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Coronavirus Updates: Current situation and new developments

April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Stimulus bill was signed into law, Emergency SBA loans applications begin April 3rd; Governor Herbert issues "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive, SLC Mayor makes health order within Salt Lake City;

Coronavirus Updates: Current situation and new developments

April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Stimulus bill was signed into law, Emergency SBA loans applications begin April 3rd; Governor Herbert issues "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive, SLC Mayor makes health order within Salt Lake City;

[Op-Ed] Utah's Rocky Relationship with Polygamy

March 31, 2020

On Saturday, Governor Herbert signed SB 102 into law reducing the crime of bigamy among consenting adults to an infraction. The bill made its way through the Legislature passing through the Senate, House and accompanying committees with only 3 nay votes overall.

Governor Herbert signs SB 102, Bigamy reform bill into law

March 30, 2020

Governor Herbert signed SB 102 into law on Saturday. The bill reduces the crime of bigamy among consenting adults to an infraction. Bigamy under false pretenses remains a felony as well as bigamy when done in consort with a list of other crimes, most of which must rise to a felony themselves.

5.7 Earthquake hits Salt Lake County

March 18, 2020

A 5.7 Earthquake hit Salt Lake County in the early morning hours of March 18th.

Coronavirus Updates: Governor Herbert announces 'soft closure' of public schools in Utah

March 13, 2020

Governor Herbert announced a 'soft closure' of all 41 public school districts and 116 charter schools for the next 2 weeks. Part of this time period coincides with regularly scheduled spring break, which the closure does not impact.

Utah Legislative session wrapped up for 2020; Recap

March 13, 2020

The 2020 Utah Legislative session wrapped up at midnight Thursday night. Of the many bills in the legislature this year, there were 3 worth noting for Co-op members.

Coronavirus Updates: University of Utah moves most classes online; Utah's 4th case reported; President Trump restricts travel from Europe

March 12, 2020

The University of Utah announced earlier today they will be moving most classes to an online format to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additional cases of COVID-19 in Utah were reported. President Trump has taken steps to suspend travel from most of Europe to the United States for the next 30 days.

Bigamy bill SB102 Passes the House 70-3

February 26, 2020

SB102 amending Utah's bigamy statute was passed 70-3 in the state House of Representatives. The bill now goes back to the Senate for a final vote before going to the Governor's desk for final approval.

Bigamy bill SB102 moves one step closer toward becoming law

February 24, 2020

A bill in the Utah State Legislature that would amend the bigamy statute was passed unanimously out of House Committee. The bill now must go to the House floor for debate, and back to the Senate for a final vote before going to the Governor's desk for final approval.‍

Former WRE CEO testifies about money paid to DCCS Entities

February 14, 2020

During the trial for Lev Derman, former Washakie Renewable CEO, Jacob Kingston testified Wednesday that throughout the course of business he and his company paid around $30 Million to the DCCS or related businesses.

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