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Last Updated Jan 29, 2015 08:19AM

Abe Katz is gregarious and resilient — attributes that no doubt helped him survive Auschwitz. On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp, it remains difficult to imagine the horrors doled out by Hitler’s SS …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Investigator Sam Brower, in Colorado City, Wednesday January 14, 2015. Utah detective has chased polygamist outlaws to Sundance
    Colorado City, Ariz. • Black cowboy boots swung from the sports-utility vehicle and landed on the red dirt road. Sam Brower started walking toward the...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 08:20 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Incoming House Speaker Greg Hughes, right, talks with Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, during a meeting with interns for the 2015 legislative session in the Senate building, Thursday, January 15, 2015. Greg Hughes: Incoming House speaker scraps his way to top
    In each of his stylish suits and fashionable shirts, Greg Hughes has had the letters “LB” stitched into the fabric. It stands for “Lucky Bastard” and ...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 11:50 am   |     |   Share
  • (Jim McAuley | Special to The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Producer Geralyn Dreyfous, who has had a hand in 10 films at this year's Sundance Film Festival, speaks with Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce, left, on stage during a Trib Talk Live event at The Leonardo on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Sundance: Producer Geralyn Dreyfous: ‘Come out and tell your stories’
    For some documentary filmmakers, executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous is more than a one-name force of nature. Instead, she’s a verb. As is, when...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Sundance Institute
A film still from the 2015 Sundance Film Robert Redford reflects on Sundance success, his resurgence on big screen
    In the days leading up to the Sundance Film Festival, many people are nervous. Young filmmakers sweat out the final touches on their movies. Producers...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:28 am   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Darin Richins guards his son, Josh Richins, as he shoots around in the Viewmont High Gym, Monday, December 15, 2014 Prep basketball: As death draws closer, a father and son reconnect through the game
    Bountiful • Darin Richins doesn’t draw attention. There is nothing mysterious about his graying beard or balding scalp. He resembles any other parent ...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Matt Canham  |  Tribune file photo)  
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and his chief deputy John Swallow. Two years later, what have we learned from the Swallow-Shurtleff scandal?
    The bunting and stage where Utah’s top elected officials had taken their oaths had been packed away for less than a week when news broke that would sh...
    Updated Jan 11 2015 10:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Randall Olson, chief executive officer of the Moran Eye Center, right, and Thomas Parks, University of Utah vice president for research. U. of Utah research increasingly runs on corporate dollars
    It can be precarious, Randall Olson learned last year, to yoke university research to a corporation. In February, the chief executive of the John A. ...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 09:49 am   |     |   Share
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Matthew David Stewart's house in Ogden is seen after a shoot out with police on January 4, 2012.

Shootings by police vastly underreported in Utah and nationally
    Body cameras. De-escalation training. Civilian oversight. These are some of the strategies proposed by police watchdogs and policy advocates in respon...
    Updated Jan 04 2015 03:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Douglas N. Cook,  producing artistic director emeritus of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. (Courtesy photo)  ) Notable Utahns who died in 2014: Advocates, athletes, artists and more
    Click on the links to learn more about each Utahn or person with strong Utah ties. You can also scroll through the photo gallery. Christin Cavan...
    Updated Jan 01 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Abby Huntman on the set of Abby Huntsman makes her TV news dream come true
    She grew up the daughter of a Utah governor and U.S. ambassador. After a stint at ABC News, she’s now a panelist on MSNBC’s “The Cycle.” But what Abby...
    Updated Dec 31 2014 05:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Utah Arts Alliance location in Salt Lake City's Depot District Tuesday December 30, 2014. Artists are tired of being evicted from blighted neighborhoods once they become trendy. The Alliance is hoping to avoid another move-- they recently got evicted from Main Street-- so they're planning to buy the land where they are now and build an ambitious, four-story facility as a permanent locale. Go west — new cry for Salt Lake City’s downtown development
    Though dubbed an urban gateway, the western edge of Salt Lake City’s downtown often gets overlooked as people zoom on and off Interstate 15. The city’...
    Updated Jan 05 2015 08:19 am   |     |   Share
  • (Brent Uberty  |  Courtesy Photo)  

Tony Vincent (Frank N. Furter). Remembering Utah’s arts standouts in 2014
    Utah’s arts community showed signs of renewed vigor in 2014. The Utah Symphony embarked on a headline-making tour of the state’s national parks, Balle...
    Updated Dec 29 2014 11:54 am   |     |   Share