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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

Air Quality Again in Spotlight at 2017 Meeting of Lawmakers

(KCPW News) Several initiatives aimed at addressing air pollution have been unveiled at this year’s meeting of lawmakers. KCPW reporter Emily Means

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