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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

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, 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

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.

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

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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,

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

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

Coming to a Library Near You!

KCPW is coming to library locations around the valley to speak about the role it plays in the  media landscape and to

ABU Update: Adoption Language, Death Penalty, Speed Traps

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update KCPW’s Roger McDonough is joined by Matt Lyon, Strategic Advisor with Alliance for a Better Utah.

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