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  1. Judge throws out Republican Salt Lake County clerk candidate's last-minute lawsuit against her bossRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen complied with state election law in issuing ballots to registered voters in a timely manner, a judge ruled Monday. Third District Judge Robert Faust dismissed a lawsuit filed Thursday by Swensen's opponent, Republican county clerk candidate Rozan Mitchell, and Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, who had pointed to discrepancies between the clerk's statements to the media about when and how many ballots were mailed in the first batch sent to voters to make their case.


  2. Republican candidate for Salt Lake County clerk files a lawsuit...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Just days before the midterm elections, the Republican candidate for Salt Lake County clerk has filed suit against her boss and Democratic opponent, Sherrie Swensen, over missing ballots . Swensen, who has been the county clerk since 1991, called the suit by her on-leave elections director a political stunt aimed at boosting her campaign.


  3. Salt Lake County Republican Party worries about long voting lines on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake County Republican Party is worried voters will see a repeat Tuesday of the long lines that stretched up to four hours on Election Day in 2016 - and that more conservative areas will be most impacted. Salt Lake County has 43 voting locations this year, GOP Chair Scott Miller said in a letter to Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen on Thursday.


  4. With election near, Riverton City opts to leave UPD and form its own...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Riverton City on Wednesday announced its decision to split from the Unified Police Department it has been a founding member of since 2009 and form its own police department. The move was approved by the City Council on a 3-2 vote Tuesday night during the final meeting before the Nov. 6 election that includes a Salt Lake County sheriff's contest where this has become a campaign issue.


  5. A Riverton man is dead after he's shot by police. It's the sixth...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Salt Lake Tribune

    A man reportedly holding a knife to the throat of a woman was shot and killed by police in Riverton on Monday morning. Two officers responded to a report of domestic violence at a home near 1400 West and Stone Ridge Lane at about 6:40 a.m., according to Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera, when the man threatened the woman with a knife.


  6. The Salt Lake Valley sees a wave of new homebuilding, but prices are still risingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Pantry with a door form the garage, in a custom home in Riverton, Monday, Sept. 24, ... The Salt Lake Tribune) Myra Petersen, points out some of the features in a custom home in Riverton, Monday, Sept.


  7. Students with special needs prep for performance at Riverton High School football gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Abbee Jutkins, center, is joined by Riverton High dance company members Mikayla Milligan, left, and Gentry Rose as they shake purple pom noms during a rehearsal at Kauri Sue Hamilton School for special needs students on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.


  8. McAdams vetoes Olympia Hills development after Herriman residents protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams holds a news conference at the Salt Lake County Government Complex on Friday, June 15, 2018, to announce a full veto of the Olympia Hills development project in Herriman. McAdams was joined by Herriman Mayor David Watts, right, who did not have a statement but took questions from the media.


  9. Robert Gehrke NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    My first job was in retail - I won't say where, but I acquired a vast knowledge of sneakers - and we always razzed the poor people who worked in the new South Towne Mall, inexplicably built in the middle of nowhere, practically all the way out to the state prison. We called it Ghost Towne Mall, because nobody in their right mind would drive all the way out there to shop.


  10. Tribune editorial: Too many people in Olympia Hills? Don't stop thinking about tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has a dilemma, and it encapsulates the Point of the Mountain's coming density wars. The County Council earlier this week approved a massive, city-size development in the southwest corner of the valley, and it would be unlike anything else around it.


  11. Resident pushback to high-density Olympia housing project prompts...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Tribune file photo) A view of the Mountain View Corridor in Herriman, Utah. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and mayors and business leaders from Salt Lake County's west side cities, announce a new initiative to focus on a generational opportunity for Salt Lake County economic growth and jobs.


  12. Josh Holt and his wife are in the hospital after leaving a Venezuelan ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    From a prison cell in Venezuela to an Oval Office encounter with the president to a hospital room, the last two days have been a whirlwind for Josh Holt. If things go as planned, he'll be back in Utah on Tuesday, where family, friends and neighbors are waiting to celebrate his return after nearly two years of punishing incarceration.


  13. Utahns can now see how many bills each lawmaker is working on. Some are working on a lot.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Some members of the Utah House and Senate are living up to the term "lawmaker," requesting dozens of potential bills eight months ahead of the 2019 session. On Friday, state senators had collectively requested 73 bills, led by South Jordan Republican Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, with 15 requests.


  14. Incumbents won all legislative races at conventions this year - but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    No challenger managed to beat an incumbent Utah legislator in party conventions this year. However, lawmakers are leaving voluntarily in near-record numbers.


  15. It is really about listening': Teen suicide-prevention expert...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Riverton a Parents showed up by the hundreds Monday to hear a national suicide-prevention expert speak at Jordan School District, a community alarmed by a spate of youth suicides this school year. More than 200 parents, many with notebooks and pens in hand, attended the evening presentation in Riverton by Scott Poland, a psychology professor at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, on strategies for identifying and preventing youth suicide.


  16. Utah lawmakers filed a record 1,359 bills this year - one of them to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    With the end of this year's legislative session on the horizon, Utah lawmakers are working through a record number of bills - and taking a step they hope may curb the flow in future years. State lawmakers opened 1,359 bill files this year, an all-time high that has increased from the previous record of 1,298 set last year.


  17. Gary Ott spent years in public office with progressive Alzheimer's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Gary Ott spent years in public office with progressive Alzheimer's disease. Lawmakers are taking steps to avoid a repeat.


  18. 6 news One person dead after vehicle rear-ends school bus in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    At least one person is dead after a vehicle hit a school bus from behind at 12600 S. Bangerter Highway in Riverton on Wednesday. The crash happened about 1:45 p.m., Det.


  19. Held in a Venezuelan prison for a year and a half, Josh Holt receives ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Josh Holt holds a letter from Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, delivered by personnel from the U.S. Embassy on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The letter is meant to encourage Holt and assure him that the politician is continuing to fight for his release from a Venezuelan prison, where he's been held for a year and a half.


  20. 4 news Man who led cops on a five-day chase following shootings is...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    More than two weeks after his five-day run from the law ended in an arrest in Spanish Fork, Justin Gary Llewelyn has been charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder for allegedly shooting at a police officer and shooting a resident in Riverton. Llewelyn, 33, was also charged Friday in 3rd District Court with first-degree felony counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, third-degree felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor failure to stop at the command of an officer.


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