Biskupski rebuffed pleas to join inland port negotiations, barred city employees from participating in talks

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has been absent from negotiations between city and state leaders over changes to the controversial inland port bill, but it's not for lack of trying.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - July 18, 2018

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Lawmakers head back to the hill today for a special legislative session.

State leaders nearly begged Biskupski to join inland port talks. Love/McAdams race tightens up. Trump attempts to walk back his statements supporting Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Podcast: Rep. John Curtis

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Rep. John Curtis joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss the aftermath of President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin. Curtis, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says the...

Weekly survey: Biskupski vs. Salt Lake City Council

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the city council are on opposite sides of the inland port issue. Who do you think is taking the right approach? Vote now in our weekly survey.

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Downtown Alliance leader Jason Mathis stepping down

  • By Press release

Community and business leader, Jason Mathis announced his resignation from the Downtown Alliance this week. Mathis has served as the executive director of the Alliance and executive vice president...

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