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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bearing Witness

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.

Pamela’s Place

State and city leaders break ground on SLC’s newest supportive housing complex and honor longtime homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson.
“The governor knows how important housing is, the mayor knows, the lieutenant governor knows … the Legislature knows, and they apologized profusely at the end of the session that they took out $24 million,” Atkinson said.

Friday, April 5, 2019

A ‘Fervent’ Reversal

Local officials react to LDS church’s amendment of policy regarding children of LGBTQ parents.
Signaling “a new era,” Dabakis asked listeners to look on the bright side. “This is a change. This must have been hard, this must have been difficult, and I’m appreciative of it,” he mused.

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.

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