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Friday, July 20, 2018

Bear Ambition

On tour to Bears Ears Meadow, Bear Totem makes SLC stop.
“We’re in a battle to save the earth,” Jewell James said. “This administration will wipe out all the progress that we’ve had.”

Monday, July 16, 2018

Circle of Humanity

Former LDS bishop hosts talk on why supporting the LGBTQ community and being a good Mormon aren't mutually exclusive.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a complicated relationship with its LGBTQ members. Though slowly becoming more supportive—earlier this week the LDS Foundation donated $25,000 to an LGBTQ support group, and high-profile Mormon politicians like Sen. Orrin Hatch have recently voiced concerns about high suicide rates among LGBTQ youth—the church still teaches that while identifying as LGBTQ is not a sin, acting on those sexual impulses, “violate[s] one of our Father in Heaven’s most important laws and get[s] in the way of our eternal progress.”

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Common Ground

National Road to Change tour comes to Utah.
Brian Suiter, a recent Payson High School grad, said he thought the town hall was helpful. “My ability to carry a firearm is an act of love,” he said.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Peace Crusaders

Local group still gathers once a month to protest the U.S. war involvement.
Aside from a rainstorm or two, they’ve been out at the corner each month holding signs that say “War is not the answer,” “Stop the wars,” and other phrases encouraging peace.

Friday, July 6, 2018

‘This is Home’

More than 100 immigrants and refugees were naturalized Friday.
On Friday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office welcomed 111 new citizens in its annual Independence Day celebration at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Freedomest Fourth

Who needs fireworks when you can hang out with George Washington?
“It’s the freedomest thing you can do on the Fourth of July,” Daniel Pugmire, event co-chair who also plays the town’s scribe, says of the festival.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Seat at the Table

Thousands gather at the Capitol to protest Trump’s immigration policies.
“It’s heartbreaking,” Timoteo said before musing on the perilous journey many immigrants embark on to reach U.S. soil.

Make American Presidents Impeachable Again

Group clamors for Trump’s legal removal from office.
A voice from out the throng shouted a follow-up question—“So, why aren’t you running for president?” Steyer laughed along with the crowd.

Facts Are Facts

Guv offers thoughts on Utah’s Lee brothers potentially filling Supreme Court vacancy.
“Tom Lee, who I think is a brilliant, brilliant intellect, understands the rules of law, and doesn’t legislate from the bench,” Herbert said.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Primaries See Democrats Ahead by Small Margins

Dailey-Provost and Kitchen hold small leads following Tuesday’s election.
Kitchen gave his supporters a victory speech and said the “spread is pretty safe.”

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