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(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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Local reaction to the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and a bill to ban ‘DIY’ sexual assault kits
On this episode of “In the Hive,” local voices reflect on the inauguration of a new president. Plus a look at a bill seeking to ban so-called “at home” sexual assault evidence kits in Utah. Guests, part 1: Erin Mendenhall, Mayor of Salt Lake City Mayra Cedano, Executive Director of Comunidades Unidas Lex Scott, founder […]
On Wednesday, the Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations committee heard testimony to further expand a statewide student apprenticeship program that seeks to give high school students credit for workforce experience. House Bill 68 passed during the 2020 session, but had its funding pulled back during a special session last year. Ben Hart, Executive Director […]