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The New Regime

Two newly elected councilmembers share their hopes for SLC's future.

Give Them Shelter

The revolution clamoring for homeless resources, in this case, will be livestreamed.

Van Life

Could embracing a nomadic lifestyle be a housing solution for cash-strapped students?

The New Regime

Two newly elected councilmembers share their hopes for SLC's future.
Last week, the city not only welcomed newly elected Mayor Erin Mendenhall into office, but two new councilmembers—District 4's Ana Valdemoros and District 6's Dan Dugan.

Westward Heave-ho

How a federal agency's move to Colorado threatens public lands, science and the climate.
When Americans think about public lands, the National Park Service has name recognition, but it's the Bureau of Land Management, along with the USDA's Forest Service, that has more clout.

Rebel Spirits

A Facebook group draws a bullseye on the DABC while calling for alcohol reforms.
Under the sobering lights of a State Office Building auditorium at the Utah Capitol in October, Rep. Timothy Hawkes, R-Centreville, likened the state's alcohol policy to a game of Jenga.

More than Heroes and Villains

In This Land, Christopher Ketcham roams the West in search of both, and misses a lot in between.
Ketcham's West becomes a landscape for the preservation and enjoyment of those with the physical capacity and leisure time to seek it out, not a place to live on or make a living in.

Recycling Enforcers

An inside look at who's trying to help Salt Lake City residents stay up-to-date on the recycling world's changes.
They search out contaminated recycling and yard waste bins. Sure, it might not sound like a glamorous job, but the goal is twofold: keep solid waste out of the landfill's recycling and green waste facilities, and educate residents about proper recycling techniques.

Bad Banners

A year after the city launched a poll to reboot its flag, Salt Lakers are still waiting for a tattoo-worthy design.
Air quality. Homelessness. The inland port. These are all pressing issues Salt Lake City Mayor-elect Erin Mendenhall will be tackling as she takes over Jackie Biskupski's seat in January.

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.

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.
Local TV weather forecasters have become foot soldiers in the war against climate misinformation.

Through the Looking Glass

Local witches discuss an occult practice related to Latter-day Saint history.
On a brisk autumn afternoon, sitting under a birch tree on the wooden patio of his magic shop in Taylorsville, Michael Ingleby holds communion with his unconscious mind.

'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."


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