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Stories by Matthew Piper

Salt Lake City has $22M to spend on affordable housing. A North Temple motel teardown is first on the mayor’s wish list.

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 24, 2017

As leaders assess first two months, Operation Rio Grande gets a thumbs up from Utah voters

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 18, 2017

Operation Rio Grande disrupts drug dealers, but it hasn’t put them out of business

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 18, 2017

SLC Council approves new airport director to oversee $3B rebuild

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 17, 2017

Rio Grande Street closure gets SLC Council’s approval

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 17, 2017

SLC to take a year off Twilight, consider new model in 2019

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 17, 2017

Leading homelessness expert calls Operation Rio Grande a ‘disaster’

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 11, 2017

Salt Lake City bids $4M to buy back blighted State Street housing project

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 10, 2017

Footage ‘tells the truth,’ Utah nurse says after the SLC officer who arrested her was fired

Luke Ramseth By Luke Ramseth , pamela manson, matthew piper, October 10, 2017

Utahns met with Trump’s top man on Medicaid — only to see him resign the next day. What does Price's exit mean for Operation Rio Grande?

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 7, 2017

From haircuts to housing, one-day event brings array of services to Salt Lake City’s homeless

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 6, 2017

Salt Lake City Council votes to have Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Columbus Day

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 3, 2017

Utah-born Kip Thorne wins the Nobel Prize in physics for his role in detecting gravitational waves

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 3, 2017

Plan to allow a few more 'mother-in-law' apartments sparks outsized controversy in Salt Lake City Council

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper October 1, 2017

James Rogers retains Salt Lake City Council seat after opponent withdraws past deadline to change ballots

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 27, 2017

Two Salt Lake City homeless shelters inch closer to completion, worry nearby business owners

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 26, 2017

Who is being arrested in Operation Rio Grande? Many have felonies or lengthy records, though few appear to be the promised ‘worst of the worst’

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 18, 2017

Popular Liberty Park fountain can be reopened for much less than $2M quoted by Salt Lake City, artist’s son says

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 14, 2017

State builds fence around Rio Grande shelter, even though the SLC Council has yet to sign off

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 12, 2017

Northwest Shoshone want American Indian vs. Mormon ‘Sham Battles’ to stop, but Wellsville mayor hopes for ‘compromise’

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 9, 2017

After more than 1,000 arrests, drug treatment comes online as part of Operation Rio Grande

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 7, 2017

Salt Lake City, Sandy council primary results hold up in recount

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 7, 2017

Salt Lake City mayor signs lease agreement to close Rio Grande Street

Matthew Piper By Matthew Piper September 7, 2017

Operation Rio Grande: Dozens of drug arrests, one firearm seized

Bob Mims By Bob Mims , matthew piper September 7, 2017