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Climate Change Resolution Fails in House Committee

(KCPW News) A resolution asking lawmakers to acknowledge and work to address the effects of climate change failed in a House committee

ABU Update: Grocery Tax Withdrawn, Education Funding Advances, Money for Roads

With the session winding down, today’s update focuses on various funding and tax measures – including a now-withdrawn proposal to increase the

John Swallow, alcohol legislation and Bears Ears (3/3/17)

After four weeks of testimony, the jury deliberates the trial of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, calls

ABU Update: Alcohol Revisited and Banning Criminal History Questions on Job Applications

KCPW’s Roger McDonough is once again joined by Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas for an update on alcohol-related measures at

ABU Legislative Update: Zion Moats? Behemoth Alcohol Bill Unveiled

This week in the legislature: a massive alcohol bill emerges, and Utahns may be swapping ‘Zion Curtains’ for ‘Zion Moats.’ Also, considering

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

Gun bills, food tax and Bryce Canyon National Park (2/24/17)

A bill that would change the definition of bigamy passes through the Utah House. A Senate committee votes to remove language prohibiting

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

Evan McMullin, Utah Legislature and John Swallow (2/17/17)

Former presidential candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin calls for an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia. The Utah House