Friday, July 22, 2016

Mayor, Chief, Listen as Residents Speak Minds on Police/Community Relations

Hundreds gather to listen, and be listened to on issues with SLC's cops.
With tensions between the police and the citizens they are tasked with policing rising across the country, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Chief of Police Mike Brown convened on Thursday at a public workshop to help bridge the divide. The workshop strayed from a typical public forum, as city officials huddled with residents in three break-out sessions, where the crowd of a couple hundred opined on the police department’s de-escalation training,  general training and the police department’s Citizen Review Board.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mayor, Chief, to Host Workshop on Police's Relationship With Community

Event arrives amid rash of shootings.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Chief of Police Mike Brown are hosting a public workshop to address the relationship between the police and the community on Thursday. The workshop, which is open to the public, comes amid a rash of police shootings of civilians, as well as shootings of police, that have scourged the country this summer.

“There’s a Crisis”

Salt Lake’s African American children get spotlight at community discussion.
The Community Advisory Board for the Salt Lake City Police Department held a discussion with police aimed at parents of African-American children Tuesday evening at the Salt Lake City Library.

Monday, July 18, 2016

D.R.E.A.M. (Dance Rules Everything Around Me)

Utah Jazz Dancers and auditioning hopefuls take a new hip-hop direction.
Early Saturday morning some 100 hopeful women embarked on their journey toward Utah’s biggest stage for dancing: becoming a Utah Jazz Dancer. All the while, the Jazz Dancers’ coaches and organizational staff embarked on their own journey—a hip-hop one.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mining Tradition

Yearly chuckwagon breakfast celebrates Bingham Canyon spirit
Around 700 people gathered in Copperton Park for the 7 a.m. start chuckwagon breakfast, a tradition inherited in the 1960s.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Royal Goodbye

Venerable downtown eatery closes its doors after 35 years.
Situated on the corner of 400 South and Main Street, Royal Eatery buzzed with laughter and familiar faces just as it had for 35 years, as sizzling burgers were flipped on large metal grills behind the counter.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Check Mate

Homegrown prodigy takes talents to the national stage
Kayden Troff’s ascension to youth chess stardom started humbly on his dad’s lap at the age of two. His father, who grew up in rural Minnesota, loved chess but never had many people to play with.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Herbert Cruises to Victory; Race for Millcreek Mayor Draws Intrigue

Ill candidate stays on ballot, paves way for possible uncontested victory for town's first mayor
The big-money campaign of Gov. Gary Herbert prevailed in grand fashion in Tuesday’s primary election over Jonathan Johnson, who managed to woo 64,000 Republican votes to the incumbent’s 166,000. Johnson, the chairman of, forced a primary face off with Herbert after he beat the governor in April’s Republican convention by winning 55 percent of the 4,000 voting delegates.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Supreme Court decision on political bribes casts shadow over Utah AG prosecutions

It has been billed the biggest political scandal to ever hit the Beehive State, namely  the prosecution of former Attorney Generals Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow over multiple felony and misdemeanor charges alleging political corruption.  Several years after charges were filed, however, battles over access to evidence held by the federal government have sparked lengthy delays—delays that could spell freedom for the two disgraced former politicians. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

BYU TV airs doc on foundation that helps prisoners' children

Karl Winsness has been a tireless advocate for the children of the incarcerated. He's a gruff, friendly plumber who saw first hand the impact being imprisoned had on his own kids.

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