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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Luz Escamilla: ‘This Race Isn’t Over yet’

Salt Lake mayoral hopeful Erin Mendenhall holds the lead following Tuesday’s preliminary results.
Salt Lake City has a new mayor. Just who it is though isn’t yet official.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Welcome to the Big Top

During his monthly news conference, Gov. Herbert sounds off on the inland port, conversion therapy and Trump’s impeachment ‘circus.’
“It reminds me of when I was playing baseball, years ago in my youth.” That’s how Gov. Gary Herbert responded to a question Thursday about President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Trump Talk

Stormy Daniels slays hecklers and dishes on Donald Trump during SLC appearance.
Sitting in a chair near the stage to see Stormy Daniels at Metro Music Hall Tuesday night, I didn’t have much trouble figuring out who in the audience came for the politics, and who came for the porn.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Remembering Utah’s Pioneer Suffragettes

A historic resolution ensuring women’s right to vote goes on display at the Capitol.
Women first got the right to vote in Utah territory when state lawmakers passed a women’s suffrage bill in 1870.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Two Thumbs Up

Mayor Jackie Biskupski endorses SLC mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla.
Mayor Jackie Biskupski has thrown her support behind Sen. Luz Escamilla in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Unbroken and Unashamed

Group gathers at Capitol to denounce rape culture and sexual violence.
Several survivors also stepped up to the mic at the Capitol to share their experiences.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Honk for the Environment

Activists block off traffic at the Utah Capitol to call for action on “climate emergency.”
"We insist that our leaders act now. If nonviolent direct action is the only way to get them to listen to the people, so be it," Extinction Rebellion coordinator said.

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.

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