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New President, Same Old Look

Thomas S. Monson spent nearly a decade acting as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, before his sudden death on Jan. 2 at age 90.  Today, Russell M. Nelson, former President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been officially called to serve as his replacement. Nelson, 93, is a…

Yes, SLC’s Air Is Killing You.

Your suspicions are correct: Salt Lake’s filthy winter air is killing you. Even small exposure to particulate pollution—that stuff that blocks the mountain views during winter inversions—has increased the number of deaths, particularly among older Utahns, according to a Harvard University study released Dec. 26. So-called PM2.5 particulates—really tiny goobers of pollution—penetrate deep into the lungs and cause…

Orrin Hatch’s Final Bow

Sen Orrin Hatch of Utah—the senate’s longest-serving GOP member, is retiring at the end of the year, his staff announced Tuesday. Observers had speculated Hatch would announce this week whether he would run for his seat again. Many Utahns have made it clear Hatch, who originally ran on term limitations, had been in the Senate long…

Hell’s Backbone Grill’s Cookbook II and Immeasurable Places

President Bill Clinton designated Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante a national monument in 1996, but Blake Spalding and Jen Castle put it on the world’s culinary map. Their restaurant, Hell’s Backbone Grill, on the grounds of Boulder Mountain Lodge, has received kudos from The New York Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, Oprah, The Wall Street Journal, Sunset…

Why Bears Ears Matters

President Donald Trump rolled into town Monday to the jeering of thousands of protesters. He had a completely different reception, of course, from conservative Utah lawmakers at a Capitol ceremony, where he signed a proclamation to shrink Bears Ears, created last year by President Barack Obama, from 1.35 million acres to 201,876, what would be…

Protest Saturday Against Reduction of National Monuments

President Donald Trump will visit Utah Monday reportedly to slash the state’s most recent national monuments. And more than 2,000 citizens are expected to rally Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Utah Capitol to protest Trump and the proposed reductions. The map of proposed changes leaked shows the president would reduce the 1.9-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante monument…

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