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Trump trims monuments, Hatch distances himself from Moore and the president backs Utah’s senior senator

12/8/2017
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President Donald Trump visits Utah to break up and downsize the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hardens his stance on the candidacy of Roy Moore, the GOP Senate candidate from Alabama. And Trump endorses Hatch for an eighth term in Congress. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Christopher Smart […]

Duration: 00:51:22


Trump to come to Utah, thousands of ballots are nullified, women share sexual harassment stories

12/1/2017
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President Donald Trump will come to Utah to announce boundary adjustments for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Errors lead to thousands of ballots’ rejection in the special congressional election. And women in Utah politics share their experiences with sexual harassment. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Courtney Tanner and Lee Davidson, […]

Duration: 00:50:52


Salt Lake County to sue Big Pharma, BLM offices could come to Utah and sex ed may move out of classrooms

11/17/2017
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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announces plans to sue the pharmaceutical industry over effects of the opioid crisis, and his decision catches County Council members off guard. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke considers moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Salt Lake City. And a state lawmaker proposes moving sex education classes […]

Duration: 00:50:59


Diehl walks, and John Curtis is set to be sworn in

11/10/2017
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After two years of uncertainty, former UTA board member Terry Diehl’s federal case is dismissed. And after Tuesday’s election, Rep.-elect John Curtis will be sworn in Monday. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Jennifer Dobner and Courtney Tanner, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to […]

Duration: 00:50:54


Feds OK Utah’s Medicaid waiver, a manhunt follows a U. shooting and Utahns in Congress discuss Mueller indictments

11/3/2017
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President Donald Trump’s administration approves Utah’s request for a Medicaid waiver to help fund Operation Rio Grande. The fatal shooting of a student near the University of Utah leads to a manhunt and arrests. And Utah’s members of Congress comment on special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictments over his Trump campaign investigation. At 9 a.m. Friday, […]

Duration: 00:50:54


KBYU changes programming, syringe exchange builds bridges, police ask homeless for ID

10/27/2017
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BYU Broadcasting is changing its television and radio formats, resulting in petitions by fans of the station’s classical music programming. A syringe exchange program in Salt Lake Cityaims to prevent the spread of disease among intravenous drug users, while saving money for the state health system. And people experiencing homelessness report being asked by police […]

Duration: 00:51:24


Advocates want to pause The Road Home’s closure, Hatch takes flak for a drug bill and Ben McAdams is running against Mia Love

10/20/2017
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Religion leaders send a letter to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, urging her not to close the Road Home shelter before the new homeless resource centers are open. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, responds to reports linking legislation he sponsored to decrease DEA enforcement of black market opioids. And Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams […]

Duration: 00:51:15


Calls for D.A.’s firing, Operation Rio Grande ‘disaster’ and a plan to limit Antiquities Act

10/13/2017
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Body-camera footage of a police shooting is released and leads to protests — including calls for the ouster of Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, who ruled that the shooting was legally justified. During a visit to Salt Lake City, a renowned homelessness researcher calls Operation Rio Grande a “disaster.” And a U.S. House […]

Duration: 00:51:27


Initiative to stop gerrymandering gets big donations, gun lobbyist explains how a bump stock works, law helps woman sue attacker 20 years later

10/6/2017
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As the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearings for a political gerrymandering case, a Utah initiative to curb the practicereceives big funding from private donors. After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a Utah gun lobbyist explains how the bump stock device used in the attack allows a semi-automatic rifle to mimic automatic weapon fire. And […]

Duration: 00:51:26


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

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