POSTED // Feb 8,2012 - Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are well aware of the perceived differences of the “Utah Mormon” and “regular” Mormons. Some say Utah Mormons are more righteous, while others say the exact opposite is true.
POSTED // Feb 1,2012 - “One person, one vote” is the rule of thumb when it comes to redistricting—the post-census process of drawing political boundary maps equally distributed by population. But while “one person, one vote” may equal fairness for adult residents, some advocates on Salt Lake City’s west side say the equation doesn’t add up to fair representation on the Salt Lake School Board for the huge number of children who live on their side of the tracks.
POSTED // Jan 18,2012 - When the economy went into a tailspin in 2008, 55,000 Utah families participated in the food-stamps program. That number has since jumped to roughly 115,000, according to low-income advocate Bill Tibbitts of the Crossroads Urban Center.
POSTED // Jan 11,2012 - People take their local governments for granted, says Ken Bullock, director of the Utah League of Cities and Towns. “If you’re stuck in traffic, it’s an inconvenience,” Bullock says. “If your toilet doesn’t flush—it’s a crisis. The services local government provides have become so commonplace that you don’t even think about it until it’s not there.”
POSTED // Jan 5,2012 - Ben Gaddis’ piece of scratch paper has a list inked onto it: apples, lamb, cumin, potatoes, a few odd household items. In Gaddis’ ideal world, he wouldn’t be taking his list to a national-chain grocery
POSTED // Dec 21,2011 - Ryan McDonald's newspaper colleagues might see his byline more than his face in the office, since his movement is restricted to a wheelchair and the Chronicle office is located on the third floor of the student union building, which has no wheelchair access.
POSTED // Dec 14,2011 - While Rex Newton’s failure to listen has caused him constant grief, it may also be the only key to getting him help. Despite having spent the past decade cycling through the Salt Lake City courts on 20 different charges ranging from evictions to trespassing and making bogus 911 calls, this felony charge will be the first time Newton is placed in Salt Lake County’s Mental Health Court, where the court can supervise Newton’s compliance with treatment in a structured fashion.
POSTED // Dec 7,2011 - Why the accident occurred is a mystery—it was determined that the Yellow Cab driver, Sarbjit Singh, was neither distracted nor intoxicated. For Tarr’s attorney, Larry Long, the bigger mystery is why the Salt Lake City prosecutor’s office charged the driver with a class C misdemeanor for an accident that took one person's life and changed another’s forever.