October 2022

Salt lakes real estate

Capital Square drops $1 million for site of future headquarters at Short Pump

A rendering of the planned new office building in West Broad Village. (Henrico County records)

One of the city’s busiest real estate companies has locked down the site of its future home.

Capital Square, which is currently based in Innsbrook, earlier this month purchased a 1-acre plot of land in West Broad Village where it plans to build a 65,000 square foot office building to serve as its new headquarters.

He paid $1.5 million for the grassy lot at 2301 Old Brick Road, in the middle of the mixed-use development anchored by Whole Foods. Capital Square filed plans for the office project earlier this year.

The grassy area of ​​West Broad Village has housed an outdoor skating rink in previous years.

The seller was Chicago’s Shopcore, which also recently sold the majority of retail properties in West Broad Village to a Florida company for $94 million.

Capital Square’s deal came almost exactly a year after it bought all 339 apartments in West Broad Village for $111 million.

The timeline for Capital Square’s move is unclear. Chairman Mike Waddell said in an email that the company’s next steps are to complete the design of the building and schedule construction to begin “when market conditions are more favourable.”

The West Broad Village deal wasn’t the only one Capital Square made to Henrico this month.

He also recently sold the Hickory Creek apartment complex at 2344 Hickory Creek Drive in the West End for $65 million to Utah-based NorthRock Cos.

The deal adds an additional 294 units to NorthRock’s rapidly growing local holdings portfolio. Since 2020, the Salt Lake City-based company has spent $361 million on 1,500 apartments in the Richmond area.

Its other local holdings include Glenmoor Oaks apartments in Magnolia Green, Innslake Place apartments in Innsbrook and The Point apartments in Beaufont in South Richmond.

The sale of Hickory Creek closed on October 24. Capital Square had owned the resort since 2019 when it paid $45.6 million, county records show.

While Capital Square has been mostly in a buying mood in recent years, with record deals like its September acquisition of Tapestry West apartments, it’s also not afraid to sell when the time is right. Last year, he sold the Maple Springs apartments to Henrico for $35 million.

Waddell said that with the Hickory Creek apartments, the company simply saw it as an opportunity to secure an “excellent price resulting in a strong bottom line for our investors”.

“We believe these opportunities will be limited in the current environment over the coming months,” Waddell said.

Capital Square is also working on a handful of major development projects in the city, including The Otis and N. Chasen & Son’s upcoming redevelopment projects in Scott’s Addition.

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Salt lake city

A Quiet and Sweet Spooky Season Weekend

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – There was a lot of cloud cover on Saturday, almost scary.

But we’re about to be ghosted by those clouds on Sunday as we’ll see clearer skies, which will also warm us up a little before Halloween on Monday. Granted, we’re not talking about a big heat wave, but we’ll take whatever we can. And if you haven’t been out for pumpkin patching or perhaps spookier activities, tonight is the perfect time to do so.

Northern Utah will see temperatures in the mid to high 50s with clearer skies leading the way to low 60s for Monday. The weather will remain calm across the state as central Utah will match most of what we see in the north, and in southern Utah temperatures appear to be about 10 degrees warmer . St. George is looking to lead the way in the state tomorrow with a very nice 72 degrees. This pattern will continue through Monday, giving us a fairly calm and cool evening across the Beehive State.

Things will hold until we get to the middle of the week. At this point, we’ll see the winds pick up and the humidity won’t be far behind. We will likely see a good amount of rain in the valley and snow in the mountains starting early Wednesday and continuing through the end of the week. It’s still out a bit, so we’ll be following that closely to give you the most accurate predictions possible.

As a little weather note… In 2019, an arctic explosion hit Utah on October 30. That day, temperatures were very low across the state. St. George hit a low of 24 degrees…that’s right, 24 degrees. Salt Lake dropped as low as 14 (with a high of 34) and we saw single-digit temperatures rise and fall across the state – Cedar City hit a low of 2 degrees. This year we will be a little lower than in the past, but at least we won’t be where we were in 2019!

Results ? Seasonal temperatures with less cloud cover ahead of a mild Halloween – but a storm is brewing for the middle of the week.

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Utah economy

Guest Opinion: CPAs Question School District Division Costs | News, Sports, Jobs

Proponents for and against Orem’s Proposition 2 arrive at very different numbers to reach their financial conclusions regarding the proposed Orem-only school district. As independent public accountants with nearly 200 years of combined experience and residents of Orem, we want to set the record straight. Accounting for school district funds is different from accounting for for-profit entities and our attempt is to explain the numbers in a way that everyone can understand. All figures shown below are for the year ended June 30, 2021 and can be viewed on the Alpine School District website.

A new school district in Orem would bring in $113.7 million for school operations. This amount comes from property tax collections (22% of the total), federal funding (14% of the total), and state minimum school program (MSP) contributions (64% of the total). MSP is funded by Utah state income tax and is calculated using the Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU) multiplied by the value set by the state ($3,596). The MSP is designed to guarantee each school district a minimum amount of funding per student. If more property taxes are collected, the share of state support decreases and vice versa.

The cost of operating Orem Schools for FY21 was $129.1 million. ASD’s contribution to Orem to cover operations was therefore $15.4 million. (This number was adjusted by $21.5 million at the request of the pro-split group to remove the costs for Summit and Polaris schools and to add more Title 1 funds.) We believe this operating deficit will still be more important, as shown. below.

Consider that the ASD overhead is currently $1,930 per student. The economy of scale allows Alpine to achieve one of the lowest overheads in the state. Overhead costs for Utah’s six school districts are: Provo $2,956, Salt Lake City $3,113, Logan $2,541, Murray $2,278, Ogden $3,275, and Park City $4,810. These six cities have an average of $3,162 per student. Take out Park City SD and the average is $2,833 per student. It is likely that Orem’s overhead is more in line with these districts, so we used $2,800 per student as an overhead allocation. This would increase the operating deficit by an additional $13.4 million, bringing the total deficit to $28.8 million.

It should also be taken into account that the schools in Orem are aging and that more maintenance will be required in the future. The number of students is decreasing in Orem. Common sense tells us that overhead costs per student are higher when a school has 400 students compared to one with 900. Common sense also tells us that the costs of having two superintendents, district offices, warehouses and bus shelters will cost more than having one. As anyone who’s been through a divorce knows, it just costs more to split a household into two.

Orem would lose Title 1 funds as a self-governing district. Disadvantaged students at Orem generated $2.12 million in Title 1 funds. ASD spent $5.65 million at Orem Title 1 schools. This difference of $3.52 million is part of the deficit of operation mentioned above.

The last split in the Utah District was the Jordan/Canyons split, and it’s a good example of what can happen, against all odds. Both parties expected a reduction in the property tax. Instead, what happened was that property taxes went up for both districts. Additionally, the cost of the division was at least $59 million combined. A recent study looking at a possible split from southern Jordan estimated the cost at $25 million. Southern Jordan is the same size as Orem. It is not reasonable to assume that Orem could split for $5 million, as the flawed feasibility study indicates.

It is true that Orem is a net contributor of $6M to $8M per year to the debt service fund. The debt service tax for Orem generates about $16 million per year and about half of that is currently allocated to bond projects that have not been completed at Orem. The capital tax for Orem generated $3.85 million and Orem received approximately the same amount in capital expenditures. It is not true that excess money from the debt fund can be used to cover the operating deficit we have described, because debt service funds cannot legally be used to cover the operation of the debt fund. ‘school. In addition, a new Orem-only school district must assume a proportionate share of existing bond debt.

Another important factor to consider is that ASD is currently one of only 16 school districts in the United States to receive a Aaa bond rating from Moody’s. This bond rating enables ASD to obtain an extremely favorable interest rate on the money it borrows. A new school district in Orem might not benefit from such a favorable interest rate immediately and perhaps not for many years, if at all. Moreover, the estimated land values ​​of Orem, calculated in taxation, do not increase as fast as those of other parts of the Alpine District. Thus, a greater portion of ASD’s existing obligations are paid for by new developments. It’s a good reason to bond and counteract the rush some feel to part ways now before more bonds are issued.

Keep in mind that even though Orem currently helps build schools in other cities, we were once the recipient of the funds while other cities helped build schools in Orem. That’s the beauty of a multi-city neighborhood, an insurance policy, a state highway, or a federal disaster fund. All participate by paying a share, knowing that sometimes we are beneficiaries and other times we are payers. What goes around comes around.

The figures presented by the pro-split group make no sense and are not accurate. We were very disappointed to learn that John Barrick and the other accounting professors had not asked ASD staff any questions to try to reconcile their numbers. For our part, we have reviewed the figures with the ASD staff and are confident that all questions/corrections raised by the professors have reasonable explanations.

Currently, Orem receives more ASD than it contributes. It is obvious that this difference could not be made up with the current property taxes of Orem; services should be shut down if Prop 2 passes. Please keep our taxes low and support Orem students by joining us in voting NO to Proposition 2.

Tim Christensen, CPA, retired partner at Squire, CPAs.

James Gilbert, CPA, managing partner of Gilbert & Stewart, CPAs.

Steve Hortin, CPA, Senior Partner of Groupe Hortin.

Brett Duckworth, CPA, partner of Duckworth & Gordon.

Douglas Halladay, CPA, President of Douglas D. Halladay & Company.


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Salt lake city government

GOP’s Burgess Owens agrees to debate Utah’s re-election bid

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Republican U.S. Representative Burgess Owens is set to debate Democrat Darlene McDonald in suburban Salt Lake City on Friday in their first and only meeting ahead of the midterm elections.

Owens, a former NFL player and one of two black Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, is heavily favored to win the race in Utah’s 4th congressional district, which has historically swung between the Democrats and Republicans…


SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Republican U.S. Representative Burgess Owens is set to debate Democrat Darlene McDonald in suburban Salt Lake City on Friday in their first and only meeting ahead of the midterm elections.

Owens, a former NFL player and one of two black Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, is heavily favored to win the race in Utah’s 4th congressional district, which has historically swung between the Democrats and Republicans until GOP lawmakers redefined its boundaries last year. redistricting process in a decade to make it more republican.

Former President Donald Trump won the district by nine percentage points in 2020, but would have won by 26 percentage points under his new limits.

A debate between the two almost didn’t happen after Owens pulled out in the 11th hour of a televised event hosted by the Utah Debate Commission due to what he said were complaints about the moderator. His absence drew rebuke from McDonald’s and United Utah Party candidate January Walker, and reflected an emerging trend in national politics of candidates deciding to minimize debate appearances or avoid them altogether. In addition to skipping the debate scheduled earlier in October, Owens also did not participate in a televised debate ahead of the Republican primary. Her campaign ads have focused on abortion, the fight against critical race theory, and the opposition of transgender children to girls’ sports.

At Friday’s event, the two candidates will meet for an evening debate that will be broadcast live but not televised or open to the public.

Owens converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints near the end of his NFL career. He spent part of his childhood growing up in segregation-era Florida and serving on the House Education and Labor Committee and the Judiciary Committee, which oversaw the impeachment proceedings against Trump.

McDonald, who is also black, is an author and community activist focused on education and racial inequality in Utah. She has already been a candidate twice, without success.

Walker, the third candidate, is not expected to attend the debate.


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Salt lakes real estate

Vancouver’s chance to host the 2030 Winter Olympics is fading

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia government will not support Vancouver’s bid to host the 2030 Olympics in the province, a move that brings Salt Lake City closer to returning the Games to Utah.

British Columbia’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport said Thursday that the cost of hosting the Olympics was the main reason the government could not support the effort.

“The current bid has an estimated cost of $1.2 billion and $1 billion in additional risk, and when we measured that against our government’s priorities, we believe we need to focus on people,” said Lisa Beare.

The Canadian Olympic Committee said it was “taking time to process” BC’s announcement and is planning a press conference on Friday.

If Vancouver withdraws, it would leave Salt Lake City and Sapporo, Japan as the two remaining candidates.

Salt Lake City hosted the Olympics in 2002 and said with some of the infrastructure from those games still in play, it is ready to bring the games back.

Although Salt Lake City’s bid appeared more primed for 2034, officials there and the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee have consistently said they would be able to host in 2030 if called upon.

A 2030 Games would create problems in the United States, as it would come less than two years after the Los Angeles Summer Olympics and would require reworking many of the sponsorship deals in place for those games.

Sapporo hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972 and was in the 2026 bid process until it dropped out.

The IOC is expected to choose the host for 2030 next year.


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Salt lake city

Salt Lake City’s policing plans do not address the root causes of crime.

Salt Lake City’s policing plans do not address the root causes of crime.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall are hosting a press event on Monday, October 10, 2022 to announce an update on the city ​​crime control plan.

I recently read about Salt Lake City’s ‘new’ strategy to reduce violent crime in our streets. Police Chief Mike Brown called the approach of sending more officers to crime-prone areas the most innovative he had seen in his 30-year career.

The approach is as old as policing itself, going by various names such as ‘cops on dots’, ‘CompStat’ or Rudy Giuliani’s ‘broken windows’. What was never called community policing, human-centered or long-term success. This approach leads to increased racial disparity and generational poverty, two critical issues at the root of the policing crisis we face today.

These old policing approaches inevitably result in more black, brown, poor, homeless, and marginalized people being harassed and arrested for low-level, non-violent crimes. Does it make us safer? Is the community better? Are the fundamental long-term problems resolved?

Or are Brown and Mayor Erin Mendenhall just trying to present old, tired systems that have failed time and time again as innovation because they have no real blueprint to offer. I’m tired of their cute unit photo ops and serious press conferences which are the best they have to offer our capital when it comes to law enforcement and leadership.

The Mayor of Salt Lake City will support community-based, progressive and innovative processes. Please give us the specialized talent and leadership we deserve.

The program described by Mendenhall and Brown does not take into account factors that are a higher predictor of crime, including the economy, access to education and medical care. Failure to meet the underlying needs of a home, job, food, and health care results in disorder. These tactics also create distrust of the police among targeted and ultimately abused communities.

Violent crime in our capital has increased by 20% over the past two years, but Mendenhall and Brown have chosen to continue twisting that data to make it much better than it is. In the same report cited by Mendenhall and Brown that they use to try to convince us that violent crime has declined over the past year, the study authors, from the University of Texas at San Antonio, specifically noted that “when If they look at crime statistics over a longer period of time, Street crime has increased by about 20% over the past two years in Salt Lake City.

The authors also noted that violent street crimes “did not include family-related offenses or sexual assaults.” A report by the Utah Women & Leadership Project released this month shows that Utah has higher rape rates than the national average, ranking Utah ninth in the nation for the number of rapes per capita.

We must do better. We cannot continue to set below-average measurement targets. The mayor and the leader need to stop trying to convince the Salt Lakers that the only time leaders can lead is when things aren’t so tough. Leaders don’t make excuses; they have the discipline and creativity to solve problems and get things done for the people they serve.

Promises of a better tomorrow will not come true unless we start leading today. It’s time for the mayor to hire a police chief who will lead the department, not just follow the politicians. Mayor Mendenhall, it’s time to start leading. It’s time you gave us a leader who wants to lead and has the ability to lead.

David Ibarra is a leadership consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, and author with a background in the hospitality, automotive, and talent development industries. He lives and works in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Utah economy

Federal and state government agencies choose Qualtrics to transform the customer and employee experience

PROVO, Utah and SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Qualtrics (Nasdaq: XM), the leader and creator of the experience management category, today announced its largest government quarter yet with dozens of U.S. government agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selected Qualtrics solutions in Q3 2022. Embracing technology to better understand at the Both residents’ experiences with their government and the experience of the government workforce, these agencies are innovating and leading the transformation of government services to better serve the public.

“There is no improvement in trust in government without governments investing in technology to modernize and better serve residents,” said Dr Sydney Heimbrock, senior industry adviser for government at Qualtrics. “Inclusive and accessible digital access to government services must be rooted in human-centered design, and it depends on hearing and understanding as many resident voices as possible on every available channel. We want we all feel seen and heard, and the Qualtrics platform enables this in an efficient and scalable way.

President Biden’s Executive Order on Transforming the Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Restore Trust in Government has prompted an unprecedented level of attention and resources to improve digital services to residents. Qualtrics CustomerXM™ (CX) solutions enable real-time experience insights, capturing feedback wherever it is shared and initiating actions to improve experiences before they impact services and trust in government. At the same time, people deliver government services and it is widely accepted that delivering an effective customer experience requires creating a positive employee experience. Qualtrics EmployeeXM™ (EX™) solutions — developed by industrial and organizational psychologists using rigorous scientific methods — empower leaders to manage experiences across the employee lifecycle, delivering recruiting results, engagement and retention that build healthy government organizations.

In Q3, the following government organizations chose Qualtrics to transform their approach to experience management and deliver essential government services designed to better serve all residents:

One of the biggest consumers of citizen data, the United States Census Bureau expanded its DesignXM program with additional capabilities to support its high frequency, rapid response and panel management initiatives, as well as to support employee engagement and retention research. Stronger engagement with employees and external audiences will help Census better understand the impact of the economy, employment, health, and education on the country and residents.

The state of missouri selected Qualtrics for its statewide modernization program to improve the customer experience of its more than 6 million citizens. To better serve its residents and business partners, state agencies will implement Qualtrics to collect feedback at key service times across physical and digital channels, including on government websites, through QR codes, and on tablet kiosks in service offices. The goal is to streamline the collection and analysis of state customer experience data across all executive agencies on the Qualtrics XM platform, with agency-level insights and recommended actions that will be transmitted to a dashboard at the state level.

More than 3 million inhabitants interact with the Utah State 23 public bodies each year. To improve their experiences, Utah expanded its relationship with Qualtrics to create a customer experience vision that focuses on ease of use, consistent service, and ultimately building trust with voters. Utah’s Department of Alcohol and Beverage Services was an early adopter of experience management because leaders knew that to transform its stores and programs around exceptional experiences and responsive service, it needed to inspire customers to learn how to improve and empower staff to solve the experience. shortcomings. With a “no wrong door” approach to getting feedback from Utahns, however they choose to reach out, the state is ensuring residents will be able to get the help they seek.

About Qualtrics XM™ for Government

Qualtrics helps government organizations design experiences that build public trust and foster community engagement by putting people at the center of every government experience. As the most comprehensive platform for strategic experience management, Qualtrics enables government organizations to collect feedback on every touchpoint and journey, streamline workflows, and automate actions to improve in permanently the experience of communities and employees. Its unparalleled ability to capture unsolicited feedback and create segments based on real experiences helps government agencies design more inclusive and effective services, programs and policies. Qualtrics is the only ISO 27001, FedRAMP-compliant, and HITRUST-certified experience management platform on the market, so organizations can collect and analyze data with confidence knowing that sensitive information is secure. Solutions are used by more than 350 state, provincial and local government organizations and 90 federal offices to harness the power of resident and employee sentiment to shape policies and deliver services the public needs most. To learn more, visit

About Qualtrics

Qualtrics, the leader and creator of the experience management category, is changing the way organizations manage and improve the four core experiences of business: customer, employee, product, and brand. More than 16,750 organizations around the world use Qualtrics to listen, understand and act on experiential data (X-data™) – the beliefs, emotions and intentions that tell you why things happen and what happens. have to do about it. The Qualtrics XM Platform is an actionable system that helps companies attract customers who stay longer and buy more, engage employees who create a positive culture, develop breakthrough products people love, and create a brand they are passionate about. To learn more, visit

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Salt lake city government

SLCo Health Department Unveils New Air Quality Map

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As winter comes, so does the inversion season, which usually occurs between December and February. The inversion brings bad news: pollutants from burning fuels are trapped near the ground, resulting in poor air quality.

As a helpful guide, Salt Lake County Health Department recently launched a new map online which features real-time air quality data from air monitoring sensors installed throughout the county.

The map, called AirView, displays readings from two sensor networks: Air-Uan air quality measurement system from the University of Utah, and VioletAira sensor manufacturer based on Draper. TELLUS Networked Sensor Solutionsa local environmental health department developing air quality sensor technology, will take all the measurements, correct them for local conditions, and present those results on the map.

“AirView is another tool for people who live, work, and visit Salt Lake County to learn about the current air quality in their immediate area so they can make informed choices about their health and activities,” said Corbin Anderson, director of SLCoHD’s air quality office. “Checking AirView can help you decide whether to avoid motor vehicle travel, wear a particulate filter mask outdoors, or change your furnace filter to improve indoor air quality.”

AirView has more sensors than other map visualizations currently available, according to the press release.

The dots on AirView represent a planted sensor. Next to the map is a ‘health alert’ color scale which assigns a color to the dots based on the level of particulate matter (PM2.5) recorded at each location.

The higher the number on the scale, the more dangerous the air quality becomes. AirVirew currently shows most Salt Lake County locations have green dots, indicating safe air quality.

“Information is power, and it will help residents make good decisions to protect their health and businesses will know when to encourage employees to work from home,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny. Wilson. “Air quality is a concern for every family in Salt Lake County and it’s a great tool to have as we head into the winter and inversion months.”

Utah is notorious for its poor air quality. The Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area was recently named the 10th most polluted place in the country, according to air conditiona study carried out by the American Lung Association. The Salt Lake City government has unveiled many action plans in the past to control pollution.

Utah health officials would like to remind residents of Salt Lake County that burning solid fuels is prohibited from November through March unless the Utah Air Quality Division determines that it is an “unrestricted action” day, which can be checked on the DEQ website.

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Salt lakes real estate

Zions Bancorp up 3.17% to $51.36 after profit loss

Zions Bancorporation NA (ZION) reported earnings below expectations for the third quarter of 2022 this afternoon.

Zions Bancorp’s earnings reached EPS of $1.4 per share, 11% below estimates for EPS of $1.57 per share. The company’s earnings are down 3% since reporting $1.45 per share in the same period a year ago. Please keep in mind that reported earnings were on an adjusted basis, so they may not be comparable to previous reports and/or analyst estimates.

Consensus revenue estimates for Zions Bancorp averaged $809.6 million, with the company managing to beat those expectations with third-quarter revenue of $828 million. The positive revenue surprise of $18.4 million (2%) led to 19% year-over-year growth as the company reported revenue of $694 million in its L2019 quarter. ‘last year. The lower profit growth relative to revenue indicates that Zions Bancorp is unable to improve its profit margin.

The stock is up 3.17% at $51.36 after the report.

Despite the increase in revenues, profits declined, signaling a decline in profit margins.

The average recommendation from Wall Street analysts was a buy that could be revised based on this new data.

InvestorsObserver gives the stock a bearish sentiment score at the moment based on recent trading.

Before the report InvestorsObserver gave the stock an overall rating of 51. Meanwhile, the average Wall Street analyst rated the stock as a buy.

Zions Bancorp NA is an American regional bank with principal operations spanning 11 states. The bank is headquartered in Salt Lake City and operates primarily in the western and southwestern United States. Zions primarily focuses on providing banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, with the majority of its lending focused on business and commercial real estate loans.

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Salt lake city

The Locals Sale partners with Protect Our Winters | Pop-up stores in Salt Lake City, UT, and Boulder, CO

Don’t miss the Locals pop-up sale in Boulder, CO. | Photo courtesy of Jake Cohn

Sale of premises just kicked off another busy season and has two upcoming pop-up stores in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Boulder, Colorado.

The Locals Sale is on a mission to inject some sustainability and inclusivity into a world where a lift ticket can cost close to $300 a day, and winter jackets and pants can number in the thousands. Equipment is discarded more than necessary. This season, he is proud to announce that he is partnering with Protect our winters (POW) and can take in kind donations for prisoners of war. (POW will provide you with a receipt for a tax deduction for the same year.)

Donate your equipment protect our winters to:

  • Fight climate change.
  • Support the vital work being done at POW.
  • Help recycle equipment while realizing an immediate tax benefit.

Quality outdoor gear is expensive, but the outdoor activities the gear is designed for should be accessible to everyone. By offering upcycled gear, whether it’s unused in a pro’s closet or a brand’s warehouse, more people can afford to get the gear they need for the adventures they dream of. . When more people from all walks of life are equipped and excited to explore wild places, those wild places will have a stronger coalition fighting for their preservation.

What at first glance may seem like an online store with great deals or a pop-up sale with good vibes and friendly faces, is a way to fight waste and inequality in the open.

Everyone is a local on planet Earth as we see it. So let’s dress to reduce waste and invite more friends outside.

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Credit: The Sale of Premises

Details to know

Salt Lake City October 29

Portal Storage – 1580 S 500 W Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84115


Boulder, Colorado November 5 and 6

Elks Club North Boulder 3975 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301


Stay tuned for details of an invite-only presale on Friday, November 4.

If you can’t make it to SLC or Boulder, you can still shop online at

Do you have equipment to sell?

This year, the Locals Sale is open to everyone in a ski exchange situation. The sale of the premises will provide the place and the customers, you bring your own things. You receive 75% of the sale. If you don’t sell everything, you can donate the rest to Protect Our Winters through The Locals Sale and realize an immediate tax benefit.

If you have equipment for sale, please show up at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event or contact them via the chat option on

Photo courtesy of Jake Cohn

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Utah economy

Mike Lee is an undeniable keeper – Cache Valley Daily


I believe Senator Mike Lee is the most hardworking and capable senator and he is a real credit to Utah and to the United States.

Mike suggested reforms that would strengthen families and make Utah and America a more perfect state and nation. I disagree with Mike on the term length issue because Mike is not the kind of guy who should be removed from office.

Senator Mike Lee is definitely a keeper! Mike, as a U.S. Senator, will fight crime, fentanyl, illegal immigration, inflation, and overspending and Mike will support a strong U.S. economy, strong border protection, strong national energy production, a strong army and defense of our American Constitution, including constitutional rights and freedoms.


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Salt lake city government

Salt Lake County Election Center will see increased security

Salt Lake County is tightening security at its ballot processing center after state lawmakers granted the public tighter access to election workers.

In recent years, the county has staffed its electoral headquarters at the center of county government with an Election Day Sheriff’s Deputy. This year, three deputies will be on site throughout the counting period, which began on Friday.

Longtime county clerk Sherrie Swensen, overseeing its final election, said the move was not so much a response to the heated political climate, with election officials across the country facing increased scrutiny and threats. . This is more a reaction to a provision in HB387, which grants observers the right to be no more than 6 feet from election processes.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake County ballot processing center on the first day mail-in ballots began arriving, in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

“We have a lot of things going on, and in order to make sure the poll watchers can see all of our processes and not be more than 6 feet away, and to secure our ballots,” Swensen said, “it’s necessary to have more security.

Prior to the new law, the county had more control over the location of observers at the election processing center at 2001 S. State St. in Salt Lake City. Now, Swensen said, they will essentially be able to walk around the electoral center.

The “Yellow Brick Road”

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A yellow tape marks a path where poll watchers can stand at the Salt Lake County Ballot Processing Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

The ballot counting seat will be marked with yellow tape to show poll watchers where they are allowed to stand, an area Swensen dubs the “yellow brick road”. She said space in the center is limited when dozens of workers come to count votes.

“Our difficulty,” she said, “is trying to secure the ballots and having poll watchers going up and down the aisles, carts going up and down the aisles, all simultaneously .”

Swensen said she tried to bring her concerns to lawmakers during the legislative session, but those efforts were unsuccessful.

The increased security will only apply to the counting center of the Election Management Center. Swensen said police in local jurisdictions are aware of the 42 polling locations, but individual polling centers may not have security personnel. This year’s election will be conducted primarily by mail.

Swensen said the county did not need additional security during the June primary because the ballot counting operation took up less space.

The outgoing clerk said she and her staff are preparing to welcome more observers this year, but noted that she could not predict how many, as any registered voter can show up after going through a registration process.

What the parties plan to do

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake County ballot processing center on the first day mail-in ballots began arriving, in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. At left is finds longtime Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen.

With this additional access, what do the main political parties plan to do?

Utah Democratic Party spokesman Ben Anderson said his party usually has at least one person watching the count. The party has no plans to encourage more people to register to observe.

Utah GOP Chairman Carson Jorgensen said the state party will have poll watchers, but does not actively recruit members or the general public to observe poll workers.

Jorgensen said it was a good idea to have security watching the processing center.

“You never want questions in the election,” he said, “especially when it comes to the climax we’ve reached so far.”

For his part, Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Chris Null does not accept the county’s explanation for needing more security.

He said he was unaware the county had ever had a problem with a poll watcher and that the party tells its members to be respectful of workers and not to get in the way.

“We are very concerned about the integrity of the election,” Null said. “We would never jeopardize any of the ballots or the safety of the ballots or the safety of the employees.”

His party’s intention, he said, is to help its members and the public feel confident in the process.

Null said the county’s Republican Party sent a handful of people to the county government center to watch the count in 2020. They were confined to a limited area, he said, and unable to see most of the process.

During the June primary, he said, the party had a total of about 20 people working as poll watchers in rotation of two observers at a time.

Null said of the 120 people who told the party they wanted to be poll watchers, 20 showed up for a virtual training session held on Tuesday. Eight people, he added, have registered to be poll watchers.

“We hope to get a better turnout,” he said. “But, at this point, there isn’t much.”

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nick Wells at work in the Salt Lake County ballot processing center on the first day mail-in ballots began arriving, in Salt Lake City on Friday, October 21 2022.

This year, County Republicans plan to have no more than four observers at a time to watch the vote tally, but Null expects the party to not get even that many attendees. “We might have one or two there at a time.”

Salt Lake County Democratic Party Chairwoman Eva Lopez said in a text message that individual campaigns will have poll watchers, but the party trusts election security and vote counting.

“Our strategy will continue to be organization and prospecting on the ground until the last hour,” she said, “without any amplification of our observation of the polls.”

Utah County has stepped up security efforts around the election in general in response to heightened public concern, but officials say traditional levels of security around ballot processing should be sufficient.

Davis County has no plans to increase security where it processes votes.

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Real Salt Lake enters biggest off-season yet

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake has concluded its two-day exit interview process, officially tying itself into the 2022 season, the most important offseason in the club’s history awaits.

Players and staff all spoke to the media and shared various opinions on where the club stands, how the club can improve ahead of the 2023 season and what is expected over the next few months.

Decisions on the pending list

Early Friday morning, general manager Elliot Fall and manager Pablo Mastroeni confirmed that decisions regarding certain players, either out of contract or with a team option, will not be final until November 11. Therefore, players like Bobby Wood, Tate Schmitt, Marcelo Silva, Nick Besler, among others, will probably have to wait a few more weeks before learning their fate.

Additionally, Fall noted that the club have no deadline to decide on Sergio Córdova’s future as he joined Real Salt Lake on loan without a ‘permanent transfer option’, suggesting he could stay at the club. Real Salt Lake on loan for that long. as Real Salt Lake and FC Augsburg deem appropriate.

Throughout the two-day exit interview process, all players admitted that the 2023 season must provide more goals than the 43 scored in 2022.

Danny Musovski, who recently joined the club from LAFC, shared an interesting quote when asked about the lack of goals.

“I saw a stat the other day that said LAFC scored 45 goals in the second half of matches in 2022 alone, I’m not even sure we (RSL) scored that many goals throughout the year. ‘year.”

Musovski is correct. Real Salt Lake managed to score only 43 goals on the year, while conceding 45 for a negative differential of two goals.

The ability to capitalize on opportunities created in the attacking third will be the focus of the offseason. Which attacking players will return and which attacking players will the club be looking to bring into the club?

More goals and aspirations for the home playoffs

Ultimately, the consensus among the gaming group is that the current core of the roster is good enough to succeed. However, additions to certain positions will only increase the level of competition and hopefully in turn produce a more competitive roster.

Real Salt Lake is no longer content to make the playoffs. In the previous two seasons under Mastroeni’s management, the club dropped out of the playoffs after the results of the last day of the regular season. The club is expected to stage a playoff game to further boost their chances of winning the MLS Cup.

The biggest off-season in club history

For now, the front office and coaching staff will continue to work in tandem when it comes to roster decisions. Then, the club will quickly turn their attention to the February transfer window.

Both Fall and Mastroeni have acknowledged that the upcoming transfer window will be crucial for the club to achieve great success in 2023. With a strong core of returning players, adding a few special players will likely be the difference between fighting for the MLS Cup in 2023 and has just entered the playoffs.

The upcoming off-season is arguably the most important in the club’s history. What will the Blitzer and Smith ownership group accomplish in its first offseason? Unfortunately, only time will tell.

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Dirty soda brand Swig appoints new CEO

Swig, the quick service brand known for its “dirty soda”, named Rian McCartan as the new CEO on Thursday. McCartan is the former vice president of global retail and real estate for See’s Candy, a Berkshire Hathaway company.

“I am thrilled to have Rian McCartan as our new CEO,” Swig founder Nicole Tanner said in a statement. “We were looking for someone who would blend in well with our energetic culture and was also willing to work alongside the team in our stores where all the magic happens. Rian is a perfect fit! With his driven leadership, incredible experience and exceptional care, Rian will help Swig achieve our next level of success.

McCartan has also held executive positions at American Eagle Outfitters, Williams-Sonoma Inc. and Skechers USA.

In June 2020, Swig received a majority investment from Savory Fund, a Salt Lake City-based private equity group with investments in nine emerging restaurant concepts.

“When I met the Savory team and the founding members of Swig, it was clear from day one that this was my future,” McCartan said in a statement. “The team’s level of innovation, commitment to quality and intense focus on leadership in the personalized beverage industry has made this the easiest decision of my career. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of the Savory family of companies.

“After extensive research across the country, it was a unanimous vote for Rian to be CEO of Swig,” Savory CEO and co-founder Andrew K. Smith said in a statement. “Rian is a branding expert who truly understands the customer experience. He enjoys fast growing businesses, which he has experienced with Skechers, Tecovas and See’s Candy. With the growth Swig will experience in the coming years , we are excited to learn from Rian and see his leadership further develop this great brand.

Swig has 45 locations in five states with five more on the way this year.

The Savory Fund has invested in nine concepts — Swig, R&R BBQ, Pincho, Via 313 Pizzeria, The Crack Shack, Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food, Saigon Hustle, Hash Kitchen and The Sicilian Butcher – as well as equipment maintenance platform 86 Repairs.

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What is President Joe Biden’s approval rating on the economy?

Nearly two-thirds of Utahns disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy as he tries to assure voters across the country that it is strong ahead of the midterm elections.

A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll also found that Biden’s overall jobs approval rating continues to languish in Beehive State.

While eating an ice cream cone at a store in Portland, Oregon last weekend, the president told reporters that “our economy is strong as hell.” Biden went on to say that inflation is global.

“The problem is the lack of economic growth and sound politics in other countries, not so much ours,” he said.

Critics called his comments “tone-damp” as Americans continue to pay more for gas, groceries, housing and health care. Last week’s report from the US Department of Labor showed the consumer price index rose 0.4% in September and 8.2% from a year ago.

The Mountain West states, including Utah, continued to experience the nation’s highest regional inflation in September, rising 9.6% year over year.

Inflation is the top concern for voters as they head to the polls on Nov. 8 – early voting has begun in some states – in an election that will determine whether Democrats retain their narrow majority in Congress.

The four Republican congressmen from Utah facing Democratic challengers are unlikely to lose their seats. GOP Sen. Mike Lee has made inflation the focus of his campaign as he tries to fend off fierce competition from independent Evan McMullin.

Biden is releasing 15 million barrels of oil from the country’s strategic reserves to drive down gas prices, a move some see as a game to boost Democrats’ chances at the polls.

“It’s not politically motivated at all” Biden told reporters Wednesday. He said it’s to make sure there’s oil to produce enough gas in the United States, while moving to provide alternative energy.

A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute poll found that 63% of Utahns disapprove of Biden’s performance on his handling of the economy, including nearly half who strongly disapprove. Only 36% approve, while 2% don’t know.

The disapproval rate rises to 77% among survey voters who identified as Republicans. Only 18% of self-identified Democrats in the poll disapprove of Biden’s work on the economy, while 73% approve.

The poll also showed that a large majority of workers at all income levels disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy.

Dan Jones & Associates conducted the survey of 801 registered Utah voters from October 3-6. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.

Biden’s economic advisers told him last week that the United States remains in a strong position to bring down inflation and maintain a resilient labor market, despite global economic challenges associated with inflation around the world. Biden’s economic plan also continues to position the US economy for stronger growth and investment, according to the White House.

The economy is likely a factor in the president’s poor approval rating in Utah, though it has been weak throughout his tenure, including below 30% earlier this year.

The new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute poll shows 37% of voters in the state approve of Biden’s performance in the White House while 59% disapprove.


Utahns give Biden lower ratings than Americans overall. As of Wednesday, Biden had an approval rating of 42.3% and a disapproval mark of 53.2% nationally, according to the FiveThirtyEight poll average.

In the Utah survey, 87% of Democrats approve of the president’s job performance, compared to 21% of Republicans. Respondents who identified as conservative overwhelmingly disapprove, while self-identified liberals overwhelmingly approve. Moderates were right in the middle, with 50% approving of Biden’s job in the White House and 42% disapproving.

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Bridge Investment Group Raises $1.74 Billion for Affordable Housing Fund II

Salt Lake City — Bridge Investment Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BRDG) (“Bridge” or the “Company”) announces the end of the fundraising for Bridge Workforce and Affordable Housing Fund II (“BWAF II” or the “Fund ), raising $1.74 billion in equity commitments, ahead of its $1.50 billion goal.

BWAF II is dedicated to the construction, preservation and rehabilitation of primarily non-governmental subsidized housing in which at least 51% of residents earn less than 80% of the area median income (“AMI”), meeting the needs of large and off-price “missing”. middle” of American tenants.

“We believe this is the largest fund ever raised exclusively dedicated to preserving affordable housing in America,” commented Rachel Diller, Co-Chief Investment Officer for Bridge’s Workforce Strategy. and affordable housing. “The United States is experiencing an affordable housing crisis, with approximately 10.5 million households paying more than 50% of their annual income for housing. Currently, 82% of our Labor and Affordable Housing residents earn less than 80% of the AMI, and more than 96% are not cost-burdened, generally defined as spending more than 30% of their rental income. »

“Our commitment to preserving and rehabilitating housing for the American workforce demonstrates our company’s ESG mission,” said Robert Morse, executive chairman of Bridge. “The infusion of dedicated on-site social and community programs that focus on life-enhancing services to each of our workforce and affordable housing assets allows us to meet the needs of a segment often neglected by the American population, while leading to more equitable outcomes.”

“Citizenship and responsibility are part of our corporate culture and core principles, and we expect to commit more than $40 million through the Bridge Community Improvement Initiative to fund programs under the pillars of Bridge to Education, Bridging the Gap to Financial Wellness and Bridge to Healthy Communities within our workforce and affordable housing portfolio,” comments Inna Khidekel, Senior Managing Director, responsible for Bridge Gives. Ms. Khidekel added: “Pre-school and after-school programs, adult education and on-site health equity create a sense of community, empowerment and tremendous energy in our communities. Using a detailed set of GIIN IRIS and UN SDG metrics, Bridge seeks to measure how our efforts drive social and economic mobility while showing the market that doing well while doing good can be mutually reinforcing.

About Bridge Investment Group

Bridge is a leading vertically integrated real estate investment manager, diversified across specialty asset classes, with approximately $42 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2022. Bridge combines its national operating platform with dedicated teams of investment professionals focused on select US real estate. real estate verticals: residential leasing, office, development, logistics properties, net leasing, real estate-backed lending, solar infrastructure and accessory technology.

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Tokenized multi-family real estate investment with a target IRR of 16.8%

A tokenized real estate investment offering is now available for a multi-family townhouse community in the Salt Lake City suburb of Ogden, Utah.

The Ranches is a 79 townhouse rental community built in 2018. It is located in an economically growing community 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City. The average home size is 1,245 square feet, and community amenities include a gym, playground, dog park, and common areas.

The symbolic investment is offered via the HoneyBricks platform with a minimum investment of $1,000.

The market

Economic growth is driving real estate demand in the region, which has seen an influx of young professionals attracted by the job market, affordable living costs and access to outdoor recreation. Ogden is expected to see a 12% increase in population, a 10.6% increase in jobs and a 12.5% ​​increase in wages over the next five years.

Investment Highlights

The community operator, Orion Real Estate Partners, plans to spend $974,000 on renovations. Planned upgrades include $6,000 per unit dedicated to kitchen upgrades and an additional $4,000 for exterior and commons upgrades. Orion expects the improvements to allow the rent to increase to a market rate of $1,950.

Orion is set to begin construction in November on a second phase of the project – an 87-unit addition to the community. A third phase is planned. The owners of the project believe that the increase in the number of units will increase the attractiveness of the asset for institutional investors when it comes up for sale.

  • Minimum investment: $1,000 (1 token)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR) target: 16.8%
  • Multiple of target equity: 1.6x
  • Target cash yield: 4.2%
  • Target investment period: three years

Case Sponsor

Orion Real Estate Partners was founded by experienced real estate operators specializing in the acquisition and management of multi-family investment projects in the western United States. Principal partners have been involved in more than $3.5 billion in transactions involving 18,000 multi-family units.

Orion manages 2,100 units valued at over $420 million. Since 2016, the group has acquired and managed 2,600 units grossing over $400 million in Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Provo, Utah; and Denver.

Learn more about HoneyBricks’ offerings at Benzinga Alternative Investments.

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Status updates on Main Street, Moda Luxe and Sundial Tower apartments

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With a downturn in the real estate market, there is a threat that projects that had been previously approved will never be built.

We reported this month that several projects across Salt Lake City that are ready for permitting, many after receiving approval from the Planning Commission and City Council, are now up for sale.

A handful of major projects are underway, including the Worthington and Astra towers. But others have yet to begin, leaving the question of whether skyline-changing buildings would be constructed.

Building Salt Lake requested updates on three downtown projects. Here’s what we discovered.

Details were released Monday of the proposed Main Street Apartment tower for downtown Salt Lake City. The tower would add 400 apartments, 40 of which would be affordable for those with a median income of between 60 and 80 percent. Rendered by Dwell Design Studio.

Main Street Apartments (Utah Theater)

Hines demolished the Utah Theater at 150 S. Main St. in April as part of its construction work for a 31-story, 400-unit residential tower.

The demolition followed a battle over the fate of the 110-year-old theatre, which also had room for other local businesses.

After years of back-and-forth with the city, Hines was given the building for free on the condition that it provide 40 affordable units for people earning between 60 and 80 percent of the area’s median income (or up to $65,550 $ per year for a couple). ). The company will also provide a publicly accessible space, which it says will go atop a three-story parking lot.

A company representative confirmed that although he has not submitted a building permit, Hines still plans to move forward.

“Hines is very committed to this project,” the rep said. “We are still working on the design process, as well as the permits. We hope to have more to say in the months to come.

In May, Hines was given another year to begin her project through a process that extends the design review approval she already got from the city. Unless something changes, expect the project to submit permits this winter, with construction following in the new year.

The Sundial Tower, the newest downtown office skyscraper, will be 23 stories high at 447 South Main. Rendered from the west, courtesy of Pickard Chilton Architects, JLL and Hines.

Sundial Tower

Hines is also behind a 22-story, 386,000-square-foot office tower at 477 S. Main, surplus land that was previously owned by Salt Lake County.

The company declined to provide much of the update on the Sundial Toweralthough he pointed out that the commercial brokerage firm JLL was active pre-rental space within the project, a move that would help determine the market feasibility for the project.

“We are currently active in the pre-lease process and have shown interest so far,” Hines said in the statement. “That’s all we can provide at the moment.”

Sundial’s construction would follow other major office projects in the capital which are sure to test demand for class A office space in the city centre.

JLL has even previously noted that the market is becoming inflated, with rising vacancy rates and growing availability of sublets. A possible recession in the coming months would throw another challenge on the pile.

Between the Post District, Industry, 95 State, 6th and Main and other offerings in the Granary that come online quarterly, time will tell if Sundial generates enough interest to see the building built.

Luxury Fashion

We first wrote about Moda Luxe’s ​​plans in 2018, when J. Fisher Companies proposed a nine-story, 220-unit building at 250 S. 200 E.

This project has gone through a journey, and it is still unclear when it will end.

Next door, the State of Utah originally sought to build a 10-story parking lot to service a two-story liquor store on Edison Street and provide a giveaway to a private developer considering a new building next door.

This garage would have been problematic for Moda Luxe, whose view would have been obstructed by a monolith to store private vehicles.

J. Fisher Companies has already cleared the land for construction, but hasn’t provided an update in years. When Building Salt Lake announced that the state would no longer be building an extremely large parking lot in the heart of the city, the company was thrilled.

“This is great news,” Owen Fisher, managing partner at J. Fisher Companies, wrote to us in an email at the time. After promising to provide an update on the building’s condition in June, Fisher Co. did not respond to repeated requests throughout the summer and fall.

The company still owns the land. But how long it will remain vacant remains a mystery.

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Taylor Anderson grew up near Chicago and headed west to study journalism at the University of Montana. He has been an editor for the Chicago Tribune, the Bend Bulletin and the Salt Lake Tribune. A move from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City opened his eyes to the importance of good urban design in building strong neighborhoods. He lives on the border of the Liberty Wells and Ballpark neighborhoods.

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Income inequality rises in California, US – The Mercury News

“The survey says” examines various rankings and dashboards judging geographic locations while noting that these ratings are best viewed as a mixture of astute interpretation and data.

Buzz: Income inequality rose in the first two years of the pandemic era in California and across the country.

Source: My trusty spreadsheet analyzed new household income data from the US Census Bureau comparing 2019 and 2021 before the pandemic. The bureau’s research tracked the gap between the highest and lowest paid workers using the geeky “Gini” measure to measure inequality.


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The last two years have not been good for the lowest paid workers. Their work tends to center on consumer service jobs at businesses disproportionately affected by the shutdowns. Or it was work that couldn’t be done remotely.

In California, a hub for leisure and hospitality jobs, income inequality rose 1% in 2019-21 as the entertainment industry suffered a slow recovery from the coronavirus chill.

In March, Southern California grocers employed by Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions scheduled strike permission votes that could signal a potential walkout at supermarket chains. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

But California was not alone, with rising income inequality in 40 states. And California’s jump was only the 29th biggest. Nationally, the income gap has increased by 0.8%, with the year 2021 marking the first jump in inequality in a decade.

The largest increases in income gaps occurred primarily in states that benefited from pandemic-era population flows. Moves were most often possible for people with money and jobs that could be done outside of the office.

Wyoming saw the biggest increase, followed by Idaho, West Virginia, Utah and Maine. Inequality improved the most in Oklahoma, Indiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire and North Dakota.


Please note that high-income inequality is not simply concentrated in high-income states, according to Gini mathematics.

Yes, well-paying California had the fifth-highest Gini inequality score in the nation in 2021. And the top three were also states with better-paying jobs — Washington, DC, New York, and Connecticut.

But No. 4 for inequality — perhaps surprisingly — was low-income Louisiana.

Incidentally, Florida had the seventh highest inequality and Texas the 17th. Both have below-average household incomes.

And the least inequality was found in high-income New Hampshire. It was just ahead of Alaska, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana.

So, let’s take a look at the extremes of household incomes in 2021. You’ll see several states have inequality headaches.

California has the sixth highest median household income in 2021 at $84,907. That was topped only by Maryland at $90,203, then DC at $90,088, Massachusetts at $89,645, New Jersey at $89,296, and New Hampshire at $88,465.

Note that Texas was No. 24 at $66,963 and Florida was No. 37 at $63,062 against $69,717 earned nationally.

The lowest incomes were found in Mississippi at $48,716, followed by West Virginia at $51,248, Louisiana at $52,087, Arkansas at $52,528, and Alabama at $53,913.

Another view

In a way, this is a case of the rich not getting poorer.

This expansion in inequality has happened in two years, while household income – adjusted for inflation – barely budged in much of the country.

California’s 0.4% drop in revenue from 2019 ranked as the 27th best performer among states. Texas was No. 33, down 1.3%. And Florida was 18th at 0.5%.

And nationally, revenues rose 0.1% in those two years.

Pandemic relocations have helped boost revenues at the state level. Vermont rose 8.5%, followed by New Hampshire at 7.1%, Arizona at 5%, South Dakota at 4.8% and Montana at 4.4%.

Conversely, significant declines in income have occurred in states facing major inequality challenges. This is further proof that falling incomes are hitting low-income households the hardest.

DC had the No. 1 drop, of 7.9%, then Wyoming, of 5.3%, Delaware, of 4.4%, Louisiana, of 3.8% and Hawaii, of 3.6% .

At the end of the line

These were two painful years for many low-paid workers. For example, service sector employers have struggled with a slow resumption of business due to coronavirus-related business limitations.

But 2022’s warm rebound for restaurants, entertainment and tourism could narrow the income gap. The growing prospect of a coming recession may also mean that any improvement in inequality could be short-lived.

Jonathan Lansner is the business columnist for the Southern California News Group. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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ViaWest and Clarion Bring Industrial Project to Salt Lake City – Commercial Real Estate Manager

The purchase of the land marks the first’s second project in the area this year.

Rendering of the ViaWest building. Image courtesy of Colliers

A partnership between Via West Group and Clarion Partners acquired 25 acres for the development of 340,000 square feet of industrial space in Salt Lake City. Gannett Enterprises sold the package.

Executive Vice President Rusty Bollow and Vice President Bobby Stevens of Necklaces represented the seller. Director Phillip Eilers with Cushman and Wakefield represented the buyer. Colliers has been chosen as the exclusive rental broker for the property.

ViaWest will develop a Class A industrial facility at the new Central Commerce Center, which will include two buildings of 100,000 and 240,000 square feet. The facilities will include 107 shared trailer spaces, 67 dock doors and nearly 380 parking spaces.

The development site is located in the northwest quadrant, close to the Bangerter Highway. The facilities will also have access to Interstates 15 and 215, as well as State Route 201. Nearby industrial users include Amazon, Costco and FedEx, among others.

The purchase of the land marks ViaWest’s second industrial venture in the area this year. In March, the company purchased an 18-acre site that already had a 37,000 square foot industrial building completed in 2016.

Elsewhere, ViaWest, in a joint venture with Nicola Wealth Real Estate, opened Advanced Industrial Park, a 335,066 square foot project in Mesa, Arizona.

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‘RHOSLC’ Cast on Friendship Fallout and Jen Shah’s Guilty Plea

Season 3 of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” has already started with a bang, and its cast promises things won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

At BravoCon, stars Lisa Barlow, Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose and Heather Gay spoke with Variety on the biggest drama of the season so far and what fans can expect in the upcoming episodes.

Jen Shah, who pleaded guilty in July to criminal fraud charges stemming from an alleged telemarketing scheme, did not attend the convention.

Two duos emerged on the red carpet: Rose/Barlow and Marks/Gay. The ladies, who have already had explosive fights in the first three episodes of the season, declined to comment on their current friendship status, but insisted their pairings on the red carpet spoke volumes about the state. things.

Read the two interviews below.


What can you tease about the rest of the season?

barlow: The biggest teaser is that I’m here with Whitney.

Pink: I like to explain it like an airplane trip where you say, “Fasten your seatbelt, because we are about to enter turbulence. We encountered turbulence.

barlow: I think the first three episodes were full of emotions. Let’s say it continues.

Lisa, you’ve been dealing with unproven accusations from Jen that you called her son the N-word.

barlow: Let’s call them fake charges. I met Jen last night and she was like, “Oh my God, give me a hug!” And I’m like, “We’re not there yet. You lied about me. We’re not in a big space right now. I was a really good friend to Jen. I was extremely supportive. And my big expectation of Jen was that she would be a friend back.

So far in the season, we’ve seen all the women trying to come together and support Jen Shah. How did you react to his guilty plea?

Pink: It was very shocking, because she shouted “Innocence, innocence, innocence.” His change in plea was shocking. We thought she would fight until the end. Not hearing from her was quite telling. When the ship sinks, you must take everyone with you.

barlow: His ship may not be heading in the same direction as ours.

Pink: We are on a life raft.

barlow: No, we are on a super yacht.

Pink: I was actually with this beauty when I discovered it.

(Rose taps “The Real Housewives of Potomac” star Gizelle Bryant on the shoulder and she joins the conversation.)

Pink: I walked into the house and the first thing you said to me was, “Tell me about Jen.

Bryant: I was all in! Do you know me.

barlow: How do you feel about that?

Bryant: She’s guilty, isn’t she? I heard she was hanging out in New York. So when will she [to jail]?

Judgment is currently scheduled for December.

Bryant: Aww. Shame!

(Bryant walks away.)

Whitney, we’ve seen you show a very vulnerable side of yourself this season, between officially leaving Mormonism and coming to terms with child abuse.

Pink: For me, I haven’t been an active member for 15 years, so that was just the straw that broke the camel’s back to close the chapter of my life. It was important for me to do that because it’s about energy. It’s me growing up.

Lisa, we’ve heard remarks about you this season involving you returning sexual favors in exchange for things like Vida Tequila promotion or courtside seats. How do you respond to that?

Barlow: I never did Vida Tequila any favors. I’ve never done a sexual favor for our brands. I do not need it. We make amazing and beautiful products. It was so weird to me and so weird. It was all so crazy. It was hurtful to hear.

Pink: I think we should clarify one thing. The rumor didn’t start like that. It started when Meredith came to my house and said “game favors”. The two are unrelated.

barlow: What ended up happening was that Whitney had heard something else that wasn’t true, and Meredith had gone house to house telling everyone about “My marriage isn’t right, my business isn’t.” not.”

Pink: In true Whitney fashion, I delivered it in very poor timing and poor delivery.

barlow: And the rumors are false. I have never done sexual favors for Vida or Jazz tickets. Never!

Pink: Thank you for forgiving me for participating in this.

barlow: Whitney said sorry once, and that’s all it took, because I know she meant it. After watching the last episode, you’ll see that I’m grateful to Whitney, and that was a big catalyst in our relationship as well. Because if she hadn’t told me, they would have talked about it behind my back forever. So she basically stopped the bleeding, and I’m very grateful to her for that.


What can you tease about the rest of this season?

Homosexual: I have a total easter egg. I have a black eye. Can you believe it? Unfortunately, I can’t discuss it because my lawyer is a badass and won’t allow me to.

Brands: I advised her, she has no right.

Are you his lawyer?

Brands: Maybe.

Homosexual: Meredith Marks, squire. She orders me to invoke my Fifth Amendment right.

Meredith, can you tease something?

Brands: Not about the black eye. It is now privileged.

Homosexual: Lawyer-client.

Brands: There is a lot of chaos. You already see in this week’s episode. It was really frantic. It’s the kind of vibe that goes forward. Maybe not at this level all the time. It’s tumultuous and traumatic. These are my two T’s in a pod.

We’ve seen each of you deal with big conflicts so far this season: Heather with Whitney and Meredith with Lisa. Where are you now ?

Homosexual: [Gesturing to Marks] Well, we’re best friends. So that answers you.

We’ve seen you show your support for Jen Shah so far in the season as she goes through a tough time. Now the guilty plea has taken place. Looking back, does this new information change any of those feelings?

Homosexual: It didn’t change my feelings looking back. It just changed my double-down on the bracket going forward because it was a huge surprise. Obviously, anyone who loves or knows Jen would realize how colossal it would be to plead guilty. And that in itself is something you need friends to back you up for.

Brands: It was very surprising and shocking. It wasn’t something that I don’t think any of us had anticipated, this close to his trial, in particular. No, it didn’t change anything in the past because now we’re looking forward to what she’s dealing with. And that’s a lot. It’s intense. These are things you never wish on your worst enemy, but on your friends. You just have to move on.

These interviews have been edited and condensed.

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Republicans ride out midterm crime wave worries

In the final weeks of the midterm election season, Republicans up and down the ballot are scrambling to turn worries about a crime wave into a red wave.

While the GOP finds a windfall in focusing on public safety and tying anarchy to Democrat policies, Democrats are forced to play defense.

“Crime is skyrocketing in Illinois. But Democrat Eric Sorensen supports the anti-police movement,” said an ad by Republican Esther Joy King in Illinois’ 17th congressional district. Sorensen, the Democratic candidate , wrote an op-ed this week titled: “We need to fund the police properly.”

Mehmet Oz, the Republican Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, hammered Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman for his record of making pardons and commutations more accessible. Fetterman said Republicans have misrepresented his positions, adding that while he agrees with a statement that a third of state inmates could be released without a threat to public safety, he does not want to release them all. .

And for New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who was the victim of an attempted stabbing in July, a shooting last week outside his Long Island home while his two teenage daughters were at home punctuated a main theme of this campaign. .

“Like so many New Yorkers, crime has literally made its way to our front door,” Zeldin wrote in a statement.

As inflation and economic issues remain at the top of voters’ minds, Republican operatives say crime and a sense of unease about overall security are hitting midterm voters — and Republicans have an edge over the question.

A Monmouth University poll from Sept. 21-25 released last week found that 72% of adults polled said crime was extremely or very important to the federal government, just behind inflation at 82%.

Pew Research also found in a survey in early August that 60% of registered voters said violent crime was very important to their vote in the 2022 congressional elections, coming in third after the economy, at 77%, and the firearms policy, with 62%.

And a Morning Consult poll from Oct. 7-9 shows why the issue is so potent for Republicans this year: While a 62% majority said crime and policing are key to their midterm decision, ranking third behind the economy and national security, only 31% of voters believed the Biden administration was making crime a top priority.

Another September 23-October. 3 A Reuters poll found that more voters think Republicans are in a better position to deal with crime than Democrats, 39% to 30%.

Republicans have long run on law and order. But the mass protests over racial justice and policing that sparked riots have raised awareness and helped make crime a significant issue in the 2020 election. And as crime rates have risen, it is remained at the forefront of GOP messaging.

The murder rate has skyrocketed in 2020, according to federal crime statistics — covering both red and blue states and cities. Estimates of national crime statistics from AH Datalytics and the Council on Criminal Justice reveal that murder rates have fallen slightly over the past two years, but are still much higher than they were before the pandemic of COVID-19. But analyzes show that other types of crime, such as theft and burglary, are on the rise.

Local reporting on crime in communities have become a regular part of the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) rapid response effort, with the RNC Research Twitter account frequently sharing excerpts from evening newscasts of crime cases.

“From Philadelphia to Albuquerque to Atlanta, Americans are spooked by what they see on the evening news,” said RNC deputy communications director Nathan Brand. “Violent crime is on the rise in Democratic-run cities, and families know Democratic politicians are to blame. Ultimately, Democrats can’t get past their tough-on-crime agenda, voters worry about their safety, and the midterm elections will be determined by who has the strongest public safety message.

Democrats are working to correct their missteps in the 2020 election. After Democrats lost House seats in 2020 even as they won the White House and Senate, House Democrats were reeling by Republican ads using images of Democrats calling for “defund the police”.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign arm of House Democrats, sent a memo to candidates in March with advice for directly responding to Republican attacks on crime and police defunding, setting out its own position and point to Democratic actions to strengthen law enforcement — while leaving candidates the option to say they support “common sense reform.”

Last month, before lawmakers left for an election season recess, the House passed a set of Democratic bills allocating federal grants to law enforcement. The move came after months of negotiations with progressive members of the party. The grants would support small forces, technology to help resolve cold cases, training mental health professionals to respond to certain cases, and coordinated community violence initiatives.

“House Democrats have provided billions of dollars through the US bailout and through COPS grants to keep families safe by funding local police departments. Republicans voted against defunding the police. Instead of working to keep families safe, they run misleading ads about Democrats to scare Americans into a plot to seize power for themselves,” DCCC spokesman Chris Taylor said in a statement. a statement.

During a debate last week, Representative Tim Ryan, a Democratic candidate for the Ohio Senate, aimed to reverse Republican JD Vance’s attacks on crime, referring to Vance sharing a link to raise money for people charged with crimes in connection with the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. .

“Can you imagine a guy saying with one side of his mouth that he’s pro-cop and the other side of his mouth that he’s raising money for the insurgents beating up the Capitol Police?” Ryan asked in debate.

Democratic candidates have also touted the support of law enforcement officials in campaign ads.

In New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, retired Luna County Sheriff Raymond Cobos appeared in an ad for Democratic candidate Gabe Vasquez and highlighted his city council‘s votes to fund enforcement. the law.

But that hasn’t stopped the GOP attacks.

The Congressional Leadership Fund, a PAC aligned with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), followed up with an ad this month accusing Vasquez of misrepresenting his position. He pointed to an anonymous 2020 local press interview that Vasquez gave, in which he said, “It’s not just about defunding the police, it’s about defunding a system.”

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Democratic Representative Nicholas Mitchell seeks 2nd House Congressional District Speaker – St George News


Nicholas Mitchell, photo and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Nicholas Mitchell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE- Seeking to defeat the longtime Republican House seat, Nicholas Mitchell will represent the Democratic Party as the candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He is on the ballot for the November general election.

Mitchell is a small business owner and self-proclaimed inventor and scientist based in Salt Lake City. Originally from California, Mitchell attended Timpview High School in Provo and served a mission in the Philippines for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mitchell enrolled at the University of Utah and joined the college football team.

St. George News asked Mitchell several questions regarding his run for Congress. His responses are transcribed below.

Why do you think you are the right candidate for the job?

I am the right candidate because I have ideas and concrete solutions to solve the problems we are currently facing. Science doesn’t solve everything, but for me science is a thinking process, so I use it in all the tasks of my life. Some might say I’m a bit too methodical at times, but I think it’s a good way to deal with whatever problem you’re facing.

What are the most pressing issues for you?

Make health care truly affordable, workers’ rights and the environment ever popular.

With people struggling financially due to inflation, what do you think of federal aid programs?

I’m not independently wealthy at all. In fact, I rent where I live. I feel this inflation as badly as everyone else. Many politicians use this as a talking point, that it’s a party’s fault that inflation is so bad. To that, I say, what prevents you from introducing a sensible bill to find a solution? Complaining about a problem is not a solution.

As far as federal aid, or money given to the public to help those who are below the poverty line – which I’m not ashamed to admit, I’m below the poverty line in this moment – I don’t know how well it works. When we compare (federal aid) to PPP loans, it didn’t do much, and there was a lot of fraud with big business. If we were going to do anything with a federal aid program, there would have to be a verification process to ensure that fraud would not be so prevalent in a stimulus package.

As water shortages and drought become major concerns in Utah, especially in the southern regions of the region, what is the role of the federal government in securing water rights for the state?

I pride myself on doing my own research and finding solutions. This is a matter over which the federal government only has control over the Colorado River Compact. Everything else is done at the national and local level.

When it comes to the federal level and the Colorado River Compact, I hate the mentality of all legislatures that they have to guarantee our state’s rights because our state is the most important. We have to approach this with a completely different attitude, that we are in the same boat and that we have to work together. It’s really frustrating to watch. Once the Colorado River runs dry, the Southwest will be unlivable. We need to conserve water on a scale we have never seen. We can do a lot to save water, and we must.

Of the many social issues being discussed in the country, such as gun laws and gender identity, what do you think are the most important for the everyday Utahn to address?

Extreme partisanship — it divides the country. That’s part of the reason I decided to run. Nobody wants to work together in Washington to come together to solve the problems that hurt people. (Legislatures) are willing to go to such extremes to prove a point. It’s crazy for me.

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Dallas’ new residential tower near Highland Park opens

Dallas’ newest high-rise rental community has opened.

The 20-story Novel Turtle Creek residential tower is located just south of Highland Park near Avondale and Oak Lawn Avenues.

A project of Crescent Communities, the 206-unit luxury apartment building at 4251 Irving Avenue is already over 50% leased.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to bring a new community to such a charming and beloved Dallas neighborhood,” Meaghan Kroener Janson, Texas Regional Director of Multifamily Development for Crescent Communities, said in a statement. “There has been tremendous interest in the community we have developed.”

The 20-story Novel Turtle Creek in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas just opened and is over 50% leased.(Contributing Communities / Crescent)

WDG Architecture, 505 Design TBG Partners and Vignette Interior Design were the team that designed the new tower.

Rogers-O’Brien Construction was the general contractor.

Novel Turtle Creek offers 24-hour concierge services, a fifth-floor pool and outdoor deck, fitness center, residents’ lounge, and pet facilities.

There are also two guest suites in the building.

Rents for the building start at nearly $3,000 per month for the smaller units.

The Oak Lawn Tower is Crescent Communities’ third recent luxury multifamily project in Dallas.

The developer built the 302 Bishop Arts apartments that opened in 2020 in North Oak Cliff and the 231-unit Novel Deep Ellum completed in 2019 just east of downtown.

These two properties have been sold to investors.

North Carolina-based Crescent Communities continues to have $7.6 billion in residential and commercial investment and development under construction across the country.

The real estate company has offices in Charlotte, Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

The 20-story Novel Turtle Creek in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas just opened and is more...
The 20-story Novel Turtle Creek in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas just opened and is over 50% leased.(Contributing Communities / Crescent)
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Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City 2022 Utah: Dinner, Turkey to Go

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to eat, drink, and be grateful. Looking for Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City 2022? This article covers Thanksgiving dinner in Salt Lake City, restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City as well as takeout turkey and food.

Thanksgiving in the United States this year is Thursday, November 24.

Please contact me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media if you are a restaurant that wants to be featured. Provide full details of your holiday offer in your message. For faster processing, please provide a ready-to-copy-and-paste excerpt as a paragraph in a format similar to the restaurants featured below.

This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to present as much as I can, but that’s certainly not all there is. If your favorite restaurant isn’t listed, contact them to see what they offer.

Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City 2022

Eight Settlers Distillery

Eight Settlers Distillery offers a Thanksgiving buffet for $60 adults and $25 children.

  • Herb roast turkey
  • Pineapple Whiskey Glazed Ham
  • classic sauce
  • Orange Cranberry Sauce
  • Apple Cinnamon Sauce
  • Mushroom stuffing
  • roasted Brussels sprouts
  • whipped potatoes
  • Savory Sweet Potato Tart
  • Squash and spinach salad
  • Cinnamon butter buns
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Fresh apple pie

Romano’s Grilled Macaroni

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Fashion Square and join them for a traditional holiday feast. They will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will serve a special three-course turkey dinner with all the trimmings for $34 per person ($17 for kids). They will also serve a dinner menu full of signature items.

Online Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Services

Omaha Steaks

You can create your own ready-to-cook Thanksgiving dinner with Omaha Steaks. They ship nationwide or you can pick them up at the location closest to you. They offer turkeys, hams and roasts.

Some of the packages they offer include:

  • Personalized Thanksgiving Party for 4
  • Build your own Thanksgiving for 6
  • Build Your Own Thanksgiving for 8
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Feast
  • Homestyle ham and turkey dinner
  • Cozy Traditional Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Ham Feast
  • Whole turkey basted
  • Whole smoked turkey
  • Turkey roll
  • Spiral sliced ​​ham

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma has a number of Thanksgiving Items including homemade sides or the whole feast that can be reheated and served.

Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City 2022: Dinner, Takeout Turkey, Restaurants

Their Deluxe Thanksgiving Dinner ($299.95) includes the following:

  • 12-14 lbs. Willie Bird Pre-Saved & Seasoned Whole Organic Turkey
  • Truffle mashed potatoes
  • corn pudding
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Cheesy Jalapeño Bread Stuffing
  • Asparagus cream and gruyere custard
  • Brussels Sprouts Pancetta Gratin

Simply cook the turkey as usual, then pop the side dishes in the oven for an easy route to a fabulous feast.

Harry and David

Harry & David has a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast ($249.99) that can be shipped to you:

Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City 2022: Dinner, Takeout Turkey, Restaurants

The menu includes:

  • Oven-roasted turkey ready to heat (10 lbs)
  • Apple Sausage Stuffing (1 lb 14 oz)
  • Green beans with black truffle and almonds (1 lb)
  • Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes (1 lb 15 oz)
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake [New York-style pumpkin layered cheesecake] (2 books)
  • Classic Turkey Sauce (13.5 oz)
  • Spicy Cranberry Chutney (1 lb)

home cook

home cookthe leading meal solutions company with a presence in both retail and online, is launching a slew of holiday meals for home cooks who want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time creating memories.

Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City 2022: Dinner, Takeout Turkey, Restaurants

From Thanksgiving through the end of the year, Home Chef serves up seasonal dishes everyone will enjoy in meal kits and heat-and-eat formats — proving that eating during the holidays can be tasty. and easy.

During Thanksgiving week, order tasty fall recipes including:

  • Main Course: Turkey Breast Roast ($49.50, serves 6)
  • Sides ($15.98 each; 6 servings): White Cheddar & Sage Biscuits, NEW Sweet Potato Casserole, NEW Adult Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes Topped with Bacon, Cheddar & Scallion, and Brussels sprouts with caramelized onion and maple glaze
  • Desserts (portion sizes vary): NEW Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet ($7.98) and Crispy Apple Cake ($5.98)

Home Chef’s Thanksgiving Meal Kits will be available to order online at starting October 14 and orders must be placed by noon CT November 18.

beloved season to eat of Home Chef are also available at Kroger Family stores nationwide to order ahead, pick up, heat up and have on the table in no time.

Home Chef offers in-store vacation packages that serve four to eight people – entrees, sides and desserts included.

These bountiful bundles are the menu for you, and they’re also easy to wear, with options for a variety of gathering sizes and budgets.

Delicious in-store meals* from Thanksgiving to the end of the holidays include:

  • Main courses: Home Chef boneless turkey, Home Chef boneless ham, Butterball turkey with bone, Smoked Butterball turkey with bone, Home Chef ham with bone and prime rib
  • Accompaniments: spinach and cream cheese, old-fashioned bread stuffing, creamy au gratin potatoes, broccoli rice casserole, green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé, cornbread vinaigrette, turkey sauce, mashed potatoes and hawaiian king rolls
  • Desserts: bread pudding with salted caramel sauce and pumpkin pie

In-store orders for Heat and Eat Home Chef holiday meals and packages can be placed online hereby phone or in person at select Kroger Family stores across the country, beginning with Thanksgiving orders on November 2.

Thanksgiving orders must be placed by November 22 and final holiday orders must be placed by December 22.

DIY Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City 2022 Meal Ideas

Tips for Holiday Entertainment

Here are some tips on holiday entertainment, including tips on charcuterie boards, how to cook the perfect turkey like a chef, and virtual party ideas.

List of Thanksgiving dishes

Here is a list of Thanksgiving foods to help you prepare or inspire you for your Thanksgiving celebration. You’ll find ideas for main courses, stuffing, vegetables, salads, desserts and more.

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Check out these Thanksgiving quotes and messages to show your gratitude to your loved ones this holiday season.

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The county will receive an injection of federal funds

$2 Billion in Additional ARPA Funds Benefit Counties and Tribes on Public Lands

Christmas came early in Millard County.

Officials announced an imminent infusion of windfall federal funds — to the tune of nearly $8 million over two years — directly into the county’s general fund, with no strings attached on how the money should be spent.

Commissioner Dean Draper announced the surprise endowment at the regular committee meeting last week.

“I’m thrilled to report a big boost to the economy of Millard County as a whole with funds coming into the general fund that we hadn’t anticipated,” he said in a statement. announcing the news.

He credited the efforts of Democratic Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who in 2021 requested an additional $2 billion in COVID relief spending under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to benefit only rural forest communities. and Native American tribes. Counties with large tracts of public land that receive payments in lieu of taxes from the federal government have been specifically targeted with $1.5 billion in new spending. Tribal governments will have access to an additional $500 million in new spending under a new “economic stabilization” vehicle.

Draper said he received a letter the previous week from county lobbyist in Washington, DC, Robert K. Weidner, notifying officials of the estimated windfall.

Draper read the letter while making the announcement.

“Based on the information you provided to me, Millard County should be eligible for nearly $4 million in Sec. 605 funds (605 is the section of ARPA authorizing the expenditures) that the Oregon Senator , Ron Wyden, offered as part of the original Covid relief bill in 2021. As you know, I worked with Wyden and the Treasury Department on this for over a year on behalf of the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, of which Millard County is a member.

Draper said Millard County is expected to receive more funding from the program than any other county in Utah except San Juan. He said the county’s allocation was based on the amount of public land within its borders as well as the economic status of its population.

“The factor that brought us here was not just our LTIP payments, but our economic situation. There are three or four counties that will get about $3 million a year, but we’re double what most counties and sometimes four or five times more on that allocation that’s given to us. It’s a real bargain,” he said.

Draper said Millard County’s allocation will be $3,949,200 for the 2022 budget year and the same amount again in the 2023 budget year. next year from November.

Draper said there is only one specific restriction on the funds, which is that they cannot be spent to lobby Congress.

Sheri Dearden, the county treasurer, said the original legislation was still intended only for public land counties. And it stayed that way — a rarity in Washington these days — through the whole process, she said. Dearden Confirmed Recipients have broad discretion over how the funds are used, similar to how other general funds are used. She said new spending can include anything from maintaining or expanding public services, investing in infrastructure or facilitating economic development, improving health outcomes or transitioning communities to clean energy, increasing the size of the government workforce or improving service delivery, for example through investments in technology infrastructure and the like, she says.

Draper made some suggestions regarding budget allocations for one-time funds. He said one idea is to use the funds to better manage the sheriff’s fleet of vehicles by leasing all new equipment rather than buying and maintaining vehicles on a piecemeal basis, as is mostly done today. today.

“I think that would drive down costs in the years to come,” Draper said.

Draper also said the landfill needed a big piece of machinery, a compactor, which costs up to $1.2 million – landfill workers were praised at a recent meeting by commissioners for maintaining diligently equipment that had long outlived its life expectancy.

Draper said some of the funds could be earmarked for signing bonuses to attract new deputies — Sheriff Richard Jacobson says there are currently about seven to nine vacancies among sworn and unsworn positions within the sheriff’s office.

A county budget workshop meeting is scheduled for this week where these unexpected funds will no doubt be on everyone’s mind.

Sheriff Jacobson said he was pleasantly surprised by the news.

“I think if used wisely, it can make a huge difference to the sheriff’s office, in terms of compensation, recruitment and retention, and equipment needs,” he said. .

County officials have warned for years about the impact on public finances from the writedown of Intermountain Power’s assets – Intermountain Power is the county’s largest taxpayer. The depreciation combined with an inordinate number of tax protests from centrally assessed businesses inside the county has created a perfect tax storm for taxpayers, who have seen property taxes rise precipitously in recent years to make up for fiscal holes left by the decline in revenues generated by the industry. , especially PPI.

The next two years, in fact, were to see a further tightening of public finances with the replacement of the Intermountain coal-fired power plant with a new natural gas and hydrogen plant. All county spending not mandated by state law — think recreational facilities and services — is expected to see significant cuts in the near future, officials have previously warned.

It’s not until new taxes are levied on new Intermountain assets that taxpayers and the county budget should see significant relief, officials also said.

That equation changes dramatically, however, with $8 million in windfall federal funds available to spend.

“He came at the right time during our budgeting process to reflect that,” Draper said.

Commissioner Evelyn Warnick said she was thrilled to see how the funds will help the county.

“Wow. That’s pretty cool,” she said.

Draper and Warnick both lost primary elections to retain their seats after Jan. 1. Warnick lost to Vicki Lyman and Draper was beaten by Trevor Johnson in his Republican contest.

Lyman does not have a challenger in November. Johnson faces another political neophyte in Fillmore’s Johny Munoz, who is running on the United Utah ticket.

The new commissioners were previously expected to inherit several complex budget headaches, including an ongoing series of tax disputes with Intermountain Power, which is notable since both Lyman and Johnson are employees of the power producer. .

However, the new commissioners now find themselves in a position to enjoy a much softer landing when they take office next year.

Draper said he previously knew the county was in line to receive funding from Wyden’s effort — the commissioner sits on the National Association of Counties’ public lands steering committee, which backed the spending proposal. Wyden – but he had no idea how many.

He said that working with his two commission colleagues, he believes the county will now achieve two or three years of continued financial stability from the funding.

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Why Jen Shah’s Fraud Conviction Is Delayed – ‘RHOSLC’ Star’s Case Updated

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityJen Shah’s sentencing in her federal fraud case has been postponed.

According to court documents obtained by Page Six, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams filed a letter Thursday, Oct. 6, asking that Shah’s sentencing be moved from Nov. 18, 2022, to Dec. 15, 2022.

This was reportedly requested due to a “scheduling conflict on the part of several members of the government team”.

Judge Sidney H. Stein approved the request soon after, per Page Six.

The fraud conviction of ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City‘ star Jen Shah has been postponed.
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Newsweek contacted Shah’s representatives for comment.

The Bravo star was arrested in Utah while filming season 2 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City in March 2021, with his then assistant, Stuart Smith.

The pair have been accused of participating in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded “hundreds” of people, many over the age of 55, by selling “prospect lists” for fictitious business opportunities.

Shah pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a New York court on July 11. She could face up to 30 years in prison.

In a July 11 statement, Shah’s lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, said Newsweek“Ms. Shah is a good woman who has crossed a line. She accepts full responsibility for her actions and deeply apologizes to all those who have been hurt. Ms. Shah is also sorry for disappointing her husband, her children, family, friends and supporters. . Jen pleaded guilty because she wants to pay her debt to society and put this ordeal behind her and her family.”

Smith also pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

Jen Shah
Jen Shah was arrested in March 2021 while filming Season 2 of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”
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Shah starred in The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City since debuting in 2020 and in Season 3 episodes that have already aired, Shah has stated that she is innocent in the fraud case.

The 49-year-old, who has two sons, said in a confessional interview during the September 28 season premiere: “I’m not going to take a plea deal when I’m not guilty. I’m innocent .”

The episodes caused confusion among fans who were left puzzled by the timeline of events due to Shah’s protests of his innocence despite his guilty plea.

As previously reported, season 3 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake Citywhich is currently airing, had completed filming before Shah pleaded guilty in July.

After the plea was entered, producers reportedly captured new footage, including reactions from Shah’s co-stars Lisa Barlow, Meredith Marks, Heather Gay and Whitney Rose. These reactions will be shown later in the season.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 3 airs on Bravo on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. The previous two seasons are available to stream on Peacock.

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Jen Shah, pictured with husband Sharrieff Shah, and her legal case will be a major storyline in ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ season 3.
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Intermountain will begin demolishing the Sears building this week

The Sears building collapses.

The longtime anchor in a sea of ​​parking lots is set to be demolished in a secret new development by Intermountain Healthcare, which owns most of the 10-acre block between 700 and 800 South, State and Main streets.

Hospital officials confirmed the impending demolition but declined to provide further details on what is planned to replace the building.

However, a source said Building Salt Lake staff at Intermountain were told late last month that the hospital planned to build a new hospital on the site by 2026.

The hospital would have 280 beds, the source said, which is more than the existing LDS hospital but smaller than Intermountain-Murray and the University of Utah Hospital.

Intermountain officials haven’t confirmed their plans, except to say they want a more central facility.

It seems increasingly likely that the health care provider is planning to replace the LDS hospital in the Avenues with a separate hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

The Sears building is approximately 112,000 square feet and sits on a 6-acre parcel of land. It’s unclear whether a potential hospital would sit in a sea of ​​parking lots, like Intermountain Hospital in Murray, or continue building the urban core south of downtown.

Past plans

The Colmena Group had planned to develop the site in four phases, starting with the southeast corner of the block facing State and 800 South.

The first building, dubbed the Pier, would have included an 11-story, 131-foot mixed-use building with 300 housing units, 400 parking spaces on four levels, and potentially space for a food co-op.

This would have brought a substantial amount of housing and commercial space to an area adjacent to the city center which has attracted developers in recent years.

But IHC’s email makes it clear that it plans to develop the site into a medical facility.

Intermountain’s Wall said “the location provides convenient access to everyone we serve in the Salt Lake Valley, patients from other parts of Utah and other states.”

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Taylor Anderson grew up near Chicago and headed west to study journalism at the University of Montana. He has been an editor for the Chicago Tribune, the Bend Bulletin and the Salt Lake Tribune. A move from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City opened his eyes to the importance of good urban design in building strong neighborhoods. He lives on the border of the Liberty Wells and Ballpark neighborhoods.

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Stackline Relocates and Expands Seattle Footprint to Nearly 60,000 Square Feet in Sublease Agreement

Seattle, WA (October 10, 2022) – Newmark announces that it has signed a 58,024 square foot sublease at the F5 Tower on behalf of Stackline, a Seattle-headquartered retail intelligence and software company. The company plans to occupy the space in January 2023 and will move and expand from its current 20,046 square foot space in Met Park East.

“As Stackline’s product ecosystem and customer base grows, our footprint also grows,” said Michael Lagoni, CEO of Stackline. “We are excited to expand to Seattle, a move that will allow us to further grow the business and add more members to our operations.”

Stackline will occupy floors 26, 27 and 28 of the F5 tower, located at 801 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle. The space is fully furnished and features panoramic Puget Sound views, peripheral workstations, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an interior staircase connecting all three floors.

Newmark manager Brody O’Keefe represented the sub-tenant, Stackline, in the lease negotiations.

“We are thrilled to have worked with Stackline to find a space that meets their business needs, accommodates growth, and provides their employees with unobstructed views of the Puget Sound,” O’Keefe said. “This is one of the largest lease extensions in Seattle since the pandemic began, a testament to the company’s success.”

According to Newmark Research, the Puget Sound office market remained on hold for the third quarter of 2022, amid economic hesitation and uncertainty surrounding return-to-work plans. There remain 6.1 million square feet of active tenant requirements in the area, with a focus on smaller footprints and a flight to quality to entice employees back to collaborate in the office. While the coming quarters will show how quickly the region recovers, the overall outlook for Puget Sound remains encouraging.

About Stackline

On a mission to power the future of commerce by bringing brands and customers closer together, Stackline is the first full-funnel connected commerce platform for the world’s most innovative brands. Business leaders, product innovators, performance marketers, and financial firms trust Stackline as the single source of business truth. Powered by proprietary neural networks and deep learning systems, Stackline’s market insights, revenue metrics, behavioral data, and autonomous features create the actions that determine success or failure. Founded in 2014 in Seattle, Stackline employs more than 250 connected commerce professionals creating value for more than 4,000 global brands. Stackline currently has offices in Seattle, New York, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, and London.

About Newmark

Newmark Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK), together with its subsidiaries (“Newmark”), is a global leader in commercial real estate, seamlessly powering every phase of the property lifecycle. Newmark’s full range of services and products are uniquely tailored to each client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, and startups to blue chip enterprises. Combining the platform’s global reach with market intelligence in established and emerging real estate markets, Newmark delivers superior service to clients across all industries. Newmark generated nearly $3.2 billion in revenue for the twelve months ending June 30, 2022. Newmark company-owned offices, along with its business partners, operate from approximately 170 offices with more than 6,500 professionals worldwide.

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Republican-led states pull over $1 billion from BlackRock, raise concerns over ESG strategies

A series of Republican states announced they were withdrawing their investments in the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, over concerns about the company’s decision to adopt environmental, social and environmental investment strategies. governance (ESG).

In an interview with the Financial Times, South Carolina state treasurer Curtis Loftis said he would withdraw $200 million from BlackRock by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder told the company last week that the state would withdraw $794 million in investments from the company, citing its promotion of “demonstrably anti-fossil fuel policies” that ” destroy Louisiana’s economy.”

“As a result, the Louisiana Treasury will liquidate all of BlackRock’s investments by the end of 2022. To date, we have disposed of $560 million. We are making a strategic divestment over a period of time so that state money is not lost to our citizens,” Schroder wrote (pdf), Oct. 5, to Laurence Fink, CEO of BlackRock.

“When complete, this divestiture will reflect $794 million that will no longer be entangled in BlackRock’s money market funds, mutual funds, or exchange-traded funds (ETFs).”

The stock symbol for BlackRock is displayed at the closing bell of the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in New York on July 14, 2017. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images)

Utah Treasurer Marlo Oaks announced in September that he had liquidated $100 million in BlackRock funds and transferred those funds to different asset managers, while Arkansas State Treasurer Dennis Milligan reportedly withdrew $125 million in March.

New York-based BlackRock, which manages $10 trillion in assets, is one of the most powerful entities in the world.

The company also has significant stakes in a significant number of companies in the United States and around the world, including Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, and, given its huge holdings, therefore wields great influence in determining policy. of these companies.

However, the asset manager has come under increasing criticism from Republican lawmakers who have accused it of placing its political agenda above client interests and profits.

In September, 19 Republican-leaning state attorneys general sent a letter (pdf) to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink challenging his company’s “reliance on environmental, social and governance investment criteria over earnings.” shareholders in the management of state pension funds.

ESG investing is a set of standards used by a company in the investment decision-making process to measure sustainable and ethical impacts.

“BlackRock’s past public engagements indicate that it has used citizen assets to pressure companies to comply with international agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, that mandate the phasing out of fossil fuels. , raise energy prices, drive inflation and weaken the national security of the United States,” the attorneys general wrote in their letter.

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink attends the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, Feb. 8, 2017. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo)

BlackRock issues rebuttal

Last week, the investment firm published a new page on its official website titled “Energy Investing: Setting the Record Straight”, in which it states that “the energy industry plays a crucial role in the economy and, on behalf of our clients, BlackRock has invested $170 billion in US public energy companies, including pipelines and power generation facilities.

“Despite these investments, BlackRock has recently been accused of ‘boycotting’ oil and gas companies. We are setting the record straight on our focus on energy investing, our responsibilities to our customers and how we view climate risk,” the page reads.

The firm noted that its priority is to “fulfill our commitment to the financial interests of our clients” and that it does not “dictate how clients should invest”, but that it believes that “companies that better manage their exposure to climate risk and capitalizing on opportunities will generate better long-term financial results.

“We have made no commitments or promises to meet environmental standards that limit our ability to invest our clients’ money on their behalf in accordance with their objectives,” the company added.

BlackRock lost $1.7 trillion of its customers’ money in the first half of 2022, which the company attributed to rising inflation, interest rates and general market carnage. The trillion-dollar loss is the largest amount of money ever lost by a single company in a six-month period, according to Bloomberg.

Katabella Roberts


Katabella Roberts is a news writer for The Epoch Times, focusing primarily on U.S., global, and business news.

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Minnesota, Salt Lake, Orlando and Cincinnati reach MLS playoffs

Nashville’s German striker Hany Mukhtar won Major League Soccer’s Golden Boot for the 2022 season with a league-best 23 goals

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Real Salt Lake, Minnesota United, FC Cincinnati and Orlando City grabbed the Major League Soccer playoff spots on Sunday with victories on the final day of the regular season.

The table was settled with Los Angeles FC winning the regular season crown and the Western Conference title at 21-9 with four draws for 67 points.

It was the same total as Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia, who lost the overall title in a tiebreaker with the most wins after a 19-5-10 campaign that s ended with a 4-0 shutout for Toronto.

LAFC ended the regular season with a 1-0 home loss to Nashville.

Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar won the MLS Golden Boot as the season’s top scorer, with the German striker scoring 23 during the campaign.

Playoff chases came down to the final decision day matches, with Cincinnati securing a spot as Brazil forward Brenner Souza da Silva’s hat-trick propelled a 5-2 triumph at MLS doormat DC United.

Derrick Etienne’s 38th-minute goal gave Columbus the lead in Orlando, but Brazilian midfielder Junior Urso equalized in the 56th minute and Uruguayan Fecundo Torres scored the winning penalty in the 86th minute to carry Orlando City to victory and the final berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs by two. crew points.

In the West, Minnesota grabbed the sixth seed with a 2-0 win at home over Vancouver thanks to goals from Argentine forward Franco Fragapane in the 17th minute and Mexico’s Jonathan Gonzalez in the 77th. .

In Salt Lake City, Real earned goals from Venezuelan Jefferson Savarino and Americans Rubio Mendez and Bode Hidalgo as they beat Portland 3-1 for the final Western Conference spot.

The MLS playoffs begin next Saturday.

In the East, Philadelphia will have a first-round bye to the conference semifinals, where the union will meet either Cincinnati or the New York Red Bulls.

The East’s other first-round games send Inter Miami against New York and Orlando against Montreal.

In the West, LAFC gets the bye to the conference semifinals and a date against Nashville or the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Other West first-round games find Dallas facing Minnesota and Austin facing Real Salt Lake.

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Welcome Home: Deer Valley Lookout

DEER VALLEY, Utah — Five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,843 square feet make 6633 Lookout Drive a haven of space. It offers the privacy of a luxury single-family home without the maintenance. The Lookout at Deer Valley is a highly sought after community in the Upper Deer Valley located adjacent to Silverlake Village, the homes are situated on a hillside with stunning views of Empire Canyon and Park City. Enjoy 5-star luxury services, full-time on-site staff, a clubhouse, ski valet, and conveniences at your fingertips with Stein Eriksen Lodge.

With contemporary mountain finishes, this home exudes traditional elegance and rustic tones. Its masterfully designed open floor plan will accommodate up to 13 people. This home comes with two master suites, a hot tub, steam room, two large bedrooms, two wet bars, a theater room, and a wine cellar.

Its exceptional location makes a night on the town easily accessible – shopping, dining and plenty of entertainment are just minutes away. If you choose to stay indoors, you and your guests can get cozy for the night in the lower level great room complete with foosball, pool table and card table, or enjoy a sunset over one of the many outdoor living areas.

In the summer, the Deer Valley Concert Series offers a variety of world-class musical entertainment. Hiking and biking trails, fishing, and boating are all available nearby for outdoor enthusiasts. And, of course, Deer Valley Resort is a year-round playground for skiers, hikers, mountain bikers and foodies.

Deer Valley has some of the most desirable homes in the country. The resort is truly unique in that all of the residential sites are built around the mountain, with ski trails crossing it. Deer Valley continues to woo shoppers for its top-notch amenities and world-class skiing at a more affordable price than, say, Aspen or Vail, and with Salt Lake International Airport just 40 minutes away, the convenience is second to none. .

Julie Snyder is an experienced real estate professional who serves as a lifestyle resource for clients looking to buy or sell in the Park City area, providing luxury real estate services backed by the power of a global brand. . Founder of Inhabit Park City and commercial agent at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, Julie aims to understand the needs and lifestyles of her clients before matching them with carefully selected options that meet their criteria and desires. Julie describes herself as honest, analytical and passionate. Using market data, strong negotiation skills and effective communication, Julie easily navigates Utah’s competitive real estate market. She considers herself a relocation specialist and proudly shares her deep local knowledge of the area’s schools, neighborhoods, restaurants, clubs and outdoor experiences.

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Utahns rally for reproductive rights at the Women’s March event on the steps of the Capitol

On Saturday, Democrats and activists spoke to a crowd of about 200 about reproductive health policy.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Utahns gathered on the steps of the Utah Capitol on Saturday to rally for reproductive rights.

The event, organized by Women’s March Utah 2.0, was intended to encourage a “blue wave” within Beehive State for the November midterm elections, according to its Facebook page.

Darlene McDonald, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican Representative Burgess Owens in Utah’s 4th congressional district, and State Representative Angela RomeroD-Salt Lake City, addressed a crowd of about 200 at the rally.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People pose for a photo after a rally and march at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Musician Mel Soul performs at a rally and march at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Darlene McDonald, Democratic candidate for Utah’s 4th congressional district, speaks at a rally and march for reproductive rights and health a leading question, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, October 1. 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah State Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, speaks at a rally and march for rights and health in reproduction a leading issue, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, October 8. 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A rally and march at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

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As Washington County Joins Film Ready Utah Communities, Economic Opportunities Abound – St George News

ST. GEORGE- Lights. Camera. Film Utah ready!

Robert Redford starred in The Electric Horseman, which was filmed in Washington County, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Utah Tourism Commission, St. George News

Washington County has a new designation as one of the state’s Film Ready Utah communities. And the Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office officials say the film initiative will help Southern Utah’s economy and the local university.

“We would like to see the movie industry grow in Washington County for a number of reasons,” said Joyce Kelly, international marketing manager for the Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office. “It would create local jobs, contribute to our local economy, and support our film school at Utah Tech, educate and retain students.”

The Utah Film Commission’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Christina Martin, recently announced the Film Ready Utah program. Communities that receive this designation are ready to support the filming of productions in their area with access to locations, professional crews and vendors.

Other areas awarded this title include Film Kanab, Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, Visit Ogden, Park City Film Commission, Explore Utah Valley and Salt Lake City. Other communities joining Film Ready in October include Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Davis, Emery, Garfield, Heber Valley, Juab, San Juan, Tooele, Uintah, Washington and Wayne counties.

Martin said his office is working with local areas to obtain Film Ready Utah certification to ensure they are ready to receive production requests. Sites must also have a collection of film-friendly locations listed in the Utah Filming Locations Database available at this link.

Still from the film ‘Accomplice’, starring Tyler and Cam McCaul, Virgin, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Teton Gravity Research, St. George News

“Iron County is currently working on their certification and we hope to announce them as a Film Ready Utah community in the future,” Martin said.

The Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office has supported the film industry in the past in Washington County and was optimistic about Film Ready Utah.

“The film industry will not only contribute to our local economy, but it will also help build our film school to educate and retain future filmmakers and industry workers,” Kelly said.

In the past, the Greater Zion office has assisted film, television and commercial productions. Currently, a potential movie scouting location in southern Utah is “Horizon: An American Saga,” Kevin Costner’s Period Western. Kelly said that if there were any other productions on any scale being considered, she was unaware of them.

“I can tell you that the ‘Horizon’ production is currently being scouted in Washington County, but nothing is final at this time,” Kelly said.

And if they decide to film this production in Washington County, she said the potential financial benefits would include:

  • 60-80 days of shooting in Washington County
  • Over $100 million in regional spending
  • 8,000 to 10,000 hotel nights
  • Substantial crew spending at local restaurants, shops, entertainment, and many other community businesses
  • Residents will be employed and trained by an Oscar-winning team and industry professionals
  • Setting a precedent for future cinema infrastructure
  • Support for Utah Tech University
  • Possible fixed assets ranging from land improvements to international advertising

The Utah Film Commission coordinated with city and county officials to allow more rural areas to support production filming in their areas. The Film Ready Utah designation provides a local support network and access to resources and signals to the film industry that these communities are ready to support their work.

The St. George-based Film and Media Alliance of Southern Utah said many people could outfit major productions in Washington County. They are working on a database of crews and resources for filmmakers. The non-profit organization’s mission is to inspire and nurture filmmaking talent of varying skill levels in Southern Utah through a series of events.

“We want more film activity here in town and we think this is a great place for that,” said John Pugh, co-founder of Film and Media Alliance of Southern Utah and director of the Film Festival, John Pugh. .

Pugh added that Utah Tech and Southern Utah universities have excellent film programs and students and graduates are willing to work on films.

Additionally, he said, some community professionals continue to work for studios in Los Angeles but choose to live in southern Utah.

“I think it would be nice to see more people within this community who are in the movie business come forward and speak up and say they want to see,” Pugh said.

Additionally, he suggests that Washington County be included more when the state film commission discusses upcoming movies in Utah. Pugh said he sometimes feels like this area “gets lost in the mess because we’re here on the outskirts.”

“Utah’s film industry reaches into every corner of our state,” Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission, said in an email to St. George News. “The Film Ready Utah program gives rural communities resources to match local businesses and unique locations with production-related needs.”

The Utah Film Commission has been bringing jobs and local economies since 1974. The commission began promoting Utah as a destination for film, television and commercial production. Pearce said the state impact of Utah’s movie incentive program is $463 million in economic impact. Over the past 10 years, it has also created more than 34,600 production jobs statewide.

The Utah Legislature approved a new targeted tax credit for rural films in its 2022 season. And Pearce said the Film Ready Utah program is expanding economic opportunity across the state.

About the Utah Film Commission

The commission is a program of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. The Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a destination for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of professional local crew and talent. In addition, the commission highlights support services, Utah venues, and the Movie Incentive Program. The office also serves as a liaison with the motion picture industry, facilitating production needs throughout the state.

According to a press release, thousands of productions have been filmed in Utah, including “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, “Thelma and Louise” and “127 Hours”. Many episodic series were also filmed in Utah, such as “Yellowstone”, “High School Musical”, and “Westworld”.

Click here to see all the Film Ready Utah communities have to offer.

For other job opportunities in the film industry in Utah, click here.

To find out how a community can participate in the Film Ready Utah program, contact the Utah Film Commission at [email protected].

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AZ Big Media Metro Phoenix Ranks #3 Among Coolest Housing Markets

New home buyers are increasingly cautious. Rising mortgage rates and falling home sales signaled the end of a hot housing market that has plagued buyers for more than a year. According to the Census Bureau, home sales are down nearly 18% since January 2022. However, some areas have cooled more than others. So which housing markets have cooled the most?

To find out where housing markets are cooling the most, SmartAsset analyzed the 100 largest metropolitan areas, 92 of which had complete data. We compared locations on a total of eight metrics, divided into two categories: lowering prices and lowering demand. For more details on our data sources and how we put all the information together to create our final rankings, read the Data and Methodology section below. But analysis showed that Metro Phoenix ranks No. 3 among the coolest housing markets.

READ ALSO: Arizona No. 2 for Highest Home Price Appreciation

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Main conclusions

California metropolitan areas are cooling the most. Three California metropolitan areas rank in the top 10 in our study. Homes in these areas are staying on the market longer than they were a year ago, almost double the time. Additionally, all three areas saw a decline of more than 33% in the number of homes sold monthly from August 2021 to August 2022.

The share of listings with price cuts is up 10% from a year ago. Nationally, about 16% of real estate listings were subject to a price reduction in August 2021. By comparison, that figure is now almost 26%.

Homes have been on the market for less than 10 days in 36 metropolitan areas. Last year, 67 metropolitan areas belonged to this category. Nationally, the average time on market for a real estate listing is currently 13 days.

1. Boise, ID

Boise, Idaho’s housing market is cooling the most compared to any other metro area in our study. Boise has the sixth-lowest ratio of homes sold to new listings (0.49), which means nearly twice as many homes are listed versus sold. The median number of days a home is on the market is 20, and that number is nearly 186% higher than a year ago.

2. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

Texas’ fourth-largest metropolitan area saw a cooling in its housing market with the fourth-largest drop in demand and the 13th-largest drop in prices. Across specific metrics, Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown has the second highest median day on market for home listings (27 days) and the fourth worst ratio of homes sold to new listings (0.49).

3. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, Ariz., ranks 3rd overall. The metropolitan area has the fifth highest percentage of real estate listings with a price drop (39.61%), which is 25% more than a year ago. In addition, the number of homes sold in a month decreased by more than 41% between August 2021 and August 2022.

4. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. ranks in the top 10 for deeper price cuts and lower demand. Homes have been on the market for about 19 days (rank eight), a 90% increase for exactly one year (rank 18). There has also been a 43.17% drop in the number of homes sold and 26.81% of active listings have a price drop.

5. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Of the 92 metro areas we considered, Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada ranks worst for our reduced demand category. Over the past year, the number of homes sold monthly has dropped by approximately 44%. And as a result, Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise has the third-lowest ratio of homes sold to new listings (0.48), which means almost twice as many homes are listed compared to those which are sold.

6. Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City, Utah is seeing the eighth biggest drop in demand and the 16th biggest drop in price. Specifically, this area ranks in the top 10 on five metrics, including the percentage of listings with a price drop (41.89%) and the year-over-year change in the number of homes sold per month (down 41. .88%).

7. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida

Home prices in North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida are seeing significant reductions. In August 2022, over 31% of real estate listings have a price drop and the average price drop as a percentage of home value is almost 6%. Compared to a year earlier, this is a 17% increase in the percentage of homes benefiting from a price reduction.

8. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA

The San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA metro area ranks in the top 15 on three metrics: year-over-year change in the number of homes sold (35.53% decrease), year-over-year change the median length of time a home is on the market (twice as high) and the percentage point difference between the share of listings with a price drop over a one-year period (17.78%).

9. Provo-Orem, UT

Price reductions on homes in Provo-Orem, Utah have been widespread. The metropolitan area has the second highest share of listings with a drop in price (45.58%) and the largest increase in this figure compared to the previous year (26.26%). In terms of demand, there was a 57.38% drop in homes sold in the area from August 2021 to August 2022 and there was almost double the number of new listings compared to homes sold in August 2022.

10. Stockton, California

Rounding out the top 10, Stockton, Calif., is the eighth-longest average days-on-market for real estate listings (19 days) and the 10th-highest year-over-year change in percentage of listings with a drop of price (33.85%) . In August 2022, more than a third of real estate listings in the region are experiencing a price drop.

Methodology for Coolest Housing Markets

To find out which housing markets are cooling the most, SmartAsset compared data from the 100 largest metropolitan areas, 92 of which had complete data. We compared these domains in two categories and a total of eight measures:


  • Percentage of listings with a price reduction
  • Year-over-year change in percentage of listings with a price drop
  • Decline in average price relative to average home value
  • Year-over-year change in average price declines

Decrease in demand

  • Ratio of homes sold to new listings
  • Year-over-year change in number of homes sold
  • Median days on market
  • One-year evolution of median days on the market

Data for all metrics comes from Zillow and is for August 2021 and August 2022.

We ranked each metropolitan area in each metric and found an average ranking and score for each category. We then came up with a final score, averaging the scores from the two categories. The metropolitan area with the highest cumulative score ranked at the top of our list.

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Meet Curiosity, a “Zero Proof” Bottle Shop and Bar • Salt Lake Magazine

Bar + Bottle Shop – Alcohol = Curiosity. I’ve never been a big fan of the term “mocktail”. It literally seems to poke fun at everything I love about a good cocktail. They tend to be too sweet, fruity or bland and tasteless. More like a drink for a sugar addicted kid rather than an adult looking for something to sip and savor. Nothing like the bitter and nuanced craft cocktails that I like to taste. The promise of being able to enjoy a good cocktail without good alcohol never fully materializes. So far.

Curious? Curiosity is a new zero-proof bottle shop and bar located in the Maven district, near La Barba cafe. You won’t find a single mocktail here. Instead, Raegan Plewe and Erica Bruin, the co-owners behind the concept, have put together the perfect selection of non-alcoholic craft drinks.

Since this concept is unique to the Salt Lake City area, I asked Raegan who was entering the bar. “It’s a pretty big mix, which I like,” she said. But we really don’t want to cater only to 100% sober people. We want it to be a place to explore, wherever people are in their lives. But I guess the trend I’ve noticed is that most people who come are interested in at least asking the question or considering their well-being and health. So I think a lot of people are at different stages of this journey to understand their relationship with alcohol and what it means for their personal health journey.

When you visit Curiosity, you can buy takeout bottles to stock your home bar, or sit in the brightly colored space and enjoy a beer, wine, or thoughtful cocktail—all alcohol-free.

Quite a bar experience. With zero-proof drinks. For me, half the joy of a good cocktail is the ambiance and the tasting of a libation that I would never make at home. That’s what you get at Curiosity. The colors reminded me of a SoCal backyard patio when I walked in. All greens, pinks and blues with lots of bright tiles, retro pendant lights and lots of plants. Oh, and don’t forget the disc selection. For a bonus atmosphere.

We sat down at the irregularly shaped salmon-colored table in the middle and browsed the menu. Raegan was able to answer questions and make suggestions.

Photo by Lydia Martinez

“We want to change our drinks every season, so we will offer new ones. We try to strike a good balance between the classic cocktail spinoffs that people already know they can miss because they don’t want to drink alcohol anymore. And some that are really unique, interesting flavors going on,” Raegan said.

I went straight to the Afterall Spritz as I’m a sucker for all things orange and shiny. Delivered the classic spritz way, in a wine glass with lots of ice and a slice of orange. It was a little sweet, but I got that satisfying astringent end note usually delivered by Aperol, bay leaf bitters and orange bitters.

My drinking mate went straight for a non-alcoholic Hazy IPA by Athletic Brewing Co. Cold and poured it into a glass, it was a refreshing drink on a hot day. I took a sip, but alcoholic or not, I can’t entirely fall in love with IPAs.

Yes, we could tell that these drinks were non-alcoholic. And no, it didn’t matter. They were clearly well made and we really enjoyed them.

Curiosity’s slogan is “same social habits, different ingredients”. And it turned out to be true. We were able to people watch, catch up with them, sip them and even enjoy their raw vegetable board with hummus. The hummus was freshly made with generous amounts of vegetables. A true bar experience. Next time we return I will try the chocolate board with a selection of artisan chocolate, fresh fruit and fresh honey cream.

Curiosity Salt Lake City
Photo by Lydia Martinez

Our next round, my date, had the Livener Margarita. Made with the margarita staples of lime juice and tajin on the rim, Livener Elixir and Organic Dho Liqueur turned out surprisingly ruby ​​in color, but also delicious.

I had Man-In-A-Hat as my next cocktail because I’m a sucker for all things spicy, and I couldn’t resist the sound of the Drupefruit Habanero shrub. It had a subtle warmth that built over time, never being too tart or too spicy, like some shrubs. It was my favorite of the evening.

I asked Raegan what she’s drinking right now. “I like the Pony Boy a lot. That one tends to be more bitter, herbal, and has a hemp spirit. So it has a noticeable effect on most people, which is good. You get a slight feeling of euphoria when you drink it, but I like it because it can still be strong and punchy,” she said. “I think that’s one of the things hardest to replicate without alcohol, it’s something that would be a more traditionally alcoholic style drink, which is what I’d rather drink It’s really frustrating trying to get non-alcoholic drinks, and most of the time , there’s just a lot of juice, sparkling water or sugar. And I don’t think a lot of people know how to do anything other than that. So I like the Pony Boy because it’s very cutting edge.

Stock your own non-alcoholic bar — The call of the bottle store is to be able to buy a wide variety of non-alcoholic craft spirits. The best part? You can take advantage of their $2 installments to taste before buying an entire bottle. Be sure to check your favorites are in stock before you go as they have a rotating selection.

“We’re just looking for drinks that taste interesting [in the bottle shop] that aren’t too sweet, not really in the realm of sodas or anything like that, that can replace complex alcoholic beverages,” Raegan noted. “So we wanted to have a variety of different products. Some more replicate your traditional alcohol tastes. Beer, wine, your whiskey, alternative things like that. But then we also thought it was really important to have some that had herbal qualities and some that were just complex drinks on their own that didn’t really need to be added. be compared to anything.

I have some of Ghia APPETIZER in my fridge right now. But Curiosity has flavors in their Ghia bottle shop that I haven’t seen before. Considered “social tonics”, Ghia drinks remind me of the homemade vermouths that arrive at the table at the end of a meal in Spain. Herby, bold and sweet. Perfect for sipping rather than pulling.

I’m also a big fan of Monday spirits. Curiosity carries the full range. Monday Gin prices at the top of my non-alcoholic bar. This makes for a satisfying Gin and Tonic. I like to keep some on hand for friends who aren’t social drinkers but still enjoy a drink when they come over.

Are you sober-curious? Prefer 0% ABV? Without buzz? Or simply want to vary your cocktail routine? We would like to know what you think and how you drink.

Curious to visit Curiosity?

  • Curiosity Zero Proof Bottle Shop & Bar | Website | instagram
  • 145 E. 900 South, SLC, Phone: 385-259-0193
  • Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays

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Stocks rise in extended rally, reclaiming more ground

(AP) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 800 points and the S&P 500 had its best day in more than two years on Tuesday as the market recovered more ground than it lost in a miserable few weeks on Wall. Street.

The S&P 500 rose 3.1%, its best day since May 2020, as all but six stocks in the index posted gains. The benchmark has rallied since hitting a year low on Friday only to end a slide in September.

Twitter jumped 22.2% after Elon Musk said he would go ahead with his acquisition of the social media company for $44 billion, abandoning months of efforts to pull out of the deal.

The Dow rose 2.8% and the Nasdaq composite climbed 3.3%. Smaller company stocks also made strong gains, pushing the Russell 2000 up 3.9%. The European and Asian markets also made significant progress.

The two-day rally hit markets as investors look for signs that central banks may ease aggressive rate hikes aimed at tackling the highest inflation in four decades. Australia’s central bank made a smaller interest rate hike than previous ones, which helped the Australian market jump 3.8%.

In the United States, a government job vacancies report showed that the number of jobs available in the United States fell in August compared to July. It’s a sign that companies could further reduce hiring and potentially calm chronically high inflation, which could allow the Federal Reserve to slow the pace of rate hikes.

Analysts have sought to play down the early October rally, which followed a decline of more than 9% last month. Major indices remain in a bear market after falling 20% ​​or more from their most recent highs.

“Wild moves like these can be hard to stomach, but they’re not surprising,” said Lindsey Bell, chief markets and financial strategist at Ally. “It’s natural for some of the biggest up days in the market to cluster around the biggest down days.”

John Lynch, Chief Investment Officer of Comerica Wealth Management, said the optimism could be misguided as inflation remains stubbornly high.

“Investors should be worried about false positives,” he said. “Beware of the history of bearish rallies, they can be very seductive.”

Major indexes could be in store for more declines to come, Lynch said, as more economic data and the next round of earnings reports paint a clearer picture of how inflation continues to affect stocks. business transactions and consumer spending.

The S&P 500 rose 112.50 points to 3,790.93, while the Dow gained 825.43 points to close at 30,316.32. The Nasdaq rose 360.97 points to 11,176.41 and the Russell 2000 added 66.90 points to 1,775.77.

Yields on Treasuries continued to retreat from their multi-year highs, helping to relieve some of the pressure on equities. The 10-year Treasury yield, which helps set rates for mortgages and many other types of loans, slipped to 3.64% from 3.65% late Monday. It hit 4% last week after starting the year at just 1.51%.

The two-year Treasury yield, which more closely tracks expectations for Federal Reserve action, fell to 4.10% from 4.12% late Monday.

The market was pretty quiet with corporate news ahead of the next round of corporate earnings.

Cruise operators were among the biggest gainers in the S&P 500. Norwegian Cruise Line jumped 16.8%, Royal Caribbean 16.7% and Carnival 13.3%.

Investors are watching closely as central banks raise interest rates to make borrowing harder and slow economic growth in an attempt to tame inflation. Investors are hoping they will eventually ease their aggressive rate hikes and the Australian central bank’s move is a hopeful sign for some.

Wall Street worries that rate hikes, especially those by the Fed, could go too far in slowing growth and sending economies into recession. The Fed has already pushed its main overnight interest rate to a range of 3% to 3.25%, from virtually zero as recently as March.

Economic growth is already slowing globally and the US economy contracted in the first two quarters of the year, which is seen as an informal signal of recession. The economy still has several pockets of strength, including employment.

Wall Street will get a more detailed look at the job situation in the United States this week, with a report on hiring by private companies due out on Wednesday, the latest tally of weekly jobless claims on Thursday and the government’s monthly employment report for September on Friday.

If those reports point to a still-strong labor market, it could trigger a sell-off in the bond market, which would weigh on stocks, said Jay Hatfield, CEO of Infrastructure Capital Advisors.

“All of these could hit the stock market because right now the bond market is really driving the stock market,” he said.

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McMullin campaign sues Club for Growth, calls political advertising ‘fraudulent’ | News, Sports, Jobs

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A screenshot of the Club For Growth ad targeting U.S. Senate hopeful Evan McMullin, at the center of a lawsuit McMullin filed Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 in Salt Lake City 3rd District Court.

The fierce race between U.S. Senate hopefuls Evan McMullin and Mike Lee, the incumbent seeking a third term, is going to court.

The McMullin campaign on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Club for Growth over a political spot it created and aired to promote Lee’s candidacy, calling the ad “fraudulent” and defamatory. Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee, doctored footage of comments made in 2017 by McMullin “with the specific intent of twisting his words into a statement he never said and didn’t ever wanted to convey,” the lawsuit states.

The campaign is also suing three Salt Lake City TV stations it says aired the ad — Fox 13, owned by Scripps Media; KTVX, an ABC subsidiary owned by Nexstar Media; and KUTV, a CBS affiliate owned by the Sinclair Television Group. The McMullin campaign filed the lawsuit in Salt Lake County 3rd District Court.

The ad plays what the McMullin campaign says is a doctored sound of independent hope saying, “The Republican base is racist…Those fanatics.” In response, three women in the ad then offer their critical take on McMullin, using the apparently doctored comments as a springboard.

“The soundbite used is spliced ​​and diced to make it sound like Evan said something he just never did. It is doctored with the intent to divide and deceive. Full stop,” McMullin campaign manager Andrew Roberts said in a statement.

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US Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, left, and Evan McMullin, an independent who is challenging the incumbent in the race for the seat.

Representatives of Club For Growth and the three TV stations did not immediately respond to questions from the standard reviewer seeking comment and none have yet responded to the complaint. KSL, an NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, pulled the ad in question ahead of trial after the McMullin campaign contacted broadcast officials.

A representative for Lee did not comment on the content in question, but noted bans on contact between candidates and political action committees like Club for Growth.

“Coordination between a campaign and a political action committee is prohibited by the Federal Election Commission. Our campaign has no control over the content of the message or how it is used,” the Lee campaign said.

The turn of events underscores the intense electoral fight between Lee, a Republican, and McMullin, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative who also advised Congress on national security issues. McMullin led an unsuccessful independent presidential bid in 2016, dragged into the race by his distaste for then-nominee Donald Trump, and unease with the more extreme elements of the Republican and Democratic parties appears to be central to his candidacy .

According to the lawsuit, McMullin’s audio used to create the Club For Growth ad was apparently from a 2017 CNN panel discussion he attended that focused on the rally earlier that year in Charlottesville, in Virginia, by white supremacists. The violent rally left a woman dead.

In identifying the source of the Club For Growth ad audio, the suit specifically pointed to McMullin’s comments referring to “elements” of the Republican Party who attack other party leaders who make statements against the racism.

“Not all Republicans are of course racist,” McMullin said in the CNN segment, according to the lawsuit. “I was raised by Republicans, who are not Republicans at all, and we welcome Americans from all walks of life and are not like that at all…but there is an element of the Republican base that is racist. And our leaders are afraid to stand up to them because if they do, they will be criticized and they will potentially lose votes.

In the lawsuit, the McMullin campaign seeks unspecified damages, but not less than $300,000, the threshold for a Tier 3 case, an injunction stopping the running of the ad in question, and costs associated with the ‘affair.


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Highland Real Estate Partners raises $44 million for a US real estate fund

Salt Lake City — Private real estate investment manager Highland Real Estate Partners announced the final closing of Highland Multifamily Opportunities, the company’s first US real estate fund. Highland Multifamily Opportunities raised $44 million, which exceeded its original goal of $35 million and brings Highland’s equity under management to $65 million.

Highland Real Estate Partners has already begun building the fund’s portfolio, with 9 acquisitions completed to date including 211 apartments in the Chicagoland and Salt Lake City markets. The team is focused on adding value to this portfolio and executing operational plans to generate occupancy gains, increase NOI and improve asset quality.

Ben Frazer, Investment Partner and Co-Founder, said: “This fundraising allows Highland to continue to execute on our strategy and scale our platform and, alongside the strong performance of our initial investments, is a testament to market opportunity and our differentiated strategy. . We are grateful for the confidence and continued support of our investors, despite the difficult macroeconomic environment, and remain committed to delivering attractive absolute and risk-adjusted returns. »

Dylan Grigg, Operating Partner and Co-Founder, says, “We have carefully built Highland from the ground up, growing our property management business and streamlining our investment processes to drive competitive advantages in the sub-institutional multi-family market. very inefficient. Our investments have benefited from the vertical integration of asset ownership and management, achieving strong growth in rents, occupancy rates and yields. We look forward to continuing to deliver strong results for our investors. »

About the Highlands

Highland Real Estate Partners is a vertically integrated manager of private real estate investments, focused on the acquisition and operation of lower middle market multi-family, affordable and college housing assets in select markets. Highland aims to consolidate sub-institutional sized multi-family assets and generate returns by exploiting inefficiencies and operating at scale in a fragmented landscape dominated by smaller, undercapitalized market players. As of September 30eHighland has approximately $110 million in real estate under management covering over 500 apartments in the Greater Chicago and Greater Salt Lake City markets.

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Letter: Congress, Biden must not hurt Utah’s tech sector | News, Sports, Jobs

Utah’s efforts to establish itself as one of the top technology hubs in the United States are working. The tech industry represents 9.6% of Utah’s workforce and directly adds $20.1 billion to our economy. Yet some elected officials are pursuing anti-innovation legislation that will threaten the potential of the tech industry. As we rise to the top of the tech hubs, tech companies and entrepreneurs want to feel safe establishing Utah as their home base and know that Utah officials will continue to support policies that promote technology. ‘technological innovation.

Additionally, a new poll by NetChoice, an organization dedicated to securing the internet for free enterprise and expression, found that 61% of Americans say the economy is the nation’s biggest problem today. . At a time of record inflation, voters fear tech regulation will raise prices, and 89% say Congress should focus on managing inflation rather than breaking up big tech companies. So why are elected officials pushing anti-innovation bills that will harm the industry by contributing billions to our economy and creating thousands of jobs in Utah, only to increase the financial burden on consumers? This legislation will weaken our competitiveness and diminish the ability of advanced technology companies to invest in the future. Congress needs to listen to voters and focus on high priority issues like the economy and inflation, not add to it. Utah should continue to be a place where tech talent, investors, educators, and businesses thrive.

Abdel Vazquez



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Colorado Basin Tribes Without Water Rights – The Durango Herald

Garnett Querta wipes sweat from his head while carrying water on the Hualapai Reservation Aug. 15, near Peach Springs, Arizona. Water drawn from the ground here will be piped dozens of miles through the rugged landscape to serve the roughly 700,000 tourists a year who visit the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Reservation in northwestern Arizona – an operation that is the main source of income for the tribe. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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Garnett Querta puts on his work gloves as he moves the big truck he’s driving to the park. Within seconds, he uncoils a fire hose and opens a fire hydrant, sending water flowing into one of the plastic tanks on the truck bed.

His timer is set to 5 minutes, 20 seconds – when the tank will be full and he will turn to second.

Water drawn from the ground here will be piped dozens of miles through rugged landscape to serve the roughly 700,000 tourists a year who visit the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Reservation in northwestern Arizona – an operation that is the main source of income for the tribe.

Although the Colorado River borders more than 100 miles of Hualapai land in the canyon, the tribe cannot turn to it as a source of water. Likewise, a dozen tribes across the Colorado River basin have yet to fully secure access to the river. Now that the river is shrinking due to overuse, drought and human-caused climate change, the tribes want the federal government to ensure their interests are protected.

The Hualapai Tribe has a water settlement in Congress that comes with $180 million for infrastructure. Still, it could be years before a pipeline is built and water flows from the river to the main town of Peach Springs or the tribe’s tourist hub in Grand Canyon West.

“It was the best of a bad deal,” said Phil Wisely, the tribe’s utility manager. “And the thing is, I don’t think we could get a better deal, especially now.”

The Colorado River can no longer support the 40 million people of the American West who depended on it, plus a $15 billion agricultural industry. The US Bureau of Reclamation recently ordered deeper water supply cuts and asked seven states to find ways to conserve more.

Garnett Querta checks a tank on his tank truck on the Hualapai Reservation on August 15 in Peach Springs, Ariz. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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The tribes did not get a share of the river when the states agreed to divide it and signed the Colorado River Compact in 1922.

Unlike other water users, tribes do not lose access to water when they are not using it. A 1908 U.S. Supreme Court decision known as the Winters Doctrine states that tribes have the right to enough water to establish a permanent homeland. Often, tribes give up potentially huge water claims in exchange for an assured supply and federal funding to deliver it.

According to the Water & Tribes Initiative, tribal water rights – when fully resolved – could account for around a quarter of the river’s historic flows.

On the Ute Indian Tribe reservation east of Salt Lake City, a water settlement has been delayed for decades because everyone can no longer agree on how much the tribe should receive.

Tribal leaders say they are tired of pressuring the federal government to protect its interests. They argue that the way water was allocated in Utah was unfair, although Utah state officials disagree.

“Until you start tackling inequality or injustice, you can never really have momentum,” said Shaun Chapoose, chairman of the Ute Business Committee.

In a statement to The Associated Press, the Department of the Interior did not specify how tribal water rights, which are federal rights, would be protected as the river’s flow declines. He said he works with tribes affected by drought.

Back on the Hualapai reservation, the tribe has been searching for groundwater for years.

Querta’s job is drudgery, but he’s well suited for it – analytical, fast-paced and goal-oriented.

The truck takes a beating on gravel and dirt road on multiple 30+ mile round trips most days. Side mirrors and rear windows have come off and are held in place with red tape. Major truck repairs or illness can put it out of service.

COVID-19 sidelined Querta for two weeks last year without a replacement.

“I didn’t mind because I didn’t want anyone messing up my truck or my tanks,” Querta said. “I take care of this truck as if it were mine.”

The water it draws is sent through a pipeline just outside of Peach Springs to Grand Canyon West. Revenues from tourism finance programs for the elderly, public works, the cultural center and other services. The main tourist attraction is the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bridge overlooking the Colorado River 4,000 feet below.

People walk through the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Reservation August 16 in northwestern Arizona. About 700,000 tourists a year visit the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Reservation in northwestern Arizona – an operation that is the tribe’s main source of income. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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A restaurant overlooking the canyon operates with water conservation in mind – waterless urinals, faucets with sensors, bottled water and food served in disposable containers. Those practices will remain even if Hualapai gets water from the Colorado River, operations manager Alvaro Cobia-Ruesga said.

The Hualapai Tribe has long planned to expand Grand Canyon West with a store, fire and police station, housing and an elementary school to serve tribesmen who now take a shuttle ride of up to five hours one way -daily return from Peach Springs and surrounding communities to their work there. .

But without a safe water source for Grand Canyon West, that won’t happen, Tribal Chairman Damon Clarke said.

“One of the most important things with our establishment is having hope for the future and getting it not for us right now, but for generations to come,” he said.

People eat at a restaurant overlooking the Grand Canyon Skywalk on the Hualapai Reservation August 16 in northwestern Arizona. About 700,000 tourists a year visit the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Reservation in northwestern Arizona – an operation that is the tribe’s main source of income. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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Rancher Clay Bravo leans against his truck as his pet dog Whiskey stands on the roof of the Hualapai Reservation August 16 in northwestern Arizona. Although the Colorado River runs over 100 miles through the Hualapai lands, the tribe cannot draw from it. Bravo said the tribe should wait for a settlement, negotiate a better deal and develop groundwater resources at the same time. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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Garnett Querta fills his truck with water from a fire hydrant on the Hualapai Reservation August 15 in Peach Springs, Arizona. Water drawn from the ground here will be channeled dozens of miles through the rugged landscape to serve the roughly 700,000 tourists a year who visit the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Reservation in northwestern Arizona. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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Garnett Querta rinses out a flask after checking water carried on his truck on the Hualapai Reservation on August 15 near Peach Springs, Ariz. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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Garnett Querta attaches a water hose to his truck on the Hualapai Reservation August 15 in Peach Springs, Arizona. The grip tape helps prevent the mirror from falling off when navigating dirt roads while carrying water. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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Rancher Clay Bravo leans against his truck on the Hualapai Reservation August 16 in northwestern Arizona. Although the Colorado River runs over 100 miles through the Hualapai lands, the tribe cannot draw from it. Bravo said the tribe should wait for a settlement, negotiate a better deal and develop groundwater resources at the same time. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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