Blake Apgar, Salt Lake Tribune

Blake Apgar

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Blake:

Drama grows as Jen Plumb’s edge over Sen. Derek Kitchen shrinks

Challenger Jen Plumb still led Sen. Derek Kitchen Friday in the Democratic Primary for Senate District 9. → Read More

Jen Plumb overtakes Derek Kitchen in nail-biter Utah Senate race

The razor-thin race in the Democratic primary for Utah’s most liberal state Senate seat flipped Thursday after Salt Lake County dropped in another batch of unofficial ballot returns. → Read More

Utah Legislature primary results: Longtime Sen. Gene Davis appears headed for defeat

Rep. Kera Birkeland is ahead of her fellow Republican Raelene Blocker in the GOP primary for House District 4. → Read More

Steve DeBry trails in bid to retain his Salt Lake County Council seat

Incumbent Steve DeBry fell behind challenger Sheldon Stewart late Tuesday in his bid for a fourth term on the Salt Lake County Council, according to unofficial returns. → Read More

Commissioner Bill Lee behind in Utah County race; both incumbents ahead in Davis

Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee trailed longtime Spanish Fork City Council member Brandon Gordon late Tuesday in his bid for a third term, according to unofficial primary election returns. → Read More

Utahns experiencing homelessness for the first time ticked up for the first time in years. Here’s why.

New report shows a jump in Utahns experiencing homelessness for the first time. → Read More

What you need to know about four key commission races on the primary ballot

The June 28 primary could decide most of the commission races in deeply conservative Utah and Davis counties. → Read More

Get a closer look at this historic SLC neighborhood this weekend’s home tour

Preservation Utah is hosting its 51st Annual Historic Homes Tour this weekend, offering an up-close look at one of Salt Lake City's oldest neighborhoods. → Read More

Why Salt Lake City is poised to restrict protests near medical centers

Salt Lake City may enact an ordinance restricting demonstrations outside hospitals and other medical facilities. → Read More

Want to catch a $29 flight to Las Vegas? This Utah-based airline just announced new service.

A low-cost airline based in Utah unveiled service from Provo to five cities. → Read More

This 25-story Salt Lake City skyscraper has an uncommon feature: A Latter-day Saint steeple

There's a new Latter-day Saint chapel in Salt Lake City. But this one sits inside a downtown office tower — complete with a steeple. → Read More

Strike averted as Kennecott workers reach new labor contract

Kennecott, one of the world's largest copper mines, narrowly avoided an extended labor dispute with workers. → Read More

Here’s one way Park City is charging toward an ambitious climate goal

Park City is buying new electric buses to help its fight against climate change. → Read More

‘We’re prepared to strike’ — Hundreds of Kennecott workers rally for new contract

Hundreds of Kennecott workers stage a demonstration as contract negotiations hit some rocky waters. → Read More

Truck convoy protesting pandemic measures continues rolling east

A cross-country truck convoy protesting pandemic-related mandates and emergency measures continued its journey east on Thursday. → Read More

Truck convoy protesting COVID-19 measures kicks off in California

A slate of speakers rallied a crowd of about 500 in the California desert Wednesday morning to send off a group of truckers on a cross-country convoy in protest of pandemic-related mandates and emergency measures. → Read More

Adam Laxalt kicks off campaign swing with Henderson rally

U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt kicked off a campaign swing in Henderson on Friday afternoon, attacking America’s “ruling class” and painting U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto as... → Read More

Rural Utah water project spurs fight with Nevada coalition

The water district that serves Cedar City, Utah, has long eyed pumping groundwater from a nearby basin, but a coalition from Nevada and Utah is pushing back. → Read More

Nevada resorts create PAC for 2022 legislative races

A trade group for Nevada’s largest and most powerful industry is targeting state legislative races with a new PAC. → Read More

Nevada GOP leaders subpoenaed by committee investigating Capitol riot

A U.S. House committee investigating the violent storming of the nation’s Capitol has subpoenaed two members of the Nevada Republican Party, including the party’s chairman. → Read More