Sundance Film Festival 2018: All You Need to Know

Each winter season, over 40,000 film enthusiasts choose snow over sun as they travel to Park City, Utah, for the annual Sundance Film Festival – the largest independent film festival in the United States. The festival, which premiered in 1978 as an effort to attract more filmmakers to Utah, has since become a career capstone … Continued

READ: Salt Lake Tribune Calls on Senator Orrin Hatch to Retire

Just as he did with the wildly unpopular GOP tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law last week, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch overlooked the fine print when he shared on Twitter that he is “grateful” to be honored by The Salt Lake Tribune as “Utahn of the Year.” While the Tribune gives the designation to … Continued

Even in Utah, Congressman Came Home to Angry Overflow Crowd

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) held a town hall in his home district last night and came under fire for resisting calls to investigate President Donald Trump’s international business empire and its myriad conflicts of interest. As the chair of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz is perhaps the government official with the most power to check Trump’s vast … Continued

GOP, Developers Fume Over Obama’s Latest Parting Decree

President Barack Obama moved yesterday to preserve the Bears Ears area in southwest Utah, designating 1.35 million acres of the American West a national monument. In a statement, Obama said that the Bears Ears monument––named for its distinctive pair of buttes––would “protect some of the country’s most significant natural, cultural and archaeological resources, including important … Continued

Utah Governor Signs Anti-Porn Bill––With Some Novel Comparisons

[DIGEST: CNN, NY Daily News] Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) plans to sign two pieces of legislation to combat “a sexually toxic environment” caused by pornography; the signing will take place at the Utah State Capitol at 10 AM Tuesday. H.B. 155 Reporting of Child Pornography is a measure requiring any computer technicians who find … Continued

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