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Days Before the Election, Mayoral Candidates Speak on LGBTQ Issues at Town Hall

The Mayoral Town Hall was hosted on Oct. 28 at The Hinckley Institute. ((Photo by Miacel Spotted Elk | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

October 30, 2019

On Monday evening at The Hinckley Institute, mayoral candidates Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall spoke on issues pertaining to Salt Lake’s LGBTQ community, with only days left until the general election.  Hosted by The LGBT Resource Center and The Hinckley Institute, the event was moderated by...

Hinckley Institute Forums: Broadened Horizons, Transformative Experiences and Free Lunch

Ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich addresses students (Courtesy of the Hinckley Institute)

October 25, 2019

The Hinckley Institute offers weekly forums for students, staff and community members to stay informed on current social issues and learn from interesting and successful public figures. A calendar of upcoming forums is here.   Pizza and Politics The Hinckley Institute holds approximately 100 a...

Grassroots and Individual Donors Work For Salt Lake’s Mayoral Candidates in Historic Runoff

People cast their votes during the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018.

(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

September 6, 2019

In November, Salt Lake City will decide who will be elected mayor. In a historic race, Erin Mendenhall and Luz Escamilla are making clear their vision to serve the residents of the growing city. It’s a first for Salt Lake to hold a general election where two female candidates are in a runoff. While the ...

Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

The Utah State Capitol. | Chronicle archives.

By Sheely Edwards, Opinion Editor

August 30, 2019

Last November, over 75% of all active, registered voters in Utah turned out to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Tens of thousands of new voters were registered across the state, and hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors and made phone calls for the candidates they supported. The $11.4 million race between now-Congressma...

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

Salt Lake City. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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...

Salt Lake Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues Unique to Residents

The Primary Debate for Mayoral Candidates in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, June 26th. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

July 16, 2019

  Eight candidates appeared on June 26 on stage at the Salt Lake Public Library to highlight their vision and policies for Salt Lake if elected as mayor. After the filing deadline earlier in June, the official candidates for the Salt Lake City mayoral race include Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla...

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