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Think of Your City & Don't Forget Mother

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // May 8,2013 - Join a special celebration raising awareness of compassionate immigration reform

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Hanging With Have-Nots

Local activists make friends with homeless

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // May 8,2013 - It’s an 80-degree day in downtown Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park at 300 South and 300 West, and people from the nearby homeless shelter are enjoying the weather.

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California Schemin'

A political insider and a convicted felon host the former attorney general at a luxury resort, hoping to win him over

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // May 8,2013 - It could be a lead-in for a joke: A Utah attorney general, his fundraiser, and a political toady travel to a posh resort in Newport Beach, Calif., where their fun-in-the-sun trip allegedly is paid for by a white-collar criminal. While it sounds like a whopper of a tale told over a martini, according to receipts and invoices given to City Weekly, two of these bizarre wingdings really did take place.

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Sustainable Streets & Communities

Open Streets, Beer, Blues & Brats

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // May 2,2013 - This weekend, celebrate 1.5 miles of vehicle-free streets in downtown Salt Lake City in support of eco-friendly transportation and local business as part of the Open Streets celebration.

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SixtyNine Seventy Competition

Design competition invites architects from around the world to re-imagine SLC

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // May 1,2013 - Imagine if an exact replica of two blocks of downtown were re-created, turned upside down and placed on stilts directly above the two city blocks it was based on so you could look up and see a mirror image of the city above

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Plant a Tree, Organize Resistance

Arbor Day, Work Party & Live Green

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Apr 25,2013 - This weekend, give back to the earth you walk on and the air you breathe by joining nonprofit TreeUtah in a tree-planting volunteer event. Later in the week, join the Communities of Resilient Resistance

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Home Sweet Shipping Container

SLC sees first eco-friendly, affordable "tiny home"

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Apr 24,2013 - The housing problem in Salt Lake City and the country is as stark as it is simple—not enough affordable homes leaves the economically vulnerable worried about keeping a roof over their heads. Now, a Salt Lake City man is taking an out-of-the-box approach to one of the problems of poverty by offering an in-the-box solution: “tiny homes” cheaply and efficiently constructed out of used shipping containers.

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Rape Recovery Center

Also: Bank Protest, Sugar House Streetcar

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Apr 18,2013 - April is sexual assault awareness month, and local nonprofit the Rape Recovery Center is hosting a night of healing and understanding where sexual assault survivors and their allies will share stories of recovery.

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Student: UVU Refuses to Display Palestinian Flag

Rashad Nijim says he was told his flag might be offensive

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Apr 17,2013 - When Rashad Nijim gave Utah Valley University administration a flag of Palestine to display in the Hall of Flags alongside the flags of other students’ countries, he was given the run-around for months before being told that, among other issues, the flag would be offensive to Israeli students.

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Pathways to Peace

Get hands-on with Peaceful Uprising & Raqib

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Apr 11,2013 - This weekend is packed with training and inspiration for the local activist wanting to make an impact at home and abroad. On Friday, attend a lecture by global-peace advocate Jamila Raqib.
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