SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State officials say Utah restaurants fared much better last year during covert visits by underage drinkers.
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.
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.
A small city in northern Utah has voted to lift its long-standing ban on alcohol sales. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - 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.
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.
Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council Director Mary Lou Emerson presented the report to lawmakers Wednesday.
Emerson said the drop in alcohol-related deaths is good news but "even one death due to DUI is one too many."