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Who owns the airwaves?

TV frequencies may belong to the public, but four media giants in Utah hope to get inside your head.

Your Guide to Get Outside Now

If Utah's mountains and deserts are calling, a new book from a Utah author tells you how to answer.

There's Something About Utah

Exceptional souls leaving their stamp on Utah

Who owns the airwaves?

TV frequencies may belong to the public, but four media giants in Utah hope to get inside your head.
Over the past decade, ownership of most commercial television stations in Utah has changed hands at least once.

River of Dreams

A long-buried Jordan River confluence sees the light of day—giving more reasons to love this urban waterway
In 2017, my family moved from Sugar House to Poplar Grove, and I fell in love with the Jordan River.

Telling It Like It Is

The struggle for social justice presses onward Week III of Black Voices Matter
After recently highlighting leaders, volunteers and business people in the local Black Lives Matter movement, we continue to hear from community members hoping to share their perspectives. It is, as they say, our privilege to include their stories.

What's Next, America?

Psychic readings on the occasion of the nation's birthday
In honor of America's big day, City Weekly did what a good many do on their birthdays: consult astrologers or psychics to see what the year ahead holds.

Please Change the world

Those fighting for racial equality want you to stick around and make some noise. Week 2 of Black Voices Matter
Looking for a quick fix for centuries of oppression and racial injustice woven into the fabric of American life? It doesn't exist. That's because white people are the ones who have to change.

Black Voices Matter

Get to know local activists bringing the sound and fury of black liberation
The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police is a watershed moment, even Salt Lake City, where our streets are filled with ongoing protests and rallies. Mayors, police chiefs, city and county councils, lawmakers and even the governor have been on listening campaigns, many giving in to emotions of anguish and outrage upon hearing stories of ongoing systemic racism faced by our residents.

Mitt and Me: The Sequel

Mitt Romney's political journey keeps one reporter hanging on.
Whenever I think I've finally escaped the gravitational pull of his orbit, somehow, Mitt Romney pulls me back in.

Tales for Road Warriors

Those who staked out Utah's wilderness, both in life and the printed word
We get it. This "hunkering down" idea has you second-guessing all your summer plans.


Utah Portrait Arts photographers Steve Conlin, Nick Sokoloff and Paul Duane focus their lenses on locals striving to make sense of a pandemic.
"The COVID-19 pandemic is a singular moment in history, a defining moment in each of our lives. The virus, pandemic and quarantine have affected everybody differently."

Pet Sounds

Pets speak their minds about hunkering down with humans
But, for pets, that also means extra snuggle time and walks around the block in addition to normal guard duty. And, of course, they don't mind—that's what they're here for. But hells bells, those humans need a lot of extra licks right now.

Our Community Part 4

Local stories of adaptability and compassion to lift your cooped-up spirits.
It's been seven strange weeks since SXSW and the NBA knocked down the first dominoes in a long line of industry closures that exposed the seriousness of this global pandemic. Tom Hanks catching the 'Rona was a big deal, but he was way down under—it was Australia's problem, right?

Viral Verses

Our readers' poetic reflections of pandemic life
While the world wrestles with the practical realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists have been wrestling with how to process this new world emotionally through music, painting ... and yes, poetry.

Our Community part 2

Local stories of adaptability and compassion to lift your cooped-up spirits.
We've seen our friends' businesses close for an undetermined amount of time, and we witnessed government "leaders" at every level trip up in their handling of the crisis, from organization to communication (nothing new for most of them). Like you, we can't wait to put all this COVID-19 business behind us. Who doesn't need a hug!

Our Community

Local stories of adaptability and compassion to lift your cooped up spirits.
That's why in this issue and issues to follow, City Weekly will highlight our friends in the business community who are paying the freight for coronavirus spread.

Inside Utah's 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' Directive

Gov. Herbert beseeches Utahns to cooperate with the set of rules through mid-April.
During what continued to be a banner week for American Sign Language interpreters, Gov. Gary Herbert delivered a speech on Friday, March 27, announcing the enactment of a "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directive.

The Helpers

A roundup of local groups that want to be your neighbor.
As I've gotten older, I've come to understand that while folks in law enforcement, medicine and disaster relief are shouldering a huge burden right now, the term isn't exclusive to those equipped with a badge or a medical degree.


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