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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cannabis Compromise

If you feel strongly about legalizing medical cannabis in Utah, you still need to vote next month.
Rep. Angela Romero warns that a compromise could, “supersede the will of the people,” considering the high levels of public support for Prop 2.

The Mitt and Jenny Show

Romney and Wilson square off in first and only debate before the midterm election.
“My mission when I serve you in the Senate is advancing the health, security and welfare for every Utahn in this state,” Wilson said.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Road Rules

Biskupski, electric scooter reps, launch campaign to better educate riders.
The lack of protective headgear is another issue Bird, Lime and city officials are trying to address.

From Utah with Love

With midterms looming, Cox and state employees talk election security.
Counties that still use voting machines will also have paper backups. “We have a paper trail for every vote that is cast in the state of Utah,” Cox said.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Deaths of Despair

Cox, state officials gather at the Capitol to discuss Utah’s opioid epidemic.
Cox ended his remarks with an emotional plea that Utahns recognize addiction and mental illness as diseases and afflictions, similar to broken bones or common sicknesses.

Friday, September 28, 2018

‘This is Not New’

Crowd gathers to support victims of sexual violence and call out Utah’s senators for not taking allegations seriously.
When McKenna Denson asked the crowd of more than 50 if they knew someone who had been sexually assaulted, all but a few raised their hands.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

History Repeating

Anita Hill on sexual harassment, #MeToo and Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court just days after Hill’s testimony. “For many people, they would never view the court in the same way. They would never view politics in the same way." Hill said.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Safe (for Now)

Money approved for state parks and recreation is just one part of the debate on the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s future.
The $1.3 million will help the State Parks and Recreation Office provide a 50-percent federal match to local funding.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The March Goes On

Local March for Our Lives group is using current academic year to broaden its membership.
At first, the name “March for Our Lives Salt Lake City” made sense—it referred to the 8,000-strong crowd that chanted, yelled and trudged its way to the Capitol last March and demanded lawmakers pass bills that better protect Utahns from gun violence.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers

Religious leaders gather at the Capitol to pray for Utahns contemplating suicide.
Standing on the State Capitol grounds on Friday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox both encouraged and warned Utahns planning to talk to talk with a higher power over the next few days.

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