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Operation Rio Grande arrests, no Herrod concession and heavy metals in schools’ drinking water

Operation Rio Grande’s arrest tally rises above 200 in less than a week of the downtown crackdown, and the ACLU of Utah calls the strategy “business as usual.” Provo Mayor John Curtis likely wins the Republican nomination in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, but Chris Herrod, the probable runner-up, refuses to concede until more votes are […]

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Reflections of an Aid Worker in South Sudan

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 3, 2017) — Recently the Tanner Center for Human Rights co-sponsored Renuka Naj to speak at the Hinckley Institute.  Naj recently returned from serving a year in Juba, South Sudan, a country that has collapsed into violent civil war.  She spoke on February 8, 2017. Podcast: […]

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Ozone levels, the Koch Foundation and Utah’s Third Congressional District

Ozone levels along the Wasatch Front are the worst they’ve been in almost a decade. A $10 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation has some University of Utah faculty concerned about potential political influence at the school. And after a judge ruled in the party’s favor, Jim Bennett will be on the ballot as the […]

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Herbert announces 50-year water plan, Wilson to seek Hatch’s Senate seat and Huntsman Jr. officially nominated as ambassador to Russia

In anticipation of Utah’s population growth, Gov. Gary Herbert unveils a 50-year water management plan. Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson announces that she will challenge seven-term Sen. Orrin Hatch. And the White House officially nominates Jon Huntsman Jr. as ambassador to Russia. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Emma Penrod, Washington Bureau […]

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Senate GOP pushes new health bill, Hatch weighs in on Trump Jr. meeting, Utah District 3 candidates debate, mixed reaction on schools initiative (7/14/17)

Senate Republicans release a revision of their health care bill, gaining some conservative votes but still lacking support from moderates. Utah’s U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch says the story of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian national is “overblown.” Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District have a hard time distinguishing themselves from one another […]

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