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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Olympic Grind

Gov. Herbert teams with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk in honor of new skatepark.
“What these world-class athletes do defies gravity, defies reason,” Herbert said. “It’s very remarkable indeed to see these men and women perform.”

Friday, August 16, 2019

Trump Queen

Local drag performer stokes controversy as the Donald Trump-loving “Lady MAGA”
Aphro Deity, a prominent Salt Lake drag entertainer, says she doesn’t normally “cancel” people for frivolous reasons or off-putting politics.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SLC Mayoral Election Update

Preliminary results favor Mendenhall
Erin Mendenhall is taking the lead in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Voter’s Voice

Chaos ensues at Rep. Chris Stewart’s North Salt Lake town hall.
In the town hall’s last question, a constituent asked if the findings of the Mueller report justify an impeachment inquiry.

Three Qs and a Beer

City Weekly sits down for a drink with this year’s eight mayoral candidates.
This year’s SLC mayoral race has been a doozy. Between sheepish mailers, claims of “dark money” and Rainer Huck’s festive debate headwear, it’s easy for a voter to get bogged down with election noise.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Approved to Grow

State awards eight out of 10 licenses for medical cannabis program, leaving one applicant complaining.
The highly competitive licensing process saw applications from 81 businesses which the officials “spent hundreds of hours” reviewing, department commissioner Kerry Gibson said.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Port This!

A prediction is fulfilled as multi-group protest storms the Utah Chamber of Commerce building.
Civil Riot, one of the groups behind the protest, released a statement condemning the use of force by the police and claimed that they had punched “some people in the face.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Integrating Diversity

SLC mayoral forum focuses on issues affecting local Muslim community.
“People just don’t know who we are,” Satin Tashnizi told City Weekly. “What we’re fighting for is airtime, is space, is representation—a chance to tell the truth.”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Wrap It Up!

Stan Penfold-branded condoms make for unique campaign merchandise.
“Every once and a while, people will think they’re candy or mints or something like that,” Penfold says with a chuckle.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Out, Proud & Artsy

Harvey Milk mural unveiled in Central 9th.
Now, there’s a Harvey Milk mural on Harvey Milk Boulevard as well.

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