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Friday, January 20, 2017

“Now I Feel Like a Citizen”

Sandy resident experiences her first presidential inauguration as a U.S. citizen.
Just as America has entered a new chapter, so too has Elvia Perez Arizmendi, a Sandy woman who recently swore an oath to this country—much like President Donald Trump did today. Arizmendi, a Mexico native, settled among more than 100 people last November at the Utah State Capitol who took the naturalization oath of allegiance.

Writing's on the Wall

Graffiti inciting the murder of now President Trump appears on Main St.
Main Street Salt Lake City woke up today not only to the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States but also to find someone had spray-painted a murderous instruction on the windows of a long-empty store between 300 and 400 South Main. A crime scene tech from SLCPD was on site around 11:15 a.m. taking pictures.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Direct Burning

State auditor releases findings on Unified Fire Authority mishandlings.
If state audit recommendations bear out, former Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen and his former right-hand deputy Gaylord Scott could be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars and face a slew of charges.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Air Apparent

Utah ranks significantly high on air toxins EPA report reveals.
The report indicates 8.3 million pounds of chemicals were released into Utah’s air in 2015, and another 110,000 pounds were emitted into the water. About 80 percent of the airborne chemicals were made up of hydrochloric acid and chlorine.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Decision Made on Abdi Mohamed Police-Cam Video

After 30-day appeals period, footage could see light of day.
The public has not been privy to the footage, but a Police Civilian Review Board had access to the videos and ruled the police had not followed protocol.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bad Day at Red Rock

Moab's former city manager sues alleging she was fired for being a whistleblower on troubled police dept.
Rebecca Davidson says management oversight in Moab City was not apparent. “Cities tend to have a matrix organization,” says the 11-year veteran city manager. “They are very structured. Not so in Moab. It surprised me, it caught me off guard.”

“We’re Continuing to Move Forward”

Despite opposition cries, city is firm on Simpson Ave. shelter.
One of four proposed homeless shelters, 653 E. Simpson Ave. is the most hotly opposed by residents and businesses in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Big, Loud and Comprehensive

Group asks for info on potential LDS Church tax-exempt code violations.
A Prop 8 fighter is now taking bold swings at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ tax-exempt standing. Rights Equal Rights founder Fred Karger began battling the LDS church in 2008 when the church poured money into a contentious California ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

“We Are Going to Fight This”

Sugar House residents voice concerns over proposed shelter location.
At a council meeting on Tuesday, the seven-person board as well as Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski heard wave and wave from concerned neighbors, some of whom tearfully asked the city leaders to reconsider the spot.

Friday, December 30, 2016

“Bittersweet”

Locals say goodbye to neighborhood dive bar.
A raucous crowd—some laughing and others misty-eyed—bade adieu last Thursday night to Frankie & Johnnie's Tavern in Murray, a 70-year-old self-styled "dive" bar and one of the state's oldest watering holes.

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