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Latter-day Saints president to speak at church-owned BYU

Sep. 17, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is scheduled to deliver a speech Tuesday to students at Brigham Young University. Nelson said in an announcement last week that he will share an "important message" about issues facing young people. It will be Nelson's...

Salt Lake County mayor traveling to the US-Mexico border

Sep. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson is headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying she wants to get a first-hand look at the humanitarian crisis there. Her office said in a statement Monday that she is one of 18 county leaders from across the country traveling to El Paso, Texas, with the...

Utah lawmakers approve changes to medical cannabis law

Sep. 17, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators approved changes to the state's medical marijuana law, an issue that has faced fierce criticism from people on both sides of the debate. The Utah Senate and House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday evening during a special session to send the proposal to...

The Latest: Lawmakers approve changes to medical pot law

Sep. 16, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on action on changes to Utah's medical marijuana law (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Lawmakers have approved changes to Utah's medical marijuana law following a fierce debate from people on both sides of the issues. The Utah Senate and House of Representatives voted...

Wildfire burns in foothills east of Layton amid high winds

Sep. 16, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wind-fueled wildfire in foothills east of Layton is threatening some homes. Utah wildfire officials said Monday afternoon that the fire was about 50 acres (20 hectares) and growing amid high winds in foothills east Layton near the smaller city of Fruit Heights. Layton city officials...

42 cases of lung damage linked to vaping in Utah

Sep. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials say the number of cases of lung damage linked to vaping is up to 42. The state Department of Health announced the new tally Monday, a rise the 35 cases reported a week earlier. It says 14 more potential cases are being investigated. The department says the cases...

Utah Republican Party elects replacement for state lawmaker

Sep. 16, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake County Republican Party has elected a replacement for a Utah state representative who resigned from the Legislature to join the private sector. The Deseret News reported Steve Christiansen is expected to be sworn into the Utah House of Representatives Monday....

Utah to award grants for electric car charging stations

Sep. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah groups can apply for state funding for electric vehicle charging stations. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality will begin accepting applications for grants to buy and install stations starting Monday. Under this program, the agency will disperse nearly $5 million total...

Spiked CBD illnesses not isolated to Utah

Sep. 16, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A year and a half ago, people were coming to Utah emergency rooms after puffing a vape that promised to deliver the cannabis extract CBD. In fact, the vapes were spiked with dangerous synthetic marijuana. And the problem extends beyond Utah. An Associated Press investigation found...

Utah Valley University introducing lactation pods for moms

Sep. 15, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah Valley University is introducing lactation pods for new mothers. The Daily Herald reports the five pods are the size of small rooms, and they provide spaces where parents can privately breastfeed, pump and feed their infants. Dean of Students Alexis Palmer says the university in Orem...