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Stories by Benjamin Wood

LDS Church releases new memo warning of legal risks from medical marijuana initiative

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 17

Can the Board of Education be partisan? Utah Supreme Court justices call state’s argument ‘thin' and ‘almost nonsensical’, but acknowledge ambiguity in the law

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 14

Tribune readers share their ideas for a new Salt Lake City flag

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 14

Utah’s Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox pushes back on Trump’s dismissal of Puerto Rico’s hurricane death toll

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 13

Recreational use of marijuana violates Mormon Word of Wisdom, church leaders say, regardless of legality

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 12

Utah League of Cities and Towns leaders fear losing local zoning and police powers if medical pot is legalized

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 11

Senate candidates Jenny Wilson and Mitt Romney are hundreds of thousands of acres apart on national monuments. Where do they stand on public lands generally?

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 10

After 90-minute hearing, former Mormon bishop Sam Young waits to hear his fate, but he’s ‘pretty sure’ he’ll be excommunicated

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 9

Democrat Ben McAdams gains ground on Republican Rep. Mia Love in new poll

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 7

Support for medical marijuana remains high in first poll since LDS Church opposed Proposition 2

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 6

Radio station pulls anti-medical marijuana ad after complaints

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 5

United Utah Party candidate qualifies for official Utah election debate; poll indicates wider gap in Love-McAdams race

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood , lee davidson September 5

Utah voters have a crowded ballot this year. Here’s what all the questions, propositions and amendments are about.

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood September 2

Democrat Jenny Wilson says ‘of course’ she would have preferred to run against Sen. Orrin Hatch instead of Mitt Romney

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 31

Utah governor says it’s time for medical marijuana to be available — but ballot initiative isn’t the best way

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 30

LDS Democrats ‘bewildered’ by their church’s stance on medical marijuana initiative, bemoan ‘alarmist’ tone

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 29

Campaign donations from polygamist-owned company accused in $511 million fraud remain in Utah attorney general’s escrow account

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 29

Utah’s state government website ranked No. 1 for security, and 17th overall, by D.C. think tank

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 27

Group suing Utah over medical marijuana initiative no longer says it would violate Mormon religious beliefs

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 24

Who is on Drug Safe Utah’s list opposing the medical marijuana initiative — and who’s not?

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood , taylor w. anderson August 23

Here’s what the planned Union Pacific Hotel at The Gateway will look like

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 23

LDS Church announces opposition to Utah medical marijuana initiative — but says it does not object to medical pot with proper safeguards

Taylor W. Anderson By Taylor W. Anderson , benjamin wood August 23

Representatives of the Mormon church asked Utah’s elected leaders to join the fight against the medical marijuana initiative

Taylor W. Anderson By Taylor W. Anderson , benjamin wood August 22

Why do Republican Mia Love and Democrat Ben McAdams have the same orange campaign imagery?

Benjamin Wood By Benjamin Wood August 20