Alcohol http://kpcw.org en Study Shows Low Rate Of Alcohol Deaths In Utah http://kpcw.org/post/study-shows-low-rate-alcohol-deaths-utah <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A new federal study shows Utah had the lowest rate of alcohol-related deaths over a five-year period among eleven states that participated in the report.</p><p>The report was released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes data from 2006-2010.</p><p>The finding seem to back the argument made by the Mormon church and many state legislators that Utah's strict liquor laws keep residents safe.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:31:00 +0000 KPCW 11066 at http://kpcw.org Utah Restaurants Fare Better On Underage Drinking http://kpcw.org/post/utah-restaurants-fare-better-underage-drinking <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State officials say Utah restaurants fared much better last year during covert visits by underage drinkers.</p><p>Lt. Troy Marx of the Utah Bureau of Investigation's alcohol enforcement team says restaurants sold to minors of 16% of these visits in 2013. That's down significantly from 29% the year before.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:01:00 +0000 KPCW 9189 at http://kpcw.org Utah Restaurants Fare Better On Underage Drinking Kids Say They're Drinking Less, Puffing More http://kpcw.org/post/kids-say-theyre-drinking-less-puffing-more <p>A recent survey of more than 900 Park City School District adolescents suggests that while alcohol consumption is on the decline, marijuana use may be increasing. Lynn Ware Peek has m0re.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:51:56 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek 9066 at http://kpcw.org Kids Say They're Drinking Less, Puffing More Northern Utah Town Lifts Ban On Alcohol Sales http://kpcw.org/post/northern-utah-town-lifts-ban-alcohol-sales <p>A small city in northern Utah has voted to lift its long-standing ban on alcohol sales. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:20:00 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 6274 at http://kpcw.org Drop In Utah Alcohol DUI Deaths In 2012 http://kpcw.org/post/drop-utah-alcohol-dui-deaths-2012 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - &nbsp;A new state report shows the number of deaths in Utah caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol was cut in half in 2012.</p><p>The preliminary report from the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shows alcohol-related DUI deaths fell from 39-20 last year from the previous year.</p><p>Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council Director Mary Lou Emerson presented the report to lawmakers Wednesday.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:19:00 +0000 KPCW 5494 at http://kpcw.org Drop In Utah Alcohol DUI Deaths In 2012