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DA Gill: Officer “Justified” in Shooting Death of Dillon Taylor

  (KCPW News) The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office has wrapped up its investigation into the police-involved shooting death of Dillon Taylor, and investigators have concluded that Officer Bron Cruz was justified in his use of force. Here’s KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham with more details.

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UTA S-Line Greenway Opens to Public

(KCPW News) The Sugar House Streetcar, also known as the S-Line, has officially added a key aesthetic element to the ambitious neighborhood transit project. Local officials introduced the S-Line corridor’s “Greenway” at a grand opening event on Friday, capping a $7.6 million phase in a broader vision to connect Sugar House with the downtown area.…

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Salt Lake City Stakes Claim as “Ski City USA”

(KCPW News) Utah is already well-known for its outdoor adventure industry. Between a tourism campaign promising “Life Elevated” to its claim of the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” Utah places a high priority on bringing outside dollars into the local economy. On Tuesday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and other officials added their own rebranding…

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SL Co. Settles Lawsuit Over Immigration Law

(KCPW News) A lawsuit pitting Salt Lake County against a man it detained over immigration status has been settled. Enrique Uroza will receive $75,000 after being held by county and federal officials for 46 days after posting bail. Furthermore, the Salt Lake County Metro Jail has agreed to end a policy of holding suspected undocumented residents for a…

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Salt Lake Co. Hopes to Boost Bicycle Commuting with New Projects

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled a plan to improve bikeways in the region on Thursday. The $800,000 initiative will add bicycle lanes to critical stretches of road, in an effort to better-connect sections of the county’s commuter bike network. Carlton Christensen, Salt Lake County Director of Regional Development, said the goal…

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SL Co. to Swimmers: Say No to Crypto

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County officials want to remind all public pool-goers this summer to use good hygiene and to avoid swimming while ill. Such efforts go a long way in preventing a waterborne bacterium known as cryptosporidium which is resistant to chlorine and can make unlucky swimmers sick for weeks. KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham went…

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Salt Lake County Announces New Diversity Training Program

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled a new countywide diversity training program on Wednesday. The training will be required for all county employees, and it will be offered for free to any interested businesses in Salt Lake County. KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham attended the announcement and has this report.

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Salt Lake County Invests $200,000 More in Homeless Services

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County government is teaming up with local municipalities to boost homeless services in the county. On Thursday, Salt Lake area officials announced the first disbursement of a new $200,000 grant designed to fund a new anti-homelessness initiative. The money will help local organizations collaborate better in aiding Salt Lake County’s homeless…

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