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A Utah senator who has had run-ins with judge has a bill to allow switching courts
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A Utah senator who has had run-ins with judge has a bill to allow switching courts

The following story was written by Eric S. Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project  in partnership with  The Salt Lake Tribune. The website for the law offices of Kirk A. Cullimore proudly touts decades worth of experience in evictions and debt collections, not just arguing the law — but even making it. “Our firm’s work...

A culinary program is back in line seeking state money despite a highly critical audit and declining student participation
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A culinary program is back in line seeking state money despite a highly critical audit and declining student participation

The following was written and researched by Eric Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Seven months after it was called out in a critical legislative audit for questionable spending of public dollars, the Utah Restaurant Association is back asking state lawmakers for more than $400,000 in appropriations....

Driving Development: Two Utah lawmakers could profit due to West Davis Corridor they’ve championed
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Driving Development: Two Utah lawmakers could profit due to West Davis Corridor they’ve championed

The following story first appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune on May 8, 2017. It was researched and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune.   The West Davis Corridor, a roughly 20-mile stretch of planned new freeway in northern Utah, has been around for more than a...

Utah lawmaker-lawyers have dual role: writing laws, fighting laws
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Utah lawmaker-lawyers have dual role: writing laws, fighting laws

This story originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune, February 13, 2017. It was written and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Salt Lake Tribune. Some Utah legislators write laws at the Capitol that they turn around and fight over in state courts. Like all of the state’s part-time lawmakers,...