Some gay activists are calling for SLC's first openly gay Councilman Stan Penfold to step down from his day job as executive director of the Utah Aids Foundation. In a petition, they say Penfold is stretched too thin to do his $68,000-a-year UAF job well. Penfold has no plans to resign.
It couldn't happen here. Lee Davidson at the Deseret News brings a tale of modern-day slavery and human trafficking -- in Milford and Delta, Utah. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigation what could be part of the largest human-trafficking case in U.S. history.
Progressives? Pitui! The Coalition of Utah Progressives has called for the summit on immigration at the Centro Civico Mexicano in SLC. Unfortunately, most of Utah's congressional delegation and candidates for their seats won't be there--a snub that may or may not play well in the coming election.
Tug boats in the sky. A Bountiful company that had hoped to build and launch a nuclear-powered "space tug" that would repair and reposition communications satellites appears hurtling toward a very down-to-earth end. Robert and Sylvia D’Ausilio of Bountiful face charges of communications fraud and the company faces bankruptcy.
|1.||University of Utah study: Lizard lungs work like birds’, and nobody knows why|
|2.||Mormon church traces black priesthood ban to Brigham Young|
|3.||Jazz ball boy’s Michael Jordan shoes fetch $105K at auction|
|4.||Terrifying new footage shows July’s fatal Asiana airplane crash|
|5.||Out and about: Vienna Teng, Reverie and more|
|6.||‘A Snow White Christmas’ brings new family tradition to Salt Lake City, panto style|
|7.||College football: Utah assistant Jay Hill takes Weber State head job|
|8.||Special screenings: Singing to ‘Sound of Music,’ Wassail & Waffles and more|
|9.||Few searchers remain in quest for 5 missing in central Idaho plane crash|
|10.||Utah Jazz blow past the Kings in Sacramento|