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Monday, November 19, 2018

LDS Interlocutors

Guv discusses church’s role in drafting cannabis “compromise” legislation.
“Is it perfect? Probably not, but that’s why we have a public process that allows us to modify, improve, amend as we go forward," the governor said.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Power to the Props

Utah voters approve ballot initiatives, but for some, the fight is not over.
With votes still being counted through Wednesday, Propositions 2 and 3 were on their way to passing with margins of around 50,000 votes.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Joint Session

Speaker Hughes, Prop 2 supporters talk cannabis, compromise and the church.
Members of the public questioned Hughes, Utah Patients Coalition (UPC) Director DJ Schanz and Libertas Institute President Connor Boyack for two hours.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Very Special Session

Guv says it’s possible to get medical cannabis up and running in Utah, despite the fact reaching a compromise has long proved difficult for state lawmakers.
Gov. Gary Herbert dismissed the idea that legislators would be unable to cooperate in a post-midterms special session to reach a compromise on medical cannabis and create a workable, functioning system for dispensing and acquiring the drug in Utah. “Not only are they skeptical, but they’re cynical, and that probably is just part of a group in society that are always cynical about anything and everything,” Herbert said of the doubters.

Fast Times at Capitol High

State Democratic lawmakers ask for public input on medical cannabis and the ballot initiative that could legalize it
“I’m not seriously ill, but I am a criminal,” Linda Johnson told Utah Democrat state senators and representatives Wednesday night. Recounting her experience with medical cannabis, Johnson explained how she supplied her arthritic neighbors at a local retirement community with a THC and CBD balm to ease the pain of their deteriorating joints.

Monday, October 22, 2018

No Love Lost

Ben McAdams and Mia Love duke it out in their first and only debate before the midterms.
McAdams closed out the night by pledging to represent Utahns, not special issues, and to work with Republicans to address crucial issues facing the district, state and country.

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.

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