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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Life Lessons

10 notable Utahns share their biggest takeaway from the past two weeks.
A cross-section of notable Utahns answers the same question: What's the biggest lesson you've learned over the past two weeks?

Friday, March 27, 2020

Governor Issues ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Directive

Congregation at trailheads and kids in playgrounds a no-no; leisurely drives OK.
During what continues to be a banner week for American Sign Language interpreters, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the enactment of a shelter-in … er, “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive on Friday.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sen. Luz Escamilla Tests Positive for COVID-19

Senate minority whip made the announcement Sunday night.
"[P]lease take this seriously,” Escamilla said. “Even if you are young and healthy, please practice social distancing. If you can stay home, please do.”

A Utah Lege Report Card

Taking a break from COVID-19 coverage, we score your favorite representatives’ performance during the General Session of the 63rd Legislature.
Another session of the Utah State Legislature is in the books, and, as always, the lege passed some good laws and some terrible ones.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

COVID Week in Review

Boy, what a year these past seven days have been!
Maybe it’s the fact that a new alarming headline seemingly pops up every minute. Maybe it's the Benadryl.

Monday, March 9, 2020

A Sign of the Times

Launch of Utah medical cannabis program sputters.
Much like alcoholic beverages, those seeking medical cannabis have to give way to the will of legislatures who do not understand—or care to understand—the product.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Bern Felt

Sanders draws sizable crowd to Fairpark ahead of Super Tuesday.
The groundswell could prove to be a case of history repeating. During the 2016 Utah Democratic caucuses, Sanders took 27 convention delegates versus Hillary Clinton’s 6, and got nearly 80% of the vote.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Exclusive: City Weekly Talks to Jane Sanders

Sanders talked socialism, taxes and health care ahead of husband Bernie’s SLC visit.
Jane Sanders made several appearances in Utah over the weekend, a sort of prelude to her husband and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie’s rally, set for Monday afternoon at the Utah State Fairpark.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Masturbation Blues

Abortion! Booze! LGBTQ rights! It was a greatest-hits week for the state Legislature.
Want to see gaggles of forward-thinking adult Utahns cry? Take them to a Costco or Trader Joe’s in California and show them the glorious rows upon rows of sweet delicious alcohol.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Time's Up, Gayle!

Fossils, the ERA and disinterested interns have their day in the legislative sun.
The café is a great place for eavesdropping and people-watching.

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