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Rep. Burgess Owens’ campaign has paid his daughter more than $150,000
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Rep. Burgess Owens’ campaign has paid his daughter more than $150,000

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with KUER. Congressman Burgess Owens’ congressional biography page lists “faith, family, free markets and education” as his guiding principles. But family is more than just a campaign platform for the 4th District representative. Since he first ran for office in 2020, he...

How a former Soviet republic at war found a friend at the Utah Legislature with help from essential oils
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How a former Soviet republic at war found a friend at the Utah Legislature with help from essential oils

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and The Salt Lake Tribune. An innocent legislative proclamation saluting the government of a former Soviet republic — combined with an official visit from a foreign delegation to Utah’s Capitol Hill and LDS Church...

Will Utah do anything to help struggling renters now that emergency federal money has dried up?
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Will Utah do anything to help struggling renters now that emergency federal money has dried up?

The following article was funded with support from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah spent more than $200 million in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) provided by Congress in 2020. But the state closed down the Utah Rent Relief program...

‘Solar boom’ heats up fraud complaints against Utah solar companies
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‘Solar boom’ heats up fraud complaints against Utah solar companies

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with the Deseret News. Several Utah-based solar companies and executives were accused of “deceptive and fraudulent” business practices in Minnesota in spring 2022, and while their Minnesota operations have ended, others are still in business across the country. The solar industry is...

Who killed Doug Coleman? Mystery of gay man killed in 1978 still lingers.
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Who killed Doug Coleman? Mystery of gay man killed in 1978 still lingers.

By Eric S. Peterson, Megan Quiggle, Will Weber, Jacob Freeman, Andrew Luras, Gaetano Chiarenza, Whit Fuller, Miken McGill, Sorina Trauntvein, Alejandro Lucero, Rhenick Edwards and Reede Nasser. The following story was developed by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project and the University of Utah’s “Cold Case” class investigating unsolved murders in the state, in partnership with...

Renter says she was forced to pay a legal bill to get federal rent assistance
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Renter says she was forced to pay a legal bill to get federal rent assistance

The following story was funded with support from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. When Ivey O’Neill moved into the Garden Lofts apartments, everything seemed perfect. Right in downtown Salt Lake City, it was close to everything and the unit...

Bill would raise major barriers to sue for asbestos injuries in Utah
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Bill would raise major barriers to sue for asbestos injuries in Utah

The following was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. In a Feb. 15 committee hearing, Rep. Brady Brammer, R-Pleasant Grove, said HB328 was a common-sense approach to making sure asbestos lawsuits only truly target the guilty. The bill, Asbestos Litigation Amendments would require medical proof an individual...