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Mom Seeks Missing Son

25-year-old left train in SLC for unknown reason

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 29,2012 - On July 8, Robin Putnam’s train was ahead of schedule and stopped over in Salt Lake City for a few hours. At 3 a.m., Putnam stepped off the train, leaving behind his laptop, bags, wallet and I.D., and disappeared.

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SLC Plans Bias Ordinance

Hope is to track, train hate-crime offenders

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 22,2012 - While police continue to investigate the flare attack, the culprits have so far evaded capture. It remains a mystery as to whether their act was purely random or motivated by hate against the popular gay club. Had the suspects been arrested, however, their motive would not have made a difference, since Utah law treats such incidents the same, whether juvenile pranks or acts of hate against people for being gay.

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The Price of Child Porn

Making collectors pay for victims' therapy

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 15,2012 - The gavel has always come down hard on child pornographers, giving lengthy jail sentences to those who produce and profit from the exploitation of children.

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Camera to Monitor Main 24/7

Downtown Alliance hopes to shed positive light on the street

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 8,2012 - Tourist boards in big cities have been known to draw attention to their famous footpaths with live camera feeds showcasing big-draw locales like Times Square in New York City or New Orleans’ raucous Bourbon Street. Now, Salt Lake City’s nonprofit Downtown Alliance is experimenting with its own street cam, viewable 24 hours a day on the DA website, to highlight what’s happening on a block of Main Street that, in years past, has generally been home to for-lease signs and loitering panhandlers.

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Women at Risk

Economic squeeze on rape, DV support

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 1,2012 - Four years after the 2008 recession paralyzed the country, more and more holes are showing up in a battered social safety net.

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State Waits on Obamacare Meds

Hoping for new pres, more flexibility

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jul 25,2012 - An apple a day keeps the doctor away—but unfortunately for apple-eating Americans, U.S. health care has made its money not on keeping people away from the doctor, but on the costly emergency-room visits, scans

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Central Utah Art Center Evicted

Director says order amounts to censorship

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jul 18,2012 - The Central Utah Art Center, which focuses on contemporary art, has drawn thousands of visitors to Ephraim every year. Officials say the city can no longer afford to support CUAC

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Libertarians on the Rise

Liberty-lovers launch think tank, law firm

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jul 11,2012 - In a state dominated by Republican politics, the minority party may be the Democrats, but the runner up in ideology has to be Libertarianism, whose followers take Republicans’ distrust of big government and apply it to all scenarios.

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Lest Ye Be Judged

Judge Keith Stoney: Potential abuse of power

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jul 3,2012 - On July 12, Justice Court Judge Keith Stoney will be on the opposite end of the gavel. Stoney—or at least his attorney—is expected to explain to a Provo district-court judge his justification for throwing a woman

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Fred Karger: Don't Hate

GOP prez candidate takes aim at LDS Church

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jun 27,2012 - Fred Karger, the first openly gay Republican candidate for president, released a series of TV campaign ads prior to Utah’s Republican primary elections. Judging by the ads, one might think Karger wasn’t running against GOP candidate Mitt Romney, but rather against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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