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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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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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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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Same-sex adoption status has parents & judges confused & fearful

AG's Office says adoptions should cease; some judges had different interpretation

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - Attorneys for same-sex parents, the parents themselves and the children of same-sex couples say this inequity speaks directly to the animus the state of Utah has shown, and continues to show, to same-sex couples and their families.

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Lockhart says technology is best educational policy

But "bold" $200M plan raises questions of funding, true value for students

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - In Utah, discussions about public education funding usually focus on the statistic perennially ranking the state at or near the bottom of the nation for per pupil spending. But now, talk of a huge investment is brewing as Rep. Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, has unveiled a plan to direct $200 million toward placing a digital device in the hands of every Utah schoolchild.

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Neighbors Decry Process Behind Sandy Club Relocation

Residents say they didn't know about new building or land sale

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - So far as Sandy city’s concerned, all of its actions were properly noticed, recorded in open public meetings and executed appropriately and fairly. Yet many residents say they didn’t know about efforts to relocate the club until January, when the city was preparing to put its final stamp of approval on the project.

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Ammo Blammo

Increased weapons sales are a bittersweet revenue stream for state, retailers

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - Booming sales of firearms and ammunition across the nation in 2013 has translated to big bucks for Utah’s Department of Wildlife Resources, which has watched one stream of federal funding it receives more than double in size during the past two years.

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Year of the Gun

Lawmakers disagree over whether Utah's popular concealed-carry permit should be a point of pride or of profit

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Feb 5,2014 - Whip out a Utah driver’s license in any liquor store in the country and listen as the clerk chuckles, “Utah, huh?” While this piece of plastic might be scorned in certain circles, there is one form of Utah identification that is beloved by tens of thousands of non-Utahns: a Beehive State-issued concealed-weapons permit.

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Lots for Tots

How one agency is selling off Utah in the name of the children

By Colby Frazier
POSTED // Jan 29,2014 - From Interstate 70 near Green River, the Book Cliffs are not showy: gray, dusty and forbidding, the rocky mass seems noteworthy only for its harshness juxtaposed against a naked blue sky. Proceed past this fa├žade, however,
 
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