PR Power

A media chief rises to a top job for attorney general amid transparency concerns.

Fire Starter

Former UFA Chief Michael Jensen makes resignation official.

No Way Out

Recent death of a veteran prosecutor highlights trend of suicide by child porn suspects.

Toxic Times

There's a little bit of us all in the recent algal bloom at Utah Lake.
Like the sludge of a toxic winter inversion along the Wasatch Front, the thick soup of algae that recently clogged Utah Lake acted as a stark visual reminder that we humans do not tread lightly upon the resources our lives require.

So It Goes

Majestic Meadows mobile home park residents struggle with unexpected rent increases.
After 15 years in the Taylorsville Majestic Meadows mobile home park, Stafford says he is leaving.

Smoke Signals

Amid allegation of questionable bonuses, UFA Deputy Chief steps down.
Plagued with faltering leadership and spurred by the sudden resignation of Deputy Chief Gaylord Scott, the Unified Fire Authority board voted on Tuesday, July 19, to split the job of deputy chief into two board-appointed positions.

A Voice for Victims

Former state prosecutor spies potential changes in the criminal justice system.
In May 2016, retired prosecutor Kristine Knowlton received the Mel Wilson Lifetime Achievement award.

Lands of Luxury

Utahns pay for lawyers to fly first-class and hole-up in the Alta Club.
Good help doesn't come cheap.

Free for All

A Supreme Court decision casts a shadow over the prosecution of political corruption in Utah.
Utah legislators like to look down their noses at federal mandates, but if any politician on Capitol Hill was concerned that taking gifts in exchange for arranging meetings or sending emails might result in a corruption probe, a new ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States will put their mind to rest.

A Monkey Tale

News story highlighting animal testing mysteriously disappears
The story was made for television: A University of Utah research laboratory is performing tests on monkeys.

No Limits

A pair of Republican gubernatorial candidates bemoan and protect Utah's loose campaign cash laws.
In Utah, there is a limitless air to many things, including child birth rates, energy development, love of corporate chain stores and the Legislature's dislike of the Obama Administration.

Wild and Dead

Cause of burro deaths a mystery for BLM.
When 18 wild burros under federal management were found dead at the Axtell, Utah, wild burro corral and the Sinbad Herd Management Area, it left the Bureau of Land Management with a mystery on their hands.

Full of Life

A quiet, 25-year art project on I Street is nearing an end.
There's Jim, a cutout of his head stuck to a popsicle stick protruding from a vase on the top of a kitchen cabinet.

Not Just Statistics

More than 1,000 gather to find solace after Orlando hate crime.
The knee-jerk thoughts and prayers settled, like Monday's raindrops, members and allies of the local LGBTQ community trickled onto the the Salt Lake City and County Building's lawn to gather and find comfort after Sunday's mass shooting inside an Orlando, Fla., club that left 49 dead and 53 injured.

A Daughter Lost

A woman's search for sobriety ends in a downtown SLC parking lot.
All of that youthful talent and potential met a tragic end on April 4, 2016

Death Sentence

How prepared is Utah to deal with fatal overdoses stemming from a synthetic opiate?
"Heroin is a death sentence. People are dying from it every day," says national Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Rusty Payne.

Game of Thrones

President's transgender bathroom proclamation brings fear and loathing to the capitol.
Close to a dozen individuals informally gathered last Wednesday inside the state capitol's Hall of Governors to express their disapproval of the Obama administration's recent directive regarding transgender bathroom use in public schools.

The Long Road

A routine GRAMA request morphs into a 13-month quest.
Most newspaper reporters older than Facebook recall a time when police stations offered their police reports in a fat, paper jumble known as the media "stacks."

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