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Members of Utah’s LGBTQ community marched through downtown Salt Lake Sunday for the city's annual Pride Parade. And the corporate sponsors were right behind them.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski proclaimed May 28 to June 2 as Pride Week in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Her announcement kicks off a week of celebrations aimed at the LGBTQ community in the capital and beyond.

Kilby Court Celebrates 20 Years in Salt Lake City

May 8, 2019

 

Salt Lake City’s longest-running all-ages music venue, Kilby Court, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday, May 11. It’s more than a celebration of local arts in the valley — it’s also a marker of social change. KUER’s Roddy Nikpour spoke with one of the current owners of Kilby Court, Will Sartain, and Phil Sherburne, the original — and accidental — founder of Kilby Court. 

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The nonprofit Bike Utah recently held its annual Bike Summit, with its largest-ever audience. Morning Edition Host Diane Maggipinto spoke with Bike Utah Executive Director Phil Sarnoff on the state of cycling in Utah, and the perennial priority — and obstacle — to building a biking future.

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Updated 4:56 p.m. MDT 3/18/19

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says a family situation led her to withdraw her bid for a second term, an abrupt reversal that leaves the mayoral race wide-open.

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Salt Lake City has invested $2 million into two housing projects in the city’s east and west sides.

One project will create 75 permanent supportive housing units for people who are transitioning out of homelessness. It is the first housing development of its kind in a decade, the city said.

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Salt Lake City prosecutors have filed 15 misdemeanor charges against Carol Lunt, the owner and landlord of the Georgia Apartments building, which was deemed unsafe for habitation by the city’s fire marshal this week.

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Rocio Hernandez / KUER

Cedric Primous has felt like an outsider since moving to Utah two years ago.

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On a recent chilly Monday night, a trio of protesters, joined by a golden retriever named Winston and a 4-year-old boy who responds to the nickname “Tiny Resister,” stood on the edge of Reservoir Park in Salt Lake City.

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Clay Boss’ bad luck started in 2010 after he suffered a bad accident that left him unable to keep working as a truck driver.

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Brian Grimmett / KUER

With Salt Lake City now officially in the running for another Winter Olympics, officials are now looking at ways to protect the region’s biggest asset: cold weather.

The U.S. Olympic Committee could decide this week which Mountain West city could host the 2030 Winter Games. But both cities have a complicated history when it comes to the Olympics.

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A man who Salt Lake City police say is a person of interest in a Nov. 8 fatal stabbing was seen on the University of Utah campus Wednesday morning.

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Claire Jones / KUER

Some people go all out for Halloween costumes, putting hours into huge, elaborate outfits. Others prefer to dress up something else — their front yard. One Salt Lake family has been pulling out over-the-top decorations for the past six years, this year featuring a massive T-Rex, front and center.

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The Utah Inland Port Authority on Wednesday decided against opening all of its meetings to the public despite mounting criticism over the board’s commitment to transparency.

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The newly formed Utah Inland Port Authority board will meet later Wednesday to discuss progress on Salt Lake's planned commercial hub amid public pressure to be more transparent.

Former plaintiffs Ivy Fox (left) and Leah Farrell celebrate the 20th anniversary of a legal victory
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Ivy Fox was still in eighth grade when, in 1996, the Salt Lake City Board of Education banned all extra-curricular clubs, 46 in total, rather than approve an application for a Gay/Straight Alliance club.

 

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The Salt Lake City Council will not vote on a tax increase on tax day after all. They’re going to hold off on Tuesday night’s vote for another couple of weeks.

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In the Hive Mind, listeners ask questions about different topics and KUER reporters try to answer them. This week you asked … how many of those new apartment complexes in Salt Lake City are affordable?

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski called for not one, but two tax increases in her 3rd annual State of the City address Wednesday night. The additional revenue would pay for big transportation, housing and infrastructure projects.

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Funeral planning can be an emotional, vulnerable time for family members. It’s also a time when people regularly spend thousands of dollars on funeral costs. According to a new report, Salt Lake City is just one place where online price transparency for funerals is lacking.

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Four members of the Salt Lake City Council were sworn in Tuesday, including two new faces. Incoming council members Chris Wharton and Amy Fowler replace retiring council members Stan Penfold and Lisa Adams.

The Foothills Natural Area Is Ready For A Facelift

Dec 12, 2017
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There are at least half a million more people in Utah today than a decade ago, and the majority are concentrated along the Wasatch Front. So a lot has changed over time, including trail use.

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Every city has boards and commissions that residents can volunteer to sit on. They don’t usually pay and most of them don’t require any expertise. They might seem dull or insignificant. But there are real consequences when those seats are empty.

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Salt Lake City is home to two resettlement agencies that help refugees acclimate to life in the U.S. But sometimes it takes more than that for refugees to feel welcome in their new communities.

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After a previous nomination didn’t work out, the Salt Lake City Council approved a new leader for the city’s Redevelopment Agency Tuesday night.

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Salt Lake City officials are pulling their candidate to lead the Redevelopment Agency (RDA), only days after naming him.

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In her second State of the City address, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski delivered a message about moving forward in tough and divided times.

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More Utahns are stepping up support for the Standing Rock Sioux, and they’re mobilizing as Dakota Access Pipeline opponents face a deadline Monday to evacuate their protest camps.

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Salt Lake City is launching a new program to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities tackle home repairs.

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