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In a rural Utah town, two detectives craft their own method of investigating D.V. and rape cases: empowering survivors
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In a rural Utah town, two detectives craft their own method of investigating D.V. and rape cases: empowering survivors

By Stephen Dark The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Deseret News. One late June 2021 afternoon, Carbon County victim advocate Denna Fausett drove to Mesquite, Nevada. She picked up 25-year-old Josie Powell at the trailer park she lived in and brought her back to downtown Price,...

Complaint alleges Salt Lake City councilman broke campaign laws to get elected
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Complaint alleges Salt Lake City councilman broke campaign laws to get elected

By Cathy McKitrick The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Sore loser. Sour grapes. In hindsight, Billy Palmer figured that’s how people would likely see his campaign finance complaint against fellow City Council candidate Alejandro Puy. Palmer filed his complaint with the Salt Lake...

Southern Utah town’s apocalyptic spending project raises eyebrows.
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Southern Utah town’s apocalyptic spending project raises eyebrows.

  By Sara Tabin The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Spectrum & Daily News and the Salt Lake City Weekly. The past couple years have been rife with existential threats for Utahns—earthquakes, wildfires, supply chain shortages—not to mention multiple waves of coronavirus surges. It’s been enough...

Your GRAMA could be featured in The Utah Reporters’ Almanac
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Your GRAMA could be featured in The Utah Reporters’ Almanac

  The Utah Investigative Journalism Project is excited to announce a very special project we have in the works, a resource guide especially for journalists we’re calling The Utah Reporters’ Almanac. It’s going to be full of useful tips and articles on everything from searching databases to understanding recent laws affecting transparency and open access....

A year after Jan.6 protests, Utah law enforcement is still trying to navigate armed protests
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A year after Jan.6 protests, Utah law enforcement is still trying to navigate armed protests

The following story was supported by The Fund for Investigative Journalism and was reported by Eric S. Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Deseret News. On Jan. 17, 2021, the Utah Capitol was ready for anything. A little over a week after the tumult of the insurrection at the nation’s...

Learn how to follow the 2022 Legislative Session
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Learn how to follow the 2022 Legislative Session

The Utah legislative session is just around the corner and there will be a lot to keep track of. Thankfully we got you covered! The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists are hosting a virtual crash course on the 2022 legislative session, Friday Jan....