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Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 4

(KCPW News) During the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s

Mormon Church Leaders Push for LGBT and Religious Protections

(KCPW News) Mormon Church leaders on Tuesday issued a call for fairness in housing and employment for gay and lesbian Utahns, while

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 1

(KCPW News) Throughout the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s

Better Utah Legislative Update – Session Preview

(KCPW News) During the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale will KCPW’s

Political Cornflakes: Romney’s Likely Run, Stewart’s Appointment, News from DC

(KCPW News) Mitt Romney seems more and more likely to run for president again. Didn’t he get his fill last time? KCPW’s

Political Cornflakes: House Passes Budget, Matheson’s Final Vote, Presidential Encounter

(KCPW News) Congress has again narrowly avoided a government shutdown by passing a budget. How did that vote play out? KCPW’s Roger

Differing Views on Plans for Big Water Projects in Utah

(KCPW News) Utah’s population is expected to nearly double in the next 40 years and many policymakers worry that the desert state

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love the Next GOP Star?

(KCPW News) Shortly after election day, the Salt Lake Tribune released a new book about congresswoman-elect Mia Love. So why did the

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz Worried About New Ebola Czar

The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Ebola on Friday morning. What did Congressman Jason Chaffetz have to say there? KCPW’s

Herbert Discusses Healthy Utah, Same-Sex Marriage

(KCPW News) Utah Gov. Gary Herbert held his monthly news conference Thursday, and familiar topics were again at the forefront: same-sex marriage

Utah’s Fourth District Race Takes a Softer Tone

(KCPW News) The quarterly campaign fundraising numbers are in from the Federal Election Commission, and there are few surprises. For example, Republican

Owens, Love Clash in Debate

(KCPW News) The Utah Debate Commission held its final debate of the election season on Tuesday night. The last of five debates

Political Cornflakes: Elections Forecasting and Fundraising Gaps

(KCPW News) Election Day is 18 days away and it would appear things aren’t looking so good for Democrats. To learn more,

Audit Raises Concerns over Economic Incentive Program

(KCPW News) A committee at the state legislature on Tuesday heard findings from an audit on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan Finally Coming into Focus

(KCPW News) Slowly but surely, the details of Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan are coming to light. The plan started

Public Lands Group Touts Public Policy Statement

(KCPW News) An interstate group dedicated to the transfer of public lands to state control wrapped up a three-day workshop in Salt

Third District Candidates Square Off in Only Debate

(KCPW News) The fourth Utah Debate Commission debate took place Tuesday night. This time, it was the lead contenders for Utah’s Third

Supreme Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Utah to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

(KCPW News) Same-sex marriage is once again legal in Utah—and this time, it’s likely here to stay. The United States Supreme Court

Political Cornflakes: You Wouldn’t Like Chaffetz When He’s Angry…

(KCPW News) A man with a knife sneaks into the White House, and no one is angrier than… Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz? What

AG Candidates Vie for Voters’ Trust in Debate

(KCPW News) On Wednesday night, The Utah Debate Commission hosted its third of five debates this election season. This time, the debate

SLC Council OKs Bikes at Drive-Thru Lanes

(KCPW News) No car, no service. That’s been the restaurant industry standard for anyone using the drive-thru lane. But that could soon

DA Gill: Officer “Justified” in Shooting Death of Dillon Taylor

  (KCPW News) The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office has wrapped up its investigation into the police-involved shooting death of Dillon

Political Cornflakes: Senator Lee in Colorado Senate Race?

(KCPW News) Senator Mike Lee represents Utah, but his name was brought up this week in the Colorado Senate race. So what’s

Governor: Stericycle Under Investigation in Utah

(KCPW News) After months of pressure from local environmental groups, Governor Gary Herbert announced three new investigations into possible infractions by medical

Bishop, McAleer Spar Over Washington Gridlock

(KCPW News) The Utah Debate Commission set out on its maiden voyage Tuesday night in Ogden. The commission held its very first

SLC Showcases Hispanic Business Leaders at Convention

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City has been playing host to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) this week. The group’s

Political Cornflakes: No Utah National Monument? Maybe…

(KCPW News) Utah governor Gary Herbert says he has assurances that there won’t be a new national monument designation in Utah this

UTA S-Line Greenway Opens to Public

(KCPW News) The Sugar House Streetcar, also known as the S-Line, has officially added a key aesthetic element to the ambitious neighborhood

Utah Legislators Defend Use of Military Surplus in Local Law Enforcement

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature has been holding interim committee hearings this week, and on Wednesday, one committee discussed a federal program

Feds Tell Herbert No Canyonlands Monument Planned

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he has assurance from the Secretary of the Interior that no new federal monument will