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Monday, June 18, 2018

‘The American Heart’

Romney speaks out against Trump’s immigration policy during local company tour.
“I don’t think it demonstrates the nature of the American heart when you see children being ripped from their parents at the border," he said.

Friday, June 15, 2018

‘Who’s Going to Be Their Voice?’

Hundreds show support for local immigrant, refugee and asylee communities.
Erica Rojas went to the protest with her husband and 8-month-old son. “You don’t have to be a parent to feel disgust and anger, to see how these children are being treated," she said.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Orrin Hatch: LGBTQ Hero?

The Utah senator expressed support for vulnerable LGBTQ youth in a floor speech this week.
Orrin Hatch: Defender of the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling. Supporter of Ben Carson and Betsy DeVos.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Set in Stone

Mayor puts finishing touches on City and County Building renovation.
Salt Lake City Mayor and amateur stonemason Jackie Biskupski placed the last stone in the City and County Building on Wednesday afternoon, symbolically completing the historic building’s two-year restoration. “The scaffolding is completely gone,” Biskupski said of the long-running construction project.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ballot Wars

Panelists spar over benefits, costs of Medicaid expansion in Utah.
Voters will decide the fate of Utah’s Medicaid expansion this November, choosing whether to extend such coverage to people whose incomes are around $16,700 per person.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Man, the Mitt, the Legend

Romney delivers the keynote speech at the Utah Technology Innovation Summit.
“I had the occasion, when I became a governor, to understand what it was that created economic vitality for the state of Massachusetts,” Romney said.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The 500-Pound Gorilla

Outgoing lawmakers Jim Dabakis and Greg Hughes talk inland port compromise.
Following the presser, several House and Senate Democrats released statements that were critical of the “hidden and vague negotiations over the inland port."

Monday, June 4, 2018

Swallow Wins

Judge rules former AG is entitled to $1.58 million legal fees reimbursement.
The ruling by Third District Judge Andrew H. Stone is a blow to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes.

‘Simply Unacceptable’

With a couple exceptions, Utah leaders decry SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling.
Following Monday’s decision, Utah leaders issued statements and took to Twitter to express their reaction to the ruling.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Rainbow Over City Hall

Mayor Biskupski, Rob Moolman raise Pride flag over City and County Bldg.
“We are known as a community to be a safe space for everyone,” Biskupski said.

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