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1/24/14: LDS on liquor, gay couples sue, dirty air

The LDS Church speaks out on the state’s liquor laws, saying the status quo is just fine. Four same-sex couples are taking Utah to court, arguing the stay on gay marriages is illegal, arbitrary and harmful. Utah is also being sued by a group of fathers whose children were put up for adoption without their knowledge or consent. And Utah’s…

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1/17/14: Gay marriage poll, Swallow tapes, victim’s rights

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Marissa Lang, Brooke Adams and Robert Gehrke along with editorial writer George Pyle join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the Esar Met case, poll numbers on gay marriage and videos of John Swallow’s deposition. Also, Tribune columnist Robert Kirby discusses tackling the Grand Canyon.

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1/10/14: Same-sex marriage off, pollution plan aired, megahotel returns

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lindsay Whitehurst, Mike Gorrell and Christopher Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about gay marriage, a proposed downtown megahotel and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s plan to clean up Utah’s dirty air. Plus, columnist Robert Kirby says good riddance to Harold Camping and those who predict the end of the…

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1/03/14: Gay Marriage Appeal, New AG, and Stale Air

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Brooke Adams, Robert Gehrke and Brian Maffly talk about gay marriage, a new attorney general and poor air quality with Jennifer Napier-Pearce. Plus, columnist Robert Kirby says he’s OK with same-sex couples getting married, as long as they don’t register somewhere pricey.

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12/27/13: The Top Stories of 2013

Salt Lake Tribune editor and publisher Terry Orme, deputy editor Tim Fitzpatrick and assistant managing editor Dave Noyce discuss John Swallow, same-sex marriage, goblin topplers and other top news stories of 2013 with Jennifer Napier-Pearce. Plus, columnist Robert Kirby reflects on Christmas with the grandkids.

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12/20/13: The Swallow investigation, Matheson’s departure and UTOPIA

Jennifer Napier-Pearce speaks with Salt Lake Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke, Thomas Burr and Tony Semerad along with columnist Paul Rolly about the Swallow investigative hearings, Matheson’s departure and a possible new beginning for UTOPIA. Plus, columnist Robert Kirby on Christmas mail at the U.S. Postal Service.

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12/13/13: AG search, pay raises and Mormon racism

Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Salt Lake Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke and Peggy Fletcher Stack along with editorial writer George Pyle about charges against Tim Lawson, applicants for Utah’s next attorney general, the Mormon church statement on race and the priesthood and a proposed pay raise for state officials.  

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12/6/13: Swallow’s successor, same-sex marriage, and Herbert’s budget

Salt Lake Tribune columnist Paul Rolly and reporters Brooke Adams and Robert Gehrke join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Utah’s next attorney general, the legal challenge to the state’s same-sex marriage ban, the 2015 budget and more. Plus, columnist Robert Kirby describes lessons learned on the Tavaputs Ranch.

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11/22/13: Swallow Resigns, The Execution of Serial Killer Joseph Paul Franklin

The resignation of embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow has spawned a host of questions about the fate of current investigations of his conduct, the timing of his departure and the selection of his replacement. Jennifer Napier-Pearce discusses the Swallow scandal with Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke and Tom Harvey as well as editorial writer George Pyle. Tribune report Brooke Adams…

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11/15/13: “John Swallow, Medical Marijuana, Weldon Angelos and Obamacare in Utah”

Salt Lake Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce discusses documents in the John Swallow investigation, medical marijuana, Weldon Angelos, Joseph Paul Franklin and Obamacare in Utah with Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke, Brooke Adams and Kirsten Stewart. Plus, columnist Robert Kirby talks about his struggle with mental illness.

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