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Advocates Hope Discrimination Survey Influences Legislature

A new study released by the Williams Institute at UCLA quantifies the impact of discrimination on LGBT Utah residents. Using data from

Frank Makes Argument to Keep Seat, But Fails for Now

Former State Representative Craig Frank made his case to fellow lawmakers this afternoon that he is still a Utah legislator. He was

Politics Up Close: SLC Councilman Luke Garrott

Downtown Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott is not afraid to be the lone voice of opposition on the council. When others

Politics Up Close: Common Core Standards Controversy

The State Board of Education has apparently earned the wrath of some Republican state lawmakers by adopting the Common Core Standards. It’s

Politics Up Close: Justice Dept. Investigates Utah’s Disability Services

The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into Utah’s Division of Services for People with Disabilities. It stems from a complaint

Chaffetz Against Gun Ban Near Federal Officials

Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz is against a proposal to make it illegal to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of a federal

Lawmaker Says Bill Would Stop Taxation Without Representation

A mistake in legislative boundaries could lead to a tax break for some Utah County residents. State Representative John Dougall’s district includes

Herbert to Meet with BLM Leader

After venting his frustration over a new federal wilderness policy, Governor Gary Herbert will hold a public meeting with Bureau of Land

African American Theatre Company Makes Debut with “The Meeting”

Civil rights advocates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X only met once during their lives, and even then, barely had

Ashbrook Calls Out Intolerant, Violent Rhetoric

We are at the river’s edge. That’s what Tom Ashbrook, the host of NPR’s On Point, writes following the Arizona tragedy