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Consultant to Prison Relocation Commission: Communication is Key

(KCPW News) A legislative commission tasked with finding a new location for Utah’s state prison has a lot to consider when it comes to finding the perfect site: proximity to hospitals or schools, whether to use private or public land, environmental impacts, and many other factors. But MGT of America, the consulting firm hired to […]

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Utah Lawmakers Spar Over Federal Lands Jurisdiction

(KCPW News) A month after the interim session commenced, it was part two of interim committee meetings in the Utah legislature on Wednesday. Lawmakers convened to discuss a number of topics, such as water quality, the state fairpark, and affordable housing. One topic, however, has been on the minds of many state legislators for a […]

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Poll Shows Support for Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) A new poll suggests that Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan has the backing of a majority of Utahns. In fact, given a choice between adopting the governor’s plan and simply doing nothing on the Medicaid expansion issue, 88 percent of respondents were in favor of the plan. For more details, here’s KCPW’s […]

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Utah DABC Official: Snowbird’s Oktoberfest Will Get Liquor Permit

(KCPW News) Since late last month, there’s been a brew-ha-ha over at the Utah Division of Alcohol Beverage Control. That’s when DABC commission announced they were revisiting the intent of the statute regulating single-event liquor permits, putting events like Snowbird Ski Resort’s Oktoberfest in a liquor limbo. On Monday, the state legislature’s Administrative Rules Review […]

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Herbert: Utah Obliged to Defend Its Marriage Laws

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert held his monthly press conference at KUED studios on Thursday. The half-hour Q-and-A session between the governor and members of the media focused on issues such as Medicaid expansion, public lands, and the ongoing same-sex marriage court battle. KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham has the highlights from today’s press conference. Podcast: Play […]

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