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

Gov. Herbert beseeches Utahns to cooperate with the set of rules through mid-April.

The Helpers

A roundup of local groups that want to be your neighbor.

Your Quintessential Quarantine Guide

Isolated brain teasers, tips for the socially distant and more!

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.

Amped

The Local Music Issue.
With this diversity in mind, I decided that this music issue should attempt to zero in on the new, the old and the game-changing things going on in SLC's music scene.

China Girl

A DNA test connected a Utah teenager to her mother—and to a story that was almost too tragic to bear.
Maeson Dewey was talking with a group of friends in her crowded high school cafeteria when a message popped onto her phone that would change her world.

Building a Better Salt Lake City

An affordable housing crisis looms as Utah families struggle to find shelter.
I'm looking at all those lanes of stalled traffic on Interstate 15 every evening, pumping out emissions as thousands of commuters inch along to their affordable three-bedroom home in Draper.

Pee-wee’s Beehive Adventure

Comedian Paul Reubens talks fame, his character’s darker side and Utah’s Mighty 5 ahead of SLC appearance.
Paul Reubens' alter ego, Pee-wee Herman, is many things—a cross-generational comedic icon, the ultimate man-child, and most importantly: a loner, a rebel.

Happily Ever Never

Gay is A-OK, so why do some LGBTQ Utahns choose to be unhappily married to the opposite sex?
"It's psychologically and emotionally devastating not just to the LGBTQ partners, but to the straight partners as well. For all those reasons, I wouldn't wish a mixed-orientation marriage on my worst enemy," expert John Dehlin says.

Greatest Snow On Earth... But For How Long?

How climate change is affecting our state motto—and a billion dollar winter recreation industry.
"I love snow science and learning about mountain ranges," Caroline Gleich says. "So it's not like I just do it for the thrill. I like the intellectual challenge as well."

A Crusade in Kanab

How one Utah community fought the fracking industry—and won.
A sign at the north end of Kanab proclaims the town of 4,700 to be "The Greatest Earth on Show."

Sundance Issue 2020

From the street level to the stars!
Park City in January—when the Sundance Film Festival rolls into town—is all of the things you think it is. But it's also more than that.

ERA Yes!

Why the in-limbo Equal Rights Amendment is now more important than ever.
The state is home to many other firsts, including electing Martha Hughes Cannon to the state senate in 1896.

Nano Killer

Opioid crisis enters third wave with fentanyl deaths soaring.
In light of developments presented in this epic book in gruesome and unprecedented fashion, putting questionable substances up your nose, in your veins, or even on your tongue is highly discouraged from here on.

Happy Brew Year

12 local breweries to watch in 2020.
It's another if those breweries are all carbon copies of each other, pushing the same exact vibe.

The Year in Photo Review 2019

A look at the people, moments and protests that shaped 2019.
Other snaps included reflect some of the people and moments that our readership most identified with.

Do They Know It's Christmas?

11 not-quite holiday-themed movies guaranteed to transform you from Grinch to cheermeister.
I love the holiday season but I don't want to watch Jimmy Stewart live his horrible wonderful life for the 25th time.

No Garments Needed

For one devout group of LDS church-goers, social nudism is not only good for the soul, but scripturally-backed.
That's right: A good portion of this all-nude yoga class is temple-recommend-carrying Mormons—and, what's more, they claim scripture endorses the practice.

The Journey of Becoming You

How 'gender-affirming' philosophy and multidisciplinary care at the University of Utah's Transgender Health Program helps patients feel whole.
>Surgical procedures to help peoples' bodies align with their gender identities have been around since the early 20th century.

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