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Southern Utah town’s apocalyptic spending project raises eyebrows.

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Spectrum & Daily News and the Salt Lake City Weekly. The past couple years have been rife with existential threats for Utahns—earthquakes, wildfires, supply chain shortages—not to mention multiple waves of coronavirus surges. It’s been enough to make anyone fear the worst. So-called “preppers,” once objects of ridicule, have been praised in the national media for their readiness in the face of catastrophe.
IVINS, UT

Southern Utah town’s apocalyptic spending project raises eyebrows.

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Spectrum & Daily News and the Salt Lake City Weekly. The past couple years have been rife with existential threats for Utahns—earthquakes, wildfires, supply chain shortages—not to mention multiple waves of coronavirus surges. It’s been enough to make anyone fear the worst. So-called “preppers,” once objects of ridicule, have been praised in the national media for their readiness in the face of catastrophe.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Your GRAMA could be featured in The Utah Reporters’ Almanac

The Utah Investigative Journalism Project is excited to announce a very special project we have in the works, a resource guide especially for journalists we’re calling The Utah Reporters’ Almanac. It’s going to be full of useful tips and articles on everything from searching databases to understanding recent laws affecting transparency and open access. We’ll also discuss filing public records requests, or GRAMAs (Government Records Access and Management Act requests).
UTAH STATE

Your GRAMA could be featured in The Utah Reporters’ Almanac

The Utah Investigative Journalism Project is excited to announce a very special project we have in the works, a resource guide especially for journalists we’re calling The Utah Reporters’ Almanac. It’s going to be full of useful tips and articles on everything from searching databases to understanding recent laws affecting transparency and open access. We’ll also discuss filing public records requests, or GRAMAs (Government Records Access and Management Act requests).
UTAH STATE

UIJP Wins Gold in National Journalism Contest

The Utah Investigative Journalism Project brought home the gold from the National Association of Real Estate Editors 71st annual journalism competition. UIJP won for the competitive “Best Investigative Report or Investigative Series” category for our reporting on evictions that happened in 2020 despite moratoriums in place meant to stop the practice.
UTAH STATE

Former Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson loses battle to keep investigations private

The following story was reported Cathy McKitrick for The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. A criminal investigation that stretched from fall 2017 to May 2018 scrutinizing allegations that former Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson had misused government resources for his own benefit ultimately yielded no charges.
WEBER COUNTY, UT