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In the 2020 Sundance documentary Us Kids, director Kim A. Snyder chronicles how a group of high school students got thousands of young people all over the country talking about the impact of gun violence, and even made activism cool.

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Austen Diamond for KUER

With the state growing at breakneck speed and tax reform suddenly at issue once again, Utah's legislators have a lot to do in the next 45 days.

ANNETTE ELIZABETH ALLEN / NPR

During the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, KUER is airing coverage and analysis from NPR News.

Renee Bright / KUER

 

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus says Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t on President Trump’s first or second list of SCOTUS nominees. But he’d clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and when Kennedy retired, he recommended a replacement — Kavanaugh made the third list.

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Nuthawut Somsuk / iStock

An effort is underway to repeal sweeping changes to the state’s tax code made by legislators last month. Friday, we’re asking what the tax reform package means for Utahns and whether the changes will stick.

Renee Bright

Scholar Terryl Givens says Mormonism is a radical alternative to mainstream Christianity. So why do LDS Republicans sound pretty much like all the other conservatives on the Christian right? This was the question that reporter Lee Hale wanted to answer.

Brecht van Maele

Writer Dave Eggers has written scores of news articles about his time following Donald Trump on the campaign trail, but to help him make sense of what he has experienced, he turned to satire. 

Darren Peterson / United Way of Salt Lake

Activist and podcast host Brittany Packnett says that social justice is her ministry. Packnett spoke about her faith and activism, and how we all can create a more equitable future.

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Renee Bright/KUER

  Should the religion of a political candidate matter to voters? It’s a question that has stirred up debate here in Salt Lake City, where former mayor Rocky Anderson has made an issue of current mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla’s LDS faith.

Protestors gathering for the Salt Lake City Women's March in 2017.
Erik Neumann

The Equal Rights Amendment was meant to guarantee protection to women. After Congress passed it 1972, the states failed to ratify it. Now the ERA needs one more state to become law. Could it be Utah?

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