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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.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Into the Groove

Mayor Biskupski proclaims World Refugee Day in SLC surrounded by harrowing stories, dance and goat meat.
In video presentations, speeches and a panel discussion, speakers from across parts of Africa and Bhutan, a country in South Asia, discussed the challenges they face when living in a new country, learning new languages and adapting to a different culture.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Pro-life organization seeks to end elective abortions in the state.
The trigger would resolve issues around timing of the bill’s implementation in the case that Roe v. Wade is overturned after the 2020 legislative session.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Pressing Issues

Mayoral candidates call for action on city’s Westside.
“I developed asthma. My three-year-old has asthma, and my dad passed away of a respiratory complication less than a year ago because of air,” Luz Escamilla said.

Immigrants Welcome

Salt Lake County Council reaches compromise on immigration resolution.
“I believe that Utahns are looking for leadership on this issue," Ghorbani said.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Shine Bright

Mayor, Pride Center staff, raise rainbow flag at City and County Building.
"We’ve come a long way, Biskupski said. "Now, we see 50,000 people coming together for the Pride weekend festival.”

Thursday, May 23, 2019

What’s Eating Gary Herbert?

In his first regular news conference since February, the guv says he’s ‘fit as a fiddle.’
“They ought to be ashamed,” Herbert said of the feds. “We’re doing what we can and I think we’re on a good road.”

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