Breaking the Cycle

Sex workers trying to start anew are shackled by barriers to housing and resources

Economic Shell Game

Utah's economy may be growing, but not all are seeing it in their paychecks

Slippery Slopes

Canyon conservationists have to give a little to get a little

Making a Statement

When it comes to modern politics, the LDS Church seems keen on taking a stand
At the beginning of each legislative session, lawmakers and the general public start paying more attention to speeches and press conferences, hoping for insight by leaders in the Legislature and the Governor's Office as to which bills will gain momentum ...

Leaving His Mark

Blake Donner's love of zines and graffiti gets a second life
Most people experience trains in the audible sense, as a late-night bellow from a horn. Or visibly, from a car window along the highway, as a blur of steel, diesel exhaust and splashes of colorful spray paint.

Second Chances

Despite Utah having two expungement programs, cleaning up one's criminal record is still a major hurdle
In 2010, Gerald Crawford hit "rock bottom." He was a methamphetamine addict living on the street with only two duffel bags of clothing to his name.

Cop Talk

SLUG's Ask a Cop column sparks online fury over police shootings and freedom of speech
For more than five years, Salt Lake Underground Magazine (SLUG) has featured an uncensored and often unapologetic column written by an unnamed police officer called Ask a Cop.

Nursing a Grudge

A call for change by SLCC administrators sparks an exodus of longtime nursing faculty
The nine Salt Lake Community College nursing instructors who gathered in the American Federation of Teachers union hall in Midvale in December were not there for the free coffee.

City Hall Alliance

Bikeshare program's hire of mayor's son raises conflict-of-interest concerns
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has built a reputation on bikes: riding one wherever he goes, naming 2013 the Year of the Bike and promoting the installation of additional bike lanes around the city.

Temper, Temper

Federal prosecutor not afraid to flex power when it comes to beer, family
On Feb. 22, 2014, a young woman accompanied by a 20-year-old attempted to buy beer at a Smith's in West Jordan. Manager Flavio Jauregui declined to sell her the beer because, according to a police report, ...

Cashed Out

SLC rep hopes legislature will at last agree to put cap on campaign contributions
Just as John Swallow continues to be a presence in the news, Rep. Brian King once again has his sights set on diminishing the polluting effect money can have on politics.

More News Is Good News

Updates on City Weekly's 2014 reporting
From a fatal shooting inside the new federal courthouse to shedding light on law enforcement's relaxed approach to processing rape kits, City Weekly reporters sought in 2014 to report and break stories that were mere footnotes in other media outlets.

Coming Out of the Shadows

Local chapter of national Familia organization seeks safe space for undocumented LGBT Latinos
In California, the Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement has held marches and protests, thrown fundraisers and even had activists shut down roadways in calling for greater recognition of undocumented LGBT Latinos.

Growing Trend

The old-timey trade of barbering is booming in Utah—but some say catering to style makes for risky business
First came The Beatles, then the hippies. Both helped usher in an era of longer, shaggier hair—a one-two punch that was especially jarring to Utah's barbers, who in the late 1960s looked on helplessly as a change in styles left their scissors on the shelf ...

Renovating the Homeless

Momentum builds behind relocating SLC shelters, but some advocates argue money could be better spent
Just as the decision to relocate the Utah State Prison in Draper has courted controversy that the plan is focused on improving property values and helping out developers, the discussion about relocating the shelter is causing some to worry ...

SLC's Bike Master Plan Proposes 220 More Miles of Bike Lanes

Goal is making biking, walking more inviting; public can comment till Dec. 17
The plan proposes 220 new miles of bike pathways over the next 20 years, many of which will be protected bike lanes, similar to those along 300 East and the ongoing project on 300 South.

Council Members LaMalfa & Mendenhall Disclose Relationship

"Publicly disclosing our feelings...seems appropriate to acknowledge, given that we are elected officials"
Salt Lake City Council members Erin Mendenhall and Kyle LaMalfa released separate statements to The Salt Lake Tribune last week disclosing that they are in a relationship.

Same-Sex Sanctuary

LGBT-friendly churches give shelter to those rejected by families and faiths
On a recent Sunday, half a dozen people gathered in a corner alcove of the Cathedral Church of Saint Mark in downtown Salt Lake City, glad not to be outside during the first real snow of the season.

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