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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gary Ott Dies

"Ott’s dedication to public service will not be forgotten," mayor tweeted.
“Let’s dwell on Gary the person,” Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday at his monthly news conference.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Operation Rio Grande 2 Month Update

Quality of life among the chronically homeless in on the up, Chief Brown says.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who was plucked by Gov. Gary Herbert to be the state’s lead on homelessness, underscored the dialogue recurring between police and homeless individuals. “We, as a state, as a county and as a city have never been more engaged with our friends experiencing homelessness, ever,” he said.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Redistricting Issue Lingers

Panel discusses potential solutions.
For all its proud patriotism, Utah sure has a funny way of skipping out on its civic duty at the ballot box. Because when it comes to turn-out, the Beehive State is one of the lowest in the country in voter participation, and Democratic State Chair Daisy Thomas thinks she knows why: the districts are drawn in a way that makes people apathetic.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fighting Spirit

SLC celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day.
The drum, explains Carl Moore, is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, a revered matron who takes care of and provides for her people. “That’s why we call it Mother because that’s what our mothers do.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Emergency Black Lives Matter Rally Planned

In response to Patrick Harmon footage, supporters will gather on Sunday.
Supporters plan to again gather outside the Public Safety Building on Sunday at 4 p.m. for an emergency rally.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Patrick Harmon Body Cam Video Released

Earlier, DA’s office called deadly shooting ‘legally justified'
“I got ’em,” says the SLCPD officer who shot and killed 50-year-old Patrick Harmon during what Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown later referred to as “a routine stop.”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SL Council Welcomes Indigenous Peoples Day

New holiday will not replace, but rather live alongside Columbus Day.
“These prayers are much older than the city of Salt Lake, much older than the United States of America, so we honor those prayers,” said Moroni Benally, co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

‘A New Hurt’

Group gathers to demand body-cam footage from Patrick Harmon shooting be released.
“This is about accountability and transparency,” Black Lives Matter organizer Lex Scott said. “This is about Patrick Harmon’s family deserving to see that footage. If [SLCPD] did nothing wrong, wouldn't they have released the footage by now?”

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Local Aid

Two weekend fundraisers aim to help those affected by earthquake in Mexico.
The 7.1 scale earthquake toppled entire buildings last week and killed hundreds of people. Footage shared on social media in the immediate aftermath shows plumes of dust where structures once stood.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nice Piece of Glass

Artwork on side of new downtown District Attorney bldg. unveiled.
Call it poetic: A self-described 58-year-old juvenile delinquent is responsible for art plastered on the side of the new downtown district attorney’s office.

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