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Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen announces divorce from husband

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 30, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen and his husband Moudi Sbeity have announced they are divorcing. Kitchen (D-Salt Lake City) and Sbeity are key figures in the state’s same sex marriage fight, and served as plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, a lawsuit that brought marriage equality… Keep Reading

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Common Fraud Scams Did you know that in 2018 we took 390 reports of fraud and identity theft from our residents? Through September of this year, we have already taken 324, and this is only a fraction of what is occurring. Below are some common fraud scams we have been seeing from the past several… Keep Reading

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How state lawmakers plan to address vaping

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC4 News) – State lawmakers are taking aim at vaping, hoping to get youth to stop using the products. Efforts have fallen short in the past, but now there is a new sense of momentum given the current crisis. To date, eight deaths and hundreds of illnesses have been linked to… Keep Reading

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What would $24.5 million do for Jordan Public Schools?

On Nov. 5, local voters will be asked to approve a $39.5 million Jordan Public Schools referendum that consists of three proposals. This month, the Jordan Independent is exploring each question that will appear on the ballot, beginning with the proposal to raise the operating levy, which ran last week. This week, we’ll look at… Keep Reading

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Police find stolen motorcycles, meth and 3-year-old at home

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – South Jordan police arrested four people who they said stole motorcycles and used meth in their home with a 3-year-old inside. Police said Melissa Christiansen leased a townhome on South Grandville Avenue. On Wednesday night, they went to the home after finding a stolen motorcycle. One neighbor told ABC4’s… Keep Reading

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Like many U.S. cities, Salt Lake finds it ‘can’t build way out’ of affordable housing shortage

SALT LAKE CITY — Right before the housing market crashed in 2008, tumbling America into the Great Recession, the average apartment rent in Salt Lake County peaked at a little over $800. A decade later, Salt Lake County’s average rent has escalated — at over $1,150 a month and climbing — and researchers don’t see… Keep Reading

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We found joy in the fusion food at South Jordan’s new Angry Korean

South Jordan • The Angry Korean started as a food truck serving Korean street tacos around the Salt Lake Valley. A collaboration of two Korean chefs — Peter Kim, whose resume includes time at David Chang’s Momofuku and Michelin-star Danji; and sushi chef Young-Ho Kang — The Angry Korean has now put down brick and mortar… Keep Reading

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Jordan Education Foundation Thankful for Community Kindness

Every day the Jordan Education Foundation (JEF) works hard to provide for the needs of students throughout Jordan School District – but they couldn’t do it without an outpouring of community kindness and support. For example, over the past few days kind and caring individuals simply stopped by the JEF office to drop off food… Keep Reading