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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The March Goes On

Local March for Our Lives group is using current academic year to broaden its membership.
At first, the name “March for Our Lives Salt Lake City” made sense—it referred to the 8,000-strong crowd that chanted, yelled and trudged its way to the Capitol last March and demanded lawmakers pass bills that better protect Utahns from gun violence.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers

Religious leaders gather at the Capitol to pray for Utahns contemplating suicide.
Standing on the State Capitol grounds on Friday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox both encouraged and warned Utahns planning to talk to talk with a higher power over the next few days.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Seeds of Doubt

Medical cannabis proponents allege Drug Safe Utah is misleading voters.
The Utah Patients Coalition filed a formal complaint Tuesday against Drug Safe Utah, accusing the anti-marijuana group of intentionally misleading voters about a ballot initiative that would legalize medical cannabis for patients suffering from chronic pain and certain illnesses.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Far from Purrfect

More cougars will be legally hunted in Utah this coming season.
The decision came after more than three hours of discussion and public comments that ranged from flat-out condemnation of cougar hunting to ranchers who said they benefit from it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Chronic Lack of Research

Guv gets in the weeds while discussing his thoughts on medical cannabis.
“We’ve wasted 10 or 15 years by doing nothing. It’s time to say, ‘No more.’ Let’s have Congress act."

Aerosol Atlas

Artist Shae Petersen gets started on his latest project, potentially the largest public-facing mural in the state.
Standing on a boom lift’s platform more than a dozen feet off the ground, aerosol artist Shae Petersen braves the blistering afternoon sun and gets to work on his new piece, an almost 4,000-square-foot rendering of a Greek titan god. Titled “Atlas,” the massive mural—located at 455 W. 200 North—will fill up a concrete wall on the side of a new luxury apartment complex.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Love Fest

Romney and a slew of elected officials rally in support of Mia Love.
Echoing other speakers, Love took jabs at Democrats by warning what a blue wave could mean for the House of Representatives.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Getting Schooled

Utah’s governor, alongside students and administrators, talks about school safety and mental health.
Before Herbert left, he encouraged those in the crowd to support Question 1 on November’s ballot.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rio Review

A year in, city, county and state leaders note the challenges and tout the successes of Operation Rio Grande.
Surviving two overdoses, a Staph infection and an assault that cost her the ability to see from her left eye, Amy Daeschel nearly died multiple times during the two years she lived on the streets.

Friday, August 10, 2018

‘A Rational World’

Hatch bemoans “unfortunate politicization” of the Supreme Court confirmation process.
“The best we can do is get people who are honest, capable, knowledgeable, brilliant in this particular case, and just hope for the best,” Hatch said.

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