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Utah Highway Patrol K-9 officer J. Banks (right) uses his phone as officers I. Lofton (far left) and B. Wood (center) look out over the crowd gathered to protest police brutality and corruption in front of the Utah State Capitol Building on June 4, 2020 (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Fund Communities Over Cops

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 16, 2022

  Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall proposed a $21 million police budget increase, almost double 2013’s, and up 25% from last year. Mendenhall and SLCPD Chief Mike Brown justify the massive...

The 9th and 9th Whale Sculpture in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: 9th and 9th Whale Highlights the Importance of Community Engagement

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer April 27, 2022

  One of my favorite places in Salt Lake City is the 9th and 9th neighborhood. I love to walk down the street, window shop and try local restaurants with an iced chai from Coffee Garden in hand....

The Salt Lake City and County Building located in downtown Salt Lake City. (Photo by Jalen Pace | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: It’s Time for a New Salt Lake Homeless Shelter

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor April 20, 2021

  Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has been in office since early 2020, and decreasing homelessness has been at the center of her agenda. Thanks to a growing population and an economic crisis,...

Students at the University of Utah are following the COVID-19 guidelines by wearing masks while working on campus (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

New Utah State of Emergency Impacts U Campus

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein November 9, 2020

  As COVID-19 cases surge in Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency in Utah at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. He announced a statewide mask mandate until further notice and limited social...

Belongings of an individual experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 21st, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Salt Lake Needs to Stop Camp Cleanups

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor September 28, 2020

  My parents’ house is close to the freeway, and in the last several months the homeless population that inhabits the viaduct beneath that exact freeway entrance has increased dramatically. While...

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020.

Cushman: Bernardo’s Death Has Made It All Too Clear – It’s Time for Police Reform

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer July 21, 2020

  The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s decision not to bring criminal charges against the officers who shot and killed Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal sparked protest and civil unrest in Salt...

Lucy Carbajal and her daughter Elsa Palacios mourn Bernardo Palacios at the Salt Lake City Cemetery on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Members of the Community Attend Burial of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal

By Ivana Martinez, Assistant News Editor June 11, 2020

After two weeks of protesting, there was silence as members of the community came together to mourn and lay to rest Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal at the Salt Lake City Cemetery on June 10, 2020. Bernardo...

(Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle) Salt Lake City police officers look at protesters gather at the Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 1, 2020.

SLC Residents Voice Concerns to Council Regarding Proposed $84M Police Budget

By Natalie Colby, Ivana Martinez, and Joseph Moss June 3, 2020

  On June 2, the Salt Lake City Council allowed Salt Lake residents to state their thoughts and comments on the upcoming agenda. Comments were mostly directed towards the budget — which proposed...

(Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle) Demonstrators put their hands up chanting “hands up, don’t shoot” at SLCPD for the Black Lives Matter protest at the downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Protests continue in Salt Lake City Highlighting Black Voices

By Ivana Martinez and Natalie Colby June 2, 2020

The people of Salt Lake City gathered again on June 1 to protest police brutality and the killings of black people across the country and in Utah. The protest was organized by the Party for Socialism...

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