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  • Two Salt Lake City breweries are selling Resilience IPA, a new beer to benefit California fire survivors

    Two Salt Lake City breweries have joined hundreds of other U.S. producers in a national fundraiser for the survivors of the California fires. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Salt Flats Brewery and Uinta Brewing Co. have joined this “hops with a heart” project, producing a beer called Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild. “When I heard about this campaign,” said Salt Flats head […]

  • Olympic Committee expected to pick SLC or Denver for US Olympic bid Friday

    The United States Olympic Committee convenes in San Francisco Friday and is expected to decide which city will be host for their bid for a future Olympic Games. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the most likely Olympic cycle for the bid is 2030 and that it will be either Salt Lake City or Denver that gets the nod. After the bid is submitted, the International Olympic Committee will undertake a selection process in 2023. The Tribune reports Salt Lake City […]

  • Salt Lake County is now minority Mormon, and the impacts are far reaching

    With major implications on everything from the classroom to the church pews, from the Capitol to the dinner table, an unrelenting demographic shift has hit a major milestone: Fewer than half the people living in Salt Lake County are on the rolls of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The membership numbers come from the LDS church itself, initially handed over to state officials to assist in making population estimates. The Utah-based faith provided […]

  • On national TV, Mia Love says Trump is not racist but Democrats are

    Just-defeated Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, told a national TV audience Friday that race was not behind President Donald Trump publicly mocking her election loss, but race indeed was the reason Democrats worked hard to oust her, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. Democrats “targeted me because I am a black female Republican. And they replaced me with a middle-aged white male,” Love said on ABC’s The View. She lost by 694 votes to Democrat Ben McAdams. “There was a whole […]

  • Denver proposes ‘venue-sharing’ for possible 2030 Winter Olympic Games bid

    SALT LAKE CITY — The United States Olympic Committee will decide whether to go with Salt Lake City or Denver for a future Winter Games bid city in just a week. In light of the impending decision, Denver pitched a rather interesting idea: co-hosting the games, splitting them between cities and states, including the state of Utah. Utah and Salt Lake City have all 16 necessary venues for all sports and disciplines. Denver and Colorado fall short at just 13. […]

  • Salt Lake City’s ‘street without a street’ is a 90-year-old hidden gem —one that homeowners and historians hope to preserve

    Debbie Wafford remembers as a child being fascinated by what she and her family called the “street with no street.” The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Every time they would drive to the grocery store, she said, they would catch a glimpse of the one-block subdivision, running east to west between Salt Lake City’s Main and State streets at about 1800 South. Two rows of cottages surround a large grassy courtyard with sidewalks and trees. With gabled roofs, white trim, diamond-pane […]

  • Salt Lake City department head fired for offensive behavior

    SALT LAKE CITY — A top administrator with Salt Lake City was fired earlier this year after an investigation into “offensive behavior” related to sex and religion. Taylor Stevens of the Salt Lake Tribune reports Gregory Daly was fired October 3 from his position as chief information officer in the Information Management Services department. The firing came for violating conduct standards related to anti-discrimination and harassment. The investigation found Daly used inappropriate language, shared jokes with sexual connotations and was […]

  • Salt Lake City is No. 2 on list of places where Christmas packages are most likely to be stolen off the front porch

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City is No. 2 on the list of places where your holiday package is likely to be stolen off your front porch — which probably shouldn’t surprise anyone, given that Utah’s capital is No. 1 in the nation in overall theft rate, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. That’s according to the website SafeWise.com, which reports that Salt Lake City’s overall rate is 32.6 thefts per 1,000 people in a year. That’s almost twice the […]

  • Newly released video footage shows altercation between Utah Senate Republican and House Democrat

    SALT LAKE CITY — A newly released video showing an altercation between a Senate Republican and the top Democrat in the Utah House seems heated but not out of control — with bystanders seemingly unaware that a confrontation was happening just feet away from them, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, lodged a criminal complaint against Rep. Brian King after the altercation, which happened in a hallway in the Senate Building at the Utah Capitol last month. […]

  • Come January, there will be the fewest number of Mormons in Congress in nearly 30 years

    WASHINGTON — The incoming Congress will include fewer Mormons than in nearly three decades, a development that could dent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ clout in Washington, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. With the retirement of Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Sen. Dean Heller losing re-election, there will be 11 Mormons in the House and Senate come January, bringing down the number of Latter-day Saint adherents in Congress to the lowest level since 1990. Mormons have […]

  • Utah group aims to ban gay conversion therapy of minors as new research shows harm programs can do

    This weekend, “Boy Erased” hit the big screen, showcasing the efforts of a Christian therapist to convince young gays that their sexual orientation is a choice and that they can rid themselves of it with prayer and devotion to Jesus, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday. If LGBT advocates in Utah have their way, such efforts to change a minor’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual — commonly called “conversion therapy” — will become illegal in the Beehive State. A […]

  • Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch honored by President Trump with nation’s highest civilian medal

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday bestowed the nation’s highest civilian honor on Sen. Orrin Hatch, gushing about the Utah Republican’s contributions to America during his 42 years in office, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. Trump gave Hatch the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony, calling him a “great friend of mine.” “He liked me right from the beginning and therefore I like him,” Trump said, going off script as the audience laughed. “That’s the way […]