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Utah lawmakers are acting with a renewed sense of urgency following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida. At least two new proposals to prevent gun violence are being floated at the Legislature.

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The deadly high school shooting in Florida earlier this month has reignited the age-old debate over gun control. Survivors of the attack are speaking out, and so are students across the country. Here in Utah, four high school seniors are organizing a march against gun violence next month.

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A third Utahn has died after the Las Vegas mass shooting. Heather Warino Alvarado of Cedar City was a 35 year old mother of 3 who drove down to the Strip to get away for the weekend. She and her daughter were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when Alvarado was shot. Her daughter was unharmed.

The Cedar City Fire Department, where Alvarado's husband is a firefighter, confirmed that family and friends learned from Las Vegas police that she had died Monday night.  Warino Alvarado operated a day care center in Cedar City.

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Utah law enforcement officials held a meeting with faith leaders this week to talk about protecting houses of worship from security threats.

Whittney Evans

Hundreds of people stood in the rain outside the Salt Lake City and County building Monday night to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando, Florida night club shooting.

State lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that would allow public schools to provide firearm safety training to students.

Utah Department of Public Safety

The Utah Department of Public Safety has released the man who left a suspicious package at the Utah State Capitol.