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A rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Robert Gehrke, Senior Managing Editor Matt Canham, reporters Erin Alberty, Brian Maffly and others – join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.

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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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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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Replacement for Prop. 3 is speeding through the Legislature

A proposal to replace Utah’s voter-passed Medicaid expansion gets fast-tracked at the legislature. Republican lawmakers and governor Gary Herbert want to deliver the largest tax-cut in state history, but Democrats call for investments in other policy priorities (including education). And a judge rules that a San Juan County Commissioner is, indeed, a Utahn. At 9 […]

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Utah lawmaker wants to ban abortions after 15 weeks and The Road Home closure is delayed

A Utah lawmaker introduces a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks, despite a federal judge striking down a similar measure in Mississippi. The closure of the Salt Lake City homeless shelter gets delayedwhile construction kinks are worked out for one of three new, smaller, shelters. And celebrities and filmmakers descend on Utah as the […]

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The trial of Torrey Green and Utah’s Medicaid expansion

Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green, accused of sexually assaulting six women when he was student, takes the stand during the second week of his trial. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox says he doesn’t expect a delay in the implementation of medicaid expansion in the state, but lawmakers might have different plans. And grocery […]

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