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Life Elevated

While a repackaged hate-crimes bill stalled in the legislative session, a Blue Lives Matter bill sailed through.
After years of failing to get Republican support for hate-crime legislation that would put some teeth into the law, advocates were optimistic that the 2017 session might finally bring victory.


The Daily Feed



Set in Stone

How an elderly, dementia-stricken man ended up owing Salt Lake County $36,063.
Knowing her father as nothing if not a law-abiding, careful man, Tiffany Janzen was nonplussed to learn last May that investigators were snooping on family property. That month, the West Jordan resident phoned a Salt Lake County District Attorney agent, Lt. Alex Huggard, who had been tipped off to an illegal operation on a 24-acre parcel of land along 2100 South.

Cover Story

Utah and Booze

A complicated relationship.
By the time Mormon settlers peered down into what would become known as the Salt Lake Valley and spotted a large lake too salty to bathe in, they probably longed for a stiff drink. Lucky for them, the section of LDS scripture that addresses dietary rules, commonly called the Word of Wisdom, was more a suggested guideline at the time, rather than the unbending commandment it is now.


The Kids Are Alt-Right

It's a shitty time to have any kind of identification with the prefix "alt."
Alt-right. Alt-facts. Alt-media (hey, that's us!). You've heard the prefix, but this guest writer explores its meaning in today's political climate.


Q&A with David Kliger

The cyclist, back-country skier and volunteer dentist talks about his experiences.
"I love talking with patients, learning their stories from Iraq, the Pacific Islands, Hispanic regions, everywhere," Kliger says.

5 Spot

News of the Pretentious

Why live with a cat if one cannot take it out for some wine together?
The latest on cat wine, "adhesive vaginal lipstick," an in-theater playground and other quirky news.

News of the Weird

Soap Box: March 9-15

Reader feedback on words, laws and punitive solitary confinement.
“The only good prison is an empty one.”



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