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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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Herbert announces 50-year water plan, Wilson to seek Hatch’s Senate seat and Huntsman Jr. officially nominated as ambassador to Russia
In anticipation of Utah’s population growth, Gov. Gary Herbert unveils a 50-year water management plan. Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson announces that she will challenge seven-term Sen. Orrin Hatch. And the White House officially nominates Jon Huntsman Jr. as ambassador to Russia. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Emma Penrod, Washington Bureau […]
Senate GOP pushes new health bill, Hatch weighs in on Trump Jr. meeting, Utah District 3 candidates debate, mixed reaction on schools initiative (7/14/17)
Senate Republicans release a revision of their health care bill, gaining some conservative votes but still lacking support from moderates. Utah’s U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch says the story of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian national is “overblown.” Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District have a hard time distinguishing themselves from one another […]
Fireworks troubles renew calls for ban, Hughes considers National Guard intervention in homeless violence, Gordon Hayward bolts to Boston
Fireworks dazzle Utahns over the July Fourth weekend, but fires and increased air pollution have some residents wondering if the displays are worth the trouble. Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes considers involving the National Guard in the violence affecting the Rio Grande homeless population. And Utah Jazz player Gordon Hayward says goodbye to the Beehive […]
Jason Chaffetz’s new gig; Mike Lee’s role in the delayed health care vote; and what caused the Brian Head fire to spread?
Outgoing Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz starts work as a political pundit on Fox News. Republican Senate leaders postpone a vote on their health care bill amid lack of support, including from Utah Sen. Mike Lee. And while the Brian Head Fire rages on, environmentalists and state legislators disagree on what causes wildfires to spread. On […]
Utah’s hotly debated DUI law comes under scrutiny during the legislature’s interim session. The race for Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s soon-to-be-vacant House seat spurs a conflict between the Utah legislature and Gov. Gary Herbert. And Senate Republicans release the draft of their health care bill, drawing fire from Democrats and some Republicans, including Utah Sen. Mike […]