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Citizen Revolt

Meet & Grill

Posted // April 17,2014  -   This week, Salt Lake City residents can schedule time to meet personally with Mayor Ralph ...

Citizen Revolt

Get the Message

Posted // April 10,2014  -   This week, Draper citizens can weigh in on allowing electronic signs on commercial propert ...

Citizen Revolt

Become an Equality Ally

Posted // April 3,2014  -   With the state shelving plans to protect LGBT Utahns from discrimination, there’s ne ...

Citizen Revolt

One Active World

Posted // March 27,2014  -   This weekend, the Clean Air Fair will feature live music and dozens of vendors offering so ...

Citizen Revolt

Toxic Chokehold Escape

Posted // March 20,2014  -   This week, you can learn the basics of organic gardening so that you can start becoming mo ...

Citizen Revolt

Run, Organize & Vote

Posted // March 13,2014  -   With the Legislature wrapping up, most Utahns might be burned-out on politics, but now&mda ...

Citizen Revolt

A Legacy of Monkey Wrenching

Posted // March 6,2014  -   This week, learn how the larger-than-life escapades of the characters from Edward Abbey&rs ...

Citizen Revolt

Budgets & Bikes

Posted // February 27,2014  -   South Jordan residents will want to check out a hearing to go over the city’s budget ...

Citizen Revolt

Smog Lake City

Posted // February 20,2014  -   This weekend, get down to the scientific nitty-gritty of pollution on the Wasatch Front by ...

Citizen Revolt

Acting Now, Planning the Future

Posted // February 13,2014  -   This week is all about taking steps now to better your community and yourself in the futur ...

Cover Story

Culture Clash

Posted // April 9,2014  - What began as a romance between the children of two Afghan families soon spiraled into violence and tragedy On March 11, 1999, as Haji Rahimi and five members of his Afghan family listened to BBC Ne ...

Cover Story

Hollywood Vengeance

Posted // April 2,2014  - Local director Gil Medina says he owns actor Danny Trejo and is suing Robert Rodriguez for $11 million to prove it It’s November 2013, and the unreleased local film Vengeance has just been shown to a ...

Cover Story

2014 Utah Legislative Recap

Posted // March 19,2014  - A look at the bills that finally made it and those that went off the rails Every bill rides a train up the Hill toward passage into law. It’s a tough track to ...

Cover Story

Behind the Badge

Posted // March 12,2014  - Beau Babka knows that in Salt Lake County's world of politics and power, no cop is too big to fail On Jan. 11, 2011, two senior investigators from the Salt Lake County District Attorney kno ...

Cover Story

The Game of UDOT

Posted // February 26,2014  - Retire from state. Get job with private firm. Land state contract. Collect taxpayer millions. You win! For being so vital to the Beehive State, the Utah Department of Transportation is an agenc ...

Cover Story

Multiplicity

Posted // February 19,2014  - The secret lives of notorious sperm-swapper Tom Lippert For five years in the early ’90s, I lived two houses down from Tom Lippert, the now- ...

Cover Story

The Ties That Bind

Posted // February 5,2014  - Utah volunteers work closely with local Haitians to mend a broken country Images of an earthquake-ravaged Haiti have faded from the collective world conscience thes ...

Cover Story

Lots for Tots

Posted // January 29,2014  - How one agency is selling off Utah in the name of the children From Interstate 70 near Green River, the Book Cliffs are not showy: gray, dusty and forbid ...

Cover Story

2014 Legislative Preview: Utah Twilight Zone

Posted // January 22,2014  - If City Weekly readers were legislators, things would be a lot different here You unlock this door with the key of the imagination of a City Weekly reader. Beyond it is ...

Cover Story

Love.

Posted // January 8,2014  - Though the battle over same-sex marriage continues, the motivation for Utah couples hasn't changed In the moments after federal Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah’s law barring same ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Finding the Proof of Pando

Posted // November 21,2013  - Measuring the aspen clone's size turned into a giant project It was just a half-day’s drive from her office in Logan, but Karen Mock wasn’t ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Review: The Book of Mormon Musical

Posted // March 23,2011  - The Book of Mormon: Obscene, irreverent and delightfully charming. What’s surprising about The Book of Mormon isn’t that parts of the musical pus ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Special Issues 2010

Posted // December 29,2010  - A special look back at the special year in City Weekly special issues. As you may have noticed, we love themed “special issues” here at City Weekly, ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Cops and Pot, by Grandpa Grow

Posted // September 29,2010  - A frank and detailed account of various marijuana growing operations. Former radio talk-show host Martin Davies, of Utah, authored this paper and provided it to ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Judge Faust's Ruling - UHP Trooper Lisa Steed

Posted // September 8,2010  -   Utah 3rd District Judge Robert P. Faust ruled against the defendant in this May 2010 rulin ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Judge Cutler's Ruling - UHP Trooper Lisa Steed

Posted // September 8,2010  -   "Trooper Steed's testimony lacks credibility in three remarkable manners," wrote Salt Lake ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Don't Walk the Line: 15 Practical Tips to Beat a DUI

Posted // September 8,2010  -   Don't mix these up: Politely decline field sobriety tests (eye test, walk the line, one le ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Coldest Beer Readers' Picks

Posted // July 21,2010  - From Bowling Alleys to Zion Nat'l Park, you picked your favorite places to get a cold one. Bonwood Bowl: Many people treat their neighborhood bowling alley like a neighborhood bar, ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Utah's Coldest Beer: The Bars

Posted // July 21,2010  -   5 Monkeys: Tucked just west of State Street in Murray, 5 Monkeys sports a colorful jungle- ...

Cover Story Sidebars

The Plays at the Utah Shakespearean Festival 2010

Posted // July 14,2010  - Reviews: Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, The 39 Steps and Great Expectations--the Musical A Shakespeare play where a religious divide in the community is a major concern? Yeah, tha ...

Hits & Misses

Layoff Beat

Posted // April 16,2014  - Also: Money Grabbing, County Cooperation. “Staffers Told Washington Examiner Will Cease Daily Publication,” “This ...

Hits & Misses

Money Trouble

Posted // April 9,2014  - Also: All Oiled Up, Education "Excellence" Is Salt Lake City running out of money? You have to wonder as the government struggles wit ...

Hits & Misses

Test Questions

Posted // April 2,2014  - Also: Construction Quarrel, Health Progress Maybe Paul Rolly was looking for another reason to hit the Legislature about their admitte ...

Hits & Misses

Feeding the Hungry

Posted // March 26,2014  - Also: Profitable Parks, Can't Replace Nature Thank you, Salt Lake County mayors, for expressing support for the Meals on Wheels program ...

Hits & Misses

Bill Busting

Posted // March 19,2014  - Also: Oh, Baby; Caucus Chaos Ratepayers were the big winner this legislative session, thanks to advocates like citizen ...

Hits & Misses

Rocky Rules

Posted // March 12,2014  - Also: Panhandling Handled! "Small Government" You have to hand it to Rocky Anderson. He doesn’t give up, even when the odds are ag ...

Hits & Misses

Air Heads

Posted // March 5,2014  - Also: Privacy vs. Transparency, Stranger Danger Woo-hoo! We’re going to have clean air and it will cost you only $1 a month. This is ...

Hits & Misses

Romney Rave

Posted // February 26,2014  - Also: Leave It To The Kids, Gas Bill It might as well be kiss-up-to-Mitt month for the media, what with all the attention he&rs ...

Hits & Misses

Land Feud

Posted // February 19,2014  - Also: Students of the Future; Move It, Don't Change It. You can’t get better entertainment than this: Cartoonist Pat Bagley and Rep. Ken Ivo ...

Hits & Misses

No More Surprises

Posted // February 12,2014  - Also: Unclear the Air, Competition? Let’s start with the sneaky way legislators pull bills out of a hat toward the end o ...

Letters

Governments Have Total Control

Posted // April 16,2014  -   I want to comment on two letters: Engred Shlee’s concerns about modifying the climat ...

Letters

Costly “Care”

Posted // April 16,2014  -   I was reading “Young Immortal Care” about getting young people to sign up for ...

Letters

Cheap Shot

Posted // April 16,2014  -   It was with a great deal of dismay that I read Hits & Misses [April 10, City Weekly]. As a ...

Letters

Karma for Cops

Posted // April 9,2014  -   I believe in karma; what goes around comes around. Doesn’t he realize just how many ...

Letters

Time for a New Revelation

Posted // April 9,2014  -   With Ordain Women again attempting to attend the priesthood session of LDS Conference, it ...

Letters

Know Thy God

Posted // April 9,2014  -   With the release of the movie Noah, fundamentalists are forced to ponder whether their god ...

Letters

The Broken Caucus

Posted // April 2,2014  -   I attended my first Republican caucus recently. As a proponent of the Count My Vote campai ...

Letters

Waste Not

Posted // March 12,2014  -   Food waste in Salt Lake City and all cities within the United States makes up 21 percent o ...

Letters

Spend on Teachers, Not Tech

Posted // March 12,2014  -   I could not disagree more with Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart’s proposal to pro ...

Letters

Life After Death

Posted // March 5,2014  -   In The Air We Breathe, broadcast on KUED in February, the effects of smog in the valleys o ...

Media Player

Looking Back on the Trib

Posted // March 29,2012  - McCartheys recall better days

Media Player

KCPW: Crunch Time

Posted // September 28,2011  - KCPW needs a serious cash infusion For Salt Lake City public radio station KCPW, this week’s fund drive is a matter of ...

Media Player

Observe & Report

Posted // July 27,2011  - Today's news reporters: Jacks of all trades It was on the upper floors of a German publishing house where I first realized that multip ...

Media Player

Broadcast Views

Posted // June 28,2011  - Breaking news: iPad contests boost ratings Using contests to drive ratings has been around for as long as I can remember. Hell, in ra ...

News Articles

Waste Watch

Posted // April 16,2014  - A complaint about a buried oil drum led to swift inaction by environmental regulators As Russell Ridge walked the length of a vacant lot in North Salt Lake, trying to get a fee ...

News Articles

Court Adjourned

Posted // April 16,2014  - Saying farewell to the ghosts and grandeur of the Frank E. Moss courthouse A pair of bullet holes—remnants of a 1927 shooting—can still be seen behind a ...

News Articles

Pure Pressure

Posted // April 9,2014  - Salt Lakers drink from some of the cleanest water in the country—but keeping it that way is hard work A drop of water that makes its way into a creek at the crest of the Wasatch Mountains come ...

News Articles

Investigators seek phone of AG attorney that has “insurance” against Shurtleff

Posted // April 8,2014  - Warrant lists phone as being related to 9 criminal violations Investigators looking into pay-for-play allegations against former Attorneys General John ...

News Articles

The Plot Thickens

Posted // April 3,2014  - Did police catch a terrorist or simply punish a man who was seeking help for a mental illness? When county prosecutors trumpeted in September 2013 that a domestic-terrorism attack had b ...

News Articles

Walkabout

Posted // April 2,2014  - After being evicted, Kim Krause decided to embark on the open road for a life of homelessness On March 3, 2014, a property administrator for Coldwell Banker posted a notice of eviction ...

News Articles

Young Immortal Care

Posted // March 26,2014  - Navigators try to convince the "invincible" youth to enroll in Obamacare Despite being kicked out of his home after getting into a fight with his mother, Casey Sno ...

News Articles

One-Way Ticket

Posted // March 19,2014  - After three years of fighting deportation, Ana Canenguez and four of her sons watch their American dream slip from view In January 2013, a City Weekly cover story called “Homeland Insecurity” featur ...

News Articles

Rock the Caucus

Posted // March 12,2014  - Salt Lake County parties look to bring out the numbers for Utah's last pure caucus night The pitched political civil war over Utah’s election system that’s been waging ...

News Articles

Heavy Metal

Posted // March 12,2014  - Recycling company's chemical emissions run afoul of zoning laws but not air-quality regulations An orange plume of smoke rose from the gray metal building that houses Accurate Recycling, ...

Rant Control

A Hard Decision

Posted // June 8,2011  -   D.P. Sorensen’s May 26 satire column “Putting Circumcision to a Vote” ex ...

Rant Control

Communication Clash

Posted // June 1,2011  -   Gustavo Arellano’s syndicated Ask A Mexican column took on the issue of “prope ...

Rant Control

Facing the Music

Posted // May 25,2011  -   Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday was May 24, and City Weekly music blog contributor ... ...

Rant Control

Redesign Renders Ranters Speechless

Posted // May 18,2011  -   The usually vocal City Weekly online commenters were silent this week—no doubt dazzl ...

Rant Control

Nope, That's Not Art

Posted // May 10,2011  -   The most recent Hits & Misses column sounded off on artist Jon McNaughton, whose art is no ...

Rant Control

Sobering Allegations

Posted // May 4,2011  -   Stephen Dark’s recent cover story featured Cottonwood Heights bar owner Jim Stojack, ...

Rant Control

Atheist-Mormon Affinity

Posted // April 27,2011  -   Sean Gallacher wrote a letter to City Weekly suggesting that satirizing Mormons like Broad ...

Rant Control

Dangerous Billboards

Posted // April 20,2011  -   Are electronic billboards so distracting to drivers as to be unsafe? City Weekly founder J ...

Rant Control

The Ogden You Never Knew

Posted // April 13,2011  -   Calling Ogden “a city that has been less than successful in the revitalization arena ...

Rant Control

Mormon Smash

Posted // April 6,2011  -   It’s been called the hottest show on Broadway, and City Weekly’s Geoff Griffin ...

Staff Box

Inacting Change

Posted // April 16,2014  - If you could change one thing in The Salt Lake Tribune or the Deseret News, what would it be? If you could change one thing in The Salt Lake Tribune or the Deseret News, what would it ...

Staff Box

Status Quo

Posted // April 9,2014  - What statistic are you a part of? What statistic are you a part of? ...

Staff Box

In This Corner...

Posted // March 12,2014  - If you could substitute politicians for roosters, who would you like to see in a legislative “cockfight”? If you could substitute politicians for roosters, who would you like to see in a legislati ...

Staff Box

The Real Story

Posted // March 5,2014  -   What’s your favorite interpretation of a movie, book, etc.? ...

Staff Box

Thank You

Posted // February 26,2014  - Who or what would you thank for influencing who you are today? Who or what would you thank for influencing who you are today? ...

Staff Box

Trash Town

Posted // February 19,2014  - What’s the worst kind of litter? What’s the worst kind of litter? ...

Staff Box

How have you experienced culture shock?

Posted // February 12,2014  -   How have you experienced culture shock? ...

Staff Box

Social Scene

Posted // February 5,2014  - What social gatherings do you regularly participate in? What social gatherings do you regularly participate in? ...

Staff Box

Class Time

Posted // January 22,2014  - What kind of student were you in school? What kind of student were you in school? ...

Staff Box

Kissing Qualms

Posted // January 15,2014  - Some called it porn. What did you think of last week’s City Weekly cover depicting two men kissing? Some called it porn. What did you think of last week’s City Weekly cover depicting t ...

 
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