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Show Them the Money

City Council members consider pay hike, worry current salary leaves out potential candidates.

Citizen Sensors

Personal air-quality monitoring devices could explode in popularity once inversion season hits.

Blowing Smoke?

Concerns abound on the medical cannabis compromise bill poised to pass in December.

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.

Bigger, Better People

Utah agencies are resettling fewer refugees than ever. What does that mean for those who are already here?
A WhatsApp visual chat is the closest Osman has come to laying eyes on her sons in six years.

One Man's Trash

Not all are happy with Salt Lake City's new junk cleanup program.
Three months in, staffers say kinks are being ironed out.

Taking Clients' Vitals

New digital survey gives homeless people a say in how five Utah organizations can better tailor their services.
Around two-thirds of people gave CCS a five-star rating for safety and staff friendliness, and just more than half gave the shelter five stars for cleanliness.

New Americans

Local photographer's project shows Utah immigrants' and refugees' "struggle, spirit and inspiration."
Awan's portrait was taken by local photographer and graphic artist Nick Sokoloff, and is part of a far-reaching project to heighten public awareness of local immigrants.

On the Mend

Give your busted possessions new life—and add wisdom to your own—at a Fix-It Clinic.
There have been a dozen Fix-It Clinics since the URA brought the program to Utah last year.

Green Machine

Agriculture Dept. releases initial set of rules for CBD and hemp products.
A broad range of clientele browses the display, Nanda says, from cancer patients to seemingly healthy mothers who peruse while keeping one eye on their children.

Condiments with a Side of Condoms

Braxton Dutson wants to achieve one thing: immortality.
The clock is ticking. He grabs a 16-ounce plastic bottle of yellow WinCo mustard, throws his head back, opens his mouth wide and makes like a human shot glass, chugging the thick condiment down as fast as he can, his Adam's apple rolling with each gulp.

Monumental Statement

Controversial source material be damned, local artist says latest project speaks to larger goal of making good art more accessible.
There's not very many people who can make a living as an artist, first of all, second of all as an aerosol artist," he says.

On the Prowl

Despite concerns from wildlife groups, cougar hunting in Utah isn't likely to slow down.
Hunters in Utah might soon have the option to catch more cougars.

Citizenship Purgatory

Longtime undocumented immigrants struggle to convince judges to cancel deportation orders.
According to a database maintained at Syracuse University, there are 2,460 cases pending in the local court.

Stair Masters

As a Canadian company stakes its mining claim at Grand Staircase-Escalante, conservationists are ready to push back.
Conservation groups are ready to challenge potential mining within former boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument after a Canadian mining company announced that it is looking to start extracting minerals in the area.

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