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11:13 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Liljenquist Stages Mock Debate Without Hatch

Dan Liljenquist debates video clips of Senator Orrin Hatch in a mock debate.
Terry Gildea

 

Republican Dan Liljenquist vented his frustration last night over the fact that Senator Orrin Hatch will not debate him multiple times before the June 26th Primary. Hatch has agreed to one radio debate before then, but the  former state senator held a mock debate anyway without the incumbent present. 

Liljenquist was unapologetic about holding the event where he debated pre-selected video clips of Senator Hatch on policy issues.  He said the incumbent’s refusal to engage in more than one debate between now and the election won’t stop him from getting his message out.

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4:09 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Anti-Corporate Personhood Initiative Stalled

Salt Lake City County Building

An effort to ban corporate personhood in America through a local Salt Lake ballot initiative has been stopped, but city officials who support the measure say it’s not over yet.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Wimmer Won't Work for Nevada GOP

Former state representative Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman) addresses a news conference after returning from Nevada.
Dan Bammes

 

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4:26 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Salt Lake City Council Close to Decision on Metered Parking

On-street parking in downtown Salt Lake City may no longer be free after 6:00 p.m., on Saturdays, and during the December Holiday season.  A straw poll of the City Council suggests there is support for these changes - as well as higher rates.

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Politics
8:46 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Utahns Moved by Obama Inauguration

Tommie Leydsman
Jennifer Napier-Pearce\">

Washington, DC – No one knows precisely how many Utahns attended yesterday's Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC, or all the reasons why scores traveled 25-hundred miles to be there.

But KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce caught up with two Utahns who made the trek to find out what motivated them to brave the crowds and frigid temperatures in order to be part of this moment in history.

 

 

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Politics
9:47 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Election 2008: A Letter to Spike

Photo courtesy of Matthew LaPlante.

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Politics
10:54 pm
Mon November 3, 2008

Election 2008: New Media and Politics in Utah

Candidates in local races are using the Web to reach voters and raise money.

Salt Lake City, UT – It's Election Day and the time for candidates to get their messages out is all but over. But the way campaigns are communicating with voters has seen a significant shift this election season. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce takes a look at the way new media is influencing Utah politics.

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Politics
12:01 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Candidates 2008: Morgan Bowen

Photo courtesy of http://www.bowenforcongress.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Democrat Morgan Bowen is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Rob Bishop for Utah's 1st Congressional District seat. Bowen was an international consultant before becoming a Mormon seminary teacher. KUER's Tasha Cook talks with Bowen about his candidacy.

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Politics
10:25 pm
Tue October 28, 2008

Voice of the Voter: Health Care Reform (Part 3)

Salt Lake City, UT – We've been talking this week with a group of Utah voters about issues that are motivating them to go to the polls. We conclude our "Voice of the Voter" series with a look at health care reform. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.

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9:33 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Voice of the Voter: The Economy (Part 2)

Salt Lake City, UT – Seven Utah voters recently came to KUER's studios to talk issues and what they'd like to see come from the upcoming election. In this second part of our Voice of the Voter series, panelists talk about what it's going to take to keep Utah's economy strong. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.

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10:49 pm
Mon October 27, 2008

Candidates 2008: Rob Bishop

Bishop with Commerce Secretary Gutierrez
Photo courtesy of Congressman Rob Bishop

Salt Lake City, UT – Two-term incumbent Congressman Rob Bishop, a lifelong resident of the First District and former high school history teacher, is seeking a third term. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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Politics
11:11 pm
Tue September 23, 2008

Candidates 2008 - UT-2: Bill Dew

Salt Lake City, UT – Bill Dew is the Republican candidate for the U-S House of Representatives in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Dew decided to run for Congress while he was in Jordan, serving a humanitarian mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a homebuilder, Dew says he's experienced some tough economic times. He tells KUER's Dan Bammes he's confident the United States will get through its current troubles in good shape.

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9:53 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Candidates 2008 - UT-2: Jim Matheson

Washington, DC – We continue our conversations with candidates with Congressman Jim Matheson. Matheson is a Democrat who was first elected in 2000 in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Back then, it included only areas of Salt Lake County. By the next election, new lines had been drawn that include not only St. George but many other areas of rural Utah. He won re-election in the new district and is now campaigning for a fifth term.

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12:29 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Utah Delegates and Bloggers Excited to Support Obama

Denver, CO – Utah delegates to the Democratic National Convention are excited to support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party platform, according to Wayne Holland, chair of the Utah Democratic Party.

"This is an historic event. With Barack Obama being the nominee, the convention being in the western United States. The energy of our delegation is something we haven't seen in at least a generation," Holland said.

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9:27 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Chaffetz Defeats Cannon in GOP Primary

Salt Lake City, UT – Jason Chaffetz pulled off a primary election victory over an incumbent member of Congress in a a district that's been called the "most Republican district in the nation." KUER's Dan Bammes looks at the 3rd District results and other primary snd school board election returns.

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9:45 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Republicans Plan Congressional Election Strategy

Washington, DC – Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives want to re-vamp the party image in order to stave off a Democratic landslide this year. Utah's Republicans say the agenda is just fine. Matt Laslo reports from our Capitol News Connection.

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12:29 am
Thu May 8, 2008

Voters concerned about energy

Salt Lake City, UT – Energy - and the cost of energy - has displaced public education as the most important issue, according to a new study by the Utah Foundation. The rising cost of fuel is central. But, as KUER's Dan Bammes reports, issues of energy supply, technology and conservation are also critical to the discussion.

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