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Utah lawmaker files resolution to impeach Attorney General Sean Reyes

(KCPW News) A Democratic state lawmaker has opened a bill file to impeach Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, citing Reyes’s efforts to challenge the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election and his involvement with the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), which encouraged people to march to the U.S. Capitol in advance of the storming […]

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Utah Senate passes three bills that bolster crisis intervention teams

On Monday, the Utah Senate passed three bills related to expanding crisis intervention training in Utah. Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, sponsored Senate Bill 53, which would allow emergency medical service providers to be certified in behavioral health training. Senator Thatcher said while Mobile Crisis Outreach Team intervention is successful in mitigating harm in […]

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COVID-19 Updates

KCPW is providing regular updates of the rapidly changing news on the novel coronavirus and its local impact. Check back here for info on cases, health restrictions, and more. Vaccines are currently available to healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, and K-12 teachers and school staff, and Utahns age 70 or […]

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Legislature, police reforms, schools and a new day for two Utah monuments on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

The 2021 Utah Legislature kicks off under unusual circumstances. Among the many items up for consideration are several police reforms and an effort to pressure schools to resume in-person classes. Plus, a new president means a significant change in public lands policy, and a likely reversal of strategy for two Utah national monuments. And Camp Last Hope, a new kind of […]

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Utah senate passes bill that prioritizes in-person learning

The Utah Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would prioritize in-person learning in classrooms. Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Salt Lake City, sponsored Senate Bill 107, which would allow a portion of state funding to move with students who leave a school district that does not allow in-person learning options to attend a district that does. […]

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