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Parkland students have their Utah rally canceled by venue, Honduras woman loses her asylum appeal and how much time are judges taking on search warrants

Student survivors of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting lose the venue for their Utah rally. Vicky Chavez, a woman from Honduras who came to the U.S. seeking asylum, loses an appeal to have her case reconsidered by the courts. She says she’ll keep trying, while she and her daughters remain sheltered at the local church that has housed them […]

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LGBT groups march in Provo parade, judge declines to reopen voting rights case in San Juan and more

For the first time, LGBTQ groups march in Provo’s Fourth of July Parade. Meanwhile, an LGBTQ club at Brigham Young University is still awaiting approval after three years. A judge declines to reopen a voting rights case in San Juan County, saying redistricting there is having its desired effect. And the plight of so-called ‘Dreamers’ takes center stage in the […]

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Mike Lee, his brother on shortlist to replace Justice Kennedy, judge fines Utah environmental group, Hughes steps down from port board

With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, and his brother, Thomas, are mentioned as possible replacements. A Utah judge fines the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. And Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes steps down from his self-appointed position on the Inland Port Authority Board. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau […]

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Utah leaders respond to family separation policy, Hughes’ property may disqualify him from inland port board and a Navajo candidate sues county that barred him from the ballot

Utah’s religious and political leaders respond to the Trump administration’s initial policy of separating families at the border. Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes owns land close to the boundaries of the proposed inland port, which appears to disqualify him from the board he appointed himself to. And in San Juan County, a Navajo candidate files a lawsuit challenging the county’s […]

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SLC Council limits mayor’s options for inland port lawsuit, Provo festival adds nonbias policy but bars LGBT groups, former detective sues police for retaliation

The Salt Lake City Council forbids Mayor Jackie Biskupski from suing over the inland port deal — unless she gets its permission first. The America’s Freedom Festival in Provo enacts a nondiscrimination policy, and then, once again, rejects LGBT parade entries, causing an uproar that led to a sit-down at which the groups reached a compromise. And a former police detective […]

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