Take 2 Podcast: School threats, failing municipal equality ratings

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes, Maura Carabello

School Threats in Utah
A Long week of threats ends with student arrested after bringing gun to school at East High. Why is this happening and how do we fix it? Is this a side effect of the pandemic?

Biden Build Back Better Plan: Where are we?
Christmas Deadline will come and go.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian has said a Democratic effort to let millions of immigrants remain temporarily in the U.S. should be dropped from an expansive social and environment bill, people informed of the decision said Thursday, dealing another blow to a long-time priority of the party and migrant advocates.

Salt Lake City celebrates 100-point score on municipal equality index.
The Human Rights Campaign ranks cities and overall Utah fails. The report from the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Federation analyzed more than 500 cities across the country for their inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in laws, policies, and services.

Scores of Utah Municipalities:

  • Logan 48
  • Ogden 58
  • Orem 22
  • Park City 70
  • Provo 40
  • Salt Lake City 100
  • West Jordan 36
  • West Valley City 48

Ben McAdams is backing Evan McMullin for US Senate
Does his support weaken the Utah Democratic party?

Opinion: “Why we support Evan McMullin for the U.S. Senate”
Former Democratic congressman Ben McAdams and former United Utah Party candidate Jonia Broderick are supporting the independent candidate vying to unseat Sen. Mike Lee.

Meanwhile, Utah Democratic Party Chair Diane Lewis says- Now is the time to recruit & support good candidates, statewide, up & down ballots.