Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown

U.S. 03/26/19, 12:42

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown. Though the Republican governor said the measure signed late Monday strikes a balance, opponents said it is unconstitutional and promised to sue. The law is expected to take ...

Utah leaders postpone sweeping tax reform after backlash

Business 03/07/19, 19:31

Utah leaders postponed a plan Thursday that would have made sweeping changes to the state's tax system after a backlash from businesses and other groups.Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said lawmakers will study the complicated issue over the coming months and likely return in a special session, possibly in the summer.Herbert ...

Utah gears up to implement nation’s lowest DUI limit

U.S. 12/28/18, 11:44

New Year's Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation's newest and lowest DUI threshold.The 0.05 percent limit goes into effect Sunday, despite protests that it will ...

Utah opens investigations after parolee kills student

U.S. 10/25/18, 15:15

Utah corrections and parole officials have launched investigations about the release of a sex offender who killed a University of Utah student after they briefly dated.Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday during his monthly televised news conference at KUED-TV that action will be taken if the reviews by the corrections ...

Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

U.S. 10/04/18, 18:25

The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate.The compromise comes as people prepare to vote in November on a medical marijuana ballot initiative that held its ground despite opposition from The ...

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