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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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Chaffetz and Comey, Chaffetz and Herbert, Huntsman and Russia

Rep. Jason Chaffetz invites former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly over a memoregarding a special request from President Donald Trump. Former Gov. Jon Huntsman awaits nomination as ambassador to Russia more than two months after accepting the job. And withChaffetz’s plans to step down from Congress in June, Gov. Gary Herbert and the […]

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Zinke’s monumental tour, Chaffetz wants Comey review, Hatch on health care

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke receives feedback from lawmakers, advocacy groups and American Indians on Bears Ears National Monument for his recommendation to Pres. Donald Trump. Congressman Jason Chaffetz requests a review by the Department of Justice of the firing of FBI Director James Comey. And Sen. Orrin Hatch comments on Americans receiving federal health care […]

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UTA deals haunt house speaker, U. president will retire, Chaffetz votes on health bill

Past deals come back to haunt Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes and the Utah Transit Authority. University of Utah Pres. David Pershing announces his retirement from the position early, after University Health Care CEO Vivian Lee also resigns. And Congressman Jason Chaffetz heads back to Washington post-surgery to vote on House Republicans’ health care bill. […]

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Trump’s monument decree, U. reinstates Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and Jazz try to end Clippers series (4/28/17)

President Donald Trump signs an executive order calling for a review of all national monument designations from the past 21 years, including Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. After protests by patients, staff and the Huntsman family, Mary Beckerle is reinstated as Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and director a week after being fired from the […]

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Chaffetz plans exit, McMullin owes big money and Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO is fired (4/21/17)

Five-term Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces that he will not run for public office in 2018. Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and Director Mary Beckerle is unexpectedly fired from her post. The Salt Lake City-Orem-Provo area ranks in the top 20 on the American Lung Association’s list of worst spots for ozone pollution. And former presidential […]

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