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The legacy of the Legacy Parkway, where a ban on heavy trucks is set to expire

Right now, you can’t drive a heavy truck, like a diesel semi, on the Legacy Parkway in Davis County. But the prohibition

Climate activism when the outlook is dire, and transitions in Utah coal country

Today on the program, two conversations pertaining to climate change. Tim DeChristopher is an activist who was arrested ten years ago for

House passes resolution on maintaining Great Salt Lake water levels

(KCPW News) [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] If the Great Salt Lake dries up much more than it already has, the consequences could be

The Utah Inland Port and the future of the northwest quadrant

Last week’s show featured a look at the largest inland port in North America, the CenterPoint Intermodal facility in Elwood, Illinois. This

Utah House endorses change to state constitution on slavery

(KCPW News) The Utah House of Representatives has endorsed a proposal to change the state constitution so that slavery is banned in

Medicaid replacement bill advances despite loss of support from its House sponsor

A bill to replace voter-approved Medicaid expansion moves forward despite a “no” vote from its House sponsor. After historic changes in San

Bill to prolong heavy truck ban on Utah’s Legacy Parkway fails in senate committee

(KCPW News) Woods Cross Republican Sen. Todd Weiler’s SB119 meant to extend the ban on large trucks currently in place for the

Lessons from the inland port experience of Elwood, Illinois

A recent article in The New Republic recounts the story of the development of North America’s largest inland port. The small town

Senate committee adjourns without taking action on family separation resolution

[Audio follows story] (KCPW News) A senate committee on Friday debated a resolution urging the federal government to end the practice of separating

Replacement for Prop. 3 is speeding through the Legislature

A proposal to replace Utah’s voter-passed Medicaid expansion gets fast-tracked at the legislature. Republican lawmakers and governor Gary Herbert want to deliver