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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 governor signs bill allowing executions by firing squad

    Utah governor signs bill allowing executions by firing squad
    Inmates on Utah's death row can now be executed by a firing squad, under new legislation signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday. The measure, which cleared the state Senate by an 18-10 vote this month, allows Utah to put inmates to death by...
  • Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

    Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad
    Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions Monday when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method's use when no lethal-injection drugs are available. Herbert has said he finds the firing squad "a little bit gruesome,"...
  • Utah firing squad bill may get governor's signature

    Utah firing squad bill may get governor's signature
    Utah's governor announced Thursday that he was "leaning toward" signing a bill that would allow the use of a firing squad to execute death row inmates if lethal-injection drugs are unavailable. Republican Gov. Gary R. Herbert said that because Utah is a...
  • Utah lawmakers pass bill allowing for execution by firing squad

    Utah lawmakers pass bill allowing for execution by firing squad
    Utah will be able to use a firing squad to execute death row inmates when lethal-injection drugs are unavailable, as long as the governor signs a bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Paul Ray, passed by a...
  • Utah House passes church-backed anti-discrimination bill

    Utah House passes church-backed anti-discrimination bill
    A Mormon-church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights received final approval at the state's Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday. The House of Representatives voted 65-10 to pass the bill,...
  • Utah lawmakers vote to become only state to allow firing squad

    Utah lawmakers vote to become only state to allow firing squad
    Utah — the only state in the past 40 years to carry out a death sentence by firing squad — is poised to bring back the Old West-style executions if the state cannot track down drugs used in lethal injections. The Republican-controlled state...
  • LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah state Senate

    LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah state Senate
    A landmark bill that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace and housing market, while also protecting religious rights, won approval Friday in the Republican-controlled Utah state Senate. The...
  • Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

    Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall
    Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation's governors gathered in...