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Deseret News

Utah’s Hispanic community sees more coronavirus cases than any other race or ethnicity in the state. Environmentalists say the long-awaited strategic plan for the Utah Inland Port uses a lot of green jargon, but is low on sustainability specifics. And super-spreader events: the scenarios you want to avoid to try to stay safe. 

Salt Lake Tribune

 A judge throws out Salt Lake City’s lawsuit against the Utah inland Port. Sen. Mike Lee lambasts the Trump administration over its briefing on the assassination of a top Iranian general. And the Utah program that sends public employees to Mexico to buy their medications at a deeply discounted rate. 

Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake City Council approves a tax incentive for a developer to build on 3,000 acres inside the Utah Inland Port. The former Salt Lake City police officer who handcuffed nurse Alex Wubbels gets a job at the Weber County jail. And a United Nations conference descends on Utah's capital. 

Salt Lake Tribune

Inland Port protestors clash with police at the offices of the Salt Lake City Chamber.

Salt Lake Tribune

Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes a campaign stop in Utah and says she would restore protections for Utah national monuments. Neighbors of the planned Inland Port say they fear the end of their rural way of life. And the state of Utah won't enforce its 18-week abortion ban, for now. 

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune

Bills at the 2019 Utah legislative session addressed hate crimes

Salt Lake Tribune

Residents of a Salt Lake City apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the property is deemed unsafe to occupy. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes increasing the alcohol content of store-bought beer. And the Salt Lake City School District wants a seat on the Utah Inland Port Board.   At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, reporter Taylor Stevens, and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW guest host Marcie Young Cancio to talk about the week's top stories.

KUER

Lawmakers hear from the public on the Utah Cannabis Act, which will be put to a vote during a special session of the state legislature. Also, an Inland Port watchdog criticizes the naming of oil and gas advocates to a new technical committee. And Sen. Mike Lee blocks a bipartisan attempt to protect the special counsel investigation. 

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says lawsuits are coming on the inland port because she believes the legislation that created it is unconstitutional. A Vernal detective walks a delicate line between enforcement and entrapment in sexual solicitation arrests. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates a former LDS bishop who has been critical of one-on-one interviews between Mormon clergy and youths. And one of Elizabeth Smart's kidnappers is freed from prison. 

Salt Lake Tribune

Members of the local Kingston polygamist group are indicted in a $500 million tax-credit scheme, raising questions about a $50,000 campaign donation to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. Also, a spotlight on the safety of Mormon missionaries, after sexual assault survivors take their case to the Church. And the Inland Port Authority board votes to keep its subcommittee meetings closed to the public. 

Salt Lake Tribune

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. 

Conservative Review

The Inland Port Authority has its first real meeting, where one board member asks for 

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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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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. 

Francisco Kjolseth / The Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake City council forbids Mayor Jackie Biskupski from suing over the inland port deal--unless she gets their permission first. The Provo Freedom Festival enacts a nondiscrimination policy, initially rejects all LGBTQ entries, and finally admits LGBTQ groups into the parade after meeting with them. And a former police detective sues the department that fired her, saying she was axed in retaliation for whistleblowing on a Salt Lake County Attorney. 

Salt Lake Tribune

Two Utah lawmakers unveil their ideas for bridging a divide between Salt Lake City and the state over the planned Inland Port. A mob shouting homophobic slurs chases four men leaving the Utah Pride Festival, until a dessert shop employee intervenes. And ozone pollution season arrives earlier than usual in northern Utah.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Erin Alberty, Taylor Anderson and Courtney Tanner and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah state senators pass a bill to overhaul the Utah Transit Authority, starting with its name. The Utah House votes to require state universities to share allegations of sexual assault with police, regardless of the survivors' wishes. And state officials plan an inland port in Salt Lake City's Northwest Quadrant, but the city expected to have greater input in that decision.