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Friday, December 15, 2017

The People vs. Shae Petersen

Artist, South Salt Lake, spar over strip club mural.
Petersen, who was hired to paint a mural at Exotic Kitty, suspects the city is putting the kibosh on it because it doesn’t want to draw attention to the sexually oriented business.

Movie Reviews: The Shape of Water, The Last Jedi, Ferdinand, Wonder Wheel

Star Wars dominates the multiplexes, but a couple of celebrated directors also appear in local theaters this weekend. Only Vittorio Storaro's cinematography salvages the guilt-deflecting storytelling nonsense of Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel (pictured).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Are You Breaking Utah Tax Law? Probably

Gov. Herbert looks ahead to tax reform.
For the second year in a row, Herbert highlighted the “owed but not collected” revenue from internet commerce. Under Utah law, residents are required to report online taxes, but the government has little recourse for those who don’t.

Alabama Senate Result Praised by Mormon Political Group

Mormon Women for Ethical Government issue comment on “moral dilemma” voters faced.
Mormon Women for Ethical Government issued a statement praising Alabama voters for “showing moral courage in electing Doug Jones.”

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'Fake National Monument'

Rep. Stewart eyes Grand Staircase, conservationists take a stand.
When Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, proposed a new national park, you’d think the state’s pro-public lands faction would have cheered with glee. You’d be wrong.

Movie Review: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

A blockbuster examination of why we fight.
It’s a risky proposition treating a juggernaut too-big-too-fail movie franchise with gravitas, because it’s fair to assume everything is about the dollar signs.

Friday, December 8, 2017


Utah firefighters aid in California wildfires.
After three strike teams consisting of 98 crew members departed Utah on Thursday, one team of 22 from Unified Fire Authority and West Valley City was assigned Friday to the Lilac Fire, north of San Diego.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Final Race

West Valley City’s Rocky Mountain Raceways will soon be no more.
For those who used RMR for racing through the years, they will have to start looking elsewhere.

Moving the Needle

U. student hopes to spread message on air quality, personal responsibility.
Personal responsibility can go a long way to improving inversion impacts.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Anti-Trump Protests: 'An Arm Here and There'

President’s visit, national monument reduction spurs Utahns to make a statement.
Despite the hundreds of people voicing their opposition to shrinking the monuments, a few dozen showed up wearing Trump paraphernalia and held signs supporting the president’s decision.

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