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Impeachment update, tax reform repeal, ‘conversion therapy’ banned

1/24/2020
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Lawmakers and the governor announce that they’ll repeal the tax reform law passed in last month’s special legislative session. Utah becomes the 19th state to ban so-called conversion therapy. And Sean Reyes joins fellow GOP attorneys general to urge acquittal of president Donald Trump in his his senate impeachment trial. At 9 a.m. on Friday, […]

Duration:00:51:13

Gov. Herbert shuts down a condom giveaway by the health department

1/17/2020
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Governor Herbert nixes a Health Department plan to distribute condoms with suggestive packaging. A key export city for Utah mines says it will phase out coal shipments. And, following complaints over a controversial plate, Utah’s process for approving personalized license plates gets new scrutiny. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor […]

Duration:00:51:18

Join Tribune reporters on KCPW to discuss the outcome of the inland port lawsuit

1/10/2020
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A judge throws out Salt Lake City’s lawsuit against the Utah inland Port. Sen. Mike Lee lambasts the Trump administration over its briefing on the assassination of a top Iranian general. And the Utah program that sends public employees to Mexico to buy their medications at a deeply discounted rate. At 9 a.m. on Friday, […]

Duration:00:51:12

Homeless pedestrian deaths, a father-son homeless outreach, and the decade in Utah health

1/3/2020
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In this week’s episode of Behind the Headlines, we look at how pedestrian deaths near the new South Salt Lake homeless center spark calls for safety improvements, a father-son team working to make a difference in the lives of people who are homeless, by listening, and the Utah health trends that defined that past decade. […]

Duration:00:51:20

Join Tribune reporters on KCPW to talk about 2019 in Utah

12/27/2019
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 For this week’s episode, we take a look back at the year in Utah news. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, and managing editors David Noyce and Sheila McCann join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the stories that defined Utah in 2019. Every Friday at 9 […]

Duration:00:51:12

President Donald Trump is impeached; and a whistleblower claims that the LDS Church is stockpiling $100 billion

12/20/2019
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President Donald Trump is impeached. Utah Republican Congressmen Chris Stewart, Rob Bishop and John Curtis vote against impeachment, while Democrat Ben McAdams votes for it. And a whistleblower claims that the LDS Church stockpiled $100 billion in charitable donations. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter Nate Carlisle, […]

Duration:00:51:15

Impeachment vote, shelter vacancies, and a recap of the special session

12/13/2019
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The House Judiciary Committee advances articles of impeachment. Utah lawmakers pass a sweeping tax reform in a special legislative session. And despite bed availability, some homeless men in Salt Lake City say the new Men’s Resource Center is too far away. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Taylor Stevens and Benjamin Wood, […]

Duration:00:51:21

Jaywalking, the Utah Theater, a Pac-12 championship and more

12/6/2019
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Data on jaywalking citations in Salt Lake City shows an apparent targeting of the city’s homeless population. The historic Utah Theater is ‘sold’ and slated for demolition. And the University of Utah football team heads to the PAC-12 championship and beyond. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, and […]

Duration:00:49:04

Chris Stewart at the impeachment hearings, Utah women’s poll and state oil and gas regulations

11/22/2019
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Utah Rep. Chris Stewart defends President Donald Trump amid ongoing impeachment hearings. A new poll shows that more than half of Utah women believe that they have a lower status than men. And a legislative audit finds Utah oil and gas regulators aren’t regulating all that much. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune […]

Duration:00:51:17

Jon Huntsman announces his candidacy for governor and Rep. Chris Stewart calls the impeachment inquiry a ‘coup’

11/15/2019
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Jon Huntsman Jr. launches his bid to become Utah governor — again. With public impeachment hearings underway in the U.S. House, Rep. Chris Stewart says ‘the coup has started.’ And editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley marks 40 years of ruffling sea gull feathers in Utah. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics […]

Duration:00:51:15

9 women and children with Utah ties are killed in Mexico and Erin Mendenhall is elected mayor of Salt Lake City

11/8/2019
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Families are grieving after an attack from a Mexican drug cartel left three women and six children dead. Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall was voted to be the next mayor of Salt Lake City after securing an early lead on election night. And The Salt Lake Tribune is now a nonprofit. At 9 a.m. […]

Duration:00:51:10

Rep. Ben McAdams votes for the impeachment resolution and The Salt Lake Tribune will no longer endorse candidates

11/1/2019
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Rep. Ben McAdams votes in favor of an impeachment resolution, while his GOP colleagues oppose it. After an emergency meeting on homelessness, state and county leaders push for new housing, but say The Road Home shelter will close for good this fall. And a farewell (fond or otherwise) to candidate endorsements from The Salt Lake […]

Duration:00:51:14

Massive tax reform proposal rankles teachers, anti-poverty advocates

10/25/2019
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A massive tax reform proposal by state lawmakers draws fire from teachers and advocates against poverty. State and local leaders say they’ll consider keeping the downtown homeless shelter open through the winter to address a long-predicted shortfall in beds. And poll monitors in San Juan County report irregularities in the early voting process, including potential […]

Duration:00:51:10

Homeless shelter overflow, conversion therapy bans and attempts to halt the Utah Inland Port

10/18/2019
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Just weeks after opening in Salt Lake City, a homeless women’s resource center is already filled to capacity. The LDS Church opposes a proposed ban on ‘conversion therapy’ in Utah. And environmental organizations request a halt to construction at the Utah Inland Port. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt […]

Duration:00:51:02

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

10/4/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:51:53

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

9/27/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:49:12

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

9/20/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:49:01

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

9/13/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:49:15

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

9/6/2019
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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 […]