Wasatch mining ban, Trump’s backing of Lee and a controversial campaign aide

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) This area may be affected by the proposed limestone quarry, in Parleys Canyon, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

The Salt Lake County Council bans new mines in the foothills and canyons of the Wasatch Mountains. A Utah congressional candidate brings controversial Republican adviser Roger Stone onto his campaign. And Sen. Mike Lee stays mum on former President Donald Trump’s “Complete and Total Endorsement.”

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