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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...

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...

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...

Playing the cannabis card: Doctors complain Utah’s law creates ‘paper mill’ that doesn’t help patients
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Playing the cannabis card: Doctors complain Utah’s law creates ‘paper mill’ that doesn’t help patients

The following story was written by Cathy McKitrick of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Park Record. During the first year of Utah’s medical cannabis program, several clinics sprouted to help patients get the required card that allows them to purchase products from the state’s seven dispensaries. But some worry that these...

Air quality watchdogs struggle to track diesel emissions cheaters, despite a simple solution
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Air quality watchdogs struggle to track diesel emissions cheaters, despite a simple solution

By Emma Penrod The following story was written and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Daily Herald and The Standard Examiner. When a federal court judge ordered reality television stars from the Diesel Brothers to pay an $850,000 fine for hundreds of violations of the Clean Air Act, Utah environmentalists...