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Inside Prop 4—and the Legislature's crusade to squash it.

Voting App Blues

Concerns about election technology are making Utah reevaluate app usage.

The G-word

Inside Prop 4—and the Legislature's crusade to squash it.
They knew it would happen. But the timing—and the optics—are so interesting.

Shine On

Following a mayoral run bust, minority whip Luz Escamilla eyes what's next.
During the hustle and bustle of Day 1 of the General Session of the 63rd Legislature, the District 1 senator takes a minute to catch her breath inside her fourth floor office.

Charter Candidates

Utah's Republican candidates for governor go rah-rah for the state's public charter schools.
Provo businessman Jeff Burningham wrapped up the speeches by having the students repeat the phrase, "Choice creates competition; competition creates better results."

Head for the Hills

Developers square off against fired up residents in southwest Salt Lake County.
This real-world tale, they contend, is akin to the fates of ancient Greece's measuring—then snipping—threads representing human life and death.

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.

Give Them Shelter

The revolution clamoring for homeless resources, in this case, will be livestreamed.
It came in the form of a news release. A group composed by a swath of local community organizers calling itself the Take Shelter Coalition, was taking over a section of downtown's Washington Square Park with a makeshift encampment "in solidarity with our unsheltered neighbors."

Van Life

Could embracing a nomadic lifestyle be a housing solution for cash-strapped students?
If nature and friends are both unavailable, Buchanan enjoys the alone time in Moby Dick at the nearest Walmart parking lot.

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.

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