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Friday, March 30, 2018

Movie Reviews: Ready Player One, Loveless, Have a Nice Day

Steve Spielberg and pop-culture nostalgia dominate the multiplexes this Easter weekend, while art house offering include an Oscar-nominated Russian drama and a unique animated caper thriller.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Guv Signs Medicaid Expansion Bill

With a Medicaid ballot initiative looming in November, Tuesday’s move could end up being overtaken.
Herbert praised the Trump administration for acknowledging what the state wanted out of its Medicaid expansion.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

‘How Much Longer Do We Have to Deal With This Shit?’

Thousands of students, teachers and parents march to the State Capitol demanding action to curb gun violence.
An hour before the march got underway, a pro-Second Amendment rally was held across the street. The counter-protest was called “March Before Our Lives” and was hosted by the Utah Gun Exchange.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Movie Reviews: Pacific Rim Uprising, Unsane, The Death of Stalin, Flower

Oh Lucy!; Paul, Apostle of Christ
A sequel to  a feature by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro—except without del Toro—leads off the multiplex offerings, while local art-house fare includes a blistering political satire from the creator of Veep. Pacific Rim: Uprising (pictured) loses the director's giddy monster mayhem, but finds perhaps the best Transformers movie yet.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Inland Port Authority Update

Gov. Herbert signs contested bill into law.
Residents who live close to that area of the city, as well as conservationists worried about the wetlands that border the Great Salt Lake, feel that the state will disregard their voices.

Movie Reviews: Tomb Raider, Love Simon, 7 Days in Entebbe

The Party, A Ciambra
A video-game heroine gets a blockbuster reboot, while a coming-out-of-age teen comedy  and historical drama add to a busy week at multiplexes.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

‘I Don't Want to Live My Life in Fear Anymore’

West High students join nationwide walkout.
Students were then asked to return quietly to class. Those who made it to their desks before the second-period bell would be marked present.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

This Is the End

2018 Utah legislative session recap
It's a wrap!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Movie Reviews: A Wrinkle in Time, Gringo, A Fantastic Woman, The Strangers: Prey at Night

Thoroughbreds, Before We Vanish, The Cured
A full post-Oscars week for local releases includes the winner for Foreign Language Film, genre thrillers from Ireland and Japan, and a much-anticipated adaptation of a classic fantasy novel. Director Ava DuVernay's version of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time  (pictured) overcomes sluggishness to deliver its empowering message with  unsettling visual imagination.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

‘It’s Time We Press for Progress’

Hundreds gather inside the Capitol to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Jones said the main message she and organizers wanted to share was that “we all have a voice.”

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