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Former UDOT boss helps new firm land lucrative state contract

Retiree helping to do her former assistant's job as part of $500K contract

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 25,2013 - Former UDOT employee Leone Gibson retired in September 2012, but instead of cruising into the easy life of golf and mall-walking, she took the express lane right back into the private sector in a job that had her working for UDOT again—this time, as part of a $518,841.63 contract to fill the role of her former assistant.

Citizen Revolt

Active for the Animals

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 19,2013 - This week is all about helping out critters great and small. You can attend an orientation to volunteer to bottle-feed orphaned kittens. Later, you can meet local animal-rights activists and write letters

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Salt Lake City Council District 5

Two political newcomers try to out-experience each other

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 18,2013 - On Nov. 5, people who live between the shores of the Liberty Park pond and the bright lights of Spring Mobile Ballpark will (if they care and if there’s not something really good on TV) go to the polls and cast their vote for a brand-new Salt Lake City Council member to represent District 5.

Citizen Revolt

Harvesting Activism

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 12,2013 - This week, make up for your lazy summer by reaping the benefits of an active fall and help with a new project to register fruit trees in the city and collect the fruits that would otherwise go to wast

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Safety Injection

New program aims to help prevent drug users from spreading disease

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 11,2013 - For decades, the message about drugs has been to just say no. But some advocates are taking the approach that people make bad choices, and when they do, there’s often no one to tell them the safest way to do something wrong, like shooting heroin or crack.

Citizen Revolt

Introducing SLC

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 5,2013 - Ambassadors, in the traditional sense, introduce foreign dignitaries to the local way of life, government and politics. Salt Lake City is looking for volunteers to introduce residents to the wonders of downtown,

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E-mails Raise Questions About AG Investigation of UTA Development

Marc Jenson says Mark Robbins still involved in Draper development in 2010

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 30,2013 - City Weekly has obtained e-mails that show that Mark Robbins, a developer who fled the state in 2009 with numerous creditors seeking lost millions from him, was still involved in the controversial development of a UTA FrontRunner station in 2010, though he’d told the media he was no longer active in the project.

Citizen Revolt

Drugs, War & Labor

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 29,2013 - This week is all about war and its casualties. You can also attend a Honk & Wave for peace this weekend and make some noise against a likely confrontation against Syria.

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The Backup Candidate

Sen. Mike Lee's campaign had support from Jeremy Johnson, others with Swallow connections

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 28,2013 - When Shurtleff dropped out of the race in fall 2009, citing family reasons, a number of representatives of the OBO industry soon cast their support for Mike Lee, who would go on to win the senate seat in 2010.

Citizen Revolt

Grill Your Congressman

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 21,2013 - Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the grilling has to stop. This week, don’t miss opportunities to grill your congressmen...
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