College campuses across the country are wrestling over the limits of free speech in a politically divisive era - and that includes Utah. Conservative author Ben Shapiro’s lecture on Wednesday will test the University of Utah’s own reputation as a place where diverse points of view are welcome. You might’ve heard of Ben Shapiro even if you don’t know his face or his voice. He runs the conservative website The Daily Wire and is a former editor of Breitbart News.
An upcoming televised debate between candidates running to replace former Congressman Jason Chaffetz will now include a third-party candidate. The Utah Debate Commission confirmed Friday that this is the first time a third-party candidate will join the Democratic and Republican nominee on stage for their debate. That candidate is Jim Bennett of the United Utah Party, a new centrist group that formed over the summer. Earlier this month, Bennett didn’t poll well enough to qualify.
The fate of a Utah town’s controversial historical re-enactment is up in the air after city officials pledged to make changes to the event. Wellsville’s City Council met Wednesday night to discuss the annual ‘Sham Battle,’ which includes white residents dressing up in red body paint and pretending to attack Mormon settlers. Salt Lake Tribune reporter Courtney Tanner covered the meeting. She says the annual tradition has divided the town.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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