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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox goes all in on Donald Trump after assassination attempt.

Hail to the Chief
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox confirmed Friday that he endorses and plans to vote for Donald Trump, shifting positions once again as the 2024 presidential election approaches and in the aftermath of an assassination attempt that nearly killed the former president.

City Weekly feature takes second place at annual Utah SPJ awards.

Podium Finish
The Utah Headliners chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded second-place honors to City Weekly contributor Brock Marchant during the organization's annual ceremony last month.

Open Streets is dead. Long live Open Streets

Main Row
A single block of Main Street will be closed to cars and opened to people during the next two weekends, with Salt Lake City hosting a significantly-reduced version of the Open Streets on Main event of the last several years.

Salt Lake City launches ebike voucher lottery to help residents drive less.

Pedal Power
Hundreds of new electric bicycles could be hitting the streets of Salt Lake City in the coming weeks, with residents eligible to offset some of the costs of purchase under a $230,000 incentive program that launched Tuesday

A revamped Delta Center should build on the success of quiet zones.

Room to Breathe
The Utah professional sports scene is about to welcome a high-profile addition.

Salt Lake bars and restaurants say Utah's state alcohol agency is back to its old, controlling ways.

Small Lake City
One year ago, Gov. Spencer Cox hired Tiffany Clason as director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, changed the agency's name to emphasize its new commitment to "service" (DABS) rather than "control" (DABC), and said he was making a business case for the sale of alcohol in Utah.

Gov. Spencer Cox clinches GOP nomination while several Salt Lake County incumbents fall to primary challengers.

On To November
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox secured his place on the November ballot on Tuesday, winning roughly 56% of the Republican vote against challenger Phil Lyman, according to unofficial results. The victory puts Cox in pole position for a second term, barring an underdog surge from the Democratic candidate, Salt Lake City Rep. Brian King.

Remember to practice self care during this high-anxiety election cycle.

Small Lake City
Is the election cycle already stressing you out?

The anti-density Yalecrest neighborhood has as many historic districts as the rest of Salt Lake City combined.

Small Lake City
If you are a tenant renting an apartment or a prospective home buyer, you don't have to be reminded that housing costs in Salt Lake City have been out of control the last few years.

Salt Lake City Council adopts annual budget and hears debate on downtown revitalization district.

Washington Square Dispatch
After weeks of deliberation, the Salt Lake City Council met on Tuesday to adopt a new budget for the 2025 fiscal year. The Council also continued a public hearing on the proposed downtown Revitalization Zone and recognized June 19 as Juneteenth and June 20 as World Refugee Day.

Salt Lake City police operation results in arrest and citations during weekly 999 bike ride.

Nein Nein Nein
The Salt Lake City Police Department conducted an enforcement "operation" during the 999 community bike ride on June 6, issuing 9 citations and making one arrest, according to information released by the department.

Queer-led Mobile Moon Co-op offers Salt Lakers a space to build community and learn from the land.

Small Lake City
Just over the Salt Lake City border in West Valley, the Mobile Moon Co-op operates a half-acre urban farm known as the Moonstead

UTA board adopts mixed-use plans for train stations in Ballpark, Midvale and West Jordan

That Trax
Trax light rail stations in Salt Lake City's Ballpark Neighborhood, Midvale and West Jordan are set to evolve into bustling urban hubs and town centers under a series of development plans that were adopted Wednesday by the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees.

Salt Lake City Council lowers quorum requirements for Commissions; approves plan for affordable senior housing.

Washington Square Dispatch
Salt Lake City Council members received a handful of scathing comments from city residents on Tuesday surrounding Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s self-recommended salary increase of $44,000. The Council also adopted an ordinance amending the minimum number of commissioners needed to hold meetings for the Historic Landmark and Planning Commissions and approved a study for an affordable senior housing development.

Sprawling growth and highway traffic trades Utah's natural beauty for bland sameness.

Small Lake City
As growth spreads into more corners of the state, open spaces become mechanized, ecosystems are bulldozed and the animal, vegetable and mineral worlds are assaulted for extraction, with little to show for it but a pile of miasmic garbage.

The Utah Pride Center rebounds while the new SLC Pride bookends a monthlong party.

Too Proud to Fail
When Chad Call started his new job as executive director of the Utah Pride Center in April, he said he worried that he'd be greeted with "pitchforks and torches."

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