SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — In the first week of the 2022 Utah general legislative session, Republicans in the Utah State Legislature passed a resolution and a bill that halt efforts to protect public health in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Those lawmakers passed SJR3, Joint Resolution to…

“Legislative leaders are actively tying the hands of local leaders who are working hard every day to protect their residents.”

That’s what Katie Matheson, deputy director of the progressive advocacy organization Alliance for a Better Utah, said about a bill from Republican Utah Sen. Dan McCay that would overturn Salt…

‘Flight’ by Jonathan Dove and April De Angelis Sees a Group of Strangers Come Together in Unexpected Ways

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — It’s not always easy to relate personally to the storylines of classic operas — a prince is given a magic flute to protect him on a journey through a mythical land, a Roman diva must give herself to her captor or sentence her true love…

On Dec. 29, 2016, one member of a famous 360-member group had the courage to speak out.

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, then known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, agreed to sing at the United States presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Critics said that Trump was a threat to…

Rallying Utahns ask Cox to veto the maps; voter-approved organization creates PAC to defeat lawmakers who did not support independent commission’s maps

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Utah legislature concluded a two-day special session by adopting new maps for congressional, Utah House, Utah Senate, and Utah State Board of Education districts. As they were created by Rep. Paul Ray and Sen. Scott Sandall (Republicans and the chairs of the Utah Legislative…

Voter-approved organization has formed political action committee ‘to pursue electoral consequences’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Republican legislators in the Utah Senate and Utah House of Representatives passed the congressional map approved by Republicans in the Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee. It now goes to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox’s desk, and Cox said last night that he “likely” won’t veto it, according…

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Catherine Kaminsky had unfortunate news to share about Rep. Paul Ray.

Kaminsky said at the Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee’s Monday meeting that Ray laughed on Nov. 1 at one of his constituents as the constituent was sharing thoughts on the redistricting issue. Ray is the…

Utah business, nonprofit and community members released a letter they signed urging Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and legislators to adopt voting maps from the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission. The letter was delivered to Cox and leadership in the Utah Senate and Utah House of Representatives prior to the Utah Legislative…

The Utah Independent Redistricting Commission considered maps drawn by Utahns and gathered around 1,200 comments from the public after holding 32 meetings across the state, spanning six-and-a-half months. Only after doing that did the commissioners present their slate of 12 unanimously recommended maps Monday to the Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee.

Rhett Wilkinson

Rhett Wilkinson has won 13 journalism awards over 5 years of applying for them. Work in USA TODAY, ESPN, Pew, B/R. Also been a successful pro se litigant.

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