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Amy Simonson, CNN

Florida bill to shield people from feeling ‘discomfort’ over historic actions by their race, nationality or gender approved by Senate committee

A bill that would prohibit Florida's public schools from making people feel "discomfort" or "guilt" based on their race received its first approval.
7 hours ago
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Simone Seikaly

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

Trump’s attorneys had asked the Supreme Court to reverse rulings by the federal appeals court in Washington and block the release of the records.
23 hours ago
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Eliza Craig

House Republicans hold off on vote that could overturn mask order

SALT LAKE CITY — House Republicans say they will not take up the resolution Wednesday that will end Salt Lake County’s mask mandate. They still want to discuss the issue further.   KSL NewsRadio’s Lindsay Aerts received information about a new development in the legislature.   The House of Representatives Majority Caucus seem to be […]
1 day ago
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Lindsay Aerts, Aimee Cobabe, Eliza Craig and Becky Bruce

Legislature one step closer to overturning mask mandate

A joint resolution filed in the Utah Legislature could overturn the mask mandate in Salt Lake County after passing in the Senate. The House votes next.
2 days ago
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Dan Bammes

Utah legislature starts its work with base budgets

The Utah legislature has seven base budgets to pass as it begins its six-week general session which kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 18.
2 days ago
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Martha Harris

Bill would guarantee paid leave for parents who suffer miscarriage or stillbirth

If a law passes this upcoming legislative session, some expecting parents would be guaranteed leave time after a miscarriage or still birth. 
3 days ago
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AP

On MLK Day, Yellen says US economy is unfair to Black people

The U.S. economy “has never worked fairly for Black Americans... for any American of color,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Monday.
3 days ago
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Eliza Craig

Utah Senate President tests positive for COVID-19

Utah's Senate President Stuart Adams has tested positive for COVID-19, making this the second time he has had the virus.
6 days ago
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MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

The government can require most health care workers be subject to a vaccine mandate, but not other large companies, the Supreme Court ruled.
7 days ago
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FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press

Jan. 6 committee request interview, records from minority leader McCarthy

Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson requested that McCarthy provide information to the nine-member panel regarding the violence that took place last January.
8 days ago
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Lindsay Aerts and Eliza Craig

UPDATE: Salt Lake County Council will hold special meeting on Thursday to vote on mask order

Tuesday's Salt Lake County Council meeting was a marathon. The council decided they will hold a special session to vote on the mask order.
8 days ago
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ALEXANDRA JAFFE, COLLEEN LONG and JEFF AMY Associated Press

Biden on voting rights passage: ‘I’m tired of being quiet!’

President Biden told a crowd in Atlanta he'd been having quiet conversations with Senators for months about voting legislation.
9 days ago
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Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake is a finalist to host the 2024 GOP Convention

GOP convention staffers will visit Salt Lake City to determine its viability. They'll check convention and hotel space, and ease of travel.
13 days ago
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Dan Bammes and Eliza Craig

Senator Romney, Representative Moore remember chaos and fear during the attack on Jan. 6

"It tears at your heart and brings tears to your eyes," is what Senator Mitt Romney said about the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
14 days ago
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MARY CLARE JALONICK, LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

‘I trusted the President’: Jan. 6 rioters in their own words

Facing prison time, many Jan. 6 rioters admit they were wrong to enter the U.S. Capitol and disavow political violence, despite what former President Donald Trump claims in spreading lies about the attack.
14 days ago
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Curt Gresseth

Utah Rep. Curtis reflects on US Capitol riot one year later

Rep. John Curtis says there's a lot that isn't known about the Capitol riot, or about the scar it created in Congress.
15 days ago
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Eliza Craig

Wheelchair users face parking plight, Utah lawmaker sees solution

To alleviate parking troubles, Rep. Jeff Stenquist says Utah should further designate some handicapped parking stalls as "wheelchairs only."
15 days ago
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AP

Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr subpoenaed by NY attorney general

New York’s attorney general has issued subpoenas to former President Donald Trump and his two eldest children in connection with an investigation into the family's business practices.
17 days ago
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Natasha Bertrand

Biden to speak with Putin on Thursday at Russian leader’s request

President Joe Biden will hold a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday afternoon "to discuss a range of topics, including upcoming diplomatic engagements with Russia," National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne told CNN.
22 days ago
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Becky Bruce

Former Utah lawmaker Paul Ray faces serious health scare

House Speaker Brad Wilson asked lawmakers to keep the health of their former colleague, Clearfield Republican Paul Ray, in their prayers. 
22 days ago
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Becky Bruce

Utah leaders react to death of Nevada’s Harry Reid

Despite representing opposite political views, Utah Republicans remember Nevada Democrat Harry Reid with fondness and appreciation.
22 days ago
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Mark Jones

Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid passes away at 82

Harry Reid, former United States Senator from Nevada, passed away Tuesday at the age of 82.
23 days ago
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HOPE YEN and ALAN FRAM Associated Press

Sen. Joe Manchin says no to $2T bill: ‘I can’t vote for it’

Manchin told “Fox News Sunday” that he always has made clear he had reservations about the bill.
1 month ago
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Paul Nelson

Utah Olympic organizers to visit Beijing despite call for boycott

Organizers in Utah say they won’t change their plans to observe the Olympic Games in China despite calls for a complete boycott.
1 month ago

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