Hatch’s dismissal of hush money payments; Utah’s homelessness data; and, Salt Lake’s dwindling Mormon population

Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch dismisses court documents implicating President Donald Trump in illegal hush money payments during the 2016 campaign. Hatch also gives a farewell speech on the Senate floor, calling it a legislative body in “crisis.” Meanwhile, an audit shows Utah doesn’t have a good grasp on data relating to homelessness. And records from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reveal that Salt Lake County is no longer majority Mormon.

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