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Report Details "WTF" and "CYA" Moments in AG's Office

Posted // April 22,2014   The report of an internal investigation into how the Attorney General's Office has handled the prosecution of convicted white-collar fraudster Marc Sessions Jenson was released Monday. Here are five takeaways from the report about the role of former AG John Swallow in the case, the hair-pulling frustration of AG staff trying to prosecute the case without interference from their boss former AG Shurtleff and other points of concern about Shurtleff's conduct during the controversial case that “defies explanation.”

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Alternate Realities Roundup 4/22

Posted // April 22,2014   A small business owner explains why raising the minimum wage is a good thing and will level the playing field between big corporations and small businesses.

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Robbers Harsh Post Drum-Circle Mellow

Posted // April 21,2014   Nothing makes for a peaceful moment of harmony like joining the Liberty Park Drum Circle, that is except for armed robbery. The Salt Lake City Police Department reported three suspects, including one armed with a small black handgun did just that by robbing several juveniles following the drum circle on Sunday, April 20.

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Dead Zephyr: Week 543

Posted // April 18,2014   The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003. 

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Alternate Realities Roundup 4/18

Posted // April 17,2014   ProPublica looks at the shocking resegregation of schools in the south.

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A Glimpse into 2050 and the Invasion of 2.5 Million More Utahns

Posted // April 17,2014   Imagine your life as it exists now. Waking up, walking the pooch in the morning, commuting to work, slugging through the day and coming home after stopping by the store on your way back. Now imagine it's the year 2050 and your sharing your little world with 2.5 million more Utahns that now call the Beehive State home. What's the air quality like with millions more wheels on the ground? Where we gonna put them all?-- a floating city on Utah Lake? Planners shed light on their vision of the future Thursday and argued the state can accommodate growth and preserve a quality of life to make the future more utopian than dystopian.

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Alternate Realities Roundup 4/15

Posted // April 15,2014   Rolling Stone looks at how drone strikes have become a common occurrence in Yemen.

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Attorney Says Politics Driving Jack Stiles Prosecution

Posted // April 14,2014   An attorney for a man who has been jailed since September for telling a hospital crisis worker he was having homicidal thoughts says Salt Lake County prosecutors have pursued the case for political reasons.

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Dead Zephyr: Week 542

Posted // April 11,2014   The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003. 

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Alternate Realities Roundup 4/11

Posted // April 11,2014   Red Cross donors gave over $300 million in Superstorm Sandy relief, but even still its unclear how that money got spent.

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State Sues Judge In Gay Marriage Adoption Case

Posted // April 9,2014   The state of Utah's attempts to blot out any rights that same-sex couples garnered through marriage took a new turn on Tuesday when the Attorney General's Office filed suit against a Third District Court judge who granted a second parent adoption for a married gay couple. Although state attorneys have made clear they believe judges should wait to process any adoptions by same-sex couples until after the larger debate on the legality of gay marriage filters through higher courts, some judges have continued to process these adoptions.

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Two Doctors Disciplined for Inappropriate Patient Contact

Posted // April 8,2014   Utah regulators sanctioned two doctors for inappropriate relationships with patients, and disciplined two others while another doctor's license privileges were fully reinstated last month.

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Alternate Realities Roundup 4/8

Posted // April 8,2014   Scientists face pressure from Big Ag over concerns that major companies are hiding the risks of genetically modified food.

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Alternate Realities Roundup 4/4

Posted // April 4,2014   Texas executed a man and refused to disclose the source of the lethal injection to confirm that the death sentence would not be cruel and unusual.

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Dead Zephyr: Week 541

Posted // April 4,2014   The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003. 

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New Web Feature Shows What's Stocked At Utah Liquor Stores

Posted // April 2,2014   It's a shame that the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is restricted by law from promoting the consumption of alcohol, especially when that gets in the way of advertising its new web feature that lets you track down which liquor stores have stocked your favorite spirits and beers. Luckily we here at City Weekly have no such legal obligations and are therefore happy to introduce you to this new booze tracker.

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Alternate Realities Roundup 4/1

Posted // April 1,2014   At a private fundraiser former VP Dick Cheney receives applause for talking about bombing Iran.

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Advocates Renew Call for Pennies for Providers, not Panhandlers

Posted // March 31,2014   In 2012 a mere 13 parking meters were painted red by the Homeless Outreach Services Team and installed throughout Salt Lake City giving residents a place to donate small change to homeless services providers instead of giving it directly to panhandlers to feed their addictions.

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Alternate Realities Roundup 3/28

Posted // March 28,2014   Conservationists and animal-rights activists team up to fight sweeping ag-gag law in Idaho.

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Dead Zephyr: Week 540

Posted // March 28,2014   The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003. 

 
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