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House passes resolution on maintaining Great Salt Lake water levels

(KCPW News) [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] If the Great Salt Lake dries up much more than it already has, the consequences could be devastating. To underscore that point, Rep. Timothy Hawkes (R-Centerville) points to other places where terminal lakes – meaning lakes with no natural drainage – have dried up significantly, or altogether. “Around the world […]

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Residents of an apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the building is deemed unsafe

Residents of a Salt Lake City apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the property is deemed unsafe to occupy. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes increasing the alcohol content of store-bought beer. And the Salt Lake City School District wants a seat on the Utah Inland Port Board. At 9 a.m. […]

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Public lands bill and replacing Utah’s flag

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the federal budget compromise, Utah’s U.S. senators splitting over public lands bill, potential changes to the state school board, and all the reasons why Utah’s flag should be changed. Podcast: […]

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Utah House endorses change to state constitution on slavery

(KCPW News) The Utah House of Representatives has endorsed a proposal to change the state constitution so that slavery is banned in all instances. House Joint Resolution 8, by Rep. Sandra Hollins (D – Salt Lake), targets a clause in the Utah constitution allowing slavery as a form of criminal punishment. Hollins told her fellow […]

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Medicaid replacement bill advances despite loss of support from its House sponsor

A bill to replace voter-approved Medicaid expansion moves forward despite a “no” vote from its House sponsor. After historic changes in San Juan County, freshman Utah Rep. Phil Lyman says it might be time for a portion of the county to split away. And lawmakers endorse deleting language from the Utah constitution allowing slavery as […]

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