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Audit Raises Concerns over Economic Incentive Program

(KCPW News) A committee at the state legislature on Tuesday heard findings from an audit on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)—and those findings were less than complimentary. The Office of the Utah State Audit expressed concerns about a lack of oversight in a corporate incentive program. GOED has awarded over $600 million in […]

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Utah Legislators Defend Use of Military Surplus in Local Law Enforcement

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature has been holding interim committee hearings this week, and on Wednesday, one committee discussed a federal program known as the 1033 Program. 1033 started in the 1990s as a means of providing military surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies. The intent was to aid those agencies in the war […]

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Utah ‘Revenge Porn’ Law May Apply to Anonymous Photo Leaks

(KCPW News) The Internet has been abuzz lately over a recent hacking scandal involving the theft and distribution of intimate celebrity photos. According to reports, a group of hackers conspired to target specific celebrities—all female—and so far they’ve successfully leaked private, nude images of 17 individuals. The anonymous thieves claim to have sexually explicit content […]

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Progress Stalled on Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) After foregoing a KUED press conference last month, Utah Governor Gary Herbert was back in front of the media fielding a wide range of questions. But on a day when the governor’s Healthy Utah plan faced scrutiny at the Capitol, questions regarding healthcare were again at the forefront on Thursday. KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham […]

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Lawmakers Explore Public Lands Options

(KCPW News) A legislative commission met at Utah’s capitol on Wednesday morning to discuss the state’s legal options in a potential struggle over public lands. Members of the Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands vented their frustration with the federal government’s handling of public lands in the state, while exploring how a state transfer […]

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