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Utah Legislature indicators off on repeal of straight-party voting

Since 2013, Rep. Patrice Arent has sponsored the identical invoice — amongst different payments — yearly: a repeal of the choice on Utah ballots to help all of the candidates of a selected occasion with a single vote. Initially, the Milcreek Democrat’s proposal was useless on arrival on the Republican-controlled Legislature. Final yr, the invoice made it out of committee and thru the Home solely to “die on the board” as it’s referred to as on the Capitol, failing to be heard within the Senate earlier than the stroke of…

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Utah man in love triangle will get 22 years in jail for killing trainer

Norfolk, Va. • A Utah man who was in a love triangle and mistakenly killed a Virginia elementary college trainer was sentenced Friday to 22 years in jail. Ed Shaw, 72, was sentenced after pleading guilty in October to second-degree homicide within the demise of Caroline Hendrix, The Virginian-Pilot reported. Court docket paperwork stated Shaw and his now-24-year-old ex-lover Teniqu Cushman plotted to kill Alex Novak, Cushman’s ex-boyfriend. Prosecutor Brent Johnson stated Cushman informed Shaw that Novak emotionally abused her and he or she wished Shaw to precise revenge on…

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Utah courts are canceling some hearings and holdings others through video to restrict coronavirus unfold

Editor’s word: The Salt Lake Tribune is offering readers free entry to essential native tales in regards to the coronavirus throughout this time of heightened concern. See extra protection here. The Utah courts system issued a sweeping order Friday night that postpones proceedings in sure “non-essential” instances throughout all ranges of the judiciary, and asks that court docket issues be performed, when attainable, through video or over the telephone. Third District Presiding Decide Mark Kouris was the one one who issued a memo Friday exercising that new authority earlier than…

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Utah limiting Everclear purchases as individuals flip to the sturdy spirit to make hand sanitizer

Editor’s notice: The Salt Lake Tribune is offering readers free entry to essential native tales concerning the coronavirus throughout this time of heightened concern. See extra protection here. Utahns on the lookout for the extremely wanted however hard-to-find hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus pandemic are turning to an unconventional place to get their disinfectant repair: liquor shops. A lot in order that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Management is limiting purchases of Everclear, the potent grain alcohol, to 2 bottles per buyer. Starting Friday afternoon, liquor shops throughout the state…

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Regardless of coronavirus, Utah film theaters and a few cultural venues staying open — with limitations

Cabin fever is a minor ailment in comparison with COVID-19 — however lots of people could endure from it within the coming weeks, with so many locations closing and occasions being canceled in response to the coronavirus outbreak. A number of Salt Lake Metropolis-area entities are remaining open, although with restrictions to remain inside the state of Utah’s really useful limits towards mass gatherings. This record could also be topic to vary, however these are among the many companies working to remain open: • The Megaplex Theatres chain, which has…

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Utah ski resorts staying open throughout coronavirus outbreak, and advertising themselves as a secure, pleasant sports activities different

A meme circulating on social media these days includes a scene of single skier using an in any other case barren carry by a snow-covered winter wonderland. Printed in pink textual content atop an in any other case empty ski run is this recommendation: “Snowboarding includes gloves, masks, goggles and broad open areas. Combat COVID-19. Go snowboarding!” Many skiers and snowboarders using the lifts at Utah resorts this week have taken that angle, however it’s not for everyone. The Swiss authorities closed all of that nation’s ski resorts on Friday…

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Rhode Island baby who bought an autograph from Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert checks constructive for COVID-19, although well being officers deny hyperlink

We’re in uncharted territory, clearly. The Windfall Journal quoted Lacey as saying that one of many youngsters had just lately returned from a cruise to the Bahamas, and that the opposite had come into contact with an unnamed Jazz participant finally week’s recreation towards the Celtics. Officers inform us one of many Westerly youngsters who examined constructive for #COVID19 had contact with Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert, receiving an autograph from the participant – who has examined constructive – when the Jazz have been on the town to play the…

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Utah Ok-12 faculties plan a “smooth” two-week closure

Editor’s word: The Tribune is offering readers free entry to vital native tales in regards to the coronavirus throughout this time of heightened concern. See extra protection here. Many Utah dad and mom saved their children dwelling from faculty Friday, saying they had been indignant and annoyed that extra public districts within the state hadn’t canceled lessons in response to the coronavirus outbreak. And by late Friday afternoon, Gov. Gary Herbert had introduced a “smooth closure” of Utah’s public faculties for 2 weeks, starting Monday. College doorways will keep open…

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Utah man shot by police after he fired his gun at an officer. The suspect is anticipated to get better.

A Utah man who fired a gun at police was wounded when officers returned fireplace early Friday morning. The person’s wounds will not be life-threatening, in keeping with the Weber County Sheriff’s Workplace. Earlier, deputies responded to a report of a home dispute between a person and his mom close to 500 W. 5000 South in Washington Terrace. By the point officers arrived, the person had pushed away. Police later responded to stories of an erratic driver who had struck a number of autos and pushed off. They positioned the…

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Listed below are the 5 most vital issues to come back out of the Utah Legislature’s 2020 session

Forty-five days after it started, the state Legislature has closed up store for an additional yr. They handed greater than 500 payments and rejected a whole lot extra. Listed below are a handful of probably the most vital. SB102 reduces such polygamy to an infraction — an offense lower than some site visitors tickets. Polygamists who commit frauds or abuses can nonetheless be charged with a felony punishable by as much as 15 years in jail. One anti-polygamist against the invoice, Angela Kelly, of the Sound Decisions Coalition, offended Rep.…

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