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John Swallow, Abdi Mohamed and the 2017 legislative session (1/27/17)

Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill releases the bodycam footage of the officer-involved shooting of Abdi Mohamed nearly a year after the

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 7 (1/26/17)

Welcome to day 7 of Daily Buzz’s coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah with our host John

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 6 (1/25/17)

It’s Day 6 of Daily Buzz’s coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with our host John Wildman and co-hosts

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 5 (1/24/17)

Welcome back for day 5 of Daily Buzz’s coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah with our host

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 4 (1/23/17)

Welcome to Day 4 of Daily Buzz’s coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Welcome to Day 4 of Daily Buzz’s coverage of

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 3 (1/22/17)

It’s day 3 of Daily Buzz’s coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah. On today’s episode we invite

The Daiy Buzz from Sundance 2017: Day 2 (1/21/17)

Welcome to daty 2 of Daily Buzz’s coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah. On today’s episode we

The Daily Buzz from Sundance 2017: Day 1 (1/20/2017)

The Daily Buzz returns to Park City to cover the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Join co-hosts John Wildman, Kim Voynar, Lansia Wann,

Presidential inauguration, 2017 legislative session and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (1/20/17)

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will not look into President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, though a recent poll

KCPW Presents: “Utopiah” Migrant and Refugee Stories

With 65 million living as refugees and migrants, the world has never had more forcibly displaced people than it does now. In

Homeless-shelter controversy, tax hike for education and Hatch at attorney general confirmation hearing (1/13/17)

Salt Lake City’s plan for four new homeless resource centers meets more opposition from Sugar House residents and Salt Lake County Mayor

Bears Ears, homeless resource centers and Bonneville Salt Flats (1/6/17)

Salt Lake City residents push back against a planned homeless resource center in Sugar House. Utahns hope President-elect Donald Trump takes action

Bears Ears, sexual assault on Utah campuses and perception of the media (12/30/16)

Utah’s stake in the presidential election, a contentious monument designation in the Bears Ears region and investigations into how Utah colleges address

Electors’ votes, backlash over shelter sites, air-quality woes and Swallow’s court setback (12/23/16)

Utah electors unanimously cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Salt Lake City Council members receive threats after the announcement of the

Homeless shelters, ex-Utah State player is denied bail, Trump’s Cabinet (12/16/16)

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces the locations of four homeless shelters. Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green, accused

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s 2017 budget, national monument designations and homeless shelters(12/9/16)

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert lays out his 2017 budget, which emphasizes education and law enforcement. Rep. Rob Bishop asks President-elect Donald Trump

Voter fraud accusations, education funding and liquor stores (12/2/16)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. considers a run for Senate. Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox responds to President-elect Donald Trump’s baseless

KCPW Presents: Has Gerrymandering Destroyed the Political Center? (12/2/16)

It is alleged that the practice of gerrymandering—dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group—subverts democracy by making congressional districts

Bears Ears, Sen. Orrin Hatch and University of Utah athletics (11/18/16)

Seven-term Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch considers a run for re-election. Energy developers plan to drill oil wells near the Bears Ears

Trump’s election, Chaffetz to continue investigation (11/11/16)

On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas Burr, columnist Paul Rolly, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and Tribune

Election Day and Hillary Clinton’s emails (11/4/16)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rises above Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and independent candidate Evan McMullin in Utah, according to national polls.

BYU changes how it addresses sexual assault, Trump gets Jason Chaffetz’s vote, LDS Church’s ‘Mormon and Gay’ website (10/28/16)

Brigham Young University unveils changes in how it responds to reports of sexual assault. Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’s still

Homelessness in SLC, McMullin’s rise, threatening calls to GOP leader (10/21/16)

The Salt Lake City Council diverts $30 million of Redevelopment Agency funds to affordable housing in an effort to address homelessness downtown.

Trump support wanes in Utah, Weinholtz’s wife awaits charges, restaurant worker cleared in cop case and Tribune endorses Clinton (10/14/16)

Top Utah Republicans pull their support from Donald Trump after a video surfaces showing the presidential candidate boasting about kissing and groping

Rape charges, leaked Mormon videos and Operation Diversion (10/7/16)

An ex-USU football player is charged with four counts of rape. Operation Diversion continues to address the drug problem among SLC’s homeless

America Abroad: US Foreign Policy & the Next President: Through the Eyes of the World (10/7/16)

As Americans head to the polls next month, America Abroad teams up with The Takeaway for an in depth look at the

UTA, State Politics, Homeless Shelter Plans and the ‘Zion Ceiling’

Republican Sen. Mike Lee and Democratic challenger Misty K. Snow argue over the Flint, Mich., water system. Salt Lake County Recorder Gary

KCPW Presents: “Political Junkie Special – Great Moments in Presidential Debates” (9/30/16)

In 1960, the first televised presidential debates were held between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, giving voters a unique opportunity to

‘Behind the Headlines’: Donald Trump Jr., Bears Ears and Utah’s attorney general race (9/23/16)

Donald Trump Jr. stops in Utah for a fundraiser. GOP U.S. Rep. Mia Love widens her lead over Democrat Doug Owens. Democratic

‘Behind the Headlines’: Public Lands Initiative, Utah’s water plans and Mormon Republicans (9/16/16)

A New Mexico city will be the site of a new Facebook data center despite West Jordan’s efforts to host the facility.