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UT Rep. Trying to Tear Down ‘Zion Curtain’

(KCPW News) Few issues crystalize the alcohol debate in Utah better than the so-called Zion Curtain. Supporters deem it a necessary protection for

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 37

(KCPW News) Now we turn to our Better Utah legislative recap, with Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah.

Desert Dust Events Could Trigger Early Wasatch Snowmelt

Dust events occur regularly each spring along the Wasatch Front, and they could be impacting how much water is ultimately available for

Air Quality Standards Revision Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would revise the way Utah’s Division of Air Quality sets regulations on pollution passed the Utah House

Convention Hotel Bill Passes House

(KCPW News) Last year, a plan to bring a convention center hotel to downtown Salt Lake City was narrowly defeated in the Utah

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 36

(KCPW News) Every afternoon of the state legislative session, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 35

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

Count My Vote-Lawmakers Reach Conditional Accord

(KCPW News) Election-reform group Count My Vote and Utah lawmakers announced on Sunday that they had come to an agreement over how

LGBT Community Shares Its Story with Utah Pols

(KCPW News) It’s been weeks since an LGBT non-discrimination bill gasped its last breath in the Utah legislature. Ultimately, the Senate Republican

Political Cornflakes: Governor Herbert in Washington and Five Years of the Tea Party

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert was in Washington D.C. this week to meet with President Barack Obama. What did they discuss?

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 31

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

Governor Herbert Unveils Medicaid Expansion Plan

(KCPW News) It’s no secret that Governor Gary Herbert is dissatisfied with the House plan to fund Medicaid. On Tuesday, Herbert announced he

Invasive Mussels At Lake Powell Threaten Utah Waters

(KCPW News) An invasive species of mussels that is flourishing in Utah’s Lake Powell could cause extensive damage in the state, and

Amid Funding Questions, Technology in Education Bill Moves to Full House

(KCPW News) A much-heralded plan to introduce more technology in Utah’s classrooms was heard in a legislative committee on Wednesday. Dubbed the Public

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 30

(KCPW News) Today on our Better Utah legislative recap, Maryann Martindale delves into a plan to get more technology into Utah schools,

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 29

(KCPW News) On today’s Better Utah legislative recap, Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah looks at air quality

Medicaid Expansion Proposals Gradually Arrive at Legislature

(KCPW News) Plans for how to proceed with Medicaid expansion in Utah are starting to reveal themselves in the Utah legislature. Plans from

Bill to Regulate Use of Drones in Utah Advances

(KCPW News) A bill that would place some restrictions on the use of drones in Utah is one step closer to becoming

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 28

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

New Group Hopes to Increase Election Season Debates

(KCPW News) Political figures and representatives from the media were on hand at the Capitol on Monday to usher in a new

Bill Would Require Warrant for Cellphone Location Info

(KCPW News) A bill requiring Utah law enforcement officials to get a warrant before collecting cell phone data made its way out

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s Tea Party, the State Tree and More

(KCPW News) Utah’s Senator Mike Lee has become a leader of the Tea Party wing of the GOP. So is Lee eyeing

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 25

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the

Debate Over Count My Vote Intensifies as SB 54 Passes Senate

(KCPW News) A day after the so-called “Count My Vote” bill passed its second reading in the Utah Senate, Sen. Curt Bramble’s

Despite Reservations, Count My Vote Bill Passes First Senate Vote

(KCPW News) Back on Tuesday, Republican Sen. Curt Bramble foresaw some contentious debate on his bill SB 54, so he went ahead

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 24

(KCPW News) Each day during the state legislative session, KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a

Google Fiber Could Come to Salt Lake City

(KCPW News) Internet giant Google may bring its high-speed fiber-optic internet service, Google Fiber, to Salt Lake City. KCPW’s Roger McDonough has

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 23

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale sits down with KCPW’s Roger McDonough for a daily recap from the hill.

Herbert Critical of Several Legislative Proposals

(KCPW News) In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Gary Herbert expressed some difference in opinion with Utah legislators on several key

Panel on Racial Profiling in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Feb. 19, 2014) – This program features a panel discussion on the problem of racial