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Hundreds of students across Utah are participating in a walkout this morning to protest gun violence. It's part of a nationwide demonstration following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., exactly one month ago. 

The national conversation we’re having on guns is particularly painful in Colorado, where Columbine and Aurora are still active wounds. And like the rest of the country, this Mountain West state is deeply divided over what measures to take.

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Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a state review of protocols regarding school lockdowns following the Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, but is not proposing any new legislation to stem gun violence — pointing instead to societal factors that could be to blame.

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President Trump is speaking for the first time about the shooting at a high school in South Florida that left at least 17 people dead

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From hurricanes to mass shootings to forest fires, multiple disasters have struck the United States in recent months. Earlier today, hospital systems, local law enforcement and EMS did a mass-casualty training drill in Salt Lake City to test how Utah would fare in a disaster. 

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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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Sue Reynolds was asleep at her home in La Verkin, Utah — a small town about two hours from Las Vegas — when she received one of the worst calls of her life.

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Utah's elected officials have offered assistance to Nevada authorities following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a shooter opened fire on people attending a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night.