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Political Cornflakes: Trump Gains Steam, Remembering Sen. Bob Bennett

(KCPW News) Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, a giant on the local and national political scene, passed away on Wednesday. Salt Lake

Editor and Publisher Terry Orme Discusses the Sale of the Salt Lake Tribune

(KCPW News) On Wednesday news broke that Paul Huntsman, son of billionaire Utah businessman Jon M. Huntsman Sr., had entered into an

“Original Masterplan” for Salt Lake City Goes Up for Sale

(KCPW News) A foundational document in the history of Utah – foundational in more sense than one – is getting its first

Wins for Sanders and Cruz after Large Turnout at Utah Caucuses

(KCPW News) Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Texas Senator Ted Cruz were the big winners of Utah’s presidential caucuses on Tuesday evening,

Trump Rally in Downtown Salt Lake City Draws Protestors and Spectators

(KCPW News) Republican front-runner Donald Trump was one of four presidential hopefuls to visit Utah in the days leading up to this

ABU Update – Final Day of Session

Today is the last day of the 2016 meeting of state lawmakers. Today on our Better Utah Legislative Update, KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Limited Medicaid Expansion Plan Clears Utah House

(KCPW News) The Utah House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would provide health coverage under Medicaid to a limited

Musical Testimony for Resolution Honoring ‘Hamilton’ Composer

(KCPW News) West Jordan Rep. Ken Ivory invoked Broadway during testimony on the floor of the Utah House on Thursday. Ivory is

Funding Measure for Water Pipelines Advances to Final Vote

A proposal that could ultimately end up funding large water infrastructure projects like the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines advanced out

Bill to Eliminate Power Sharing in Administrative Committees Passes Utah House

(KCPW News) A measure that would shuffle the makeup of two nuts-and-bolts legislative committees to favor Republicans passed the Utah House of

Political Cornflakes: SCOTUS Appointment Battle, Biden’s Utah Visit

(KCPW News) With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, there’s a new fight over whether President Obama or the next US president

Hatch to Lawmakers: Next President Should Appoint Scalia Replacement

(KCPW News) Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch told state lawmakers on Tuesday that the appointment of a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice

Political Cornflakes: Obama Cites Mormon Persecution in Call for Religious Tolerance

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama this week mentioned Mormons during his first U.S. visit to a mosque. What was the context of

Political Cornflakes: Utah’s State of the Union Response

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama gave his last State of the Union speech this week. What was the reaction to his remarks

Political Cornflakes: Executive Orders, Oregon Standoff, President Burr

(KCPW News) President Obama unveiled new executive orders to expand background checks on gun sales this week. He made the announcement in

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz’s Report on Secret Service Security Lapses

(KCPW News) Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz issued a report this week that looks into security lapses by the Secret Service in recent

Political Cornflakes: Trump Campaign’s Mormon Statement

(KCPW News) GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be endearing himself to Utah voters. What did his campaign do this

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love’s Political Ranking, Flight Costs, and GOP ‘Debates’

(KCPW News) Mia Love was back in the news this week after she said she’s reimbursing taxpayers for a flight. What happened?

Petition asks Natural History Museum of Utah to Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

(KCPW News) A group of local activists, organizers, teachers and students on Monday delivered a petition to the Natural History Museum of

Political Cornflakes: Rob Bishop Aims to Overhaul Land and Water Conservation Fund

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Rob Bishop unveiled a bill this week that would significantly restrict the federal government from buying more public

KCPW Extra: Panic, Mayhem, Hysteria – War of the Worlds

Seventy-seven years ago today, American radio audiences, believing that a Martian invasion was underway, went absolutely nuts. Panicked masses fled to the

Political Cornflakes: Shutdown Averted (for now) and Chaffetz’s Graph Gaffe

(KCPW News) Congress averted another government shutdown on Friday. Does that mean they’ve finally figured out how to budget without brinkmanship? KCPW’s

Behind the Headlines: Pontiff addresses Congress, LDS Apostle Scott dies, sage grouse stays off endangered list (9/25/15)

Pope Francis enthralls U.S. Catholics and addresses Congress on immigration, the environment and other issues. Mormon church apostle Elder Richard G. Scott

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: John Nichols (9/24/15)

John Nichols Topic: Money in PoliticsJohn Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer

Political Cornflakes: National Monument Poll, Iran Deal Rumblings, Government Shutdown?

(KCPW News) A new poll this week showed that Utahns aren’t in favor or President Barack Obama naming a new national monument

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 91 (7/30/15)

This week Natalie, Chris Bleak (filling in on the Right), and Peter Corroon (filling in on the Left) discuss rumors that Sen.

Trib Talk Live: Salt Lake City Mayoral Debate

The five candidates for Salt Lake City mayor square-off in an hour-long debate on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Incumbent Ralph Becker went

Political Cornflakes: Minimum Wage Exemption for Utah Recreational Outfitters?

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced legislation to exempt recreational outfitters from a federal mandate to pay a higher minimum

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz Faces Criticism for Living at Work

(KCPW News) It’s no secret that Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz sleeps on a cot in his office. He’s not the only House

Political Cornflakes: NSA Phone Spying Program Ruled Illegal

(KCPW News) An appellate court ruled this week that the National Security Agency is taking its domestic spying too far. To learn