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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....

‘I’m scared to death of being out on the street’– Utah mobile home park begins clearing out residents
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‘I’m scared to death of being out on the street’– Utah mobile home park begins clearing out residents

The following story was written by Cathy McKitrick and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Layton • After receiving notices to vacate their homes by year’s end, more than a dozen cash-strapped residents of the Cedarwood Mobile Home Park face an uncertain future, and some fear being...

How to protect yourself from fraud in Utah
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How to protect yourself from fraud in Utah

The following story was written by Eric S. Peterson and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah Stories. Suppose you make friends with a new member of your ward, softball team, bocce club, etc. One day your new pal offers to get you in on the ground floor of an...

Utah Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Transparency
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Utah Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Transparency

The following was written by Utah Investigative Journalism Project board member Cathy McKitrick. It’s a win! My three-plus years battle to obtain government records culminated Thursday in a Utah Supreme Court decision that deflated the arguments of Peter Stirba, attorney for former Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson. Gibson had been the subject of a months-long...

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...

While facing a historic drought, Utah officials don’t have a handle on how much water slips through their fingers
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While facing a historic drought, Utah officials don’t have a handle on how much water slips through their fingers

The following story was supported with funding from The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder and was reported by Eric S. Peterson and McKhelyn Jones of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with City Weekly, The Herald Journal, The Spectrum, The Daily Herald and the Standard Examiner. Bret Christensen heads a water...

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...