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A rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Paul Rolly, Senior Managing Editor Matt Canham, reporters Jennifer Dobner, Bryan Maffly and others – join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.

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Legislature pokes back at Utah governor; ballot likely to include medical marijuana, Medicaid expansion; San Juan wants Recapture Canyon road

The power struggle between Gary Herbert and the Legislature intensifies with lawmakers overriding two of the Utah governor’s vetoes. Four of six citizen initiatives likely will end up on the ballot in November, including one to expand Medicaid and another to legalize medical marijuana. And San Juan County claims a right of way through Recapture Canyon, the site of ancient archaeological […]

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San Juan GOP is miffed at new voting boundaries, Salt Lake County sues over opioids and the Utah Jazz are back in the playoffs

At their convention, San Juan County Republicans express deep frustration over recently redrawn voting district boundaries that give the county’s majority Navajo population a greater say at the ballot box. Salt Lake County sues pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis while the state debates doing the same. And after turning their season around, the Utah Jazz are headed to the […]

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Lawsuit against the LDS Church, Bear Lake water rights and SLC inland port deal

The woman who says she was raped by a former Missionary Training Center president sues the LDS Church and comes forward to tell her story. The state of Utah asks for control of unclaimed water in Bear Lake, prompting concerns from environmentalists about downstream effects. And how Salt Lake City’s priorities for an inland port […]

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Romney talks immigration, guv OKs Medicaid expansion and Utahns take to the streets over guns

Mitt Romney discusses his stance on Dreamers and promotes a merit-based U.S. immigration system. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs a Medicaid expansion bill that could cover 70,000 low-income Utahns if the federal government approves it. And thousands of students and supporters march against gun violence just after a counterdemonstration from gun-rights activists. At 9 a.m. […]

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Curtis takes heat for ex-Provo top cop, Noel didn’t disclose pipeline interest and Utahns delete Facebook accounts

Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, is accused of ignoring sexual-misconduct allegations against then-Provo Police Chief John King during Curtis’ tenure as mayor. Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, gets flak for not disclosing how he could benefit from the Lake Powell pipeline project he promoted in the Legislature. And Utahns are deciding whether to break ties with Facebook […]

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