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One Man's Trash

Not all are happy with Salt Lake City's new junk cleanup program.

Taking Clients' Vitals

New digital survey gives homeless people a say in how five Utah organizations can better tailor their services.

New Americans

Local photographer's project shows Utah immigrants' and refugees' "struggle, spirit and inspiration."

On the Mend

Give your busted possessions new life—and add wisdom to your own—at a Fix-It Clinic.
There have been a dozen Fix-It Clinics since the URA brought the program to Utah last year.

Green Machine

Agriculture Dept. releases initial set of rules for CBD and hemp products.
A broad range of clientele browses the display, Nanda says, from cancer patients to seemingly healthy mothers who peruse while keeping one eye on their children.

Condiments with a Side of Condoms

Braxton Dutson wants to achieve one thing: immortality.
The clock is ticking. He grabs a 16-ounce plastic bottle of yellow WinCo mustard, throws his head back, opens his mouth wide and makes like a human shot glass, chugging the thick condiment down as fast as he can, his Adam's apple rolling with each gulp.

Monumental Statement

Controversial source material be damned, local artist says latest project speaks to larger goal of making good art more accessible.
There's not very many people who can make a living as an artist, first of all, second of all as an aerosol artist," he says.

On the Prowl

Despite concerns from wildlife groups, cougar hunting in Utah isn't likely to slow down.
Hunters in Utah might soon have the option to catch more cougars.

Citizenship Purgatory

Longtime undocumented immigrants struggle to convince judges to cancel deportation orders.
According to a database maintained at Syracuse University, there are 2,460 cases pending in the local court.

Stair Masters

As a Canadian company stakes its mining claim at Grand Staircase-Escalante, conservationists are ready to push back.
Conservation groups are ready to challenge potential mining within former boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument after a Canadian mining company announced that it is looking to start extracting minerals in the area.

House Hunting

The five most expensive houses in Utah all have one thing in common: dead animals.
Apparently there's an unwritten law among Utah's uber-rich that if you own a house worth zillions, then you absolutely must have the head of a dead animal mounted on one of your walls.

Podcast Principle

Two friends broaden Utahns' understanding of what it's like to be LGBTQ one podcast at a time.
Searching for a way to feed their creative sides, Trent Morrison and Chris Glaittli decided in late 2017 they were going to launch a podcast.

Vexed Vet

Desperate and facing homelessness, one vet seeks answers from local social service agency.
Kent Madsen and his husband, Alec Higley, were all set to have a home for the first time in two months.

Techie Teachers

Online mentorship program opens virtual doors for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Summer Devotchka was nervous.

Breaking Chains, Building Links

Orem's Colonial Heritage Festival expands understanding of whose history is worth knowing.
Dan Shippey couldn't bring himself to ask Patrick Martin to play the William "Billy" Lee to his George Washington in this year's Colonial Heritage Festival in Orem.

Final Democracy

Democracy in Crisis project comes to an end.
This is the final Democracy in Crisis column that I'll be writing.

Waiting Game

Local immigration court judges will begin hearing cases from another state. What does that mean for Utah?
Judges in the Salt Lake City immigration court will soon hear cases via video for immigrants detained in Tacoma, Wash., delaying cases of those living in Utah while extending the jurisdiction of the Utah federal judges to include four states.

Divested Interest

Local group calls for more diversity within Utah Pride's ranks.
Busy week be damned, Hillary McDaniel knew it had to be done: the letter needed to be read.

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