On March 1, In the Hive featured an excerpt from a longer conversation with Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab. Producer Emily Means spoke with Noel on Feb. 28 in his office at the Capitol, in the midst of the 2018 legislative session. They discussed the Antiquities Act, the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designations and recent reports that Noel influenced the re-sizing of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument because of land he owns within its original boundaries.
Utah Policy reported Noel would not seek re-election for his District 73 seat in the Utah House of Representatives after 16 years in office.
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