Republican state Sen. Todd Weiler, appearing on the Utah Senate floor in Salt Lake City in February, introduced a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Jennifer Carter, 30, stands in a dormitory area that she shares with her two young children at The Road Home Community Winter Shelter facility in Midvale, Utah. Cayce Clifford for NPR hide caption

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There's Shelter, And Then There's Housing. Utah Claims Muted Victory

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The Road Home is a private nonprofit social services agency that assists homeless individuals and families, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Here, a view from outside. Cayce Clifford for NPR hide caption

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Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How

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Former Sheriff William "Dub" Lawrence, in a scene from the documentary Peace Officer. It's not his job to investigate old crimes and officer-involved shootings — but that hasn't stopped him from obsessing over them. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An Ex-Lawman On A Lonely Mission: Bringing The Police To Justice

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A public funeral is held for Mormon leader L. Tom Perry on June 5 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He died at the age of 92 from cancer. The recent deaths of several high-ranking church leaders are expected to prompt new appointments. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?

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Investigators stand next to evidence markers in front of the house of Matthew Stewart, who was shot and injured by Ogden police during a drug raid, in Ogden, Utah, Jan. 5, 2012. One police officer was killed and five were wounded in the shootout that erupted as a narcotics enforcement team executed a search warrant at Stewart's home. George Frey/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

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The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, is shown in June 2010. Trent Nelson/AP hide caption

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Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One

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Lucky Accident With A State Trooper Helps A Mom Get To Her Sick Son

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Kody Partridge (center right) and her partner, Lauri Wood, kiss at a same-sex marriage celebration Monday in Salt Lake City. The status of gay marriage remains uncertain in Kansas and Wyoming, where officials say no court has ruled on their ban specifically. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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This statue is located in Utah's Capitol building, beneath a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers traveling out west. "Utah is a place that understands the value of immigration," says Utah's speaker of the House, Becky Lockhart. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert addresses a crowd during a rally at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Sandy, Utah, in April. Herbert reiterated his support of the state's same-sex marriage ban, which was struck down Wednesday by a federal panel. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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