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Retailer Rebirth

Sears is gone, but its land could help transform a neighborhood just a few blocks from downtown.

Bikes, Scooters and Cars, Oh My!

Dockless bicycles add new wrinkle to device-sharing transportation model.

Golden Ticket

Inside the local connection that helped put Utah on the craft chocolate map. Hint: It's the Mormons.

Retailer Rebirth

Sears is gone, but its land could help transform a neighborhood just a few blocks from downtown.
The Salt Lake City location was among the 18 Sears and 45 Kmarts that closed nationwide in January 2018, following the market trend that flushed the brick-and-mortar shops of yesteryear down the toilet.

Chutes & Ladders: Legislative Bill Edition

A fun game of frustration, church meddling and teeth-grinding—no assembly required!
A fun-filled way of keeping track of the Legislature's workings!

Banking on Coal

Utah's state rock proves costly compared to alternative energy sources.
See, at least half of Rocky Mountain Power's 22 coal-fired units—including Utah's Hunter and Huntington plants—cost customers more to run than alternative sources such as solar and wind, according to a recent report.

Climate Gods

What role can Utah's legislators play in addressing climate change?
As he basked in the Olympic euphoria, Gov. Gary Herbert seemed flat-footed when we asked if he was concerned climate change could hamper the Beehive State's second throwing of the international soirée.

This Poll's for You

Utahns have another avenue to vent their liquor frustrations, but it only goes so far.
At its monthly meeting in December, the department revealed data from the first responses it received in its new customer-satisfaction survey.

Ghosts of Olympics Past

Stars of Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Games: Where are they now?
If you've had your head buried in snow, you might not have heard Salt Lake City will be the U.S. Olympic Committee's bid site for a future Winter Games—again.

Pennant Penance

For one former mayor, flag redesign hubbub is a case of history repeating.
Superimposed over the shades of Technicolor vomit is an attempted rendition of Salt Lake City's underwhelming skyline, behind which lies an inexplicably green-and-white mountain range.

Is SLC Ready for Mayor Dabakis?

The outgoing state senator hopes to trade Capitol Hill perch for the capital city.
He just released a poll showing voters would support him if he joined the Salt Lake City mayoral race.

The New Pioneers

Suggestions abound on how legislators can improve retooled medical cannabis law during upcoming session.
Medical professionals, lawmakers and at least one member of the compromise coalition have concerns, questions and a wish list for what they hope to see changed in the upcoming legislative session.

Show Them the Money

City Council members consider pay hike, worry current salary leaves out potential candidates.
In 1980, according to council documents, the $9,700 annual salary was meant to reflect one-fourth of the mayor's pay and followed the thinking that for the mayor's 40 hours of work, council members would be expected to put in at least 10.

Citizen Sensors

Personal air-quality monitoring devices could explode in popularity once inversion season hits.
This inversion season, tell Mother Nature to screw off, and take back control of your life!

Blowing Smoke?

Concerns abound on the medical cannabis compromise bill poised to pass in December.
The soreness is constant, but it gets worse when the seasons change, and the plummeting temperatures mean more pain for Joshua Carrillo.

Homeless Bound

Awaiting new resource centers, some say westside situation has improved since last year.
Stories like it are common ever since Operation Rio Grande commenced in August 2017, when many homeless persons sought refuge in nearby neighborhoods like Rose Park and Poplar Grove.

Making Women's Achievements Publik

Inside one local photographer's celebration of women's lives and successes within the Beehive State.
Marsh has taken 15,000 pictures of 130 women who reside in Salt Lake City, Provo and Park City.

What Does Wilderness Mean—and What Does It Take To Protect It?

Five questions with Shelley Silbert, executive director of advocacy group Great Old Broads for Wilderness.
The organization was conceived in 1989 by older women motivated by their love of wilderness and has spent decades advocating for public access to protected spaces, including longstanding efforts to hold agencies and elected officials accountable for maintaining natural wilderness.

Rocking to Vote

Will young Utahns cast a significant number of votes, or will they follow historical precedent and sit midterms out?
It's clear, Cox suggested, that Utah could see a healthy number of ballots cast in the midterms. What's less clear is whether the kids will turn out to vote.


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