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(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo) A display of 3,000 flags wave in the grass in front of Skyline High School in 2018, in memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Utah leaders encourage acts of service for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Here’s how to volunteer.

By Bethany Rodgers | Kaitlyn Bancroft | September 10, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A “20 Is Plenty” sign is placed on the lawn of a home near 300 E. 1800 South on Friday, June 4, 2021, as part of a new campaign by Sweet Streets Salt Lake City to get the city to lower its default speed limit.

20 mph is fast enough. Group wants that to be Salt Lake City’s default speed limit.

By Leia Larsen | June 8, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)      The town of Hideout annexing open space on the outskirts of Park City near Richardson Flat. A referendum on the move is set for June 22.

Could a tiny Utah town’s expansion dreams get snuffed out by its own residents?

By Leia Larsen | May 13, 2021, 2:14 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Box Elder County Courthouse in Brigham City, was refurbished with $87,000 of CARES Act money, Mar. 17, 2021

Here’s how millions in federal funds will benefit Utah’s rural counties after the pandemic ends.

By Leia Larsen | April 11, 2021, 4:29 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)  A delegate holds a flyer featuring Republican Central Committee members and their attendance rates at the Salt Lake County Republican Party organizing convention, April 13, 2019, at Cottonwood High School. Salt Lake County GOP delegates will elect new leaders Saturday amid allegations one candidate has been using his insider status to boost his prospects in the race for chair.

One day before convention, more controversy emerges in Salt Lake County Republican Party

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Amelia Powers Gardner) Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner has expressed a willingness to replace Tanner Ainge on the Utah County Commission.

Utah County clerk/auditor called employee her ‘gay democratic assistant,’ according to harassment investigation

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 11:50 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Spring blossoms in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, mark the change of the season along with a transition of the mask mandates which will end statewide Saturday, however Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said nothing will change in the capital.

In apparent defiance of state law, Mayor Erin Mendenhall says mask mandate will continue in Salt Lake City

By Leia Larsen | April 7, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Masks in use in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The Salt Lake County Council announced Wednesday that it would not extend the county’s mask mandate past April 10.

Salt Lake County opts not to extend mask mandate

By Leia Larsen | April 9, 2021, 2:37 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  Tribune file photo) This file photo shows Salt Lake City Hall on June 28, 2018.

Salt Lake City commission issues recommendations on school-to-prison pipeline, youth racial equity

By Leia Larsen | April 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Courtesy Kathleen Anderson) Kathleen Anderson, a former candidate for Congress, is running for Salt Lake County Republican Party chair, along with two other hopefuls.

Amid complaints of a toxic culture for women within the Salt Lake County GOP, Kathleen Anderson jumps into race for chair

By Leia Larsen | April 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) A man carries his weapon during a Second Amendment gun rally at Utah state Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Weber County on Tuesday passed a resolution declaring their jurisdiction a "Second Amendment Sanctuary."

Weber County Commission declares ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’

By Leia Larsen | April 8, 2021, 3:16 a.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Mark Jenson, of Harmon's Grocery, speaks at a news conference along with Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, encouraging citizens to keep wearing masks, after the state mask mandate ends, Friday, March 19, 2021.

Will Salt Lake County have its own mask mandate? Council awaits recommendation from health director.

By Leia Larsen | April 6, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

(Rick Egan  | Tribune file photo) This Aug. 6, 2017, file photo shows the Book Cliffs area south of Vernal. The area has been the battleground for environmentalists and pro-development advocates who want to develop tar sands mines in the area. Uintah County commissioners are battling with the elected clerk/auditor over who has control of accounting services in the county budget, largely fueled by oil and gas-related revenues.

Uintah County Commission signals plan to strip clerk/auditor of accounting authority

By Leia Larsen | April 2, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo) 	
Utah County Commission Chair Bill Lee, right, starts a commission meeting Tuesday Dec. 12 in Provo.

Facing public outcry, Utah County commissioners backpedal on budget office takeover

By Bethany Rodgers | April 3, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo) Utah County Commission Chair Bill Lee, right, starts a commission meeting in this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo in Provo. Some elected leaders — including Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson — are alarmed by a plan for the two sitting commissioners to take over control of the budget from the separately elected clerk/auditor's office.

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson blasts Utah County Commission for power grab

By Bethany Rodgers | April 1, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

(Salt Lake County Republican Party) Scott Miller

Just-resigned Salt Lake County GOP chairman says he is still in the race to become head of Utah Republican Party

By Bryan Schott | March 30, 2021, 1:32 p.m.

(Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo) David Robinson, then a Republican candidate for Salt Lake County mayor, talks with the Salt Lake Tribune editorial board in 2017. Robinson, now an unofficial communication director for the county Republican Party, is accused by more than a half dozen women of harassment, name-calling, body shaming and other inappropriate behavior.

Republican women say they experienced a toxic environment in the Salt Lake County GOP

By Leia Larsen | March 28, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) In this Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, ballots are sorted for scanning at the Salt Lake County offices in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen said Salt Lake County will accommodate a new type of election, ranked choice voting.

Salt Lake City Council discusses whether to participate in ranked-choice voting pilot program

By Marina McNairy | March 29, 2021, 5:55 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)  Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee speaks during a rally protesting against masks being required in schools in this July 15, 2020, file photo. Lee is leading the charge for the commission to repeal a property tax hike enacted in 2019 when the county governing body had a majority of moderate Republicans.

Utah County Commission moves toward repeal of 2019 tax hike

By Leia Larsen | March 25, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

(Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo) This July 26, 2017, file photo shows a runner in Liberty Park as the sprinklers flow. Salt Lake City Erin Mendenhall is issuing water conservation orders now because of expected low runoff of and shortages later in the year.


Sprinklers cool down a runner at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City Thursday July 20, 2017.

Salt Lake City placed under water shortage advisory

By Leia Larsen | March 24, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Amelia Powers Gardner) Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner wants to replace Tanner Ainge on the Utah County Commission after he created a vacancy by leaving midterm.

Utah County Clerk Amelia Powers Gardner jumps into race for vacant commission seat

By Leia Larsen | March 19, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) People wear masks while shopping in Ogden, Mar. 10, 2021.

Will counties be allowed to enact mask mandates after April 10? It depends.

By Leia Larsen | March 19, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo) First-term Utah County Commissioner Tanner Ainge is resigning his seat. This file photo was taken July 15, 2020.

Tanner Ainge resigns from the Utah County Commission

By Bryan Schott | Dan Harrie | March 17, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: Salt Lake City is grappling with 5G cell towers. Your city may be next.

By Robert Gehrke | March 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, people gather in support of Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in Salt Lake City on Wednesday after he voted to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power. The Utah senator was the only Republican to vote guilty on the first article of impeachment.

Midvale City praises Sen. Mitt Romney for his courage in voting to convict Trump

By Marina McNairy | March 10, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

(Screenshot via Facebook) Salt Lake County Council member Arlyn Bradshaw reads a statement condemning his fellow council member, David Alvord, for a recent Facebook post that some county residents called "racist" and "bigoted" at a public meeting on March 9, 2021.

Salt Lake County Council Democrats condemn Dave Alvord’s recent rant about race, gender and ‘the left’

By Leia Larsen | March 10, 2021, 1:02 p.m.

(photo courtesy Fox13) This Aug. 14, 2019, file photo shows an overview of the landfill on the tip of the Promontory Point cape jutting into the Great Salt Lake. Box Elder County has now cancelled its contingency contract with the landfill, which has no other contracts in place to receive waste.

Box Elder County cancels contract with landfill near shores of Great Salt Lake

By Leia Larsen | March 5, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, July 22, 2020. Wilson denounced a recent Facebook post by County Council member David Alvord and reaffirmed the county's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Salt Lake County leaders denounce councilman’s ‘culture wars’ comments, affirm commitment to diversity

By Leia Larsen | March 6, 2021, 12:48 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Dave Alvord, a Republican elected to the Salt Lake County County in November, is pictured in Butterfield Canyon near Herriman. He posted a screed against the "left" on Facebook denouncing what he claims are goals for everyone to be one color and of the same sexual orientation.

Salt Lake County Council member claims left ‘won’t be happy until there are no males, no females’

By Leia Larsen | March 4, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) A 5G cell tower antenna stands atop a streetlight post in front of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Is a 5G pole planned for your neighborhood? This map shows all permits in Salt Lake City so far.

By Leia Larsen | March 4, 2021, 3:47 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) In this 2017 file photo, singer-songwriter Emme Packer-Koons said her days revolve around pain management, including taking dozens of pills. The city of Vineyard is taking steps to fight against the opioid epidemic by offering a new way of disposing unused prescription medications.

Vineyard installs disposal box for unused medications

By Marina McNairy | March 3, 2021, 7:55 a.m.

(Screen capture via Salt Lake County) Mayor Jenny Wilson delivers the 2021 State of Salt Lake County address in a video shared Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson says 2021 will be a year of ‘rebuilding’

By Leia Larsen | February 25, 2021, 9:05 p.m.

(Leia Larsen | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox discuss Utah's affordable housing challenges at a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, announcing Ogden City's partnership with Landed, a company that provides down payment support for essential workers looking to buy homes.

New program coming to Ogden to make homes more affordable for teachers, government workers

By Leia Larsen | February 23, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dorothea Rosenberger stands next to the base for a 5G tower in front of her home  that is on the historic registry, on 1100 East, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

As 5G goes online, Salt Lake City residents worry about a future full of unsightly poles

By Leia Larsen | February 18, 2021, 2:19 p.m.

(Leia Larsen | The Salt Lake Tribune) Randy Moulding discusses a landfill he proposed on his property in Box Elder County's Hansel Valley on Dec. 28, 2020. Moulding received approval from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, but the county has denied his rezoning request. Meanwhile, county leaders have backed a Promontory Point landfill that is controversial because of its proximity to the Great Salt Lake.

‘Dirty politics’: What a fight over trash in Box Elder means for Utah’s environment and property rights

By Leia Larsen | February 10, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | The Daily Herald file photo via AP) Water cascades down Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, Utah, Dec. 1, 2020. A developer who wanted to buy part of the property and build a high-end treatment lodge at the top and a tram has dropped his lawsuit against Utah County for blocking his plans.

Developer drops his lawsuit over Bridal Veil Falls

By Leia Larsen | February 4, 2021, 8:21 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A sign posted by the Salt Lake County Health Department Monday, Feb. 2, 2021, announcing that everyone was to be off the property for an abatement. Most of the unsheltered people who had been living in Camp Last Hope have dispersed to other, smaller encampments. 2021.

Camp Last Hope in Salt Lake City dispersing ahead of planned health department sweep

By Taylor Stevens | February 4, 2021, 3:11 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) People cross 300 West in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, between 900 South and 2100 South, an area undergoing a major redesign to make it more bike- and pedestrian-friendly.

Salt Lake City’s redesign of 300 West begins to take shape

By Leia Larsen | February 3, 2021, 8:42 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Bryan Dax Bilanzich (left) sits by the fire along with Darin Mann (right), where a group of people experiencing homelessness have been camping on Mann's front lawn for the past week, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Salt Lake City activist allows new homeless encampment on his front lawn

By Taylor Stevens | January 31, 2021, 4:20 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall delivers the State of the City address from the City Council Chambers in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall calls for unity, innovation: ‘Back to normal’ not good enough

By Leia Larsen | January 27, 2021, 3:05 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) This April 24, 2018, file photo shows Sandy Mayor Kurt Bradburn announcing the firing of then-Police Chief Kevin Thacker. Thacker later sued the city for remarks made by the mayor. Bradburn announced on social media and in emails to city staff on Thursday that he will not seek a second term in this year's municipal election.

After some bumps in his first term, Sandy mayor announces he won’t seek reelection

By Leia Larsen | January 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Author and activist Darlene McDonald, speaks with Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown following a press event with Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, the Salt Lake City Council, and members of the community who announced the Commission on Racial Equity in Policing, at the International Peace Gardens on, June 25, 2020. The commission is seeking public input on it's initial recommendations and has rescheduled a virtual meeting for Thursday, Jan. 28.

Salt Lake City’s Commission Racial Equity in Policing postpones public listening session until next week

By Leia Larsen | January 22, 2021, 12:36 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Treeside Charter School in Provo on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. The school is locked in battle with the developer and landlord over his lease of space on campus to commercial tenants, which has raised concerns about student safety and violation of the state charter.

A Provo charter school and its landlord are at war over commercial tenants on campus

By Leia Larsen | January 22, 2021, 12:38 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) A Salt Lake City police officer shakes hands with protesters marching for Black Lives Matter in this June 2, 2020, file photo. A racial equity commission is recommending changes in policing and wants feedback from residents. A virtual public hearing is scheduled for Jan. 20.

Should Salt Lake City police increase diversity among trainers? Bolster crisis training? Racial equity panel wants residents to weigh in.

By Leia Larsen | January 22, 2021, 12:36 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) Captured during a timed exposure, traffic is shown the intersection of 200 S. and West Temple in downtown Salt Lake City in 2018. Traffic congestion relief has been one of the few brights spots of the pandemic.

COVID silver lining: Traffic congestion plummeted by 31% in Salt Lake area in 2020

By Lee Davidson | January 22, 2021, 12:44 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) The Bears Ears buttes in Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County are seen in this April 24, 2019 file photo. Grand County's governing commission has joined neighboring San Juan County in supporting an expansion of the monument boundaries to their original size, as designated by former President Barack Obama before President Trump moved to shrink them.

Utah’s Grand County asks President-elect Joe Biden to restore Bears Ears monument borders

By Zak Podmore | January 22, 2021, 12:57 a.m.