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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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Salt Lake County to sue Big Pharma, BLM offices could come to Utah and sex ed may move out of classrooms

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announces plans to sue the pharmaceutical industry over effects of the opioid crisis, and his decision catches County Council members off guard. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke considers moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Salt Lake City. And a state lawmaker proposes moving sex education classes […]

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Diehl walks, and John Curtis is set to be sworn in

After two years of uncertainty, former UTA board member Terry Diehl’s federal case is dismissed. And after Tuesday’s election, Rep.-elect John Curtis will be sworn in Monday. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Jennifer Dobner and Courtney Tanner, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to […]

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Feds OK Utah’s Medicaid waiver, a manhunt follows a U. shooting and Utahns in Congress discuss Mueller indictments

President Donald Trump’s administration approves Utah’s request for a Medicaid waiver to help fund Operation Rio Grande. The fatal shooting of a student near the University of Utah leads to a manhunt and arrests. And Utah’s members of Congress comment on special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictments over his Trump campaign investigation. At 9 a.m. Friday, […]

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KBYU changes programming, syringe exchange builds bridges, police ask homeless for ID

BYU Broadcasting is changing its television and radio formats, resulting in petitions by fans of the station’s classical music programming. A syringe exchange program in Salt Lake Cityaims to prevent the spread of disease among intravenous drug users, while saving money for the state health system. And people experiencing homelessness report being asked by police […]

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Advocates want to pause The Road Home’s closure, Hatch takes flak for a drug bill and Ben McAdams is running against Mia Love

Religion leaders send a letter to Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, urging her not to close the Road Home shelter before the new homeless resource centers are open. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, responds to reports linking legislation he sponsored to decrease DEA enforcement of black market opioids. And Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams […]

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