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Thursday, February 21, 2019

‘Renegade Republican’

Romney talks medical cannabis, public lands and climate change during Capitol visit.
“I’d like to see the state be able to take out the dead wood and put it through lumber mills so it can be used in housing construction and so forth,” Romney said.

Ending a “Dangerous and Discredited” Practice

Lawmakers, LGBTQ advocates draft bill that would ban conversion therapy on minors.
If it becomes law, Utahns could file complaints with the state’s Department of Professional Licensing.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Finding a Home

Guv, homeless advocates ask Utahns to make small donations on taxes to help fight homelessness.
While the guv admitted “nobody’s perfect, but we’re trying to help as much as we can,” people like Cornelius have found a stable home in the state.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Bringing Hope

Dispatch from Suicide Prevention Day on Capitol Hill.
Another debate to watch in the coming weeks is an as-yet unfiled bill that would ban conversion therapy, a psychologically harmful practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.

Monday, February 18, 2019

‘They Messed with the Wrong Gays’

Social media plays key role in identifying aggressor in downtown hate-crime incident.
Sal Trejo says he’s left the alleged hate-crime's aftermath to the police. “I personally don’t want to have any other contact with him,” he says of the assailant.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sears’ Ghost

The retailer long gone, what’s next for the giant lot at 800 South and State Street?
Sears, Norris suggests, was not drawing customers to Salt Lake City’s downtown, but new restaurants and brewpubs just might.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Feeling Radioactive

Lawmakers move radioactive waste bill forward, scrap bill preventing people from changing genders on birth certificates.
To the relief of many in the LGBTQ community and beyond, lawmakers decided to abandon Rep. Merrill Nelson’s bill to prevent persons from changing the gender on their birth certificates.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Emission Impossible

Biskupski, Rep. Arent and local climate advocates call on Utah congressional delegates to oppose an EPA deregulation proposal.
Arent, the founder and co-chair of the Legislature’s bipartisan clean air caucus, said there was no “silver bullet” to cleaning up Utah’s air.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Building Bridges

Former president of Mexico talks immigration, trade and drug legalization during lecture at the U.
Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico who served a six-year term beginning in the year 2000, made the remarks Tuesday morning at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall.

A Crowded Field

Mayoral hopeful David Garbett highlights air pollution, homelessness and affordable housing as topics he plans to tackle.
Standing in front of nearly 40 friends and family near the south steps, Garbett highlighted changes happening to homelessness and affordable housing around the city that he wants to address.

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