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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People sift through donated clothing at a Thanksgiving meal for people experiencing homelessness last week.

Can Florida’s collaborative approach to homelessness work in Utah? Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall thinks it can.

By Jacob Scholl | December 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson announces his candidacy for mayor, at the Cake Salon, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

Read Rocky’s blistering speech launching his SLC mayoral campaign

By The Salt Lake Tribune | December 1, 2022, 1:21 a.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks in his office about a lawsuit filed by Utah and other states against Google, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. On Nov. 30, 2022, Reyes and a dozen other state attorneys general filed a motion asking to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to hold a hearing about whether an investment firm should be allowed to buy public utility stocks because of the firm's ESG investing.

Why Sean Reyes wants federal regulators to investigate this company’s ‘environmental activism’

By Bryan Schott | November 30, 2022, 8:36 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee makes his victory speech at the Utah Republican Party election night party at the Hyatt Regency in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Lee voted against the Respect for Marriage Act after an amendment he proposed was rejected. The same-sex marriage act passed the Seante, with Utah Sen. Mitt Romney voting for the bill, which is now headed to the U.S. House.

Same-sex marriage act passed by Senate, Mike Lee and Mitt Romney split their vote

By Jacob Scholl | November 30, 2022, 3:40 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fall color in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

Map: Here’s the land Utah will need to build the massive ski gondola

By Jacob Scholl | Christopher Cherrington | November 29, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) Former President Donald Trump waves after announcing he is running for president for the third time at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Trump has come under criticism for meeting with white supremacist Nick Fuentes last week at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Mitt Romney calls Donald Trump’s meeting with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Kanye West ‘disgusting’

By Bryan Schott | November 29, 2022, 12:35 a.m.

(The Salt Lake Tribune) Suzanne Harrison, left, ousted incumbent Richard Snelgrove in her bid for the Salt Lake County Council's at-large "B" seat. Harrison far outraised and outspent Snelgrove during the campaign.

It was the costliest S.L. County Council contest ever. One GOP council member hopes it’s a wake-up call to Republicans.

By Blake Apgar | November 28, 2022, 3:41 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The independent redistricting commission presents their map proposals to the Legislature at the Capitol on Monday Nov. 1, 2021.

State lawyers ask Utah Supreme Court to step in after judge declines to dismiss gerrymandering lawsuit

By Bryan Schott | November 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Granite Mountain Records Vault, a large archive owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Portions of the land owned by the church may be needed to be acquired in order to build the Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola.

LDS Church’s Granite Mountain vault is in proposed path of Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola

By Jacob Scholl | November 25, 2022, 1:42 p.m.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Republicans, including Sen. Mike Lee and Attorney General Sean Reyes, have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from a California businessman and brine shrimper.

This California brine shrimper bankrolled a pro-Mike Lee super PAC

By Emily Anderson Stern | November 25, 2022, 2:44 p.m.

(Mark Eddington | The Salt Lake Tribune) A campaign banner for Patricia Kent, who ran a write-in campaign for Washington County clerk/auditor.

Founder of group that fought drag shows resigned as a teacher after allegations of inappropriate and overly familiar relationships with students

By Mark Eddington | November 21, 2022, 3:38 p.m.

(Tribune and provided images) The 2023 makeup of the Salt Lake County Council. Top, from left: Republicans Laurie Stringham, Aimee Winder Newton and Dave Alvord. Middle, from left: Republicans Sheldon Stewart and Dea Theodore, and Democrat Ann Granato. Bottom, from left: Democrats Arlyn Bradshaw, Jim Bradley and Suzanne Harrison.

Democrats erased the GOP’s supermajority on the S.L. County Council. Here’s what it means for the mayor and you.

By Blake Apgar | November 21, 2022, 12:56 p.m.

(City of St. George) Adam Lenhard is resigning as St. George city manager.

St. George gave its former city manager a $625,000 settlement. A City Council member’s social media post could have cost another $50,000

By Bryan Schott | November 20, 2022, 6:15 a.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) Former President Donald Trump waves after announcing he is running for president for the third time at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

LDS on same-sex marriage and Donald Trump, and Utah’s abortion law on ‘Behind the Headlines’

By The Salt Lake Tribune | November 18, 2022, 12:22 a.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is surrounded by reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Romney voted to advance a bill in the U.S. Senate, that if passed, would codify same-sex marriage nationwide.

Mitt Romney joins bipartisan Senate majority to advance same-sex marriage act with religious exception amendment

By Jacob Scholl | November 17, 2022, 6:38 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) An overhead camera monitors a ballot drop box at Taylorsville City Hall on Nov. 4. HB 313 required each unattended ballot drop box to be under 24-hour video surveillance.

Did you know you were being filmed? What Utah election officials say about new cameras at ballot drop boxes.

By Jacob Scholl | November 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Anh Khoa Le, left, and Joyce Wang, both students at Skyline High School and members of the Utah Attorney General Youth Advisory Committee present a possible bill revision regarding digital safety and an improved school curriculum. The students spoke during the Digital Wellness, Citizenship, and Safe Technology Commission meeting at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

Should Utah high school seniors pass an online safety test to graduate? These students think so.

By Jacob Scholl | November 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Representatives work on the house floor at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 4, 2022, during the final day of the Utah Legislature’s 2022 general session. During an interim committee meeting on Nov. 15, 2022, members of the Legislative Management Committee voted to submit an amicus brief opposing the injunction on the state’s abortion trigger law.

Utah Republican lawmakers vote to make rare stand against judge’s block of Utah’s abortion trigger law

By Emily Anderson Stern | November 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Highway Patrol posts the colors for the start of the 2022 legislative session in the Senate chamber at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Utah Lawmakers have nearly $1.4 billion in extra money to spend next year and are already preparing to cut taxes in the 2023 legislative session.

Utah’s budget has nearly $1.4 billion in extra cash. Lawmakers are pushing ahead with more tax cuts — again.

By Bryan Schott | November 16, 2022, 1:21 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Candidate Suzanne Harrison, second from left, poses for a photo with supporters at the Sheraton in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Harrison declared victory Monday night over Republican incumbent Richard Snelgrove in the race for the Salt Lake County Council's at-large "B" seat.

Dem Suzanne Harrison declares victory in Salt Lake County Council race

By Blake Apgar | November 29, 2022, 11:55 p.m.