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 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. 

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Former Utah State University football star Torrey Green is sentenced to 26-years-to-life in prison for sexual assaults. Sen.

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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

Utah leaders respond to the Senate hearings over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, Prof. Anita Hill, who testified in remarkably similar hearings held 27 years ago, visits the University of Utah for a lecture on sexual harassment. And the LDS Church, House Speaker Greg Hughes and proponents of legalizing medical cannabis meet to draft medical marijuana legislation, should Proposition 2 fail in November or Gov. Gary Herbert call a special session.

Conservative Review

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

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An analysis of wildfire data by the Center for Western Priorities compared the risk of wildfires on federally managed public lands and state-owned lands. 

Dennis Stock

Cache Valley residents Roy and Kathleen Sneddon have been living with their son’s disappearance for 12 years. 24-year-old David Sneddon was last seen hiking in China, leaving no physical trace. Now, the Sneddons and several Asian sources believe David was actually kidnapped by North Korea. 

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Utah's hotly debated DUI law comes under scrutiny during the legislature's interim session. The race for Rep. Jason Chaffetz's soon-to-be-vacant House seat spurs a conflict between the Utah legislature and Gov. Gary Herbert. And Senate Republicans release the draft of their health care bill, drawing fire from Democrats and some Republicans, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee.