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‘Babe’ actor among animals rights protesters at Utah Capitol

‘Babe’ actor among animals rights protesters at Utah Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor James Cromwell was among animal rights protesters who held stiff carcasses of dead piglets as they demonstrated at the Utah Capitol, calling on state officials to prevent cruelty at farms and investigate health risks associated with large-scale agriculture. The 100 people participating in the […]

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Police killing of Utah hip-hop artist draws protest

Police killing of Utah hip-hop artist draws protest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates are demanding answers in the killing of a 30-year-old hip-hop artist by Salt Lake City police. KTVX-TV reports that dozens of people demonstrated on Saturday to protest the shooting of Cody Belgard. The group Utah Against Police Brutality and the Rose Park Brown Berets say Belgard […]

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Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protesters have demonstrated in several Utah cities calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. In Salt Lake City, more than 200 people held signs and sang songs Thursday. Meanwhile, the Herald Journal reports that […]

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Animal rights group to protest elk’s death at Lagoon park

Animal rights group to protest elk’s death at Lagoon park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An animal rights group plans to protest outside the northern Utah amusement park Lagoon this weekend in response to the death of an elk at the park’s zoo. The Utah Animal Rights Coalition said it wants the park to relocate their wild animals to accredited […]

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Reno, Salt Lake City join in anti-Trump vigils nationwide

Reno, Salt Lake City join in anti-Trump vigils nationwide

RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s comments at a recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin have triggered protests nationwide. Reno and Salt Lake City joined more than 110 planned vigils called “Confront Corruption: Demand Democracy” on Wednesday. More than 50 people came out to the Reno event, while […]

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Anti-ICE protesters arrested at contractor’s headquarters

Anti-ICE protesters arrested at contractor’s headquarters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eight protesters have been arrested at the Utah headquarters of a contractor operating immigrant detention centers. Centerville Police spokesman Lt. Zan Robison said roughly 25 protesters arrived at the Management and Training Corporation’s offices before 8 a.m. but many left before final arrests were made […]

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Mormon conference ushers in leaders as church faces scrutiny

Mormon conference ushers in leaders as church faces scrutiny

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon conference this weekend in Utah will usher in a new era of church leadership that comes as the faith grapples with heightened scrutiny about its handling of sexual abuse reports and one-on-one interviews between local lay leaders and youth. Church President Russell M. […]

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1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 1,000 current and former Mormons marched to the church’s headquarters in Salt Lake City Friday to deliver petitions demanding an end to closed door, one-on-one interviews between youth and lay leaders where sexual questions sometimes arise. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

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