bill to allow police to temporarily confiscate guns of those deemed to be a threat.

The so-called "red flag" bill is similar to proposals a number of other states are debating in the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month that killed 17.

Local lawmakers discuss funding for the homeless as they prepare for the final week of the session
Kerry Bringhurst / Utah Public Radio

When Logan City Mayor Holly Daines first learned about House Bill 462 for homeless services she began researching how an annual tax for low-income or homeless programs would impact her city.

“We are watching that bill,” Daines said.

Republican Representative Steve Eliason is sponsoring the bill that would give the state the ability to tax cities that don’t have programs for their homeless population.

Utah House GOP Leaders Back Resolution To Undo Bears Ears

Jan 30, 2017
Jon Kovash

With the arrival of a new administration in the White House, Utah Republicans are looking to undo the Bears Ears monument designation made by President Barack Obama.

Utah House Speaker and Republican Greg Hughes has unveiled a legislative resolution that urges President Donald Trump to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County. 

HCR11 seeks to undo the newly minted monument, which President Barack Obama created using the Antiquities Act shortly before leaving office.

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More than 200,000 people plan to march at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Disability Law Center Releases Legislative Agenda

Feb 1, 2016
disabilitylawcenter.org

  The Utah Legislature is underway and many activists and support groups have released their legislative agendas, including The Disability Law Center. 


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  When Utah lawmakers gather Monday for the opening of this year’s legislative session, they know they will be considering at least three medical marijuana bills. On Behind the Headlines, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Robert Gehrke said a poll they conducted indicates an increase in public support for finding ways to legalize the use of marijuana products to treat illness.