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Waste Watch

A complaint about a buried oil drum led to swift inaction by environmental regulators

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Apr 16,2014 - As Russell Ridge walked the length of a vacant lot in North Salt Lake, trying to get a feel for how the excavation company he worked for might be able to use the property, he spotted something out of the ordinary—the rusted top of what looked like an oil drum poking out of the ground.

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Court Adjourned

Saying farewell to the ghosts and grandeur of the Frank E. Moss courthouse

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Apr 16,2014 - A pair of bullet holes—remnants of a 1927 shooting—can still be seen behind a judge’s bench in the Frank E. Moss Courthouse.

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Pure Pressure

Salt Lakers drink from some of the cleanest water in the country—but keeping it that way is hard work

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Apr 9,2014 - A drop of water that makes its way into a creek at the crest of the Wasatch Mountains comes out of a person’s tap 24 hours later—a whiplash-quick turnover that makes Salt Lake City’s watershed among the most unique,

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

Warrant lists phone as being related to 9 criminal violations

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Apr 8,2014 - Investigators looking into pay-for-play allegations against former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are seeking a cell phone belonging to Assistant Attorney General Kirk Torgensen.

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The Plot Thickens

Did police catch a terrorist or simply punish a man who was seeking help for a mental illness?

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Apr 3,2014 - When county prosecutors trumpeted in September 2013 that a domestic-terrorism attack had been thwarted, little was said about the fact that the mastermind behind the proposed plot had called the police on himself.

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Walkabout

After being evicted, Kim Krause decided to embark on the open road for a life of homelessness

By Stephen Dark
POSTED // Apr 2,2014 - On March 3, 2014, a property administrator for Coldwell Banker posted a notice of eviction on the small house in unincorporated Salt Lake County where Kim Krause had lived for the past five years. The letter, written on behalf of Coldwell’s client, Valley Mental Health, informed her that she had until March 28 to leave.

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Young Immortal Care

Navigators try to convince the "invincible" youth to enroll in Obamacare

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Mar 26,2014 - Despite being kicked out of his home after getting into a fight with his mother, Casey Snow recalls feeling defiantly optimistic when, at the age of 18, he was finally living on his own.

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One-Way Ticket

After three years of fighting deportation, Ana Canenguez and four of her sons watch their American dream slip from view

By Stephen Dark
POSTED // Mar 19,2014 - In January 2013, a City Weekly cover story called “Homeland Insecurity” featured Ana Canenguez and her battle to stop the U.S. government from deporting her and four of her sons to the violence-plagued streets

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Rock the Caucus

Salt Lake County parties look to bring out the numbers for Utah's last pure caucus night

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Mar 12,2014 - The pitched political civil war over Utah’s election system that’s been waging between lawmakers who support caucus conventions and the organizers of a citizen petition to do away with them ended in a truce this week.

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Heavy Metal

Recycling company's chemical emissions run afoul of zoning laws but not air-quality regulations

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Mar 12,2014 - An orange plume of smoke rose from the gray metal building that houses Accurate Recycling, lacing the freezing January air with the smell of rotten eggs.
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