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New Homeless Plan: Two Salt Lake City Sites, One in S.L. County, Road Home to Close

(KCPW News) Local officials unveiled a new plan for homelessness in the greater Salt Lake Valley on Friday. The plan means that

ABU Legislative Update: Concealed Carry, Instant Runoffs, Striking ‘No Promo Homo’

This Thursday’s Better Utah Legislative Update includes a look at efforts to lower the age at which a person can get a

ABU Legislative Update: Another Lands Resolution, Voting Amendments, Rape-Kit Testing

Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session, KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase

ABU Legislative Update: Appropriations to Public Lands Lobbyists, Judicial Diversity, Good Landlords

Chase Thomas from Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about funding requests at the legislature related to

Outdoor Company Executives Deliver Public Lands Ultimatum to Utah Governor

(KCPW News) Executives with more than 30 outdoor recreation companies have signed a letter calling on Utah Governor Gary Herbert to defend

ABU Legislative Update: Ed Spending, End of Life Amendments, Pre-Marriage Counseling

As the 2017 Utah Legislative Session nears its halfway point, KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas

Bill Authorizing Short Term Rentals Advances at Legislature

(KCPW News) A committee in the Utah House of Representatives on Monday advanced a bill related to home sharing services such as those offered

ABU Legislative Update: Elections Changes, Rape Kit Testing and Cleaner School Busses

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel with Alliance for a Better Utah

State Senator Taking to ‘Facebook Live’ to Connect with Constituents

(KCPW News) Social media is changing the way people consume news and information, the way journalists connect with the public, and the

ABU Legislative Update: Sex-Ed Bill Fails, Monument Resolution Gets Governor’s Signature

The third week of the Utah State Legislative Session is now underway. For a check of what lawmakers are working on, every

Protestors and State Leaders Respond to Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

(KCPW News) President Donald Trump’s executive order barring some immigrants and refugees from entering the United States moved Utahns to action over

Panel Explores Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees, the University of Utah College of Social Work organized

ABU Legislative Update: Electric Cars, Solar Panels, and the Commission on Federalism

A fourth of the way through the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session, KCPW’s Roger McDonough and Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase

Committee Advances Bill to Ban Abortions by Telemedicine

(KCPW News) A committee in the Utah House of Representatives this week considered a bill that would expand so-called telemedicine services in

ABU Legislative Update: Monument Resolutions, Scaled Back Expectations on Medical Marijuana

It’s now the second week of the 2017 state legislative session. To get caught up on what’s happened since their last conversation,

House Speaker Unveils Resolution Urging Undoing of Bears Ears

(KCPW News) Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes on Thursday filed legislation that would urge President Donald Trump to rescind the

ABU Legislative Update: Commissions and Boards, Alcohol, State of the State

During the this year’s meeting of lawmakers, KCPW’s Roger McDonough will be joined regularly by Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel with

Measure to Eliminate Political Affiliation Requirement on Commissions and Boards Advances

(KCPW News) After occasionally contentious debate, the House Government and Operations Committee on Tuesday voted to forward a measure that eliminates a

ABU Legislative Update: Priorities for the 2017 Session

Monday marked the beginning of the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session. Throughout this year’s meeting of lawmakers KCPW’s Roger McDonough will be

Women’s March on Utah Capitol Aims to Send Message to Lawmakers

(KCPW News) Utah women and allies rallied at the state capitol on the first day of the 2017 Utah State Legislature. The

Legislative Session Opens with Calls to Address Homelessness, Undo Bears Ears

(KCPW News) Following his ceremonial, unanimous re-election as Speaker of the Utah House, Draper Republican Representative Greg Hughes laid out his priorities

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

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,

Update from City Hall: A Conversation with Mayor Jackie Biskupski

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has now been in office for a little over two and a half months,

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 – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

The final gavel fell on the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session late last night. On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we feature

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