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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.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Seeds of Doubt

Medical cannabis proponents allege Drug Safe Utah is misleading voters.
The Utah Patients Coalition filed a formal complaint Tuesday against Drug Safe Utah, accusing the anti-marijuana group of intentionally misleading voters about a ballot initiative that would legalize medical cannabis for patients suffering from chronic pain and certain illnesses.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Chronic Lack of Research

Guv gets in the weeds while discussing his thoughts on medical cannabis.
“We’ve wasted 10 or 15 years by doing nothing. It’s time to say, ‘No more.’ Let’s have Congress act."

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Love Fest

Romney and a slew of elected officials rally in support of Mia Love.
Echoing other speakers, Love took jabs at Democrats by warning what a blue wave could mean for the House of Representatives.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Getting Schooled

Utah’s governor, alongside students and administrators, talks about school safety and mental health.
Before Herbert left, he encouraged those in the crowd to support Question 1 on November’s ballot.

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.

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