Tony Semerad, Salt Lake Tribune

Tony Semerad

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Tony:

See photos from inside Salt Lake City’s newest office tower

Photos from inside 650 Main, a new office complex in Salt Lake City. → Read More

‘Sustainable growth is an oxymoron’ — a look at Utah’s vanishing open spaces

Utah has lost an estimated 713 square miles of natural and agricultural open spaces between 1982 and 2017, study shows. → Read More

‘Mormon Land’: Co-founders of MormonLeaks discuss their four-year ride exposing church pay, wealth and other secrets

The co-founders of the now-defunct Truth & Transparency Foundation, formerly MormonLeaks, talk about their big finds — from how much top Latter-day Saint leaders are paid, abuse allegations against significant Latter-day Saint leader and personalities, how much wealth the LDS Church has and how much real estate it owns. → Read More

Record number of new apartments coming on line. Will rents start falling?

A look at rising rents amid an explosion of new apartments in Salt Lake County. → Read More

Is it curtains for the Utah Theater? Judge denies move to block demolition

A judge refused on Tuesday to temporarily block Salt Lake City from issuing demolition permits to developers wanting to tear down the historic Utah Theater on Main Street. → Read More

Longtime CEO steps down from iFIT amid layoffs and leadership shake-up

Logan-based iFIT Health & Fitness said Monday its longtime CEO and co-founder, Scott Watterson, was stepping down. → Read More

Mother-in-law apartments were seen as a way boost SLC housing. Is it working?

A much-touted way of easing Utah’s housing shortage is making progress in Salt Lake City — albeit slowly. → Read More

James Huntsman appeals tithing case against LDS Church, says jury needs to decide who’s telling the truth

James Huntsman files an appeal in his fraud case against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over millions he paid in tithing. → Read More

The real estate market is getting even tougher. See where sales are most down and prices most up.

Editor’s note • This story is available to Salt Lake Tribune subscribers only. Thank you for supporting local journalism. → Read More

Housing ranks as Utahns’ biggest worry, so much so that more are saying: Enough!

New surveys show Utahns are most worried about he housing shortage and skyrocketing homes prices. → Read More

Labor gains lead to labor pains as Utah unemployment falls to its lowest rate ever

A rebounding economy increasingly short on available workers has pushed Utah’s unemployment rate to a new low: 2.2% for October. That’s down from 2.4% in September after months of steady declines and continues at less than half the latest jobless rate for the U.S. as a whole, now at 4.6%. Fully 1.74 million Utahns were working last month, but “as people continue to fill jobs, the pool of idle,… → Read More

Salt Lake City convention hotel is pushing skyward. Will conventions bounce back?

As Salt Lake City's new Hyatt Regency convention center hotel continues to rise, the question becomes: Will conventions ever return post-pandemic to the level used to justify its building in the first place? → Read More

Utah’s jobless rate drops again, to 2.4%, second lowest in the U.S.

Utah's unemployment rate fell to 2.4% in September. → Read More

See just how overvalued homes in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo really are

Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City rank among the most overvalued U.S. housing markets. → Read More

Salt Lake City apartments keep rising while rents show no sign of falling

Utah's apartment boom hits new peaks but rents keep climbing. → Read More

Utah’s unemployment rate dips again, to 2.6%, second lowest in the U.S.

Utah's jobless rate was at 2.6% in July, the second lowest in the nation. → Read More

Utah’s jobless rate drops to 2.7% in May; nation’s is at 5.8%

Utah's jobless rate fell to 2.7% in May. → Read More

Utah’s jobless rate drops again even as state prepares to end $300 payments

Utah's jobless rate was 2.8% in April. → Read More

LDS Church wins big on stocks, racks up 907% gain on GameStop

Ensign Peak Advisors, an investment arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saw its stock holdings swell by $2.4 billion since early 2021, including a 900% boost from GameStop stock. → Read More

What’s driving Utah’s housing crisis? It’s not what you think, says economist.

Stagnating incomes are driving Utah's housing crisis more than a lack of homes, experts says. → Read More