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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

‘One Big, Blue Family’

Mayor, Chief Brown honor the SLC Airport Police Department’s history.
When city officials asked Craig Vargo to participate in the ceremony that retired the Salt Lake City Airport Police badge and patch, the airport police captain reluctantly agreed.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Charges Filed in Alleged Hate Crime

DA's office files misdemeanor charges against Florida resident Carlo Alazo.
The D.A.’s Office issued a news release charging 22-year-old Florida resident Carlo Alazo with one count of “Threatening With or Using a Dangerous Weapon in a Fight or Quarrel,” a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, and two counts of Class B misdemeanor assault, each of which carries a possible penalty of up to six months in jail.

Film Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 3, Never Look Away, Arctic, Fighting With My Family

An animated trilogy comes to a close, a story of real-life wrestlers gets the Dwayne Johnson-approved treatment, and a final Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee comes to town just ahead of Sunday's ceremony.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

‘Renegade Republican’

Romney talks medical cannabis, public lands and climate change during Capitol visit.
“I’d like to see the state be able to take out the dead wood and put it through lumber mills so it can be used in housing construction and so forth,” Romney said.

Ending a “Dangerous and Discredited” Practice

Lawmakers, LGBTQ advocates draft bill that would ban conversion therapy on minors.
If it becomes law, Utahns could file complaints with the state’s Department of Professional Licensing.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Finding a Home

Guv, homeless advocates ask Utahns to make small donations on taxes to help fight homelessness.
While the guv admitted “nobody’s perfect, but we’re trying to help as much as we can,” people like Cornelius have found a stable home in the state.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Bringing Hope

Dispatch from Suicide Prevention Day on Capitol Hill.
Another debate to watch in the coming weeks is an as-yet unfiled bill that would ban conversion therapy, a psychologically harmful practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.

Monday, February 18, 2019

‘They Messed with the Wrong Gays’

Social media plays key role in identifying aggressor in downtown hate-crime incident.
Sal Trejo says he’s left the alleged hate-crime's aftermath to the police. “I personally don’t want to have any other contact with him,” he says of the assailant.

How to watch every Oscar-nominated film

Are you still trying to play catch-up before the Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 24?

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sears’ Ghost

The retailer long gone, what’s next for the giant lot at 800 South and State Street?
Sears, Norris suggests, was not drawing customers to Salt Lake City’s downtown, but new restaurants and brewpubs just might.

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