The record setting rates of domestic violence resulting in death in UT in 2017 caused increased efforts to better address the problem. The YWCA of Utah , dedicated to empowering women, discusses anew bill focused on domestic violence prevention.
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Sen. Curt Bramble discusses a law requiring doctors to access a database prior to prescribing addictive medications such as opioids. Bramble also touches on 5G technology and a revision of policy for the Ethics Commission.
Senator and practicing family doctor Brian Zehnder talks Medicaid expansion making it possible for 65,000 people to get access to affordablehealthcare. Learn how HB 12 would affect birth control coverage in Utah.
Over 300 million dollars sits unclaimed at the Utah State Treasurery department. Learn how you can check if you are entitled to unclaimed money as Sen. Lyle Hillyard explains HB 175 an updated unclaimed property law.
A bill that would eliminate non-compete agreements in industries such as broadcasting is discussed. Employers will be prohibited from building non-compete clauses into their Utah workers contacts. Learn more about HB 241 with Rep. Mike Schultz.
Is helping someone commit suicide murder HB 86 makes assisted suicide a crimeprosecutedas a second degree felony in Utah. Rep. Mike Mckell discusses the bill that is a direct response to a case in which an 18 old was charged with murder, accused of encouraging a friend to kill herself. Election bill aimed a maintaining election integrity is also discussed.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 7 men, will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
In today's edition of Comcast Newsmakers, Pamela O'Brien, CEO of AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), discusses how their organization combats this widespread problem.
Interview recorded May 26, 2017.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation seeks to create positive change for youths in under-served communities, focusing on youth development and mentorship. To learn more, visit the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation on the web at www.theMalcolmJenkinsFoundation.org
The National Mall is America's front yard. Caroline Cunningham of the Trust for the National Mall discusses ongoing efforts to restore and preserve this national treasure. Visit the Trust for the National Mall on the web at www.NationalMall.org