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Inside the Fence

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - On top of each seat at the Opening Ceremonies, a bag of gifts awaited the occupant. Inside the bag, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee had provided its most valued of Olympic guests with a package of tissues, two individual “hand warmers,”...

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Road to Ruin

Leavitt’s Legacy obsession bulldozes taxpayers and wetlands

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - A melting pot of mixed uses, from family residences to heavy industrial. A winding trail along a newly hatched City Creek, greening its way south to the Jordan River Parkway. Oh, and don’t forget those mom-and-pop storefronts with upstairs apartments...

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Rent and Rave

Worries about snowfall have been replaced by typical ski shop topics: the Olympics and the newest in board and ski innovation.

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Jim Honolka pretty well has it all figured out. He frames houses during the summer. Every day he packs his tools, pounds nails and fights the sweltering sun. It’s hard work, but Honolka doesn’t mind. “Unfortunately,” he says with...

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Pave Paradise

Urban sprawl threatens to clip the wings of paragliding enthusiasts.

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Because of the Great Salt Lake’s reputation for filth and uselessness, it’s hard to believe—but nonetheless true—that more than 25 miles from its malodorous shores, it enables Steve Mayer to fly. It doesn’t actually raise...

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Anxiety in Artspace

Is John Milliken running roughshod over the nonprofit bastion for artists?

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Crouched over on a stool inside his studio, Mike Green repositioned a small jade tile on a white plaster mask. The little tiles covered the entire mask; it was hard to tell exactly what he planned to do with it next.

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You Know That

Afghan cuisine and its local creators put a new spin on the Middle Eastern warzone.

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Syed Aslami has silver hair that stands high and seems like it may have threatened to abandon him at one time in his life. While he speaks, he points his finger up in the air and accents every word with the movement of his hand. He has a lot to say, and...

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Labor Pains

A Salt Lake Union Looks to Latinos to Stay Alive

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In what looked like a classroom with walls covered in chalkboards, on the upper floor of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ new multi-million dollar training facility, Luis Anica appeared uncomfortable and restless as he tried to relax in a folding...

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Keeping the Faith

With new leadership and a softening of its mission statement, can Sunstone remain an open forum for Mormons who question their faith?

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - “Resigned” sounds a little more professional in a press release than something like “he just went on an errand and never came back.” The Sunstone Foundation’s June 12 press release sounds very official. It reads clearly that...

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The Hidden Workers

Immigrant workers keep Utah’s economy humming. No one really wants to know if they are documented.

By Scott Lewis
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Javier smiles as he tries to pronounce the words. A co-worker has been trying to teach him to say the all-too-hip phrase, “What’s up?” But to Javier, it just doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t help that his teacher has gradually...
 
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