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Controversial Moab developer quietly makes major donations in AG’s race
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Controversial Moab developer quietly makes major donations in AG’s race

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Moab Sun. Derek Brown’s campaign website for the attorney general’s race brands him as a “constitutional conservative,” ready to take on the overreach of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. meddling in Utah’s state’s rights. Moab resident Laura Long is also worried...

A Utah man never hit his wife–until he tried to kill her. But how he treated her was a warning sign
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A Utah man never hit his wife–until he tried to kill her. But how he treated her was a warning sign

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project with funding from The Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fund for Investigative Journalism in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Jennifer Andrus didn’t have any bruises. She didn’t have black eyes, or other injuries to her face or head that are considered typical warning...

Free webinar on requesting public records 4/23
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Free webinar on requesting public records 4/23

Join us for this free webinar on April 23, 12-1 pm where we will run through everything you need to know to file requests for public records in Utah. We’ll go over strategies for successful requests and how to fight records denials. This is a crash course on our public records law, the Government Records...

US Senate candidate received $50k from vape shop owners
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US Senate candidate received $50k from vape shop owners

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah News Dispatch. Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs, one of a handful of candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Mitt Romney, welcomed Florida GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz to stump for him at a recent rally of...

How Utah lawmakers disclose–or don’t disclose– conflicts of interest
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How Utah lawmakers disclose–or don’t disclose– conflicts of interest

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Salt Lake City Weekly. The Utah Legislature is made up of part-timers whose day jobs shape their approach to lawmaking. In many cases, their expertise as doctors, educators, business owners and more offers insight into a myriad of issues affecting Utahns....

Stressed rural domestic violence shelters are turning people away
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Stressed rural domestic violence shelters are turning people away

The following story was supported by funding from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fund for Investigative Journalism and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. On a typical afternoon in 2021, Kait Sorensen answered the phone at a rural Utah domestic violence shelter — and had...

Critics say bill prioritizes hunting access over money for schools
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Critics say bill prioritizes hunting access over money for schools

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah News Dispatch. Hunting interests could take precedence over the interests of Utah students and private parties like the Ute Indian Tribe, say critics.  HB262 gives the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) preferential treatment during the sale of large blocks...