Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Gets Go-Ahead to Bid for Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team’s ascendance into an international powerhouse.

Winter Olympics

Greg Hardy Loses Fan Vote in Bid to Join Indoor Football League Team

Given his extremely checkered past, it should come as no surprise that Greg Hardy’s future would eventually end up getting judged by a group of citizens. Though, I think most assumed that judgment from the citizenry would come in the form of a jury in a courtroom.

Greg Hardy

War on Cops: Riot in Salt Lake City

Dozens of police officers in riot gear faced off against an angry crowd of black people in downtown Salt Lake City late Saturday night, after police shot a black teenager who was attacking a man with a broomstick near a homeless shelter.


Sex Offender Passes Through TSA Security

On November 5, a man registered as a sex offender was caught after he passed through a TSA checkpoint using a woman’s boarding pass that she misplaced.

Michael Salata Salt Lake County

Non-Churchgoing Mormons Slam Church for Its Policy on Gay Parents

A Saturday rally in Salt Lake City featured Mormons who don’t attend church hectoring the Mormon Church about its new policy, issued on November 5, that bans baptisms for children of gay parents until the kids turn 18 and repudiate same-sex relationships.

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Study: Silicon Valley Could End Homelessness For Free

A new economic analysis finds that Santa Clara Country could completely end its homeless problem at zero net cost by providing public housing for every single person living on the street. The study, from the Knowledge for Greater Good Economic

Housing 1000 (Knowledge for Greater Good)

One Sex Offender Illegal Alien Caught After Another Alleged Offender Legalized

Early Friday morning, Border Patrol agents arrested a man as he attempted to illegally force his way into the United States over the southern border near the Calexico Port of Entry. Upon a records search, it was discovered that he was convicted of sex offenses in Utah and is a citizen of Mexico.


Utah Girl Scouts Troop Hopes to Attract Transgender Recruits

The Girl Scouts are concerned about falling membership and a declining number of adult volunteers, so a Girl Scout staffer in Salt Lake City cooked up the idea to start a troop headquartered in the area’s “gay pride center.”

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