Rep. Jon Stanard, R-St. George, abruptly resigns from office, citing a desire to spend time with his ailing father. But soon after the news of his departure surfaced, so did an allegation that he paid for sex. Rob Porter, a Trump administration official with ties to Utah’s U.S. senators, quits after his two ex-wives accuse him of physical abuse. And the Utah House advances a proposal that would give radioactive-waste company EnergySolutions a break on $1.72 million in fees.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr; health, education and environment editor Tony Semerad; senior managing editor Matt Canham; and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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