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Iced Out?

Homeless advocates and activists call for The Road Home to stay open through the winter months.

Cloudy With a Chance of Melting Ice Caps

Meteorologists' reports help viewers understand what is happening and why it's important—and they're having an impact.

Through the Looking Glass

Local witches discuss an occult practice related to Latter-day Saint history.

Iced Out?

Homeless advocates and activists call for The Road Home to stay open through the winter months.
Coats, blankets and boots were laid in rows and piles, ready for anyone to pick up and try on. Protesters from half a dozen community groups served hot chocolate and homemade snacks.

'Stabbed in the Back'

Utah's Kurdish community reacts to the Turkish invasion of Syria.
"The mountains always remind me of home," Soran Kurdi, a former journalist from Iraqi Kurdistan who has lived here for six years, says.

Unfriendly Photons

From dead birds to light pollution: Inside Utah's dark skies movement.
Farr is the director of conservation at Tracy Aviary, and for two years, she and a team of volunteers have been collecting data on a disturbing trend in local songbird deaths.

Reaching Out

The U's budding Transgender Health Program expands outreach to Spanish-speaking communities.
The Salt Lake City radio DJ, co-host of the The Morning Mix at Latino 106.3 FM, kept the bass-heavy merengue, cumbia and reggaeton bumping in West Valley City

Movin' on Out

A tricky land dispute unfolds in Salt Lake County's dwindling countryside.
After he passed away in 2014, the two siblings converted some of the property into a kid-friendly interactive farm to host festivals and events.

Nine-Hole Hustle

Inside the murky underworld of secondhand golf ball sales.
64-year-old twins David and Dennis Reese work the angles of Salt Lake City's underground golf ball trade.

Changing the System

At the Salt Lake City mayor's office, Fatima Dirie helps refugees make the city their own.
As Biskupski's term winds to a close, the two candidates running to replace her both support the idea of keeping a refugee liaison position on staff.

Roadless Rule Rollback

More than 100 species rely on habitat away from Utah roads and development, according to a new study.
"Once these areas get roads, even if they're temporary, the pristine nature of the area would be disturbed."

Second Coming

How a gay kid who loves Disney princesses became Utah's most divisive drag queen.
"This is my way of serving my country as a patriot."

Close Connections

In emails to colleagues, an ex-inland port board member protests a lobbyist's antics.
Hartley, contacted by phone, argues that he only stood in McKellar's way for a brief moment and that he had a right to "speak my mind" to a reporter.

Growing Regulations

Inside state efforts to set quality standards for medical cannabis.
When medical cannabis starts going on sale across Utah early next year, card-carrying patients will have plenty of THC-infused products to choose from.

Turning a Corner

Recently overhauled Utah Transit Authority dreams up plans for the future. But where do you even begin?
On the corner of 700 South and State Street, a metal post marking a UTA bus stop sticks out from the ground, standing alone like a stray antenna on the surface of Mars.

'At Least You're Pretty'

From the Utah Royals to the World Cup in France, 'fansplaining' is an utterly unsurprising phenomenon that needs to end at women's sporting events.
"It's really not that difficult," he whined. "They need to score on their opponents' goal, but they keep moving the ball back toward their own goal. It's ridiculous."

Clean It Up!

Grassroots group fights to get their carbon tax initiative on Utah's 2020 ballot.
Recently, on one of Utah's hottest days, Bauman could be seen wearing a bucket hat and a sandwich board proclaiming, "Utah voters, sign here to clean the darn air."

Pouring Good Karma

SLC's booze slingers use their shakers to build community and connections.
"Everyone asks, 'What can I do?' when we find out someone is undergoing a catastrophic life event," local bartender Matt Pfohl says.


New film centers on the life of Green Flake, one of Utah's three original slave pioneers.
Many were amateurs in the art of movie-making, and the struggle with resources combined with the emotional weight of the topic at hand—the history of American slavery—often pushed everyone over the edge.


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