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Out of Sight: Landfill near the Great Salt Lake could become one of the nation’s largest industrial waste repositories
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Out of Sight: Landfill near the Great Salt Lake could become one of the nation’s largest industrial waste repositories

The following story was written and reported by B. I. Empey and photographed by Chris Federer in partnership with The Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake Tribune. Gabriel Blackhelm has lived near the Great Salt Lake his entire life. He spends much of his time at the lake enjoying a place he knows...

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...

Death on the Job: Utah’s worker safety agency rejects ‘heavy-handed’ enforcement
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Death on the Job: Utah’s worker safety agency rejects ‘heavy-handed’ enforcement

The following story originally appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune, March 7, 2017. It was researched and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune Hypoxia is a medical term for the condition of electrical failure in the brain’s cells from lack of oxygen. It’s a peril common to...

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,...