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The Federal Election Commission raises questions about more than a million dollars in campaign donations brought in by Rep. Mia Love. Sensitive areas near Canyonlands National Park are auctioned off as part of the largest oil and gas BLM lease sale since the George W. Bush administration. Plus, Tribune reporter Kathy Stephenson talks with KCPW producer Emily Means about health code violations and foodborne-illness outbreaks at restaurants, after an estimated 650 diners at The New Yorker may have been exposed to hepatitis a. 

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes Utah's medical marijuana ballot initiative, but not the use of the drug under specific circumstances. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Chris Stewart respond to news about former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. And though legal, private meetings held by subcommittees of the Inland Port Authority draw more criticism from the public over a lack of transparency. 

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David Leonhardt writes recently in the New York Times that “In the suburbs of Salt Lake City, there is a planned community called Suncrest that has turned out to be a good place to study voter turnout. Suncrest feels like one community, full of modern, single-family houses. But it straddles two different counties — Salt Lake and Utah. And in 2016, the two used different voting systems.

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With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, and his brother, Thomas, are mentioned as possible replacements. A Utah judge fines the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. And Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes steps down from his self-appointed position on the Inland Port Authority Board.  

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The editors of The Atlantic write: “The election of Donald Trump … [has] driven many Americans to rummage through history in search of context and understanding. Trump himself has been compared to historical figures ranging from Ronald Reagan to Henry Ford, and from Andrew Jackson to Benito Mussolini.

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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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Frank Montoya, Jr. is a retired FBI special agent and senior executive. In addition to running FBI field offices in Honolulu and Seattle in the course of his career, from February 2012 to May 2014, he served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the National Counterintelligence Executive, in which role he was head of national counterintelligence for the United States government.

 

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A federal appeals court has ruled against Utah's Republican Party and upheld a state law overhauling how political parties nominate candidates.

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said the 2014 law balances the state's interest in managing elections while allowing political parties and residents a way to express their political choices.

Speaker Greg Hughes, who will not be running for re-election in 2018.
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Nearly one-fifth of state lawmakers are not running for re-election this year.

The retiring lawmakers include some big names like Speaker Greg Hughes, tax-guru Republican Sen. Howard Stephenson and Republican Rep. Mike Noel, known for his clashes with environmentalists.

Bill To Thwart Elections Compromise Fails

Feb 9, 2018
Katherine Taylor

On Thursday, the Utah House of Representatives rejected a bill that would undermine a contentious compromise over elections. House Bill 68 would have given political parties the power to decide whether candidates could take a “single path” or “duel path” to the ballot.

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has raised about $1.3 million in campaign donations in recent months as he prepares for a possible re-election run, something the long-serving Republican has opened the door to after pledging years ago that his current term would be his last.

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According to a recent Southern Poverty Law Center survey of 2,000 teachers, the presidential campaign is having a negative impact on school-aged children across the country.

Can Utah's Pacific Islander Community Influence Elections?

Sep 26, 2016
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Utah’s Pacific Islander community has historically had fairly low voter turnouts, but members of Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition, also known as UPI-CEC, hope to change that. The group held its first-ever Civic Engagement Town Hall event at the Salt Lake City Library on Saturday to encourage members of the demographic to vote.