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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

Revived proposal to ease traffic restrictions for cyclists advances at legislature

(KCPW News)  Last year, with the clock ticking down on the legislative session, Rep. Carol Spackman-Moss (D-Salt Lake) saw her bill to let

Senate Committee Advances Medicaid Expansion Replacement Plan

(KCPW News) Utah lawmakers have advanced a proposal to replace the full Medicaid expansion approved by voters in November. Ogden Republican Sen. Allen

While lawmakers look to amend voter-passed Medicaid expansion, advocates hope to stop them

(KCPW News) On the first day of the legislative session, an exchange between a state lawmaker and an advocate for Medicaid expansion