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Starr: The Tumultuous Inland Port Protest Was Not ‘Domestic Terrorism’

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By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

August 1, 2019

  Earlier this month, protestors gathered to speak up against the controversial inland port, a future development project which would transform northwest Salt Lake City into a global import and export hub. The inland port would likely increase air and rail traffic through the state and is bein...

Christopherson: SLC Mayoral Candidates Should Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

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By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor

July 30, 2019

  Though the project began ten years ago, I've just recently been exposed to photographer Chris Jordan’s series "Midway: Message from the Gyre." It's a collection of images demonstrating the literal mortal danger that human plastic consumption poses to the natural world. The photos are of alb...

Barron: The Utah Inland Port Authority is Not Sexy, but It is Serious

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By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

July 24, 2019

In 1974, the Utah State Legislature passed S.B. 25, authorizing the establishment of port authorities — special districts to facilitate commerce — in any municipality. This was done with the hopes of growing and diversifying the state’s economy. More than 40 years later, during the final evenin...

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

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By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

July 16, 2019

  On Monday, July 15, Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates gathered for a debate hosted by the Pioneer Park Coalition. Broadcast by KSL-TV and live-streamed on Facebook, the forum was moderated by radio host Doug Jones.  All eight candidates — Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla, David Garbett, Richar...

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