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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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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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Bill to prolong heavy truck ban on Utah’s Legacy Parkway fails in senate committee

(KCPW News) Woods Cross Republican Sen. Todd Weiler’s SB119 meant to extend the ban on large trucks currently in place for the Legacy Parkway in Davis County. The original expiration date for that ban is January 1st of 2020. If the ban expires, it would end fifteen years of Legacy Parkway being a quieter alternative […]

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House bill would alter decision-making process for radioactive waste

(KCPW News) A House committee advanced a proposal to change the way decisions are made about radioactive waste disposal in Utah. KCPW’s Roger McDonough reports. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.6MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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Senate committee adjourns without taking action on family separation resolution

[Audio follows story] (KCPW News) A senate committee on Friday debated a resolution urging the federal government to end the practice of separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution also called for federal policymakers to act to reunite children who have already been separated. Salt Lake Democratic Sen. Gene Davis said his […]

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