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Taylor W. Anderson

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  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)    Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder wants to make room in the jail by taking advantage of a new program allowing the transfer of prisoners to other counties. Salt Lake County's idea to free up jail space: Send inmates someplace else
    Salt Lake County has a new way to free up space in its jail: Make up to 150 inmates disappear. Under a proposal that Sheriff Jim Winder said was still...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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  • |  Courtesy of Jared Jensen  Madison Jensen, 21, is one of 416 people to die in custody after she died of a cardiac arrhythmia due to dehydration and opiate withdrawal while in custody of the Duchesne County jail. Her family has searched for answers that have been slow to come. Other inmates say she was denied medical care before she died. Records indicate inmate begged for help before dying in Duchesne County jail
    Madison Jensen told Duchesne County jail staff she’d been vomiting for four straight days. She had diarrhea. She needed help. “Can’t hold anything dow...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 11:49 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Taylor Anderson |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Daggett County Commissioner Jack Lytle, left, will lead the sheriff’s office in the wake of the resignation of Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen. The Commission, including member Clyde Slaugh, right, voted Tuesday to assume temporary control of the office until a replacement sheriff is appointed. Daggett County’s search for a new sheriff is no easy task
    Manila • In a county with more cattle than people, it can be difficult to find a qualified sheriff among the herd. Add a state investigation that ha...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 11:19 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Taylor Anderson |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Daggett County Commissioner Jack Lytle, left, will lead the sheriff’s office in the wake of the resignation of Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen. The Commission, including member Clyde Slaugh, right, voted Tuesday to assume temporary control of the office until a replacement sheriff is appointed. FBI takes interest in Daggett County jail probe
    Manila • The state investigation that started as an inquiry into employee misconduct at the jail in Utah’s least-populated county has caught the atten...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Taylor W. Anderson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Daggett County Sheriff Jorgensen quits; jail misconduct probe continues
    Manila • Daggett County law enforcement, already rocked by allegations of misconduct by jail staff, took another blow Monday with the resignation of S...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Brock Belnap ï Washington County attorney Washington County prosecutor weighing criminal probe of Kane County districts
    The top prosecutor in Washington County is weighing an investigation into whether a Kane County commissioner should face criminal charges after allega...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 01:07 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jeffrey Campbell sets down his ball for a put while playing with friends at Bonneville Golf Course on Wednesday. ’It’s too pretty a day not to be playing golf,’ exclaimed Campbell, as many golf courses open their fairways for Spring and with expected temperatures to hit the 70’s by Friday. Salt Lake City golf courses are set to offer variable pricing, more discounts
    Green fees at golf courses owned and operated by Salt Lake City will now be set at each course, sometimes fluctuating throughout the day, under an ord...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Jackie Biskupski ï Salt Lake City mayor Biskupski pulls choice for urban renewal agency leader off the table, citing troubling track record
    Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski was close to solving what’s become a nagging issue for her year-old administration. In Marc A. Woolley, an attor...
    Updated Apr 17 2017 11:22 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   We sit down with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski to talk about the challenges she faced during her first year as mayor and what lies ahead. Marc Woolley is Biskupski’s pick for SLC’s urban renewal agency despite murky past
    Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s newly unveiled pick for chief operating officer of the city’s urban renewal agency has a resume that impressed...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)    Salt Lake City International Airport Director Maureen Riley, surrounded by Lyft drivers, announces changes to the City’s airport ground transportation options at Salt Lake City International Airport, Thursday, September 10, 2015. Salt Lake City International Airport chief Riley announces retirement after 10 years
    After a decade running Salt Lake City International Airport, Maureen Riley announced Thursday she plans to retire at the end of June. Riley, an accoun...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Audit rips Kane County special districts, recommends possible criminal probe
    The Utah state auditor’s office has painted a damning picture of lax oversight, nepotism, illegal taxation and self-dealing — possibly of a criminal n...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 11:48 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The regional homeless committee - Collective Impact - meets at the Salt Lake County Government Center Wednesday, April 12, to discuss a larger role for the private nonprofit, Shelter the Homeless, Inc. Members also discussed the process for closing The Road Home. It’s all part of the ongoing effort to reform homeless services. Salt Lake County prepares to step away from center of homeless reform effort
    Salt Lake County is looking to step away from its spot in the middle of an ongoing homelessness reform effort of recent years. Under a proposal that’s...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 09:52 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ismael Rojas, of Salt Lake City, works in Chapman Branch Library 577 South 900 West in Salt Lake City Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  Salt Lake City library budget calls for property tax hike, no more late fees
    Salt Lake City’s library officials are looking to taxpayers to chip in an extra $20 apiece per year to pay largely for updates to the oldest branches....
    Updated Apr 12 2017 11:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Info about Duchesne County inmate’s death remains in shadows
    Jared Jensen is still waiting for answers to explain how his daughter died after four days in the Duchesne County jail in December. A trove of documen...
    Updated Apr 09 2017 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Ryan Blaser, Rebecca Hartman and Jason Christensen, play a round of golf at Nibley Park Golf Course, Friday, April 7, 2017.   Salt Lake City golf director seeking course-by-course pricing flexibility
    Salt Lake City’s golf managers hope the ability to lower fees at some public courses will help them escape a financial rough and finally reach the gre...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 06:49 pm   |     |   Share
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  • As feds move on, some lawmakers still want to reform UTA
    In the wake of Tuesday’s revelation by U.S. Attorney John Huber that his office promised no prosecution of the Utah Transit Authority in exchange for ...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 07:56 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   U.S. Attorney John W. Huber announces an investigation into the Utah Transit Authority at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Tuesday April 4, 2017. Feds won't prosecute UTA, but agency must help in criminal probe of current or former officials
    Federal prosecutors have cut a deal with the Utah Transit Authority to refrain from bringing charges against the agency in exchange for UTA’s cooperat...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 10:04 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ryann Ringel, homeowner at 3360 South 10th West will lose her nearly one acre property for the new homeless resource center to be built in South Salt Lake. She talks with neighbor and urban farmer John Converse who stopped by for a talk. The reason she moved there was to raise chickens and start an urban garden. She met with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams this morning to give her the news before the announcement.   She said that she will have to move but ’will go out kicking out screaming’ but really doesn’t see how to fight the decision.  She considers the site unsuitable because of the lack of amenities for the homeless. South Salt Lake mayor vows to fight county to uphold its promises about new homeless center site
    South Salt Lake will host the third homeless resource center in an ambitious initiative to get away from packing people into an emergency shelter and ...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 11:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams opens meeting of the committee evaluating the nine prospective homeless shelter sites outside Salt Lake City at the state capitol Thursday March 30.  The committee reviewed the locations and made final recommendations.  McAdams is expected to make a decision on where to build homeless rescource centers by the end of the day.  McAdams to announce his top choice for homeless center on Friday
    Residents in one of three cities in Salt Lake County will wake up Friday to learn where Mayor Ben McAdams wants to build a resource center for up to 3...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 11:18 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth |  Tribune file photo)   Crews work to install a total of four electric car charging stations at Liberty park in Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The city is upgrading its six current electric car charging stations and adding more, giving electric car owners a total of 28 city-owned charge ports within city boundaries. The downside for electric car owners is the new stations will eventually allow the city to recoup energy costs by charging a fee that’s been on the books but unenforceable previously. Salt Lake City adds 28 new electric vehicle charging stations
    Salt Lake City is boasting 28 new electric vehicle-charging stations that for the next nine months could charge the eco-friendly cars for free. City C...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 03:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Angry citizen in interrupts County Mayor Ben McAdams as he tries to explain the details, during an open house to discuss two new potential homeless shelter sites in the Draper area, at the Draper Park Middle School auditorium, for, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Draper pulls shelter sites after hundreds protest, boo homeless man
    After a pummeling from nearly 1,000 residents, Draper Mayor Troy Walker pulled two of his city’s proposed homeless-shelter locations off the table. He...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mayor Ben McAdams, left,  is joined by Draper City Mayor Troy Walker at the Salt Lake County Government Center as Draper steps forward with two new homeless shelter site proposals on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Draper steps forward with two new homeless shelter site proposals; Salt Lake County reschedules site evaluation deliberations
    Two days before a state-imposed deadline, Draper officials have offered to locate a new homeless shelter at one of two potential sites in their city. ...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, talks about the during the two newly proposed shelter sites, during the final open house, hosted by Salt Lake County officials at the Salt Lake County Gov’t Center, Monday, March 27, 2017.   Stay away from Main, South Salt Lake residents say of proposed homeless shelter sites
    One of the final pieces of public input Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams got before he and a committee will rank the seven sites that may host a new...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     West Valley City citizen Angela Brooks expresses her concern about proposed homeless shelters in her city as she talks with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams during an open house at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City Tuesday March 21, 2017. Location change: Tonight’s final public homeless-shelter meeting moves to Salt Lake County Government Center
    Salt Lake County has changed the location of the final open house Monday on two properties in South Salt Lake that could host a homeless shelter. The ...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 04:49 pm   |     |   Share
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  • The newly expanded Davis County Jail in Farmington, as seen on Dec. 13, 2006. Dying behind bars: Exploring a series of questionable deaths in Utah jails
    During her four days in jail, Madison Jensen begged for help that never came. Jensen, 21, was taken to the Duchesne County Jail at the request of her ...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 10:44 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     West Valley City citizen Angela Brooks expresses her concern about proposed homeless shelters in her city as she talks with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams during an open house at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City Tuesday March 21, 2017. South Salt Lake protests as city lands two more possible homeless shelter sites
    West Valley City • South Salt Lake already holds two jails, two juvenile detention facilities and a sewage treatment plant, but its residents learned ...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:52 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  Tribune file photo)   Hikers walk during ’March For The Park’ earlier this month as part of an effort to work against a $4 Million 3-mile asphalt trail through Dimple Dell Regional Park in Sandy. Residents opposing paved Dimple Dell trail deliver over 6,000 signatures
    Sandy and Salt Lake County leaders can’t easily ignore opponents of a plan for a 3-mile stretch of pavement in a portion of the 646-acre Dimple Dell R...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Rare bear-tranquilizer mishap ‘will be remembered’
    The Utah biologist who was shot in the hand while researchers were working in a bear den in a remote stretch of wildlands was lucky to escape serious ...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 12:03 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Summit County government officials have given tenants two weeks to vacate a building that housed nearly 60 workers this season. The building, a former bed and breakfast and school off Highway 224 outside Park City limits, was home this winter to 56 people, many of them foreign workers in low-paying seasonal jobs in the resort town. Thursday, March 16, 2017.   Park City fire marshal orders dozens of seasonal workers to vacate former school
    Park City • Summit County government officials have given tenants two weeks to vacate a building that housed nearly 60 seasonal workers, apparently ag...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 08:43 am   |     |   Share
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  • Courtesy of Ogden Fire Department An Ogden home was destroyed by a fiery explosion Tuesday night. The homeowner was taken to the hospital with leg burns. Natural-gas blast killed Ogden man, investigators say
    An Ogden man died after he was inside a house when a natural-gas explosion blew the roof off the home and nearly burned it down, the Ogden Fire Depart...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 06:29 pm   |     |   Share
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