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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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Clean Air Fair Doubles as Green Solutions Competition

Posted // March 27,2014   This weekend Utah's first ever Clean Air Fair will be more than just an awareness-raising expo of Utah's grimy sitck-to-your lungs lungs air. Organizations will be on hand offering solutions to help tackle the air quality problem that visitors can then vote on, with the top vote-getter winning financial support to help get their nonprofit or business up and running.

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Alternate Realities Roundup 3/25

Posted // March 25,2014   While climate change activists focus on the Keystone Pipeline other advocates are hoping to make some noise about the planned $3.8 billion Cove Point natural gas pipeline project.

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Radio From Hell Show Lives On

Posted // March 24,2014   Owners come and go, but the Radio from Hell morning show on X96 stays. The show's trio of hosts, Bill Allred, Kerry Jackson and Gina Barberi, finalized a fresh three-year contract Friday with the station's future owner, Broadway Media.

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Dead Zephyr: Week 539

Posted // March 21,2014   The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003. 

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Alternate Realities Roundup 3/21

Posted // March 21,2014   Women in Jordan are enjoying new freedoms that take them outside of the home, but they also have to deal with unprecedented levels of sexual harassment as a result.

 
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