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Utah Pride 2023—A bigger festival, a new parade route and an "unapologetic" love

City Weekly Pride Issue

Utah Pride 2023—A bigger festival, a new parade route and an "unapologetic" love

City Weekly Pride Issue
Happy Pride Month, 2023! This June, Utah and communities around the nation are gathering for festivals, rallies and special events celebrating inclusivity, civility and equality.

Get outside and go for a mural crawl with this Salt Lake City Weekly map

Paint the Town
We've prepared a map of murals that intrepid urban explorers can visit in a single bike ride or in three segment walks.

A Utah sports fan scouts the performance of venue transit service

Train Me Out to the Ballgame
Riding the rails to a sporting event goes back to some of both transit and baseball's earliest days. It even generated one team's iconic moniker.

Competition, costs and a heap of deactivated cannabis cards are harshing the vibe of Utah's medical marijuana program.

Growing Pains
More than 66,000 Utahns hold an active medical cannabis card—according to the latest numbers from the Utah Department of Health and Human Services—providing them with the state's legal blessing to purchase, possess and consume THC.

A statewide expansion of full-day kindergarten builds on the work of 19th-century Utah educators

The Children's Garden
Between February and March, Utah lawmakers successfully passed—and Gov. Spencer Cox signed—legislation expanding full-day kindergarten statewide.

Whistleblower complaint accuses major Utah lending company of cutting corners during hot housing market

Closing Cost
As Utah's real estate market sizzled during the COVID pandemic, Matthew Borsodi, a compliance officer at one of Utah's largest mortgage lenders, filed a federal complaint alleging that his former employer skirted rules aimed at protecting consumers from a repeat of the 2008 housing crisis

While lawmakers debated the future of the Great Salt Lake, a group of artists, scientists and community stewards kept vigil near the shoreline

By Your Side
Seymour habitually speaks with a reverence for all life and elements. And for the past two years, she has organized a weeks-long, outdoor vigil at the Great Salt Lake because, as she says, "When the life of someone you love is at stake, you stay with them."

From classified documents to artistic censorship and bogus election audits, the 2023 Foilies Awards recognize the worst in U.S. government transparency

Foiled Again
It seems like, these days, everyone is finding classified documents in places that they shouldn't be: their homes, their offices, their storage lockers, their garages, their guitar cases, between the cracks of their couches, under some withered celery in the vegetable drawer ... OK, we're exaggerating—but it is getting ridiculous.

Utah lawmakers funded housing, education, transportation and water conservation, but buried those investments under anti-"woke" posturing

Good Cap, Bad Cap
Flush with cash, rebounding from pandemic upheaval and facing generational challenges around housing, transportation and environmental decline, Utah lawmakers sprinted in January to enact their most deeply held priorities: banning transgender health care and creating a voucher program for private- and home-schooling families.

Victims' families, law enforcement and a nonprofit coalition seek answers to Utah's unsolved murders

Cold Comfort
Alejandro Reyes' family reported him missing three hours after the hiker found the corpse.

Artificially intelligent chatbots are pushing schools to keep up with modern cheating

The Robot Ate My Homework
What was the best excuse you used on a teacher for turning in homework late?

In New Orleans, faded memories are all that's left of the Jazz basketball franchise

The Home Team
Jory Dexter Woodis is someone with a pair of resume items that don't come around very often.

How COVID changed the way that Utah couples meet, date and fall in love.

Pandemic Passions
I didn't believe in love at first sight, but then it happened to me.

Remembering Salt Lake City's Nettie Gregory Center and the African American community that built it

A Safe Space
Facing the Folsom Trail and old Union Pacific railroad lines—stands a monumental site of local African American history.

Salt Lake and other Utah cities used most of a $10 million homeless services fund to hire cops.

Policing the Problem
The following story was funded by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Salt Lake City Weekly, KUER, the Standard Examiner and The Spectrum. It's Dec. 28, 2022, and a white Christmas has come and gone.

The Sundance 2023 features we're looking forward to

Twenty promising titles from the festival's return to in-person screenings
Now, we're all headed back to the hustle of running around Park City to see a whole host of new works from artists far and wide.

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