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How the legislature addressed suicide in our state this year

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Suicide rates in Utah are consistently higher than the national average. It’s the number one cause of death for our youth.

Representative Steve Eliason, (R) Sandy, has made prevention one of his big causes. This year, he sponsored four bills that passed and were signed into law.  

He is a guest on Inside Utah Politics this week to discuss how those bills can help curb the tragic trend in our state. 

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Glen Mills

Chief Political Correspondent

For this Beetdigger and Ute it’s an honor to be doing what he loves in his home state! Glen is an award-winning journalist, who joined the ABC4 Utah team in June 2013. You can catch him anchoring ABC4 Utah News at 4 Monday through Friday. He also serves as our Senior Political Correspondent, keeping you up to date on issues that impact your life at the city, state and national level. His political reports run throughout the week, and he hosts Inside Utah Politics, Sunday mornings at 8. The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Glen as the best government and military television reporter in the state. Before returning home to Utah, he spent 11 1/2 years developing his journalism skills in other states. He held various on-air and management positions at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, WGBA in Green Bay, Wisconsin and KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado during that time.. Read More...

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