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Drought Woes in Dry US West Raise July 4 Fireworks Fears
Climate
Drought Woes in Dry US West Raise July 4 Fireworks Fears

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials... Read More

State News
UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
2020-11-06 18:22:44
by TWN Staff

About Cox:  Cox grew up in the heart of Utah, part of the sixth generation of a farming family in rural Fairview—and about as far away from Utah’s capitol as anyone could imagine. The oldest of eight children, Spencer learned... Read More

State News
Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox Announces Details of Forthcoming Utah Gubernatorial Transition
2020-11-05 19:18:31
by Reece Nations

SALT LAKE CITY – Following Tuesday night’s gubernatorial election, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert joined Gov.-elect Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov.-elect Deidre Henderson in the Utah State Capitol in a showcase of their upcoming transition into office. Cox, Utah’s current lieutenant... Read More

House Watch
UT-01: Blake Moore (R)
2020-11-02 06:53:19
by TWN Staff

About Moore: Blake Moore was born and raised in Ogden. He learned responsibility and hard work from his dad; and all about optimism and service from his mom.  During his senior year, he was awarded the Wendy’s National High School... Read More

House Watch
UT-04: Burgess Owens (R)
2020-10-31 00:48:49
by TWN Staff

About Owens: Burgess Owens is a former University of Miami and NFL star. He spent his childhood growing up in the Deep South. As the third Black American granted a scholarship to play football at the University of Miami, he... Read More

House Watch
UT-04: Ben McAdams (D)
2020-10-31 00:44:32
by TWN Staff

About McAdams: Ben McAdams served Utahns as Salt Lake County mayor before being elected to Congress in 2018.  He is working to help Utah families and the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic, while being fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars... Read More

Debates
Viewer's Guide: Virus Response on Stage with Pence, Harris

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris do not have a tough act to follow. The vice presidential debate set for Wednesday night follows the disorderly prime-time spectacle last week that had viewers of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s... Read More

State News
Utah Secures 500,000 Face Masks in Anticipation of Reopening Schools
2020-07-07 19:06:08
by Jacob Pederson

The Utah Board of Education has received a shipment of 500,000 face masks it plans to distribute to students and teachers as they return to school in the fall. The collection of masks is the latest manifestation of Gov. Gary... Read More

In The News
Emergency Room Doctor Says, “We Knew It Was Coming”
2020-04-07 15:51:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- "We knew it was coming." Those were among the first words uttered by a young emergency room doctor when reached by The Well News earlier this week. The doctor, who had told his hospital he would be speaking... Read More

State News
Interior Moves to Speed Energy Development on Formerly Protected Utah Land

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump drew the ire of tribes and environmentalists when he issued proclamations in December 2017 significantly reducing the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments, two sites designated by previous Democratic Presidents Bill Clinton... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Rep. McAdams Backs Legislation to Speed Generic Medications to Market
2019-12-04 22:39:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - While some continue to merely talk about the need to rein in prescription drug prices, Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, has actually taken action on bipartisan legislation to help lower the cost of often life-changing medications. Along with fellow... Read More

Diplomacy
Jon Huntsman, Trump's Ambassador to Russia, Resigns
2019-08-06 20:13:03
by Dan McCue

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, turned in his letter of resignation Monday, telling President Donald Trump that after two years in Moscow, its “time to reconnect with our growing family and responsibilities at home.” “American citizenship is a privilege... Read More

Environment
House Panel Criticizes Trump for Climate Change Policies That Harm Public Lands
2019-05-16 21:32:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Democratic members of Congress said Wednesday that environmental policies of the Trump administration are threatening the nation’s outdoor recreation industry. During two House Natural Resources Committee hearings, a Trump administration official defended the Interior Department’s record, but environmentalists... Read More

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