Take 2 Podcast: Fire season, fireworks, drought and where former Gov. Herbert might run

Heidi Hatch hosts Greg Hughes and Maura Carabello to talk politics and the state of Utah.

Topics include former Gov. Gary Herbert. He is joining Teton Sports, his official painting is unveiled and could he be planning a run against Sen. Mike Lee?

It’s fire season in Utah and combined with a drought could make for a scary fire year. Gov. Spencer Cox banned fireworks on state land but is an all-out ban needed this year? Salt Lake County council woman Aimee Winder Newton suggests banning all personal fireworks at the very least.

Other topics include concern over possible voter suppression

The Dixie College name change moving forward to focus on the words “Utah” and “polytech.” After a vote Dixie will be dumped, Deseret and Red Rock have been ruled out.


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