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Utah primary elections, campus safety and Overstock CEO’s Russia involvement

Erin Mendenhall and Luz Escamilla advance to the next round in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race. The University of Utah implements changes to its campus safety policies. And Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne claims he played a key role in the Russia investigation. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor […]

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Jon Huntsman resigns as ambassador to return home for potential governor run

Utah’s federal lawmakers respond to the latest mass shootings in America, including Rep. Chris Stewart voicing support of “red flag” laws. Jon Huntsman Jr. resigns as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, though there is no word on whether he will run for Utah governor. And the Salt Lake City mayoral primary enters the final stretch. At […]

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Utah’s plans for medical marijuana might leave counties breaking federal law

Two counties warn that Utah’s plan for distributing medical marijuana might run afoul of federal law. Environmental groups raise an alarm over mislabeled nuclear waste shipments through the state. And remembering former Utah first lady Norma Matheson, who died this week at the age of 89. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune editor […]

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Rep. Chris Stewart slams Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

Rep. Chris Stewart called out Robert Mueller for ensnaring “innocent people” in his Russia probe. The Utah Supreme Court finds that a state panel was unconstitutionally blocking medical malpractice lawsuits. And the hectic work schedule of a Utah public defender. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Thomas Burr and Jessica Miller, and […]

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Utah Representatives react to Trump’s Twitter tirade

How Utah’s delegation in Washington responded to president Trump’s Twitter tirade against four progressive democrats. Utah Sen. Mike Lee votes against extending funding to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. And the homeless population living in Salt Lake City is still largely uninformed about what changes to services will happen when the […]

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