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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Strong Lake City

Biskupski highlights affordable housing, air pollution and public transportation in her annual State of the City speech.
Twenty-five years ago, before she was Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor, Jackie Biskupski tuned into a television news update and was dismayed by what she saw: students from East High were being harassed by their peers, teachers and parents because they wanted to start Utah’s first Gay-Straight Alliance. “The courage of the East High students altered the course of my life,” Biskupski told a packed East High cafeteria Thursday night.

Preservation Inclination

Even with Hobbitville residents evicted, historic community remnants could live on.
Raucous kids weren’t the only banished from Hobbitville. Members of Preservation Utah, a local nonprofit that has long been interested in helping the park’s notable buildings gain a place on the National Register of Historic Places, were also told to pack up.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Hobbits Have Left the Building

Residents of fabled Sugar House enclave, Allen Park, vacate their homes.
“This place is in chaos right now,” David Hampshire says. A slew of boxes are strewn across the wood floor. Pictures, art, even a pair of old ice skates hang on the wood-paneled walls.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Shutdown Slowdown

How immigrants are affected by federal lawmakers’ and President Trump’s inability to reopen the government.
“It’s kind of great for immigrants, unfortunately,” Jonathan Paz, an immigration attorney based in Salt Lake City, says.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Banner Decisions

Prompted by City Weekly, five local artists have a go at creating the perfect SLC flag.
We gleefully awaited news on an outside-the-box approach to coming up with a new flag design. Instead, we got an online survey.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sauced-Up Survey

DABC poll aims to give customers what they want—sort of.
Since Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control launched a customer-feedback survey in October, locals haven’t been shy about letting the DABC know what they want: cold beer.

Friday, December 21, 2018

‘We Need to Do More’

121 homeless lives lost this year are remembered at Pioneer Park vigil.
The vigil included reading the names of the deceased, a moment of silence and the playing of “Taps.”

Monday, December 17, 2018

South for Winter?

Snow be damned, Bird scooters aren’t going anywhere.
The Washington Post reported in September that the University of Utah Hospital’s emergency room saw a 161 percent spike in scooter-related visits—from eight to 21.

A Second Coming … of Controversy

Superhero franchise Deadpool is making waves again for vexing LDS flock.
“I just love the idea these guys are lampooning the very forces that tried to censor their movie in Utah," Siegel says.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Uncle Joe Comes to Town

Former Vice President Joe Biden reflects on love, loss and purpose during U visit.
Joe Biden initially said no when then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama asked him to be his vice presidential running mate in 2008. A 36-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, Biden thought he could better serve the future president in Congress than in the White House.

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