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Utah: Special Session Announced
September 14, 2017

Governor Gary Herbert (R) announced yesterday that he will call lawmakers back to the capitol on September 20 to formalize Operation Rio Grande, a two-year effort to combat general lawlessness and drug offenses in the vicinity of the Rio Grande homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City.

While specifics are not yet available, state government leaders indicate that the program will be a two-pronged effort to shuttle drug addicts into treatment programs and to lead homeless persons to needed services.

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