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headshot2013Salt Lake Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce and a rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Paul Rolly, investigative reporter Matt Canham, senior government reporter Robert Gehrke, reporter Kathy Stephenson and others – will talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.

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Prosecutors ask feds to take over Swallow, Shurltleff cases, Republicans donate to Lyman’s defense, how ACA ruling affects Healthy Utah

Local prosecutors have asked federal investigators to take over the cases against former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. Utah Republicans personally contribute to San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman’s legal defense. How the SCOTUS ruling affects Healthy Utah. And the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters […]

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Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff charges reduced, public speaks out on prison relocation and Democrats ask Rep. Miller to step down

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff faces reduced charges. Residents say the Prison Relocation Commission is not listening. Rep. Justin Miller stands his ground against allegations of stealing campaign money. And lawmakers wrestle with re-crafting primary elections in the wake of the Count My Vote agreement. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Jennifer Dobner, […]

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Behind the Headlines: Romney summit, Burbank leaves and the impending prison relocation(6/12/15)

Mitt Romney holds his annual summit in Park City with GOP presidential hopefuls. The Salt Lake City Council looks to add social workers and bicycle cops to the city’s police force. President Barack Obama’s executive order on minimum wage affects Moab river guides. And the Prison Relocation Commission prepares for a public hearing with citizens […]

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Behind the Headlines: Swallow, Salt Lake City mayor’s race and school dress codes

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow waives his preliminary hearing. West Valley reinstates the cop who shot and killed Danielle Willard. The Salt Lake City mayor’s race heats up with four candidates now in the running. Students protest their school’s gendered dress code. And residents for Salt Lake County’s six townships worry about becoming metropolitan […]

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Behind the Headlines: Prison site short list grows shorter, audit shows DABC needs improvement, lawmaker wants to expand death penalty (5/29/15)

The Miller family pulls its land from the short list of sites for a new prison. Rep. Paul Ray wants to expand the death penalty. Yet another audit shows the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control needs more training for its managers and better accounting controls. And critics of federal control want Utah taxpayers to […]

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