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After years of failed legislative attempts to legalize medical marijuana in Utah, supporters planned to submit an initiative Monday to place the issue before voters in 2018. The Utah Patients Coalition scheduled a morning news conference at the state Capitol …

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  • Al Hartmann  |  The Salt LakeTribune   Park City residents, town and county officals come out Friday, June 23, 2017, to see Utah’s first all-electric bus fleet at the Kimball Junction Transit Center. New buses will create little noise, have fuel equivalency of 21.4 miles per gallon. All-electric bus fleet unveiled by Park City, Summit County
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  • (Steve Griffin  |   Tribune file photo)     Legislators find their seats in the House of Representatives as the 42nd day of the 62nd Legislature continues into the evening at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Monday March 6, 2017. Utah House map may give GOP advantage
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brandon Robbins  and Corey Fox show their scars at the 6-month anniversary of The Moth & The Flames lead singer Brandon Robbins’ life-saving gift to Velour Live Music Gallery owner, Corey Fox, at Velour Live Music Gallery, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Velour owner back in the spotlight after receiving kidney transplant from The Moth & The Flame singer
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  • This Saturday, June 24, 2017, photo, shows a cabin near Panguitch Lake near Panguitch, Utah., that was not burned by a wildfire. Nearly 1,000 firefighters battled a Utah wildfire that grew Sunday morning that has prompted the evacuation of over a 1,000 people from hundreds of homes and cabins. (Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP) Panguitch Lake resident had just enough time to grab pills, pets before Brian Head Fire evacuation
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Haze from smoke of the Brian Head fire drifts through the streets of Parowan last week. Brian Head Fire not polluting the Wasatch Front ... yet
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