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Family says they believe federal review of shooting will bring justice for Darrien Hunt
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:38:43 -0800

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — The family of a Saratoga Springs man shot and killed by police last year says they have renewed hope that justice may still be served. Darrien Hunt, 22, was shot and killed outside the Panda Express on Crossroads Boulevard and Redwood Road on September 10, 2014. Now, the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

Utah Senate advances medical marijuana to a final vote
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:42:38 -0800

Against warnings that Utah would be on a slippery slope to recreational pot legalization, the Utah Senate voted 16-13 Tuesday night to send the medical marijuana bill to a final vote. SB259 is sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, who de...

Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah reviewing shooting of Darrien Hunt
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:23:42 -0800

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah is working with a division of the Department of Justice and the FBI to conduct a federal review of the shooting of Darrien Hunt, who was shot and killed by police in Saratoga Springs in September of 2014 after police say he […]

Medical marijuana bill advances to final vote in Senate
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:55:45 -0800

Against warnings that Utah would be on a slippery slope to recreational pot legalization, the Utah Senate voted 16-13 Tuesday night to send the medical marijuana bill to a final vote. SB259 is sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, who describes medical cannabis as âhighly regulated freedomâ that is desperately needed by sick Utahns. Other states have found that deaths from opiate ...

Poll shows support for cannabis in Utah; Senator begins pitch
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:55:46 -0800

If Utah were to allow âwilling physicians and willing patientsâ to consider cannabis treatments, it would be a âhighly regulated freedom,â the senator sponsoring the medical marijuana bill told his colleagues Monday. Time ran out before a vote on the Senate floor, so Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, moved to table SB259. It likely will be back before the Senate on Tuesday. Medical marijuana ...

Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:16:36 -0800

In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, photo Saratoga Springs Republican Sen. Mark Madsen appears on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Madsen has unveiled a medical marijuana bill that would allow those with chronic, debilitating diseases access to use edible marijuana products.

Warm weather alters traditions at annual ‘Polar Plunge’ charity event
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 21:20:47 -0800

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — An annual event that raises funds for Special Olympics took a little creativity to put on this year, as the ice necessary for a “Polar Plunge” was nowhere to be found due to unseasonably warm weather. In previous years, event organizers would cut a hole in the ice at Utah Lake, […]

AP National News Video
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:41:54 -0800

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, photo Saratoga Springs Republican Sen. Mark Madsen appears on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Madsen has unveiled a medical marijuana bill that would allow those wit...

Senator begins his pitch for cannabis in Utah; poll shows support
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:58:27 -0800

If Utah were to allow "willing physicians and willing patients" to consider cannabis treatments, it would be a "highly regulated freedom," the senator sponsoring the medical marijuana bill told his colleagues Monday. Time ran out before a vote on the...

Utah tops nation for huddling into cities
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:55:35 -0800

Utah has plenty of wide-open spaces across its deserts and mountains. But more than any other state, its residents huddle into cities. A study released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau says 88.4 percent of Utahns live in cities and towns, instead of unincorporated areas, the top in the nation. Ranking behind it are Illinois, 86.9 percent; California, 83.1 percent; Kansas, 82.7; and Minnesota ...