The Daily Buzz: Hate crime reports are up in Utah, and target the LGBTQ community

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Hate crimes in Utah were the higher last year than they’ve been in the last five years. The month of June, which is LGBTQ Pride Month, saw the biggest spike in hate crime reports.

Criminal Justice reporter Paighten Harkins joins “The Daily Buzz” to break down the data and explain why some LGBTQ individuals are taking extra caution this Pride Month.

And next, a surprising story out of Utah County. Investigative reporter Jessica Miller unpacks why the Utah County District Attorney is calling for the resignation of the top sheriff.

Hear all of these stories in the Friday, June 3 episode of ‘The Daily Buzz’ podcast. You can listen to both today’s episode and past episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and SoundCloud.