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Local activists come together at Capitol for International Women’s Day

Joining in solidarity with women across the world, around 200 Utahns celebrated International Women’s Day by rallying at the State Capitol on Thursday, the last day of the 2018 legislative session. Hosted by Salt Lake City-based radio station KRCL, the event featured speakers from various local organizations and advocacy groups, including Utah Dine Bikeyah, Equality […]

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Legislation gives controversial transit board a new identity

The Utah Transit Authority will receive an estimated $50 million makeover, as it transitions to the newly named Transit District of Utah under Senate Bill 136. The bill, which passed both chambers on Wednesday, would not only re-brand the public transportation agency but it will also downsize the UTA board from 16 members to three, […]

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What the Legislature’s choices may mean for Utah

The general session of this year’s Utah Legislature ended last night after more than 1,300 bills were filed, setting a record. Among the legislation was a compromise on education funding, a potential overhaul of the Utah Transit Authority and changes to state election laws. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lee Davidson and Benjamin […]

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ABU Update: Lawmakers Want Final Say on Ballot Initiatives

It’s the last week of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. KCPW’s Roger McDonough gets the latest from Chase Thomas with Alliance for a Better Utah. This week: lawmakers aim to weigh in on ballot initiatives before they take effect; and a bill asks state elections officials to disregard a recent move by the Utah Republican […]

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Forgery Charges Brought Against Initiative Signature Gatherers

(KCPW News) [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] Two contractors working to gather signatures on statewide ballot initiatives have been charged with forgery. The Weber County District Attorney’s office filed charges of forgery and violations of petition procedures against two contractors for a company called Gather. Gather is working to collect signatures to get the Utah Medical Cannabis […]

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