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(KCPW News) The Utah legislature saw a renewed focus on air quality bills this year, but results were mixed. While Governor Gary Herbert signed bills requiring more fuel-efficient state-owned vehicles, bills that would’ve made it easier to adjust EPA air quality restrictions never made it to his desk. By now, many Utahns have momentarily forgotten […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Apr. 23, 2014) – Sean Reyes was appointed Attorney General on December 30th by Gov. Herbert. His appointment followed months of legal investigations of unethical and widespread abuse of public trust in the office by former Attorney Gen. John Swallow. Reyes is now running to keep his seat […]
(KCPW News) Utah might not seem like the most obvious setting for the 2016 Democratic Party’s Convention, particularly given the state’s reputation as a haven for conservative politics. But on Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee made that notion more than just a pipe dream. DNC officials have announced that they are requesting proposals for hosting […]
(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states. Late on Friday afternoon, those lawmakers held a joint press conference to publicly voice their support for a state takeover of federally-managed public lands. But how likely is it that any public lands […]
(KCPW News) A Salt Lake City councilmember and the city’s chief of police sparred earlier this week over a touchy subject: why hundreds of rape kits are unprocessed by the state’s crime lab. The entanglement occurred during a city council work session. On Wednesday, just a day later, Police Chief Chris Burbank stood alongside Salt […]