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With two new mass shootings over the weekend and renewed calls for action across the country, medical organizations are increasingly advocating to treat gun violence as a public health issue. Research into the factors behind firearm violence can be difficult to do through federal agencies, but here in Utah, it has been done before.

Photo of a constituent questioning Rep. Chris Stewart as several rows of audience members look on.
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In a wide-ranging discussion at a town hall in Hurricane on Monday night, Congressman Chris Stewart said he was conflicted on the issue of gun control in the wake of two mass shootings last weekend.

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Julia Ritchey / KUER

 

In the year since a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people, there have been marches, town halls and a resurgence of student activism. But, as far as 17-year-old Noah Blumenthal can see, not a lot of substantive policy change.

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A Utah school safety commission formed to address school violence is suggesting expanded mental health services for high risk students and other recommendations ahead of next year’s legislative session.