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  • Capital punishment is barbaric, whatever form it takes

    Capital punishment is barbaric, whatever form it takes
    The state of Oklahoma, which developed the nation's first lethal injection protocol for executions, may soon approve what lawmakers say is a new, even more humane way of killing people. Following the advice of a criminal justice professor who is also a...
  • Utah sets example with firing squads

    Congratulations to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for allowing firing squads to execute death-row prisoners. It's simple, quick, inexpensive, and deadly. Wham, bang. Next! This is a long time coming. Get rid of those on death row, which costs millions to maintain...
  • Utah leaders criticized for closed-door Medicaid talks

    A decision by Utah's Republican governor and GOP legislative leaders to negotiate Medicaid expansion behind closed doors has rankled some who argue the process should be transparent. The proposal crafted during the talks will receive a public hearing...
  • Bill before Utah governor to regulate ride-hailing companies

    A bill awaiting Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's approval would create new statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft while overriding Salt Lake City regulations that have left the company's drivers with big fines. Sen. Stuart Adams, a...
  • Governor OKs allowing restaurants to ban drive-thru cyclists

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved a bill that would overrule Salt Lake City's mandate that restaurants allow cyclists in drive-thru lanes. The Republican governor signed the measure Wednesday. It would prohibit municipalities from forcing businesses to...
  • Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

    Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available. Their thinking: Develop a backup plan in case a nationwide lethal-drug shortage persists. But critics...
  • Should firing squads be used for executions?

    Should firing squads be used for executions?
    I’m only surprised Florida didn’t think of this first. Firing squads for executions!! Of course. What’s next? Should we have them in the middle of town so everybody can watch? Perhaps sell tickets? Why not? This week, Utah...
  • Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable

    Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable
    Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions if lethal injection drugs are unavailable when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome." The Republican governor has said...
  • In Theory: Thoughts on Utah's SB 296

    In a move that was hailed as a "milestone," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this month signed into law SB 296, which, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, "gives Utah its first statewide nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community while...
  • Utah brings back the firing squad, so how does it work?

    Utah brings back the firing squad, so how does it work?
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has given his stamp of approval to a law that brings back the firing squad in the only state that has used it in the past 40 years. Under the measure approved Monday, firing squads will serve as a backup method if lethal...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Police chief: No evidence of gang rape doesn't mean something terrible didn't happen at UVa A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no...