Gov. Gary Herbert

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Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday morning that he is lifting the 10 p.m. “Last call for alcohol” regulation at Utah’s restaurants and bars, which he had instituted to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the state. 

 

Gov. Herbert had reasoned that if people couldn’t order alcoholic drinks, they would be less inclined to gather for longer periods of time at bars.

 

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert stepped away from the legislature’s special session Thursday morning to address members of the Utah media for his monthly press conference, where he said even though the legislature is against it, he will issue another emergency declaration to take effect at midnight.

 

The new 30-day declaration will go into effect as the dated one expires.

 

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Herbert's office announced the lowering in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

State and U.S.'s flags will be flown at half-staff on state buildings from sunrise to sunset. 

They'll return to full staff on Friday.

As Utah Lawmakers end the legislature session Thursday evening clean air and gun control were some of this session's final issues. Lynn Ware Peek has more.