Reportage done for The Salt Lake Tribune, Contra Costa Sun, Daily Herald, as well as personal projects.

North Salt Lake , Utah

Hemp

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Hemp plants growing under LED lights at Moon Lake Farms in North Salt Lake on Friday July 12, 2019.

Salt Lake City , Utah

Responding to Protest

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Governor Gary Herbert arrives at a news conference to condemn the actions of protesters who occupied the Chamber of Commerce Building Tuesday. Herbert spoke in Salt Lake City on Wednesday July 10, 2019.
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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and police Chief Mike Brown prepare to address the actions of protesters who occupied the Chamber of Commerce Building Tuesday. The two spoke at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Wednesday July 10, 2019.

Salt Lake City , Utah

Charges of Murder

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Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill becomes emotional while announcing charges against Ayoola Ajayi in the disappearance and homicide of MacKenzie Lueck. The announcement was made at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Wednesday July 10, 2019. From left are Heather Lindsay, Josh Graves, Marc Mathis, and Gill.

Salt Lake City , Utah

Inland Port Protest

The group enters the lobby of the Chamber of Commerce Building…

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Protesters occupy the lobby of the Chamber of Commerce Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the lobby of the Chamber of Commerce Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Elevators are packed en route to the Chamber Office, 6th floor…

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Protesters ride an elevator up to the Chamber of Commerce office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters ride elevators up to the Chamber of Commerce office, encounter three police officers, and then occupy the office, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters ride elevators up to the Chamber of Commerce office, encounter three police officers, and then occupy the office, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

A short standoff with three police officers guarding the office…

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Protesters ride elevators up to the Chamber of Commerce office, encounter three police officers, and then occupy the office, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters ride elevators up to the Chamber of Commerce office, encounter three police officers, and then occupy the office, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

As another group of protesters enters the office from behind, the police retreat and the office is taken over…

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Protesters ride elevators up to the Chamber of Commerce office, encounter three police officers, and then occupy the office, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce office, yell and chant, police arrive in more numbers and after warnings to leave begin making arrests, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Police give warning that arrests will begin soon. Some stay and others head back down to the lobby, where the occupation continues…

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Protesters locked together, occupying the Chamber of Commerce office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce office, yell and chant, police arrive in more numbers and after warnings to leave begin making arrests, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Mariella Mendoza speaks as protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

SLC Ambassadors try to reach the elevators, blocked by non-violent action…

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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce lobby, blocking downtown ambassadors from accessing the elevators, and employees are escorted out, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce lobby, blocking downtown ambassadors from accessing the elevators, and employees are escorted out, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce lobby, blocking downtown ambassadors from accessing the elevators, and employees are escorted out, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Protesters occupy the Chamber of Commerce Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Police suddenly move in to clear the lobby…

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Police wade in to remove protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police wade in to remove protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police attempt to remove protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police enter the Chamber of Commerce lobby and begin pushing protesters out of the building, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019. George Zinn.
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Police attempt to remove protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Then the police push the crowd through the first set of glass doors…

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Police remove protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police remove protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police pushing protesters out of the Chamber of Commerce building, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police remove protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police pushing protesters out of the Chamber of Commerce building, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police pushing protesters out of the Chamber of Commerce building, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police pushing protesters out of the Chamber of Commerce building, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Some protesters remain in the entryway, and some are detained…

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Police pushing protesters out of the Chamber of Commerce building, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police take a woman into custody while removing protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Confrontation as police secure the outer doors…

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Police struggle with protesters for control of a door at the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police push protesters out of the Chamber of Commerce building, then face off at the door, in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police struggle with protesters for control of a door at the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police struggle with protesters for control of a door at the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police struggle with protesters for control of a door at the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
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Police struggle with protesters for control of a door at the Chamber of Commerce Building Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Aftermath…

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An anarchy flag on 400 South after protesters occupied the Chamber of Commerce Building in Salt Lake City on Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Salt Lake City , Utah

Remains Found

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Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and Mayor Jackie Biskupski after announcing the finding of the body of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck in Logan Canyon, at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Friday July 5, 2019.

Salt Lake City , Utah

4th of July

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Fireworks at the 4th of July Celebration at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Thursday July 4, 2019.

Riverton , Utah

Riverton PD

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Riverton decided to break off from the Unified Police Department and create its own police department. It's now swearing in all the officers hired
, Tuesday June 25, 2019.

Salt Lake City , Utah

Ritt Momney at Kilby Court

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Jack Rutter performs with his solo project Ritt Momney at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City on Monday June 24, 2019.

Woods Cross , Utah

Black Lives Matter Protest at Woods Cross PD

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Lex Scott leads chants at a protest organized by Black Lives Matter and other groups at the Woods Cross Police Department on Friday June 14, 2019. The rally was to show support for DJ Hrubes, a 10-year-old black child who was held at gunpoint by a police officer last week while playing in his grandmother’s front yard.

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Owen Burket, 11, holds a sign reading “Will I Be Next” at a protest organized by Black Lives Matter and other groups at the Woods Cross Police Department on Friday June 14, 2019. The rally was to show support for DJ Hrubes, a 10-year-old black child who was held at gunpoint by a police officer last week while playing in his grandmother’s front yard.

Salt Lake City , Utah

One Year After

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Erin Cooper remembers her sister Joslyn Spilsbury, in Salt Lake City on Saturday June 8, 2019. One year after Spilsbury was killed outside of a Starbucks in Millcreek, prosecutors still haven’t charged the driver with a crime.
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