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 penalty. Developers want to “fix” Utah Lake by building massive islands on it, but experts warn the project would do more harm than good. And, in a newly surfaced video, Utah Senate President Stuart Adams says Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell needs “educating” on critical race theory.

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