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Local Farm Not Selling Turkeys After Utah Regulators Crack Down

On Tuesday morning, Governor Gary Herbert spared one locally-raised turkey from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. But this is a story about a local poultry producer who is not allowed to sell any turkeys this year, because state regulators don’t approve of his methods.
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Andrea Smardon

This week, the Salt Lake County Council gave preliminary approval for the $1.1 billion-dollar, 2016, county budget. It includes Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams plan to improve the criminal justice system.

Zions Bank, Cicero Group

The latest Consumer Attitude Index survey released by Zions Bank shows consumer confidence is high, but hasn’t increased in November as the holiday shopping season gets underway.

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As Salt Lake City and County officials move forward with a plan to spread out homeless services, one historic restaurant owner in downtown Salt Lake City says he’s finally getting a break.

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Economists are predicting that US holiday spending will be 3.7 percent higher this year compared to last year. There are efforts underway in Utah to get consumers to shift some of that spending to local businesses.

Utah Department of Health

Utah Health officials are investigating illnesses in Utah and six other states associated with chicken salad sold by Costco.

Brian Grimmett

A dispute over the interpretation of Utah’s election laws has resulted in the Lt. Governor’s office sending several letters aimed at clarifying their position.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams are asking the Utah Legislature for $27 million dollars to reconfigure homeless services in the region.   


Salt Lake City-based EnergysSolutions announced big changes last week that could affect its Utah operations.

University of Utah Health Care

Former Salt Lake County Councilman Randy Horiuchi died on Thursday. Horiuchi spent most of his life serving in political positions. Until late last year, he was a member of the Salt Lake County Council. He had also served as the chairman of the Utah Democratic party. 

Salt Lake City

The commission tasked with recommending where emergency services for the homeless should go gave the public a glimpse of three possible scenarios last night.  Members of the commission say there’s interest in spreading some services out and away from the beleaguered Depot District corridor.



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Jeff Metcalf is an essayist, playwright, poet, and teacher living in Salt Lake City. After he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Metcalf turned to writing and fishing to help him heal.

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