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Drug court opens for Operation Rio Grande arrestees, LDS Church supports baker who refused to serve same-sex couple and the gap widens between 3rd District candidates

9/15/2017
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The kickoff of a new drug court program adds to the treatment efforts of Operation Rio Grande. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throws its support behind a Colorado bakery shop owner who refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. And as the November general election nears, polling […]

Duration: 00:51:28


Utahns in Congress respond to DACA move, SLC mayor rebukes handling of nurse-arresting cop’s suspension, questions arise about feds’ use of driver-card info

9/8/2017
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Utah’s Congressional delegation responds to President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program, known as DACA, shields from deportation immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says the officer who arrested a University Hospital nurse should have been placed on leave immediately, before body cam footage of […]

Duration: 00:51:27


Rio Grande closing, deal with solar customers, food tax

9/1/2017
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Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announce that the crime-ridden Rio Grande Street will be closed to cars temporarily. Rocky Mountain Power reaches an agreement with solar energy advocates over net metering for people who have solar panels. And after nearly raising the sales tax on food during this […]

Duration: 00:51:26


Zinke’s monument adjustments, Operation Rio Grande’s tenure and Stewart may run for Senate

8/25/2017
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends adjustments to national monument boundaries, but he doesn’t suggest eliminating any altogether. Operation Rio Grande’s efforts to curb crime near a downtown homeless shelter could take two years. And Rep. Chris Stewart has his eyes on Sen. Orrin Hatch’s job in 2018 — if Hatch chooses not to run for […]

Duration: 00:51:26


Operation Rio Grande arrests, no Herrod concession and heavy metals in schools’ drinking water

8/18/2017
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Operation Rio Grande’s arrest tally rises above 200 in less than a week of the downtown crackdown, and the ACLU of Utah calls the strategy “business as usual.” Provo Mayor John Curtis likely wins the Republican nomination in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, but Chris Herrod, the probable runner-up, refuses to concede until more votes are […]

Duration: 00:51:25


More jail beds, a warning about social media and a Mormon leader’s excommunication

8/11/2017
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Utah County has agreed to free up 128 beds for Salt Lake County inmates, a decision that officials with the state, Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County hope will help address issues of lawlessness in downtown Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande area. The ACLU of Utah warns Utah lawmakers that blocking their constituents on […]

Duration: 00:51:31


Ozone levels, the Koch Foundation and Utah’s Third Congressional District

8/4/2017
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Ozone levels along the Wasatch Front are the worst they’ve been in almost a decade. A $10 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation has some University of Utah faculty concerned about potential political influence at the school. And after a judge ruled in the party’s favor, Jim Bennett will be on the ballot as the […]

Duration: 00:51:27


Utah guv pushes for homelessness fix, Hatch disagrees with transgender ban, Herbert backs Curtis

7/28/2017
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State leaders announce their new plan to fight homelessness, though many of the details on how to do it remain unknown to the public. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch disagrees with President Donald Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military. Gov. Gary Herbert endorses Provo Mayor John Curtis before the 3rd Congressional District […]

Duration: 00:51:24


Herbert announces 50-year water plan, Wilson to seek Hatch’s Senate seat and Huntsman Jr. officially nominated as ambassador to Russia

7/21/2017
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In anticipation of Utah’s population growth, Gov. Gary Herbert unveils a 50-year water management plan. Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson announces that she will challenge seven-term Sen. Orrin Hatch. And the White House officially nominates Jon Huntsman Jr. as ambassador to Russia. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Emma Penrod, Washington Bureau […]

Duration: 00:51:27


Senate GOP pushes new health bill, Hatch weighs in on Trump Jr. meeting, Utah District 3 candidates debate, mixed reaction on schools initiative (7/14/17)

7/14/2017
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Senate Republicans release a revision of their health care bill, gaining some conservative votes but still lacking support from moderates. Utah’s U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch says the story of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian national is “overblown.” Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District have a hard time distinguishing themselves from one another […]

Duration: 00:51:37


Fireworks troubles renew calls for ban, Hughes considers National Guard intervention in homeless violence, Gordon Hayward bolts to Boston

7/7/2017
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Fireworks dazzle Utahns over the July Fourth weekend, but fires and increased air pollution have some residents wondering if the displays are worth the trouble. Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes considers involving the National Guard in the violence affecting the Rio Grande homeless population. And Utah Jazz player Gordon Hayward says goodbye to the Beehive […]

Duration: 00:51:27


Jason Chaffetz’s new gig; Mike Lee’s role in the delayed health care vote; and what caused the Brian Head fire to spread?

6/30/2017
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Outgoing Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz starts work as a political pundit on Fox News. Republican Senate leaders postpone a vote on their health care bill amid lack of support, including from Utah Sen. Mike Lee. And while the Brian Head Fire rages on, environmentalists and state legislators disagree on what causes wildfires to spread. On […]

Duration: 00:51:24


Utah’s new DUI law, Gov. Herbert vs. the legislature — and Mike Lee vs. the GOP health care bill

6/23/2017
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Utah’s hotly debated DUI law comes under scrutiny during the legislature’s interim session. The race for Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s soon-to-be-vacant House seat spurs a conflict between the Utah legislature and Gov. Gary Herbert. And Senate Republicans release the draft of their health care bill, drawing fire from Democrats and some Republicans, including Utah Sen. Mike […]

Duration: 00:51:23


Ott may retire early, Zinke wants to resize Bears Ears and Utah imam barred from flying home

6/16/2017
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Amid growing concerns for his health, Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott considers retiringfrom the position before his term ends in 2020. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends resizing the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument. And the leader of a Utah mosque is barred from his flight home to the United States from a Kenyan […]

Duration: 00:51:26


Miller leaves Democratic race and party, Our Schools Now talks sales tax, and why Comey got fired

6/9/2017
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The Our Schools Now campaign to increase education funding changes to include a sales tax hike. Rob Miller, leaves a Utah Democratic Party race, then the party itself, amid accusations of sexual misconduct. And a poll shows Utahns disagree on why former FBI Director James Comey was fired from his post. On Friday at 9 […]

Duration: 00:51:25


Utah booze board stumbles in accounting, state rebuffs candidates, and Winder looks for redrock pastures

6/2/2017
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A state audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shows millions reporting errors involving millions of dollars. Two candidates looking to enter the 3rd District congressional raceare rejected by the state. And Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says he’ll take a job as Moab’s police chief. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake […]

Duration: 00:51:24


Schools’ punishment of American Indians, Diehl and Hughes, and Trump’s budget

5/26/2017
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American Indian students are punished in Utah schools more than any other demographic, a recent report shows. Details about former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl’s bankruptcy case surface, prompting more questions about his relationship with Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes. And President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would slash fundingfor Utahns in need and […]

Duration: 00:51:27


Chaffetz and Comey, Chaffetz and Herbert, Huntsman and Russia

5/19/2017
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz invites former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly over a memoregarding a special request from President Donald Trump. Former Gov. Jon Huntsman awaits nomination as ambassador to Russia more than two months after accepting the job. And withChaffetz’s plans to step down from Congress in June, Gov. Gary Herbert and the […]

Duration: 00:50:56


Zinke’s monumental tour, Chaffetz wants Comey review, Hatch on health care

5/12/2017
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke receives feedback from lawmakers, advocacy groups and American Indians on Bears Ears National Monument for his recommendation to Pres. Donald Trump. Congressman Jason Chaffetz requests a review by the Department of Justice of the firing of FBI Director James Comey. And Sen. Orrin Hatch comments on Americans receiving federal health care […]

Duration: 00:51:26


UTA deals haunt house speaker, U. president will retire, Chaffetz votes on health bill

5/5/2017
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Past deals come back to haunt Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes and the Utah Transit Authority. University of Utah Pres. David Pershing announces his retirement from the position early, after University Health Care CEO Vivian Lee also resigns. And Congressman Jason Chaffetz heads back to Washington post-surgery to vote on House Republicans’ health care bill. […]

Duration: 00:51:22

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