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Romney Says He Should Be Able to Keep Church Contributions Private

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains defiant in the face of criticism from Democrats and other GOP figures alike that he should

Neighborhood Bars Plan Still Up for Debate

The fate of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s initiative to allow bars in more walkable neighborhood areas remains up in the

Matheson Visits For-Profit School, Praises Students & Administrators

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson offered praise to administrators at Fortis College and students studying in fields like nursing there as he

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

VP Pick Ryan, Rep. Matheson Co-sponsored Successful Bill

Utah Republicans have been swift to praise Mitt Romney’s pick of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. But the only

Boehner Mixes Humor, Criticism of Democrats in Fundraiser for Love

The most powerful Republican in Congress made a stop in Salt Lake City today, giving Congressional hopeful Mia Love a fundraising boost

Issues Facing Latinos in Colorado, Nevada Could Shape Election

While Utah can hardly be considered a swing state in this year’s presidential election, its neighbors to the east and west are

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Report Looks at Oil Shale Contributions, Industry Responds

A closed-door meeting in late March of officials from several counties in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, along with lobbyists for the oil

Utah Request Puts Beehive State in Middle of Welfare Waiver Debate

The Obama Administration’s plan to offer waivers to individual states on welfare work requirements has drawn sharp criticism from presumptive GOP presidential

Documents Show Evidence West Valley Police Collected in Powell Case

Eighty-four documents released Tuesday after more than two years of work by The Salt Lake Tribune to obtain them reveal what West

Report Says Medicaid Won’t Bust Utah’s Budget

A new report by a local advocacy group says Medicaid spending is not going to cripple Utah’s budget, despite fears expressed by

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

Texas Tea Party Candidate Similar to Utah’s Mike Lee

Utah’s Mike Lee may soon be joined by a like-minded Tea Party Republican in the U.S. Senate, after Ted Cruz won victory

CityViews 8/2/12: “8″ Premieres in Utah/”Walking Salt Lake City”

Segment 1: California’s voter-approved ban on same sex marriage could be on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Just this week,

CityViews 8/1/12: Child Poverty in Utah/SmartTrips

Segment 1: The newest annual KIDS COUNT report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a clear picture of the impact

CityViews 07/31/12: Utahns for Ethical Government/Ransom Wydner of King Niko

Segment 1: A pending decision by the Utah Supreme Court will decide whether a citizen initiative gets on the ballot for Utah

CityViews 07/30/12: Common Core/Olympics Update

Segment 1: In 2010, the Utah Board of Education unanimously adopted the Common Core standards, an initiative led by the National Governors

Politics Up Close: ALEC Critics & Supporters, Salt Lake County’s FCOZ Commission

Depending on which person you ask, the American Legislative Exchange Council is a useful tool for state lawmakers to learn how to

2002 Olympic Records & Romney

GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney is in London for today’s opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympic Games. Meanwhile, some are hoping

Geena Davis to Visit Salt Lake Bees Game, Highlighting Women in Baseball

She’s been a fugitive, baseball player and President of the United States… all on screen. Now, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis is coming

ACLU of Utah Sounds Alarm Over Student Privacy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says Utah schools aren’t doing enough to protect students’ privacy. Legal Director John Mejia says

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Councilman Michael Jensen / Candidate Paul Recanzone

There are many critical issues on the table this election year in Salt Lake County, like canyons development, SkiLink, human services and

Automatic Cuts Would Have Big Impact in Utah

While the debate over cutting spending in Washington might seem thousands of miles away, if Congress isn’t able to reach a deal

Salt Lake City Mayor Sits Down with White House Council, Congress on Wasatch Canyons

With the debate over the controversial SkiLink proposal and proposed wilderness protections in the background, Mayor Ralph Becker took his push to

Art Center in Ephraim Says It’s Victim of Censorship

The Central Utah Art Center in Ephraim believes a recent decision by the city to evict it from its home in the

“Wicked” Opens Tonight at Capitol Theatre

After a sold-out run in 2009, the hit Broadway show Wicked has landed once again in Salt Lake City, opening tonight at

Politics Up Close: Democratic Senate Candidate Josie Valdez

Josie Valdez spent more than two decades with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Now, the Murray Democrat is looking to win a

Reward Offered in Kitten Cruelty Case

Utah animal welfare groups are offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for burying a kitten

Reaction to Matheson Vote on ACA, Huntsman Skips GOP Convention

This week, for the 30th-plus time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President