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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trump Backs Romney. But for How Long?

The president endorsed Mitt Romney’s senate campaign in a tweet Monday.
The relationship between Trump and Romney has flip-flopped since the latter’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 Legislative Session: Week 4

Session hits the month mark with the same ol’ song and dance.
If you were hoping legislators would take steps to address some of the state’s greatest hits, well, you’ll need to keep waiting.

Romney Finally Makes It Official

The former presidential candidate will run for Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat.
“I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video

Thursday, February 15, 2018

‘Drink Till Your Eyes Bug Out’

Guv talks controversial DUI bill and more during impromptu press conference.
Herbert emphasized the idea that no matter the limit, signs of impairment will continue to be the reason cops pull over drivers.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Line Drawn

Noting issues with proposed homeless shelter, McAdams delivers State of the County address.
When a committee chaired by McAdams last year picked a site in South Salt Lake for one of three new homeless shelters, he asked that the burden to the community be offset by some other incentive.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Zinke's Mule Deer Announcement Gets Political

Secretary dismissed 'nefarious arguments' and addressed public lands in the great state of Montana … er, Utah
“Here’s what you don’t hear,” Zinke said of Bears Ears. “There wasn’t one square inch removed from any federal protection.”

'Shrinke Zinke'

Protesters gather to demonstrate national monument shrinkage ahead of Interior Secretary’s announcement.
Supporters of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments again voiced their displeasure with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to shrink the monuments.

2018 Legislative Session: Week 3

Nothing to see here, folks.
Why does lawmakers’ fervent defense of Utahns with disabilities wane after birth?

Monday, February 5, 2018

Operation Rio Grande: 6 Month Update

Some 800 individuals now have access to behavioral health medical coverage, McAdams said.
Housing has remained a top talking-point for Operation Rio Grande leaders. Echoing her State of the City address, Mayor Biskupski noted that affordable housing and employability was an ongoing city effort this year.

Friday, February 2, 2018

In Memoriam: Jon Huntsman, Sr.

Prominent philanthropist dies at 80.
A leader at times in both his church and politics—as well as an instrumental advocate for the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute—Huntsman’s influence was felt widely by prominent Utahns.

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