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Lawmakers again asked to stop surprise fees in rental agreements
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Lawmakers again asked to stop surprise fees in rental agreements

By Eric S. Peterson, Taylor Hartman, Ria Agarwal, Cathy McKitrick and McKhelyn Jones This story is part of a continuing series on Utah evictions and the state’s leading landlord law firm. It is supported by a grant from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in...

Playing the cannabis card: Doctors complain Utah’s law creates ‘paper mill’ that doesn’t help patients
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Playing the cannabis card: Doctors complain Utah’s law creates ‘paper mill’ that doesn’t help patients

The following story was written by Cathy McKitrick of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Park Record. During the first year of Utah’s medical cannabis program, several clinics sprouted to help patients get the required card that allows them to purchase products from the state’s seven dispensaries. But some worry that these...

Air quality watchdogs struggle to track diesel emissions cheaters, despite a simple solution
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Air quality watchdogs struggle to track diesel emissions cheaters, despite a simple solution

By Emma Penrod The following story was written and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Daily Herald and The Standard Examiner. When a federal court judge ordered reality television stars from the Diesel Brothers to pay an $850,000 fine for hundreds of violations of the Clean Air Act, Utah environmentalists...

Landlords evict hundreds of Utah renters each month despite a ban during the pandemic
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Landlords evict hundreds of Utah renters each month despite a ban during the pandemic

By Eric S. Peterson, Cathy McKitrick, Ria Agarwal, Taylor Hartman and McKhelyn Jones. The following story was supported by a grant from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Dan Knighton was holding onto everything he could but was...

Donate Now to Double Your Impact
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Donate Now to Double Your Impact

The Utah Investigative Journalism Project is very excited to announce we’ve been accepted into NewsMatch 2020! Between Nov. 1-Dec 31 all donations will be matched up to $5,000 per individual. New monthly donors, or folks who increase an existing monthly donation will have that donation matched 12x Donate now by clicking HERE. This is an...