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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 to revoke national monument designations. A survey finds that 74 percent of Utah’s likely Republican voters think Sen. Orrin Hatch should not run for re-election. And Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s administration […]

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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 area. Utah’s LGBTQ community comes together in response to Donald Trump’s election. And the state completes an audit of the University of Utah’s athletic program, including an investigation into the buyout of the […]

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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 editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Each Friday morning, stream “Behind the Headlines”  or tune in to KCPW or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. […]

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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. Incumbent Republican Gov. Gary Herbert holds a nearly 40-point lead over Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz less than a week before Election Day. And Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says he’s received death threats over […]

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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 women. Donna Weinholtz, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz, awaits misdemeanor drug charges for possession of medical cannabis. A teenage fast-food worker who was accused of contaminating a police officer’s drink is […]

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