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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Make the Middle Class Great Again

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren presents a three-point plan to fix the country during SLC visit.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a vivid childhood memory of her mother standing in her parents’ Oklahoma bedroom. On the bed was a dress.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bearing Witness

Salt Lake County D.A. says new hate crimes law will tell vulnerable communities, ‘You are seen.’
For his part, Gill says he’s a progressive who has long advocated for criminal-justice reform. “But I also believe in a measure of justice. And sometimes justice requires us to see and bear witness to the crime that’s occurring before us, and articulate it as such,” he says.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Don’t Hate—Legislate!

Guv signs hate crimes bill into law.
“The thing with hate crimes is that there are two victims: the person that was harmed, and the community they represent,” Derek Kitchen, the only openly gay member of the Legislature, said.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Mayoral March Madness

Get ready to rumble—the primary is fast approaching.
Assuming we survive the lunacy, we’ll be there to cover the race between the top two vote-getters, culminating in the November municipal election. But first, the primary.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Security, Checked

Biskupski unveils a plan she hopes will foster collaboration and conversation among district officials and city police.
The legislation’s sponsor, Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, delivered a short address on how this agreement could dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Defending the Future

Utah students, environmental activists ask guv to request the deferral of parcels in BLM’s March Oil and Gas Lease Sale.
Several dozen young people interrupted the quiet, reverential decorum of the governor’s office Monday afternoon.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘A Long Way to Go’

Biskupski awards three local trailblazers at Women’s Leadership Awards.
Before her remarks, Biskupski reflected on the impact she’d hoped to have when she started the awards ceremony last year.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Anotha One

The city’s mayoral race adds yet another candidate ahead of August primary.
Harrison also said he sees the relationship between the mayor’s office and the City Council as one that needs to work together.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Utah’s Bright and Shining Future

SLC youth join thousands of students from around the world to demand action on climate change.
Hundreds of Utah students skipped school on Friday to rally on Capitol Hill and demand lawmakers take action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

This Is the End, My Friend

Conversion therapy! Fornication! Slavery! A venomous lizard not native to our state! 2019 Legislature reaches feverish conclusion.
Legislators have toiled away on Capitol Hill for the past 45 days, making new laws and devising fresh ways to control the lives of their more secular constituents.

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