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Monday, June 18, 2018

‘The American Heart’

Romney speaks out against Trump’s immigration policy during local company tour.
“I don’t think it demonstrates the nature of the American heart when you see children being ripped from their parents at the border," he said.

Friday, June 15, 2018

‘Who’s Going to Be Their Voice?’

Hundreds show support for local immigrant, refugee and asylee communities.
Erica Rojas went to the protest with her husband and 8-month-old son. “You don’t have to be a parent to feel disgust and anger, to see how these children are being treated," she said.

Movie Reviews: Incredibles 2, Tag, Hearts Beat Loud, Superfly

American Animals, Gotti
The return of Pixar's superhero family shares multiplex screens with a true story of game-playing buddies and the remake of a blaxsploitation classic, while art house offerings include a low-key father-daughter drama and a unique fact-based heist thriller. The comedy Tag  (pictured) takes the slapstick of its fact-based premise and tries to add an earnest exploration of male friendship.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Orrin Hatch: LGBTQ Hero?

The Utah senator expressed support for vulnerable LGBTQ youth in a floor speech this week.
Orrin Hatch: Defender of the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling. Supporter of Ben Carson and Betsy DeVos.

Come on Trixie, Let’s Go Party

Svelte icon Trixie Mattel on success, prison-sex fantasies and being that bitch.
The Milwaukee native, speaks with City Weekly about Mormons, the perils of intimate fan encounters and pee color.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Set in Stone

Mayor puts finishing touches on City and County Building renovation.
Salt Lake City Mayor and amateur stonemason Jackie Biskupski placed the last stone in the City and County Building on Wednesday afternoon, symbolically completing the historic building’s two-year restoration. “The scaffolding is completely gone,” Biskupski said of the long-running construction project.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ballot Wars

Panelists spar over benefits, costs of Medicaid expansion in Utah.
Voters will decide the fate of Utah’s Medicaid expansion this November, choosing whether to extend such coverage to people whose incomes are around $16,700 per person.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Movie Reviews: Ocean's 8, Hereditary, Hotel Artemis and First Reformed

Mary Shelley, On Chesil Beach, Zoo
A few different kinds of horror highlight this weekend at the movies, from the story behind Frankenstein  to spiritual torment to a family facing actual supernatural terrors—all that, plus a new Ocean heist. The heist caper Ocean's 8  (pictured) can't turn its list of genre ingredients into a delightful dish. First-time writer/director Ari Aster shows all the right moves in the chilling horror tale Hereditary.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Man, the Mitt, the Legend

Romney delivers the keynote speech at the Utah Technology Innovation Summit.
“I had the occasion, when I became a governor, to understand what it was that created economic vitality for the state of Massachusetts,” Romney said.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The 500-Pound Gorilla

Outgoing lawmakers Jim Dabakis and Greg Hughes talk inland port compromise.
Following the presser, several House and Senate Democrats released statements that were critical of the “hidden and vague negotiations over the inland port."

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