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Utah Senate passes a bill that would regualte the state’s use of facial recognition software

On Monday, the Utah Senate passed a bill that would add some constraints to the state’s use of facial recognition software. Sen.

Utah lawmaker files resolution to impeach Attorney General Sean Reyes

(KCPW News) A Democratic state lawmaker has opened a bill file to impeach Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, citing Reyes’s efforts to

Utah Senate passes three bills that bolster crisis intervention teams

On Monday, the Utah Senate passed three bills related to expanding crisis intervention training in Utah. Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City,

Utah senate passes bill that prioritizes in-person learning

The Utah Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would prioritize in-person learning in classrooms. Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Salt Lake City, sponsored

Local reaction to the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and a bill to ban ‘DIY’ sexual assault kits

On this episode of “In the Hive,” local voices reflect on the inauguration of a new president. Plus a look at a

Legislative committee examines expanding student apprenticeship program

On Wednesday, the Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations committee heard testimony to further expand a statewide student apprenticeship program that seeks

Dozens of police reform measures under consideration at this year’s meeting of lawmakers

(KCPW News) Utah lawmakers are set to consider dozens of bills aimed at changing how law enforcement goes about its business. The

Bells toll at Utah Capitol in remembrance of COVID-19 victims

(KCPW News) The bells of the Utah State Capitol rang out on Tuesday afternoon to honor victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Utah

Utah Legislature commences work amid pandemic concerns and fears of unrest

The Utah Legislature kicked off its 45-day session on Tuesday. While members of the public are currently not permitted inside the state

Looking back at a momentous 2020

Utah in 2020 will be forever defined by the coronavirus pandemic. But it was also a year of protest and social upheaval,