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Thursday, February 23, 2017

'I Love You From my Shower!'

City Weekly staffer receives sweet, hilarious daily text messages from her loving grandma, and now they’ve gone viral.
Sierra Sessions receives daily text messages from Grams that include selfies taken in her living room, a bagel shop, the shower and other various locations, with a reminder of the love she has for her granddaughter.

"A Big Nothing Burger"

Perjury claim leveled by Swallow's defense against FBI agent.
One of the mysteries that has hung over the Shurtleff and Swallow prosecutions is why the Department of Justice's Public Integrity Network declined to seek prosecution of the two former AGs.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bag Snag

Some feel new personal belongings ordinance at public library is exclusionary.
The Salt Lake City Public Library enacted a new policy this week that limits the number of items patrons can pack into the cherished downtown building. Starting on Tuesday, librarygoers are only allowed to carry in one large item, such as a full backpack, or two smaller items.

Full Disclosure

Measure seeks to allow felony prosecutions of people who withhold HIV status from sexual partners.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 11-1 to hold the bill for revision and further discussion amid concerns from lawmakers, advocates and prosecutors.

Sans Jeremy

Jeremy Johnson remains defiant as third week of John Swallow trial kicks off.
Last week Hruby-Mills sentenced Johnson to 30 days in the Salt Lake County jail for contempt after he refused to testify.

The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast

Chatting with three of the Utah-based comic book podcast's hosts.
Comic book culture has grown so much in the past decade that it's becoming near-impossible to stay knowledgeable about everything. Thankfully, there's an abundance of podcasts available, with panelists who have made reading their treasured tomes their livelihood.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Theater Review: Plan-B Theatre Company's "Virtue"

World-premiere play explores faith based on personal experience
There's a sense of opposition built right into Thomas George's set for Plan-B Theatre Co.'s production of Virtue, a world-premiere from local playwright Tim Slover.

February Gallery Stroll: Aleta Boyce

A look at the mixed-media exhibition currently on display at Art Access
An unusually warm February brought out people in droves who didn't mind walking around in the mild rain to see what was on display for this month's Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. That was both a blessing and a curse for a Friday night, as many galleries chose not to participate this month and instead took the night off, but it gave some opportunities for people to get around to other galleries they may not visit on their standard route.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

In The Loop: 2/18/17. Civil Unrest Is The New Black

Cool events to check out from Feb. 19 to March 4.
I personally can't recall the last time I scanned through events and saw so many protests. Wait, yes I can: the last time we elected George W. Bush and everyone was pissed off at everything.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Swallow Trial Concludes Week 2

Defense seeks evidence of witness intimidation.
Scott Williams, lead defense counsel in the Swallow trial where he faces 13 corruption counts, implied at an ad hoc gathering of the press that the state was mistreating key witness Jeremy Johnson in an effort to influence his testimony, if he indeed testifies.

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