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Friday, August 10, 2018

‘A Rational World’

Hatch bemoans “unfortunate politicization” of the Supreme Court confirmation process.
“The best we can do is get people who are honest, capable, knowledgeable, brilliant in this particular case, and just hope for the best,” Hatch said.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Make America Pioneer Again

Secretary Zinke comes to Utah for the Days of ’47 rodeo.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stopped in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to deliver remarks at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, where he praised Utah for understanding that “freedom of religion is the cornerstone of American exceptionalism.” After Gov. Gary Herbert introduced the “great patriot and a great friend of Utah,” Zinke recalled the Mormon pioneers who came to the state in 1847 and said their journey demonstrates the importance of religious tolerance in America.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Common Ground

National Road to Change tour comes to Utah.
Brian Suiter, a recent Payson High School grad, said he thought the town hall was helpful. “My ability to carry a firearm is an act of love,” he said.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Peace Crusaders

Local group still gathers once a month to protest the U.S. war involvement.
Aside from a rainstorm or two, they’ve been out at the corner each month holding signs that say “War is not the answer,” “Stop the wars,” and other phrases encouraging peace.

Friday, July 6, 2018

‘This is Home’

More than 100 immigrants and refugees were naturalized Friday.
On Friday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office welcomed 111 new citizens in its annual Independence Day celebration at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Seat at the Table

Thousands gather at the Capitol to protest Trump’s immigration policies.
“It’s heartbreaking,” Timoteo said before musing on the perilous journey many immigrants embark on to reach U.S. soil.

Make American Presidents Impeachable Again

Group clamors for Trump’s legal removal from office.
A voice from out the throng shouted a follow-up question—“So, why aren’t you running for president?” Steyer laughed along with the crowd.

Facts Are Facts

Guv offers thoughts on Utah’s Lee brothers potentially filling Supreme Court vacancy.
“Tom Lee, who I think is a brilliant, brilliant intellect, understands the rules of law, and doesn’t legislate from the bench,” Herbert said.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Primaries See Democrats Ahead by Small Margins

Dailey-Provost and Kitchen hold small leads following Tuesday’s election.
Kitchen gave his supporters a victory speech and said the “spread is pretty safe.”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

'Here to Stay'

Mayor Biskupski, I Am an Immigrant unveil public art installation.
“The objective is to display, in form of art, the contributions that immigrants have made,” volunteer Francisco Juarez told City Weekly.

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