politics

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The lucrative Outdoor Retailer show is looking to leave Salt Lake City after organizers failed to reach agreement with Utah Governor Gary Herbert on public-lands issues.


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More companies have joined Patagonia in boycotting a twice-yearly outdoor-gear trade show in Salt Lake City as a protest against the public-lands positions of Utah’s leaders.


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The battle over management of the Bears Ears area in southeast Utah is still raging despite the fact that President Obama declared it a national monument shortly before he left office.


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The Montezuma County commissioners’ most recent town hall meeting in Mancos on Monday brought a larger turnout than the previous two that the county has held. KSJD's Gail Binkly was there, and she joined Austin Cope to talk about it more.

 

 

 

 

Debate among Colorado lawmakers got heated on Tuesday during consideration of a symbolic measure to denounce President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees entry into the United States.

The measure, considered in the Democrat-controlled House, ultimately passed by a voice vote. Some Republicans said privately that they felt stung by statements made ahead of the vote by Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton. Salazar chided Republicans for not backing the measure – House Joint Resolution 1013 – accusing them of supporting civil rights when it is politically expedient. 

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