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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
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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...

There’s evidence missing from Salt Lake City’s cold case files. But police have never done an audit to know how much
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There’s evidence missing from Salt Lake City’s cold case files. But police have never done an audit to know how much

The following is the second in a two-part series that was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Read Part 1 here. Anthony Adams, a gay, black Socialist activist, was found brutally stabbed to death in his Salt lake City Avenues apartment on Nov. 6, 1978....

The murder of Anthony Adams: A four-decade-old mystery that Salt Lake City Police are still investigating
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The murder of Anthony Adams: A four-decade-old mystery that Salt Lake City Police are still investigating

The following is the first in a two-part series written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. You can read part 2 here. “Who Killed Anthony Adams?” The question spray-painted as graffiti across Salt Lake City 40 years ago still begs an answer. Adams’ body was discovered...

The cheap drug spice is on the rise in Salt Lake City — and it’s killing people
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The cheap drug spice is on the rise in Salt Lake City — and it’s killing people

The following story was written and researched by Ryan Trimble for the Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. When David Shay began smoking spice, he believed he was choosing a safe, legal alternative to marijuana. “I wasn’t able to smoke marijuana because of drug tests at my job,” he says,...

Former Daggett County jail inmates tortured by police say they hope their lawsuit will bring change to how prisoners are treated
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Former Daggett County jail inmates tortured by police say they hope their lawsuit will bring change to how prisoners are treated

This article was written by Rone Tempest of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. In a case that challenges the Utah Department of Corrections policy of farming out 20 percent of its inmates to remote county jails, the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed a federal civil rights...