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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SL Council Welcomes Indigenous Peoples Day

New holiday will not replace, but rather live alongside Columbus Day.
“These prayers are much older than the city of Salt Lake, much older than the United States of America, so we honor those prayers,” said Moroni Benally, co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nice Piece of Glass

Artwork on side of new downtown District Attorney bldg. unveiled.
Call it poetic: A self-described 58-year-old juvenile delinquent is responsible for art plastered on the side of the new downtown district attorney’s office.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

'These Kids Are Our Kids Too'

Utah leaders react to proposed DACA repeal.
"The President’s cruel and irresponsible actions will sow chaos in our communities, on college campuses, in workplaces, and, most of all, in the homes of Dreamers who are Americans in every way but a piece of paper."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Clean Air Now

Business leaders demand Guv take action on air pollution.
A handful of company representatives held a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the roof of Petzl America in West Valley City.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Medical Marijuana Movement Swells

Group takes new stab at contested medi-pot issue.
The coalition, recently approved by the lieutenant governor’s office to gather signatures for a medical marijuana initiative, has hit the pavement with pens and clipboards.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cleaning Up "the Block"

Authorities place bets on Operation Rio Grande
Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires reported on Tuesday that 160 officers were deployed to Rio Grande leading to 87 arrests. Of those, 33 detainees were released.

John Curtis Advances to General Election

Provo mayor wins GOP primary for 3rd Congressional seat.
Painting himself as an underdog battling against Washington, D.C.-based super PACs, Curtis said he prevailed when others said his campaign couldn’t succeed with local backers.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Tale of Two Rallies

SLC doubles down on anti-racism protests.
The crowd was not without its antagonizers. A man standing on the steps behind the podium periodically jeered at speakers, calling them enemies of free speech.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rural Boost

Governor Herbert promises to inject rural workforce with 25,000 jobs.
Gov. Gary Herbert is often heard praising Utah’s economic numbers as a reflection of the state’s industrious citizenry and his office’s business-friendly attitudes.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Checking Inns

Life for no-tell motels is about to get tougher.
The Salt Lake City Council passed a civil penalties ordinance that gives some teeth to cracking down on businesses that are hotbeds of crime this week.

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