ICE

The House Chamber in the Utah State Capitol. File photo.
Utah House of Representatives

Utah lawmakers demanded answers after reports this week that ICE and the FBI were allowed to run facial-recognition searches on the state’s driver license photo database. 

File photo of a Utah driver license.
Chris Polansky / Utah Public Radio

A new report claiming that the state of Utah allowed ICE and the FBI to access DMV databases is troubling civil rights and privacy advocates. 

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In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Jenny Wilson
utahdemocrats.org

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson is throwing down the gauntlet to Mitt Romney on immigration.

Wilson said in a news conference Thursday Romney is "out of touch" with Utah voters on the issue. She says Romney's policies are harsh, including ending so-called chain migration, a term critics use to describe family-based immigration. He's also supported a border wall backed by President Donald Trump.