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Friday, August 16, 2019

Trump Queen

Local drag performer stokes controversy as the Donald Trump-loving “Lady MAGA”
Aphro Deity, a prominent Salt Lake drag entertainer, says she doesn’t normally “cancel” people for frivolous reasons or off-putting politics.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SLC Mayoral Election Update

Preliminary results favor Mendenhall
Erin Mendenhall is taking the lead in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Voter’s Voice

Chaos ensues at Rep. Chris Stewart’s North Salt Lake town hall.
In the town hall’s last question, a constituent asked if the findings of the Mueller report justify an impeachment inquiry.

Three Qs and a Beer

City Weekly sits down for a drink with this year’s eight mayoral candidates.
This year’s SLC mayoral race has been a doozy. Between sheepish mailers, claims of “dark money” and Rainer Huck’s festive debate headwear, it’s easy for a voter to get bogged down with election noise.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Nukes No More

Church service commemorates the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Eerie bass tones filled the chapel.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Loud & Uncut

‘Blood Stained Men’ protest infant male circumcision.
David Atkinson, a member of Blood Stained Men who was raised Mormon in Utah, said the teachings of the LDS church argue against body modification

Thursday, July 25, 2019

All Pride, Zero Emissions

Utah Pride Parade inches toward lofty zero-emissions goal.
The initiative to reduce emissions was spurred by concerns over air-quality in the Salt Lake Valley, the city government’s green initiatives and center’s broader goal to increase sustainability throughout Pride weekend.

Generations Past

Descendants of black Mormon pioneer Green Flake march in 2019 Days of ’47 parade.
“What’s important is Utah history and understanding how we integrate the story of Green Flake,” Nichol Bourdeaux, a great-granddaughter of Flake’s seven generations down the family line, said.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Native Injustice

Navajo researcher Moroni Benally invokes history to explain a current crime epidemic.
Violence doesn’t come out of nowhere. Often, it’s a byproduct of historical shifts and social trends—each bloody act taking root in the ruptures that came before it.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Approved to Grow

State awards eight out of 10 licenses for medical cannabis program, leaving one applicant complaining.
The highly competitive licensing process saw applications from 81 businesses which the officials “spent hundreds of hours” reviewing, department commissioner Kerry Gibson said.

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