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Stair Masters

As a Canadian company stakes its mining claim at Grand Staircase-Escalante, conservationists are ready to push back.

House Hunting

The five most expensive houses in Utah all have one thing in common: dead animals.

Podcast Principle

Two friends broaden Utahns' understanding of what it's like to be LGBTQ one podcast at a time.

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.

Road Dread

As panhandlers adjust to new rules, a state lawmaker and cops say measures have made streets safer.
Martin's been working the same spot for eight years.


Count My Vote's ballot initiative campaign came up just short, but that could still change.
After gathering more than 130,000 verified signatures, backers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative plan to appeal a ruling keeping them off the November ballot.

Pride in the Past

Tracing the Utah Pride Festival back to its origins.
It wasn't symbolism, imagery or beauty that made Connell O'Donovan decide to finish the second annual Gay and Lesbian Pride March at Washington Square, the esteemed park and home of the jaw-droppingly gorgeous City and County Building.

Trib Voices

Former Salt Lake Tribune staffers look back—and ahead.
The city and state's preeminent daily newspaper suffered a crushing blow last week, when more than a third of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning Salt Lake Tribune's newsroom staffers retired or were laid off.

'Depressing and Difficult'

Many find their experience in Utah's immigration court to be a desolate one.
A slain ex-partner and countless alleged threats from a Mexican drug cartel brought Wendy Vanessa Chacon Dominguez to the Salt Lake City immigration court one morning in early May.

Puppy Mayhem

West Jordan puppy store and Sandy ordinance offer glimpse inside the pet adoption world.
Yips, yelps and barks ring out from within the small storefront in West Jordan.

The Bears Ears Sideshow

Newly released documents show that locals had little voice in national monument decisions.
Last month, Sen. Orrin Hatch said of former President Barack Obama and the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument:

Puff, Puff, Pass?

'Thugs, punks and druggies' weigh in on new cannabis, hemp and CBD laws.
Bearded and tattooed, Mike Carlson approached the mic last Thursday and thanked the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food representatives for hearing out the "thugs, punks and druggies" in the crowd.

A Call to Arms

"There are no ugly guns," Second Amendment supporters proclaim at gathering.
James Waller hadn't planned on spending his Saturday afternoon rallying with a horde of fellow Second Amendment supporters until his local gun store sent him an email tipping him off to a planned gathering at the Capitol steps.


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