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Past articles by Matt:

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah’s longest-serving Senator, dies at 88

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah’s longest-serving senator, has died at 88, his office announced Saturday. → Read More

The ‘audacious’ train plan that could remake a key part of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City leaders are seriously contemplating a plan proposed by two residents to bury the freight and commuter train tracks under 500 West from 100 South to 900 South. This plan would dramatically alter a portion of the capital city near downtown. → Read More

Salt Lake City extends mask mandate for K-12 schools

The Salt Lake City Council voted Tuesday on a resolution extending Mayor Erin Mendenhall's COVID emergency order, which imposed a mask mandate in K-12 schools. → Read More

Salt Lake County OKs budget. See what’s in it for employees, jailers and the vaccination effort.

The Salt Lake County Council unanimously approved a $1.6 billion budget for next year, with a focus on pay increases to recruit and retain staff at a trying time for the labor market. → Read More

Sandy elects its first female mayor — by just 21 votes

The 2021 municipal elections in Utah end with the final canvass and this tally shows who won in the incredibly tight mayoral contest in Sandy. → Read More

Salt Lake City considers plan to open a temporary homeless shelter on North Temple

The Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness is seeking to open an overflow homeless shelter at the Ramada Inn on North Temple, once again placing an emergency facility in Salt Lake City, despite Mayor Erin Mendenhall's calls for other municipalities to step up and help take care of people who are unsheltered. → Read More

If it’s not a homeless shelter, what does the future hold for this Salt Lake City detox site?

The Brooklyn Avenue detox center will remain a detox center for now, but the future is not so clear. It could become a library, affordable housing or even a homeless shelter, despite the current opposition to that plan. → Read More

Salt Lake City Hall reopens to the public

After finishing some earthquake repairs, Salt Lake City Hall reopens, but visitors have to wear a mask because of the pandemic. → Read More

Why Salt Lake County swimmers are frustrated — and it has nothing to do with the water

Salt Lake County has a severe shortage of lifeguards and it has led to some significant restrictions on when the public can use these taxpayer funded pools. → Read More

Councilwoman set to lead West Valley City while tight races emerge in Sandy, Midvale

See the latest frontrunners for mayor in West Valley City, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, Herriman and Bluffdale and more. → Read More

Two new west-side faces poised to join the Salt Lake City Council

Voters are electing Salt Lake City Council members in five districts. → Read More

Salt Lake City renames street in honor of Pastor France Davis

Calvary Baptist Church held a ceremony Thursday in recognition of Pastor France Davis Way, the street renamed by Salt Lake City. It honors the church's former pastor who retired in 2019 after 46 years. → Read More

Inside the two council races to represent Salt Lake City’s west side

Voters in Salt Lake City's District 1 and 2 will elect council members on Nov. 2, after previous council members have resigned. The candidates for these seats say homelessness, public safety, the inland port and air quality are key issues. → Read More

Salt Lake County approves exemptions to vaccine mandate, but there is no vaccine mandate

Two Salt Lake County Council members want to make sure there are exceptions to a vaccine mandate, even though the county has yet to put such a mandate in place. That would include people who have a religious exemption or a personal disagreement with getting a coronavirus vaccine. → Read More

Salt Lake County mayor seeks $15 minimum wage for county employees

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson presented her proposal for the 2022 budget. It includes races for police officers and prosecutors, as well as money for the health department. New members of the County Council will likely put up a fight. They want to see the overall budget reduced. → Read More

Salt Lake City bakery co-founder struck, killed by DUI suspect during police pursuit

Thy Hoang Vu, who helped launch Mims SLC with her husband, was identified as the woman killed in the Saturday crash. → Read More

Your voter guide for Salt Lake County’s 2021 elections

The Salt Lake Tribune's 2021 election voter guide includes answers to key questions from mayoral candidates in contested elections. Click on your city to see the races and the candidates. → Read More

Utah Rep. Burgess Owens criticized for inaccurately reporting who paid him and for what

Rep. Burgess Owens filed an amended personal financial disclosure in reaction to questions from The Salt Lake Tribune. He made mistakes ranging from implying he made money in 2021 when he says he didn't, to saying he was a consultant to Dow Jones when he wasn't. → Read More

Here’s how many Afghan refugees are headed to Utah

Utah will receive 765 Afghan refugees in the months to come, as part of the huge resettlement of people fleeing the Taliban. → Read More

Citing her ‘reprehensible behavior,’ Utah’s Mike Lee lines up against Biden’s pick to oversee public lands

Senate Republicans, including Utah's Mike Lee, want to see President Joe Biden pull his support from Tracy Stone-Manning, the Montana environmentalist he's tapped to run the Bureau of Land Management. They are upset over a 1989 "ecoterrorism" case in Idaho. → Read More