‘Behind the Headlines’: Medical cannabis, high drug costs and local response to the Pittsburgh shooting

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Vaughn Lovejoy, center, joins fellow community members outside Chabad Lubavitch of Utah as members of Utah's Jewish and interfaith communities hold a vigil and prayer service, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 for the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes holds a public meeting to discuss the medical cannabis compromise legislation he crafted with proponents and opponents of Proposition 2. Also, due to high drug costs, a Utah health insurance group is paying for public employees to fill prescriptions in Mexico. And the local faith community responds to the recent shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

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