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London Terrorist Attack Leaves Utah Man Dead And His Wife Injured

Kurt and Melissa Cochran from West Bountiful were among those caught in the London terrorist attack Wednesday. Kurt was killed while his wife Melissa survived with serious injuries.

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Utah legislators delivered some big messages on public lands during this year’s 45 days of lawmaking. But air-quality and other environmental concerns saw only modest gains – along with some setbacks.

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On the final day of this year’s legislative session a letter was read in both the House and Senate thanking lawmakers for their efforts to fund education.

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Utah lawmakers set aside millions more for homelessness and affordable housing efforts this year, though still short of what advocates had hoped for.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he does plan on running for an eighth term in the U.S. Senate in 2018, following months of speculation.

Hatch made his comments to CNN on Thursday, though his office later said his decision is not yet final. 

Gov. Gary Herbert, a longtime friend of Hatch’s, praised the 82-year-old senator, saying he has served Utah well for more than 40 years.

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Lawmakers gave final passage to a bill that would allow people as young as 18 years old to carry a concealed weapon.

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On Wednesday, Utah lawmakers passed a bill that would raise the age limit of motorcyclists required to wear helmets on state highways. It brought up passionate debate from both supporters and opponents.

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Senators cleared the way Wednesday for Utah to become the toughest state in the nation when it comes to driving under the influence. They passed a bill, HB155, to lower the state’s blood-alcohol limit to .05 -- the lowest DUI threshold in the nation.

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Lawmakers finalized an incentive Wednesday for Utah’s refineries to bring cleaner “Tier 3” gasoline to the state.

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The Utah Legislature passed the lengthy bill to reform some of the state’s alcohol laws. It now needs only Governor Herbert’s signature to become law. 

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Around Salt Lake and across the country, women showed solidarity on International Women’s Day — with some taking to the streets and others taking the day off.

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of child endangerment for his role in the sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

In a split verdict, the Pennsylvania jury found that Spanier's handling of a 2001 complaint alleging abuse by Sandusky, warranted conviction on one of three charges against him. The jury did, however, acquit Spanier of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment, the Associated Press reports.

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