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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Politics & Prophylactics

Guv addresses the ribbed-for-their-pleasure elephant in the room during monthly press conference.
“I think we all recognize the importance of HIV awareness and AIDS prevention,” Herbert said. “I don’t think anybody doesn’t agree with that, that I know of.”

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Great Condom Conundrum

Gov. Herbert halted the distribution of 100K-plus condoms. Now what?
Condoms emblazoned with Utah-centric slogans like “Uintah Sex?” and “Put Your Arch Into It” were pulled by order of Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday.

Monday, January 6, 2020

A New Path

Mayor Erin Mendenhall calls for unity during swearing-in ceremony.
On a bright Monday afternoon on the steps of City and County Building, former two-term city councilwoman Erin Mendenhall, clad in a blue coat once worn by her grandmother, took the oath of office for the third time in her life—this time for the highest position in the state’s capital city.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Cox Rocks

Lieutenant gov. (and his band) kickoff signature-gathering initiative.
“It’s still all about education,” Cox said. “If we get education right, we can solve all those other problems."

Saturday, December 21, 2019

We Wish You an Equal Christmas

Group of renegade carolers take over Temple Square calling for ERA ratification.
After going mostly unnoticed for 45 minutes, Kelly led the group across the street to the LDS conference center, where the singing continued, and the “ERA Yes” logo was projected onto the iconic building.

‘Poverty Is Not a Crime’

92 homeless lives lost remembered during candlelight vigil.
Atkinson said she hoped those in attendance left with a renewed sense of empathy. “So many of our homeless friends are looking for a friendly ear … God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason."

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Rumblings of Impeachment

Hundreds gather downtown to rally in support of impeaching Trump.
Whether Trump even makes it to next year’s election will depend on Congress’ impeachment. But those at Tuesday’s rally wanted to make one thing loud and clear: “No one is above the law!”

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Say Their Names

Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol honors victims of transphobic violence.
They were kidnapped, tortured and mutilated. Shot, strangled, burned or beaten to death.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Curtains Closing

City councilmembers deliberate over the fate of the historic downtown Utah Theater.
The city bought the property in 2010 with hopes of renovating it as a film and media center.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Luz Escamilla: ‘This Race Isn’t Over yet’

Salt Lake mayoral hopeful Erin Mendenhall holds the lead following Tuesday’s preliminary results.
Salt Lake City has a new mayor. Just who it is though isn’t yet official.

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