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Monday, October 1, 2018

Deaths of Despair

Cox, state officials gather at the Capitol to discuss Utah’s opioid epidemic.
Cox ended his remarks with an emotional plea that Utahns recognize addiction and mental illness as diseases and afflictions, similar to broken bones or common sicknesses.

Friday, September 28, 2018

‘This is Not New’

Crowd gathers to support victims of sexual violence and call out Utah’s senators for not taking allegations seriously.
When McKenna Denson asked the crowd of more than 50 if they knew someone who had been sexually assaulted, all but a few raised their hands.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

History Repeating

Anita Hill on sexual harassment, #MeToo and Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court just days after Hill’s testimony. “For many people, they would never view the court in the same way. They would never view politics in the same way." Hill said.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Safe (for Now)

Money approved for state parks and recreation is just one part of the debate on the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s future.
The $1.3 million will help the State Parks and Recreation Office provide a 50-percent federal match to local funding.

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.

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