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Hatch Looks to Avoid Lugar’s Fate

He was elected in 1976, has served six terms in the U.S. Senate, and was just defeated in a Republican primary election

Politics Up Close: House Candidate Jeff Bell, County Council Hopeful Missy Larsen

Jeff Bell says he’s running for elected office because he got fed up. The Democrat says he’d rather be participating in the

Pro-Hatch Group’s Utah Backers Revealed

While much is known about FreedomWorks, the group that’s been fiercely opposing Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s re-election, relatively little has been disclosed

City Council Signs Off on Green Space for Sugar House Streetcar

The Sugar House streetcar line stretching from the heart of the Salt Lake City neighborhood to the TRAX station on 2100 South

Three Downtown TRAX Stops to Close Temporarily

Three downtown TRAX stops will close for two-and-a-half weeks beginning Saturday as Utah Transit Authority workers connect the Airport TRAX line to

Health Clinic Serving Homeless Gets $3 Million Grant

Two community health centers in Utah were awarded federal grants today as part of the health care reform law to help expand

Video Cameras Could Soon be in Utah Courtrooms

Video cameras could be coming to Utah courtrooms. Currently, they’re only allowed in the state’s appellate courts, but a vote of the

Article Casts Doubt on Romney “Saving” 2002 Games

“Think Romney saved Utah’s Olympic Games? Think again.” Those are the exact words on the cover of Salt Lake Magazine’s latest issue,

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker and Sen. Todd Weiler

Salt Lake City’s budgeting process for next year is expected to be much smoother than in years past, with revenues up instead

Death At City Library Likely a Suicide

Salt Lake City police believe a man who died from falling outside the entrance to the Main City Library shortly after 10

Hatch In Good Position for June Primary

While Utah Senator Orrin Hatch more than survived last weekend’s Republican state convention, it still ended with Hatch having to face his

Salt Lake City Looks to Future of Granary District

A series of community workshops running now through next Tuesday focuses on Salt Lake City’s Granary District, the area just south of

Matheson Presses Energy Dept. on Moab Tailings Cleanup Slowdown

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is pressing the Department of Energy on a five-year contract it awarded last year for the removal of

Outdoor Retailer Could Move Out of Salt Lake After 2014

The trade group that puts on the Outdoor Retailer show pumping millions of dollars into the local economy twice a year says

New Leader Heads Up State Parks Division at Challenging Time

The new leader in charge of Utah’s 43 state parks and museums is taking on his role at a challenging time. After

Politics Up Close: U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell, Utah Transparency Project

This year’s election for U.S. Senate could be a rematch. After challenging him in 2000, former Utah Senate Minority Leader Scott Howell

McAdams Wins Democratic Mayoral Nomination, Avoiding Primary

While Salt Lake County Republicans will have to hold a primary election to pick their nominee for county mayor, Democratic delegates selected

Politics Up Close: Move to Amend, Dee Smith Runs for AG

The Supreme Court ruling Citizens United has swiftly become one of the most criticized judicial decisions in history. The 2010 ruling led

2012 Romney Fundraising in Utah Down from 2008

With Rick Santorum out of the presidential race, Mitt Romney will soon make history as the first Mormon to become the presidential

Democrats Focus on Campaign Finance in Senate Debate

Campaign financing was a hot topic during a debate last night between two Utah Democrats vying for U.S. Senate, former State Senate

Tribune Hopes for Powell Investigation Documents in Open Records Request

After having an open records request denied, the Salt Lake Tribune made its case before the West Valley City Council this week

Wasatch Solar Challenge Brings Six Communities Together

Salt Lake City is partnering with five other Wasatch Front cities and counties to launch the “Wasatch Solar Challenge” after receiving a

Number of Hacking Victims Shoots Up Drastically

The number of Utahns who could have had their data stolen in a cyberattack on a state government server continues to climb.

Medicaid Breach Much Larger, Includes CHIP

More than 180,000 Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program recipients have had their personal information stolen in a cyber attack believed to

Politics Up Close: Jim Bradley, Stephen Sandstrom

Democrat Jim Bradley has been a longtime fixture in Salt Lake County politics. Serving as chairman of the county commission for four

E-Book Says Huntsman Angered by “Petty Betrayals”

When John McCain ran for president in 2008, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman had his back in the Beehive State, despite overwhelming

The Cupcake Project at UMOCA

An exhibition coming to downtown Salt Lake City’s Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will have visitors thinking about hunger in a different

CityViews 4/4/12: Public Lands Battle/Noise Pollution

Segment 1: Two-thirds of Utah is owned by the federal government. But opinions about whether the federal government’s management of these public

Herbert Defends Signing Public Lands Bill

Governor Gary Herbert is defending his decision to sign a bill demanding the federal government transfer its public lands in Utah to

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker, Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart

Salt Lake City’s plans to restrict electronic billboards survived during this year’s legislative session. But changes will still be coming to the