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How climate change is contributing to Western wildfires

(Original air date Sept. 16, 2020) Today on “In the Hive,” the ongoing western wildfire season has challenged the literal meaning of

Killing the death penalty, ‘fixing’ Utah Lake, and Donovan Mitchell vs. Stuart Adams

Utah lawmakers say they’ll try again to abolish capital punishment even as a county prosecutor says he’s already done pursuing the death

Inland Port update: despite unresolved court case, ‘it’s full steam ahead’

Today on In the Hive, an update on the Utah Inland Port — the giant distribution hub slated for Salt Lake City’s

School masks, vaccine resistance, and stadium safety

The U.S. Department of Education launches an investigation into Utah’s law preventing schools from enacting mask mandates. Health officials hope personal stories

Spencer Cox raises alarm about COVID surge, faces blowback after ‘extreme masker’ comment

(KCPW News – AUDIO follows text) Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Tuesday raised an alarm about a surge in coronavirus cases in

Paiute burials, Holland’s BYU talk and embattled school board member

Latter-day Saint apostle Jeffrey R. Holland criticizes BYU faculty members and students who challenge the faith’s teachings on same-sex marriage. A Utah

Aden Batar discusses Afghan refugee resettlement in Utah

President Joe Biden has set an August 31st deadline to finalize the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Biden says he will stick to

Masks in schools, misleading history lesson and Colorado River woes

Salt Lake City’s mayor pursues a mask order for schools to slow the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. History packets

The unequivocal climate emergency

Humans are warming the planet, that warming is triggering extreme weather events and other detrimental outcomes, and “unless there are immediate, rapid

SLCO mask health order reversal, LDS Church mask (and vaccine) endorsement, and new census figures

In a 6-3 party-line vote, the Salt Lake County Council votes to overturn the public health school mask order issued by county