Tag Archives: Utah

UTAH: Concert Raises $1M For LGBTQ Youth [VIDEO]

The Herald Extra reports: As Imagine Dragons neared the end of a hot, busy summer day and upbeat onstage rock set Saturday night in Salt Lake City, a full crowd proudly displaying rainbow colors and flags cheered as frontman and LoveLoud founder Dan Reynolds announced that the 2018 festival had reached its goal of raising more than $1 million in ...

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Mitt Romney Is “Not A Fan” Of Trump’s Trade Wars

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: As new tariffs on internationally imported goods go into effect today, Mitt Romney tweeted his disapproval towards the trade wars these tariffs are causing. “I’m not a fan of trade wars,” Romney tweeted. “I hope the new tariffs going into effect today can soon be removed and replaced by a mutually agreeable trade agreement.” ...

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UTAH: LGBT Groups March In Provo Parade [VIDEO]

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: Among the high school marching bands, veterans, pageant queens and politicians, groups representing Utah Valley’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community took some historic steps. After years of being rejected from one of America’s largest patriotic celebrations in one of Utah’s most conservative cities, several LGBT community groups were finally allowed ...

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UTAH: Romney Coasts To Easy GOP Senate Primary Win

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Mitt Romney hardly broke a sweat on his way to capturing the Republican nomination in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, according to unofficial results Tuesday, earning 73 percent of the vote. Romney’s opponent, state Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, drew only about one of four votes counted by Tuesday night. Late-arriving by-mail ballots will continue to be ...

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UTAH: Provo Relents On Allowing LGBT Groups In July 4th Parade After Threat To Public Funding [VIDEO]

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: After hours of sometimes heated negotiation, a deal has been struck that lets a coalition of groups representing Utah County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community into the popular Freedom Festival parade and patriotic celebration. It came after intense political and community pressure on the festival and hours of closed-door talks ...

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UTAH: Provo Bans LGBT Groups From July 4th Parade

Two positive Utah stories today but now this. Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: Mayor Michelle Kaufusi has signed a new agreement with America’s Freedom Festival that includes a non-discrimination clause, but it apparently does not mean that LGBTQ groups will be allowed to march in the July 4 parade. Five LGBTQ groups that asked to be ...

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Sen. Orrin Hatch Marks LGBT Pride Month On Senate Floor, Urges Compassion, Help For Suicide Prevention

Utah’s Daily Herald reports: Utah Senator Orrin Hatch commemorated LGBT Pride Month Wednesday with a speech on the Senate floor. Hatch, whose National Suicide Hotline Legislation passed a House subcommittee Wednesday morning, spoke about suicide risk for LGBT youth on the Senate floor as he urged the House of Representatives to pass his proposal. “Today in honor of Pride Month, ...

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Mitt Romney: Trump Will “Easily” Win Reelection

The Associated Press reports: He once called Donald Trump “a con man,” but Mitt Romney now predicts that Trump would “easily” win his party’s presidential nomination in 2020 and “solidly” win a second term. Romney, the GOP’s failed 2012 presidential nominee from Massachusetts, now a Republican Senate candidate in Utah, made the prediction Thursday as he welcomed dozens of high-profile ...

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Romney: In 2016 I Voted For My Wife For President

The Deseret News reports: Mitt Romney revealed Wednesday who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. His wife, Ann Romney. “I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who I think would be an excellent president,” the Republican U.S Senate candidate told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards in response to a question. “I ...

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Romney: Trump Is No Role Model For My Grandkids

Politico reports: Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney said Monday he would not point to Donald Trump to serve as a role model for his grandchildren, doubling down on past criticisms of the president after pledging last month not to look “backward” at his previous stinging Trump rebukes. During an interview with NBC News that aired Tuesday on MSNBC, the former ...

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Mormon Church Severs Ties With Boy Scouts

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America and will create new youth programs for its members. The church said the move will be effective Dec. 31, 2019, according to a news release. The announcement comes soon after the Boy Scouts of America changed their ...

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Mitt Romney: My Favorite Meat Is The Hot Dog

From a slavering Washington Examiner profile: Romney is “brilliant” in his ability to analyze complicated problems and formulate solutions and “sophisticated” in his understanding of politics, those in his orbit say. Yet he is not a complicated person, with simple tastes that can seem out of place with a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars. “My favorite meat is ...

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Romney Taunts Pro Basketball Player From Courtside

He’s just your average Joe Sixpack, folks! The Hill reports: Mitt Romney (R) was spotted courtside at Monday night’s Utah Jazz playoff game taunting Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Romney, who is running for Senate in Utah, was shown on camera calling out to Westbrook after the Oklahoma City star picked up his fourth foul of the game late ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Forced Into Senate Primary After Failing To Win Over State GOP Convention Delegates

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: After 11 hours of political elbowing and shoving at the Utah Republican Convention — held appropriately at a hockey arena — delegates forced Mitt Romney into a primary election against state Rep. Mike Kennedy in the U.S. Senate race. In fact, Kennedy — a doctor and lawyer — finished in first place at the convention ...

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UTAH: Federal Court Dismisses Suit From Anti-Gay Nutjob Who Claims He Wants To Marry His Laptop

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man seeking the right to marry his laptop. In an order obtained by FOX 13 on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer rejected a lawsuit leveled by Chris Sevier, who argued that if same-sex marriage is legal he should be ...

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UTAH: GOP Reps Propose Naming Highway For Trump, Gay Dem Counters With “Stormy Daniels Rampway”

The Washington Post reports: Some Republican lawmakers in Utah are so pleased with President Trump’s decision to shrink two Utah national monuments that they want to honor him with his own road, the “Donald J. Trump Utah National Parks Highway.” The proposal would put the Trump brand on the existing Utah National Parks Highway, 631 miles of scenic roads through ...

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UTAH: State Bar Association “Horrified” After Email Blast Plugs Lawyers Convention With Photo Of Boobies

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: Lawyers across Utah opened their email inboxes on Monday afternoon to be greeted by an image of a topless woman. An email shared with FOX 13 that included an image of a topless woman. The email (shared with FOX 13 by several lawyers) was advertising the Utah State Bar’s annual spring convention in St. ...

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Orrin Hatch Apologizes For “Off-Color” Comment Calling Obamacare Supporters “Stupid Dumbass People”

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Friday apologized for calling supporters of ObamaCare “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.” “Yesterday, I made a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters — a joke that was not reflective of my actual feelings towards my friends on the other side,” Hatch said in a statement. “Throughout my term of service, ...

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UTAH: Republicans Record Rap Clip On Legislative Process And It’s Worse Than You Would Think [VIDEO]

Somehow I missed this yesterday. The Washington Post reports: Utah has never been known as a launchpad for hip-hop music, and if a mock rap video released by a group of state lawmakers is any indication, there’s a good reason for that. The state’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives released a video ostensibly meant to educate citizens about how a bill ...

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GOP Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch: Obamacare Supporters Are The “Stupidest Dumbass People” I’ve Ever Met [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Thursday called ObamaCare supporters “the stupidest, dumbass people” he’s ever met. Orrin made the comments during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute about the GOP tax overhaul, which repealed the ObamaCare individual mandate. “[We] finally did away with the individual mandate tax that was established under that wonderful bill called ObamaCare,” ...

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