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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.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Feeling Radioactive

Lawmakers move radioactive waste bill forward, scrap bill preventing people from changing genders on birth certificates.
To the relief of many in the LGBTQ community and beyond, lawmakers decided to abandon Rep. Merrill Nelson’s bill to prevent persons from changing the gender on their birth certificates.

Sharon Van Etten: Don't Call It a Comeback

Talking motherhood, psychology, artistic evolution and gentleness in advance of Feb. 19 show at Metro Music Hall
Although she started her musical life as a solo artist exploring heartbreak and despair through traditional folk forms, in the last few years Sharon Van Etten has expanded her creative boundaries outward.

Movie Reviews: Isn't It Romantic, Happy Death Day 2U, Alita: Battle Angel, Capernaum

Folks looking for a Valentine's Day weekend movie will find three very different options at multiplexes, plus the local opening of one of this year's nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Isn't It Romantic (pictured)—with Rebel Wilson as a woman trapped in an actual romantic comedy—walks a satisfying tightrope between spoofing rom-com tropes and fully embracing them.  The Oscar-nominated Syrian drama Capernaum adds a morally-indefensible premise to wallowing in poverty miserabilism.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Emission Impossible

Biskupski, Rep. Arent and local climate advocates call on Utah congressional delegates to oppose an EPA deregulation proposal.
Arent, the founder and co-chair of the Legislature’s bipartisan clean air caucus, said there was no “silver bullet” to cleaning up Utah’s air.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Building Bridges

Former president of Mexico talks immigration, trade and drug legalization during lecture at the U.
Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico who served a six-year term beginning in the year 2000, made the remarks Tuesday morning at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall.

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