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Utah Lawyers for the Arts

Executive director Heather Sneddon

By Rachel Piper
POSTED // May 23,2012 - Heather Sneddon is the new executive director of Utah Lawyers for the Arts, a group founded in 1983 as a matching organization for volunteer attorneys and artists who are seeking legal help.

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Samba Queen

Samba Fogo's Patricia Modesto

By Katherin Nelson
POSTED // May 16,2012 - Patricia Modesto is Utah’s 2012 Samba Queen, winning the title in March when she competed against Utah’s hottest samba dancers in Samba Fogo’s third annual Samba Queen competition.

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Dr. Jan Terpstra: Mental Illness & Stigma

Society has failed homeless, mentally ill

By Rachel Piper
POSTED // May 9,2012 - There’s an estimate that on any given night in the United States, about 150,000 severely mentally ill people are homeless and in the streets. If I said, “On any given night there are 150,000 people with severe, end-stage cancer—who can’t afford their medications and can’t work because their illness is so severe—sleeping on the streets,” there would be a national emergency.

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Buster Boyd: SLC Needs Steampunk

Absinthe offers more than just haircuts

By Greg Wilcox
POSTED // May 2,2012 - We enjoy steampunk and wanted to incorporate it into what we do, because it doesn’t alienate the culture of Utah and is also a great way to inspire the younger crowd to embrace an element of ingenuity, poise and elegance.

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Unite Against the War on Women

Sara Librandi: Make your voice heard

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Apr 24,2012 - Sara Librandi burst onto the Utah political scene as organizer of the local Unite Against the War on Women protest, part of a 50-state event. Protesters will gather April 28, from noon to 2 p.m., at the south stairs of the Utah Capitol

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UVU Suicide Support Group

Interview with Organizer Wade Haskell

By Rachel Piper
POSTED // Apr 18,2012 - After the death of his mother in 2011, Utah Valley University student Wade Haskell joined the Heart & Soul suicide support group. After experiencing the power of the group, Haskell realized that college students could benefit from a group of their own.

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Latino Leader Mickey Ibarra

Former presidential assistant talks immigration

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Apr 11,2012 - Mickey Ibarra served as assistant to former President Bill Clinton and was the director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

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Move to Amend in SLC

David Cobb: Find your righteous anger

By Katherin Nelson
POSTED // Apr 4,2012 - David Cobb works for Move to Amend, whose Salt Lake City branch is trying to collect 9,000 signatures by April 15 for a city ballot initiative that would ask voters in the November elections to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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U of U Beer Brewing Club

Applying the scientific method to booze

By Rachel Piper
POSTED // Mar 29,2012 - After three years of home brewing, Ladan Jiracek started the Beer Brewing Club, the University of Utah’s first club of its kind.

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Bullfighter's Nephew Condemns Sport

PETA's Matt Bruce is on a crusade

By Rachel Piper
POSTED // Mar 21,2012 - Matt Bruce, whose uncle was a bullfighter in Mexico, became a vegan when he was a teenager.
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