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Friday, January 17, 2020

The Great Condom Conundrum

Gov. Herbert halted the distribution of 100K-plus condoms. Now what?
Condoms emblazoned with Utah-centric slogans like “Uintah Sex?” and “Put Your Arch Into It” were pulled by order of Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday.

Monday, January 6, 2020

A New Path

Mayor Erin Mendenhall calls for unity during swearing-in ceremony.
On a bright Monday afternoon on the steps of City and County Building, former two-term city councilwoman Erin Mendenhall, clad in a blue coat once worn by her grandmother, took the oath of office for the third time in her life—this time for the highest position in the state’s capital city.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Cox Rocks

Lieutenant gov. (and his band) kickoff signature-gathering initiative.
“It’s still all about education,” Cox said. “If we get education right, we can solve all those other problems."

Saturday, December 21, 2019

We Wish You an Equal Christmas

Group of renegade carolers take over Temple Square calling for ERA ratification.
After going mostly unnoticed for 45 minutes, Kelly led the group across the street to the LDS conference center, where the singing continued, and the “ERA Yes” logo was projected onto the iconic building.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Rumblings of Impeachment

Hundreds gather downtown to rally in support of impeaching Trump.
Whether Trump even makes it to next year’s election will depend on Congress’ impeachment. But those at Tuesday’s rally wanted to make one thing loud and clear: “No one is above the law!”

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.

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