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Foothill: Residents outraged over proposed Lamplighter Square project of five-story apartment complex
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Foothill: Residents outraged over proposed Lamplighter Square project of five-story apartment complex

The following story was reported by Eric Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah Stories. The East Bench Community Council’s November 2020 Zoom meeting was so packed that residents were doubling up on computers to allow others in. In the hot square in the middle was Mark Isaac, a representative of...

“Political Pressure” comes to bear on Little Cottonwood Canyon transportation plans
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“Political Pressure” comes to bear on Little Cottonwood Canyon transportation plans

The following story was reported by Eric Peterson and Jennifer Greenlee of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah Stories. In December 2020, Central Wasatch Commission executive director, and former Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, was fixated on one of several transportation alternatives that were discussed regarding how to get skiers, hikers...

Lake Powell pipeline plans to tap water promised to the Utes. Why the tribe sees it as yet another racially based scheme
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Lake Powell pipeline plans to tap water promised to the Utes. Why the tribe sees it as yet another racially based scheme

By Emma Penrod The following story was supported by funding from The Water Desk and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah politicians and water officials have for years insisted that there is ample water in the Colorado River to fill its planned 140-mile Lake Powell...

Software company with high-powered lobbyist left competitors in the dust in race for a Utah vaccine contract
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Software company with high-powered lobbyist left competitors in the dust in race for a Utah vaccine contract

The following story was reported by Cathy McKitrick of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project, in partnership with The Standard-Examiner, The Daily Herald, The Park Record and The Spectrum News. Companies of all stripes hoping to get in on the massive infusion of public dollars in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic were aggressive and fast...

Utah doctors complain of conflict of interest in Intermountain Healthcare’s sports medicine contract
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Utah doctors complain of conflict of interest in Intermountain Healthcare’s sports medicine contract

The following story was written and reported by Eric S. Peterson and Jennifer Greenlee of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. For more than a decade, Intermountain Healthcare surgeons replaced or repaired damaged joints, muscles and tendons with medical devices from Arthrex, the leading supplier for sports medicine. Since...

Utah High Court Considers Records Dispute Over Investigation Report
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Utah High Court Considers Records Dispute Over Investigation Report

The following was written by Cathy McKitrick, a freelance journalist and board member of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project. The following was published in conjunction with Utah Political Underground. When I filed my May 2018 GRAMA request seeking the contents and findings of the criminal probe into former Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson, I had...

Multi-level marketers challenged over misleading advertising
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Multi-level marketers challenged over misleading advertising

The following story was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah Stories. Utah-based Young Living Essential Oils has boasted of having over 3,000 global employees, more than six million members, and of being the “world leader in essential oil research and development.” But in 2020 when the company was...

Some Utah landlords are putting up roadblocks for disabled renters and evicting them
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Some Utah landlords are putting up roadblocks for disabled renters and evicting them

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

Some Utah landlords are evicting domestic violence victims
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Some Utah landlords are evicting domestic violence victims

The story is part of a continuing series on Utah evictions and the state’s leading landlord law firm. 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. Shenna Buist was violently attacked...