Friday, October 2, 2015

Ordain Women Return to Temple Square

Group will demonstrate for gender equality for women and girls in the LDS Church
So it's General Conference once again, that time of the year—be it spring or fall—when Temple Square becomes inundated with well-dressed Mormons heading to the Conference Center to hear the good word from their leaders.  That also means Ordain Women will once more take to the streets, and specifically to Temple Square, to demonstrate for gender equality for women and girls. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Two-Time Loser

When you can't get the goods, you need to know when to quit.
Sometimes, you just have to know when you're not cut out for the line of work you've chosen.  Just ask a certain 24-year-old male currently languishing in the county lock-up. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Planned Parenthood Sues Gov. Herbert for Halting Funds

Group calls governor's actions unconstitutional.
Saying that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to stop funding the state’s branch of Planned Parenthood is “unconstitutional,” the reproductive health-care organization on Monday announced that it is suing the state. On Aug. 14, Herbert ordered all state agencies that funnel federal grant money to Planned Parenthood to cease acting as an intermediary.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Dead Zephyr: Week 617

The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Protests Highlighting Needs of Disabled Planned in SLC

Activists are planning a series of protests in Salt Lake City from Sept. 27-30 to highlight a lack of services and programs for Utahns with disabilities.  The protests will begin with a rally on Sept. 27, but after that, 86-year-old veteran and disabled activist Barb Toomer declines to say what ADAPT has in store for the Beehive capital, other than to note any demonstrations will be "nonviolent, like Dr. Martin Luther King."

Bi-Polar Redheads Unite

Shawn Reid kept having nervous breakdowns but refused to believe he was bipolar, clinging to the idea that it was his ADHD that was undermining his existence.  This year, the 29-year-old found a psychiatrist who told him that he believed that—theoretically at least—the same chromosome that is responsible for Reid's auburn hair can also be responsible for him being bipolar. 

Gay Marriage: The Counter Attack

Go onto Craigslist, and—nestled amidst ads listing DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs for sale—you will find the following title: "Gay marriage is stupid' The Movie. It's on sale for $12—there's a limit of three per person—from a seller in Sandy. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dead Zephyr: Week 616

The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Forum Will Reveal Where Candidates Stand on Dog Issues in SLC

In a Salt Lake City mayoral contest pitting a pair of Democrats who are both former state legislators against each other, it might be difficult for the average voter who doesn’t follow the heartbeat of breaking news to discern the differences. Of course, Mayor Ralph Becker, seeking his third term in office, is a male.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Deer Crash Danger Up

Last summer I was heading to Idaho with a friend for a gathering of writers. As we came up a hill late at night, the bright eyes of half a dozen frozen deer reflecting back our headlights popped into view.

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