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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...

Operation Underground Railroad exaggerated role in child exploitation investigations
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Operation Underground Railroad exaggerated role in child exploitation investigations

The following story was reported by Taylor Hartman for The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake City Weekly, The Standard Examiner, The Park Record and The Daily Herald. It’s been a year since news broke that Operation Underground Railroad, a Utah based anti-trafficking nonprofit that has gained international prominence, was under...

A year after mass demonstrations sparked by George Floyd murder, protesters see double standard in prosecutions
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A year after mass demonstrations sparked by George Floyd murder, protesters see double standard in prosecutions

The following story was supported by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and was reported by Eric S. Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Ty Bellamy is hoarse — not surprising given the amount of time she spends in Utah streets rallying for police reform....

Lawsuit alleges feud-inspired conspiracy by Garfield County sheriff
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Lawsuit alleges feud-inspired conspiracy by Garfield County sheriff

The following story was reported by Eric S. Peterson with The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Escalante business owners Stephen and Jeanne Seymour have had to deal with a problem many American families have wrestled with: a child struggling with drug addiction. Their son’s on-the-job misconduct forced the Seymours...

Opioid makers spent nearly a million dollars on Utah doctors in recent years, ties now used against the companies in lawsuits
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Opioid makers spent nearly a million dollars on Utah doctors in recent years, ties now used against the companies in lawsuits

The following story was written by Luke Ramseth for The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune.   It starts out easily enough: An opioid sales representative tells a doctor about a product over lunch, then picks up the tab. For some doctors, this arrangement spirals into a habit. As reps...