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Thursday, September 7, 2017

'These Kids Are Our Kids Too'

Utah leaders react to proposed DACA repeal.
"The President’s cruel and irresponsible actions will sow chaos in our communities, on college campuses, in workplaces, and, most of all, in the homes of Dreamers who are Americans in every way but a piece of paper."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Clean Air Now

Business leaders demand Guv take action on air pollution.
A handful of company representatives held a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the roof of Petzl America in West Valley City.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Medical Marijuana Movement Swells

Group takes new stab at contested medi-pot issue.
The coalition, recently approved by the lieutenant governor’s office to gather signatures for a medical marijuana initiative, has hit the pavement with pens and clipboards.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cleaning Up "the Block"

Authorities place bets on Operation Rio Grande
Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires reported on Tuesday that 160 officers were deployed to Rio Grande leading to 87 arrests. Of those, 33 detainees were released.

John Curtis Advances to General Election

Provo mayor wins GOP primary for 3rd Congressional seat.
Painting himself as an underdog battling against Washington, D.C.-based super PACs, Curtis said he prevailed when others said his campaign couldn’t succeed with local backers.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Tale of Two Rallies

SLC doubles down on anti-racism protests.
The crowd was not without its antagonizers. A man standing on the steps behind the podium periodically jeered at speakers, calling them enemies of free speech.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rural Boost

Governor Herbert promises to inject rural workforce with 25,000 jobs.
Gov. Gary Herbert is often heard praising Utah’s economic numbers as a reflection of the state’s industrious citizenry and his office’s business-friendly attitudes.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Checking Inns

Life for no-tell motels is about to get tougher.
The Salt Lake City Council passed a civil penalties ordinance that gives some teeth to cracking down on businesses that are hotbeds of crime this week.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shaken & Stirred

Petitions, new taxes and curtains: Here's your latest Utah and alcohol news roundup
Utah’s alcohol laws are perpetually in flux. In addition to lowering the DUI level, lawmakers last session also passed a 144-page liquor bill that eliminated the Zion Curtain and raised the alcohol tax by 2 percent. That law took effect on Saturday.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jason Chaffetz: Thanks for the Memories

As the “crazy train” leaves the station, here’s a look back at some of the rep.’s greatest hits.
After eight years, five months, 23 days and a few slowly ticking seconds (but who’s counting?) Jason Chaffetz’ days ruling the 3rd District roost are over.

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