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Forced sterilizations, EV setback and the homeless at All-Star time

(Courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society) A 1942 image of the Utah State Training School in American Fork, where the majority of the eugenic sterilizations in Utah took place.

At least 830 people were forcibly sterilized at state institutions in Utah. Gas would be cheaper and charging electric vehicles more expensive if a bill at the Utah Legislature passes. And Salt Lake City’s mayor promises there will be no police crackdown on the homeless during the NBA All-Star Game.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Emily Anderson Stern, Tim Fitzpatrick and Blake Apgar, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join Utah Public Radio’s Tom Williams to talk about the week’s top stories.

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