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LDS church leader says gender is defined at birth, ATVs in Utah’s national parks, and a lewdness charge.

A leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints defines gender as ‘biological sex at birth.’ The National Parks Service opens Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ to ATVs. And a West Valley City woman fights a lewdness charge after going topless in her own home. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David […]


Reactions to impeachment inquiry, State alters Lake Powell Pipeline plan, and a coal mine resumes production.

Utah’s members of Congress react to the launch of an official impeachment inquiry. State officials significantly alter their plans for the Lake Powell Pipeline. And a Utah coal mine is expected to resume production — with an eye to overseas markets. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter […]


Lawmakers take cannabis private, rents continue to rise despite new construction, and those pesky scooter riders

Lawmakers vote to take cannabis dispensing out of the state’s hands. Rents continue to rise, despite a boom in apartment construction. And Salt Lake City considers a crackdown on sidewalk scooter riders. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, reporter Taylor Stevens and columnist George Pyle join KCPW host […]


Vaping wafts into politics, justice system exonerations and medical cannabis changes

Following a spate of vaping-related illnesses, Sen. Mitt Romney suggests a recall of e-cigarettes, a Utah man is exonerated in a sexual abuse case after spending more than 15 years behind bars and marijuana opponents cry foul over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis law. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and […]


Money will be diverted from Hill Air Force Base to pay for Trump’s border wall and an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation is seeking asylum

President Trump diverts $54 million from Utah military projects to fund his border wall. Facing deportation, an immigrant-rights activist seeks asylum. And Sen. Mike Lee visits Russia, even after two of his senate colleagues were denied visas. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter Lee Davidson and news […]

Salt Lake City Council approves Inland Port incentive, United Nations conference in Salt Lake

This week in news: the Salt Lake City Council approves a tax incentive for a developer to build on 3,000 acres inside the Utah Inland Port; the former Salt Lake City police officer who handcuffed nurse Alex Wubbels gets a job at the Weber County jail; and a United Nations conference descends on Utah’s capital. […]


Former state Rep. Ken Ivory leaves state Legislature

Mitt Romney says states should take the lead on new gun laws. Ken Ivory resigns his legislative seat to work for a public lands consulting firm — one he helped secure a public contract for to the tune of $700,000. And despite losing federal funding, Planned Parenthood will keep operating in Utah. At 9 a.m. […]


Utah primary elections, campus safety and Overstock CEO’s Russia involvement

Erin Mendenhall and Luz Escamilla advance to the next round in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race. The University of Utah implements changes to its campus safety policies. And CEO Patrick Byrne claims he played a key role in the Russia investigation. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor […]


Jon Huntsman resigns as ambassador to return home for potential governor run

Utah’s federal lawmakers respond to the latest mass shootings in America, including Rep. Chris Stewart voicing support of “red flag” laws. Jon Huntsman Jr. resigns as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, though there is no word on whether he will run for Utah governor. And the Salt Lake City mayoral primary enters the final stretch. At […]


Utah’s plans for medical marijuana might leave counties breaking federal law

Two counties warn that Utah’s plan for distributing medical marijuana might run afoul of federal law. Environmental groups raise an alarm over mislabeled nuclear waste shipments through the state. And remembering former Utah first lady Norma Matheson, who died this week at the age of 89. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune editor […]


Rep. Chris Stewart slams Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

Rep. Chris Stewart called out Robert Mueller for ensnaring “innocent people” in his Russia probe. The Utah Supreme Court finds that a state panel was unconstitutionally blocking medical malpractice lawsuits. And the hectic work schedule of a Utah public defender. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Thomas Burr and Jessica Miller, and […]


Utah Representatives react to Trump’s Twitter tirade

How Utah’s delegation in Washington responded to president Trump’s Twitter tirade against four progressive democrats. Utah Sen. Mike Lee votes against extending funding to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. And the homeless population living in Salt Lake City is still largely uninformed about what changes to services will happen when the […]


Inland port protests, teacher pay increases and the evolving Utah Jazz roster

This week in Utah, inland port protesters clash with police at the offices of the Salt Lake City Chamber; teachers and the Salt Lake City School District reach a tentative agreement over pay; and the Utah Jazz shake up their roster. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Taylor Stevens and Andy Larsen […]


Utah lawmaker wants to ban elective abortions, and the SLC mayor and City Council battle over the inland port

This week in Utah, a state senator says he’s preparing legislation to ban elective abortions; a feud between Salt Lake City’s mayor and the City Council over the Utah Inland Port spills into the public view; and Midvale says a Confederate group won’t be allowed in their annual parade. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt […]


FBI investigating a PAC run by Gov. Herbert’s former campaign manager

The FBI is reportedly investigating a political action committee run by governor Gary Herbert’s former campaign manager. After a contentious debate, the Salt Lake County Council passes a resolution calling for immigration reform. And Sen. Mitt Romney calls out president Trump for appearing to welcome 2020 campaign help from foreign governments. At 9 a.m. on […]


Protesters are removed from Inland Port meeting

Dozens of protestors are forcibly removed from a Utah Inland Port Authority board meeting. The field of candidates running for mayor of Salt Lake City becomes clear, as do some of the major issues of the race. And University of Utah police apologize for including slain student Lauren McCluskey’s name in the program for awards […]


Body of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley has been found and her uncle charged with her murder

A tragedy unfolds in Logan after the disappearance of a 5-year-old girl. With needle exchanges legal, some local health advocates think it’s time for safe-injection sites for people with addictions. And an ax-throwing venue finds a workaround to get a recreational license to serve beer. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing […]


A feud between two Utah high school coaches reaches a boiling point

Sen. Mitt Romney calls a GOP lawmaker ‘courageous’ for saying the president has engaged in impeachable behavior, though Romney doesn’t support impeachment himself. Democratic federal lawmakers want an investigation into whether the Interior Department broke the law by considering oil and gas leases inside the original boundaries of a Utah national monument. And a feud […]