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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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Interior wants to shrink Bears Ears, lawmakers consider eliminating the food tax and state school board gets an earful about optional courses

After a review of national monument sizes around the country, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to President Donald Trump includes shrinking Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Utah lawmakers discuss eliminating sales tax on food during a special session of the Legislature. And the Utah Board of Education hears from critics and proponents of the decision […]

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Drug court opens for Operation Rio Grande arrestees, LDS Church supports baker who refused to serve same-sex couple and the gap widens between 3rd District candidates

The kickoff of a new drug court program adds to the treatment efforts of Operation Rio Grande. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throws its support behind a Colorado bakery shop owner who refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. And as the November general election nears, polling […]

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Utahns in Congress respond to DACA move, SLC mayor rebukes handling of nurse-arresting cop’s suspension, questions arise about feds’ use of driver-card info

Utah’s Congressional delegation responds to President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program, known as DACA, shields from deportation immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says the officer who arrested a University Hospital nurse should have been placed on leave immediately, before body cam footage of […]

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Rio Grande closing, deal with solar customers, food tax

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announce that the crime-ridden Rio Grande Street will be closed to cars temporarily. Rocky Mountain Power reaches an agreement with solar energy advocates over net metering for people who have solar panels. And after nearly raising the sales tax on food during this […]

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Zinke’s monument adjustments, Operation Rio Grande’s tenure and Stewart may run for Senate

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends adjustments to national monument boundaries, but he doesn’t suggest eliminating any altogether. Operation Rio Grande’s efforts to curb crime near a downtown homeless shelter could take two years. And Rep. Chris Stewart has his eyes on Sen. Orrin Hatch’s job in 2018 — if Hatch chooses not to run for […]

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