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Benjamin Booker ready to expand his horizons in Salt Lake City

Benjamin Booker is 28 years old, but a conversation with the punk rock-infused blues singer-songwriter reveals an old-soul wisdom that is at the root of his powerful music. Booker is a Florida native who grew up in the punk rock music scene. After graduating from the University of Florida in Gainesville, he moved to New Orleans and pursued a musical career. He released his sophomore album, “Witness,” in June. The album, which features the unmistakable vocals of gospel singer Mavis Staples, has enjoyed rave reviews. But Booker isn’t quite ready…

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Smart apartments provider Dwelo attracts $4.9 mln

Salt Lake City-based Dwelo, a smart home platform for apartments, has raised $4.9 million in funding. Peterson Ventures led the round. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY, August 30, 2017—Dwelo, a leading provider of smart apartments, today announced the close of a $4.9 million funding round led by Peterson Ventures. This funding is being used to expand the company’s geographic reach and to invest in both the resident and manager experience on the platform. Since its launch, Dwelo has expanded its offering to nearly 100 communities across the Western U.S. “We’ve…

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Utah plan ‘not mindless compliance’ to federal education act, state superintendent says

Laura Seitz, Deseret News FILE – Superintendent Sydnee Dickson speaks with students at Lincoln Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Utah’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act is "not mindless compliance" to federal mandates, according to the state superintendent of public instruction. On Sept. 8, the Utah State Board of Education is expected to act on the plan. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act is "not mindless compliance" to federal mandates, according to the state superintendent of public…

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In our opinion: Utah needs expanded infrastructure and a balanced housing market

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Equity Utah President Troy Peterson looks over a house he is selling in Holladay on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The Salt Lake Board of Realtors reported Thursday that Wasatch Front existing home prices reached their highest point ever during a second quarter period, with the median single-family home price climbing to $300,000 — up from $275,000 the same time last year. The price for a single-family home along the Wasatch Front is at an all-time high. Last year the median cost hovered around $275,000, and,…

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Taking A Trip To Salt Lake: Plan For A Great Time

Visiting the great city of Salt Lake City, Utah is a great option for so many different reasons. Whether you are taking a trip to visit friends or family, explore the area, or any other reason, by choosing to prepare for your trip, you can ensure that you make the most of your time. Continue reading to learn some tips that you can use as you plan your trip to Salt Lake. First of all, decide where you want to stay while visiting Salt Lake. If you are visiting people…

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Utah medical marijuana signature gathering under way

SALT LAKE CITY — Signature gathering is under way to put medical marijuana on the 2018 ballot in Utah. As people waited in line for lunch at the popular “Food Truck Thursday” event at the Gallivan Center, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition hit them up to sign in support of putting the issue before voters in the 2018 election. Some of those soliciting signatures are those who would benefit if medical cannabis were legalized in Utah. “I did the illegal thing. I went to Colorado and got what I…

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How did Salt Lake City’s homeless district get so bad and why can’t we fix it?

The area around Pioneer Park and Rio Grande Street’s homeless shelter has long been a place to score illegal drugs. Crack cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol were the substances of choice until about 2013 or ’14. Then heroin swept in and amped up everything. It’s no longer a drug deal here and there. Now, drugs are passing hands nonstop, 24/7. It is not uncommon to see addicts shooting up in broad daylight. Addiction has shoved women and men out of jobs, out of homes and onto the street in a never-ending…

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Utah mother fights for citizenship after nearly 30 years in US

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A woman from El Salvador who has lived in Utah for years is facing deportation after a five-year battle for citizenship. Patricia Bonilla has lived in the United States for 27 years. She arrived in 1990, when she entered the country under asylum from El Salvador. During that time, she fell in love and had children. “It’s an entire lifetime, my daughter is 15 and son is 10 and they dream of moving forward here in this country,” said Bonilla. In 2012, Bonilla…

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Report: 3 Utah hospitals ranked among nation’s top 50

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Tupu Taosoga conducts a pulmonary function test on DeAnn Stringham, of Vernal, at C. DuWayne Schmidt Chest Clinic at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and Intermountain Medical Center are both included in the U.S. News’ new hospital rankings. SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Medical Center’s pulmonology program, the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute and the U.’s Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic all received top 50 designations Tuesday in the 28th annual U.S. News & World…

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