Not Ready to be Homeless

For working families, it's easy to get stuck in the chasm between normal life and the shelter

Victim tells story of what happened when indicted Swallow donor allegedly beat him for being a 'rat'

Criminal pasts of perp and victim will likely dominate witness-tampering case

Select VIPs Park for Free at SLC Airport

A Utah County state lawmaker, a lobbyist and others make the list

Taxpayer Group Shines Light on Power Co. Finances

Group's scrutiny of Heber Light & Power continues after arrests, rate-hike requests
While a key focus of taxpayers associations across the country is to oppose new taxes, the effort in Wasatch County has sought to shed light on the gears of government that have grown accustomed to working in the shade.

Mormons Talk Guns, Faith and White Privilege

Kate Kelly focus of annual Sunstone Symposium
"Is Kate Kelly a hero or villain?" That question was thrown out by a presenter discussing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' approach to transparency when it comes to its finances during one of the final panels at the 2014 Sunstone Symposium.

Revolving Door

Salt Lake County's sped-up justice system is fueling recidivism, early reports show
Lighter court calendars and thin caseloads for prosecutors have come at a cost. Recidivism rates in ECR are 29 percent—8 percentage points higher than the recidivism rate in other court programs, a study conducted by the Utah Criminal Justice Center at the University of Utah shows.

Stitch by Stitch

School-board candidate Melissa Ford emphasizes that simple acts can lead to big changes
A stack of ratty street-urchin pants stands as a testament to Melissa Ford's school involvement. Ford learned how to sew the pants when she helped design costumes for a Clayton Middle School production of Oliver!

Ken Sanders Books Moving

SLC's growth leaves little room for small businesses
Book by book and poetry reading by poetry reading, Ken Sanders has turned his 17-year-old downtown bookstore into one of Salt Lake City's artistic anchors.

The ABCs of a Changing SLC

School-board candidate Weston Clark wants to represent the city's diverse school district
A well-rounded candidate for the Salt Lake City School Board ideally would have experience both as an involved parent and as a teacher in Utah's embattled public-education system. Weston Clark, who's looking to represent Salt Lake City School District 6, can check those boxes and then some.

The Mighty Pen

Youth movement mobilizes out of courtroom-shooting tragedy
On April 21, during his federal-racketeering trial, Siale Angilau, an alleged member of the Tongan Crips gang, rushed toward a witness who was testifying against him.

Life For a Life

Four years from freedom, mother who killed baby daughter is stunned by parole board extending her sentence 95 years
For the past three years, Bobbie Dawn Widdison and her family have been planning for her eventual release from the Utah State Prison, after the Utah Board of Pardons & Parole decided in 2011 that Widdison had taken sufficient responsibility for the 1996 killing of her 9-month-old baby, Breanna, and merited parole in 2018.


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