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Fight or Flight

The Leonardo emerges from rocky financial start, prepares for next phase.

'I Believe in Community Involvement'

Sim Gill responds to outcry following justified ruling in deadly Patrick Harmon shooting.

Quintana's Rule

Local attorney takes on immigrants' rights.

American Carnival

On costume and class in Trump's America.
The heat of 2017 has finally boiled all political chants down to their essence: "Fuck that shit!"

Monumental Fumble

Leaked Zinke memo provides a skewed view of protections.
Late last month, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted a report on his review of 27 national monuments to the White House.

Full Disclosure

Dicey financials mar Sandy mayoral incumbent's campaign.
As the August primary drew near, Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan filed his first financial-disclosure report of the cycle.

Taking the Plunge

Once flourishing, derelict bath house faces uncertain future.
Between two lonely parks in northern Salt Lake City sits a perpetually locked building from a bygone era.

Love Letters

Correspondence between a young woman at the Topaz internment camp and her beloved sheds light on Trump's America.
David Hisato Yamate and Tamaki Tsubokura's courtship began in the summer of 1944.

Losing Bet

Will poker venue fold when homeless shelter hits?
Heidi Wandell, a director level executive who "would never be in bars if it wasn't for this poker game," worries.

Hear Them Roar

West High Panthers confront demons and soar at season-opener game.
It was the first game of the 2017 season, and Romeo Johnston was so nervous he felt like he was about to vomit.

Are We Great Again Yet?

On Charlottesville and the shattering of America.
Two middle-aged men—one black and one white—are walking up a street in downtown Charlottesville, Va., yelling at each other.

Wild Things

With habitats shrinking, local wildlife call urban areas home.
Zuni, who had lived at my parents' home since she was a kitten, was murdered by a raccoon several years ago.

Poli Libs (and Conservatives, too)

City Council hopefuls get the Mad Libs treatment.
Maddening, I'd presume.

The Diversity Issue

Community leaders, scholars recognize lack of it in city council.
Trickling through the doors of an Avenues café, the a.m. customers are noticeably younger than ranking City Councilman Stan Penfold, who's at a table sipping iced coffee out of a mason jar.

Down by the Rio

Two years shy of its closure, four questions linger on the future of the Rio Grande shelter.
A large chunk of money to the tune of $28 million in one-time costs and $2.6 million in ongoing costs is for housing—a component of homeless services officials such as Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams have repeatedly said are vital in the new model.

'It Just Got Real'

3rd Congressional write-in candidate Russell Roesler has something to say.
For a conspicuous beat, Russ Roesler's parents were stone silent.

Inmate Blues

Lifers at the Utah State Prison find sanctuary through music.
The 30-song recital, which stretches over three hours, opens with a rendition of "Under the Boardwalk" by men in white smocks with "UDC Inmate" stamped on the back.

Race Chase

A bevy of candidates, including one write-in, aim to fill Chaffetz' seat.
Who the hell cares when exactly Rep. Jason Chaffetz' congressional seat became vacant, anyway?


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