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Democratic presidential debate, Rural Utah Day and the race for governor

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss prediction for the Democratic debate, Rep. John Curtis voting to extend the Equal Rights Amendment deadline, Pete Buttigieg’s campaign rally in Salt Lake City, […]

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Bill would let Utahns in crisis temporarily restrict their own gun purchases

(KCPW News) A proposal that would allow a person to temporarily restrict their own ability to buy a gun has advanced at the state legislature. House Bill 282 by Lehi Republican Rep. Cory Maloy would allow someone to voluntarily put themselves on a list that would prevent them from buying a gun for at least […]

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Senate Committee Passes Bill Developing Utah Medical Marijuana Program

A bill that would continue to develop Utah’s medical marijuana program passed unanimously out of the Senate Health and Human Services committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 121 would offer changes to the program including increasing the doctor-patient quota, allowing card holders to buy medical cannabis out of state and allowing the Utah Department of Agriculture […]

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Pornography warning labels, massage parlor busts, and the latest from the 2020 Utah legislative session

Rep. Chris Stewart is reportedly in the running for intelligence chief. A pornography warning label bill advances at the legislature. And a Utah lawmaker proposes banning elective abortions — if Roe v. Wade is overturned. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie and reporters Jessica Miller and Bethany […]

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The latest battle brewing over the future of Utah’s coal industry

Last month, Richmond California passed an ordinance to ban the storage and handling of coal within their city limits. Officials there say they’re concerned about the health impacts of coal dust on their community. But the Utah coal industry, which ships more than a million tons of coal a year out of Richmond, is planning […]

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