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Bears Ears National Monument
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The U.S. government is issuing draft proposals for how it would like to manage two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year in a move that angered conservation and tribal groups and triggered lawsuits.

The Bureau of Land Management said in documents posted Wednesday that the agency's preferred plan among four options for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument would be the "least restrictive to energy and mining development."

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government doesn't have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm involving legal arguments behind President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments.

U.S. District Court Judge David Nye on Monday ruled the records are protected presidential communications, making them exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.

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President Donald Trump is not on the ballot, but he has invested time and energy in a slate of primary contests across America that will again test his clout within his own party.

Voters are weighing in on candidates in seven states.

John Curtis and Chris Herrod square off in the Utah Republican Primary Tuesday.
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  The Utah Republican primary Tuesday offers a rematch between U.S. Rep. John Curtis and conservative businessman Chris Herrod.

Curtis needs to prevail if he wants to earn his first full term in Congress.

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Utah's religious and political leaders respond to the Trump administration's initial policy of separating families at the borders. Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes owns land close to the boundaries of the proposed inland port, which appears to disqualify him from the board he appointed himself to. And in San Juan County, a Navajo candidate files a lawsuit challenging the county's decision to disqualify him from the ballot. 

Western Watersheds Logo and watershed valley project.
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Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for selling oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western U.S. public lands while allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect an imperiled bird.

The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 square miles (1,230 square kilometers) in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.

U.S. - China Tariff Dispute Impacting American Farmers

Apr 14, 2018

In 2016 President Donald Trump campaigned on balancing the United States’ annual trade deficit of $500 million. Fast-forward to March 2018, President Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum. Now the $23 billion U.S. ag industry is to be impacted by global trade decisions.

Utah prairie dogs are given looser protections.
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Wildlife managers under the Trump administration are loosening contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs in a plan that's worrying for animal advocates but cheered by people in southern Utah who said their town was overrun.

The new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan makes it easier to develop private land, even it means prairie dogs are removed or killed.

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From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grassland and wildlife habitat.

But more than 99 percent of it is in 12 Western states, hundreds of miles from Washington.

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The Mormon church is calling on national leaders to support "Dreamer" immigrants who the religion says have earned the right to continue to "contribute positively" to society.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday in a statement that it respects the right of nations to establish immigration laws, but called on leaders to create polices that give "hope and opportunities" for "Dreamer" immigrants. That refers to young people brought to the country as children illegally and raised here through no fault of their own.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah has compared President Donald Trump's governing style to Rodney Dangerfield's character in "Caddyshack."

Stewart says that while the president's style is "very, very loud" and distracting, he's able to do what he's trying to achieve. The congressman made the comment Tuesday while speaking to the Utah Senate.

Mia Love, Republican Representative, talks immigration with Trump.
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Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss immigration but did not discuss vulgar remarks the president is reported to have made about Haiti and Africa.

Love, the first black female Republican in Congress and the daughter of Haitian immigrants, criticized the remarks last week, calling them "unkind, divisive, and elitist."

Executive Order Assigns Agricultural Task Force

May 25, 2017
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President Donald Trump recently signed the Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America. 

Millennials: The Age Group Most Unhappy With Trump

Feb 6, 2017

 


Between Gen X, Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation, why do we hear so much about people aged 18-30? Utah State University political science professor, Michael Lions, says President Trump has low approval ratings compared to past presidents, especially among millennials.

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will once again sing at a U.S. presidential inauguration come January.

The choir announced Thursday that it will be performing at President-elect Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration. The choir will perform with the Marine Corps Band as Trump is sworn in.

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This report is part of NPR and UPR’s A Nation Engagement project focusing on the upcoming elections as it relates to economics.

 

Rob Pyne is now a legal resident of the U.S. But, for him and his wife Tammy Pyne, the job of obtaining legal status was a frustrating one to say the least.

Utahns Ahead Of The Game On Anti-Trump Push

Mar 3, 2016
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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke at the University of Utah on Thursday to voice his criticisms of GOP front-runner Donald Trump. While Romney called on voters to reject the New York businessman, Utah Republicans may already be one step ahead.