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The Way It Is

The Way It Is

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Nov 24,2008 - Congress recently passed a bill extending unemployment benefits for another 13 weeks nationwide. While the bill in Utah may help more than 12,000 unemployed in the state, Republican congressmen Chris Cannon and Rob Bishop voted against the bill, agreeing with President George W.

The Way It Is

The Way It Is | Michael Berry of Michael Berry Custom Framing

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Oct 1,2008 - With the largest bank collapse in U.S. history hanging over desperate political negotiations on the proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout, economic anxiety is running high across the country. City Weekly asked Michael Berry of Michael Berry Custom...

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The Way It Is | Riki Eastmond of Bennion Jewelers

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 24,2008 - School vouchers are re-emerging as a 2008 election issue. The Utah Democratic Party is reminding voters of Republican support of the voucher issue, which was defeated in referendum this past November. State GOP leaders, however, contend that school vouchers...

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The Way It Is | Dick Wirick, owner of Oxford Shop shoe store

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 17,2008 - Jean Welch Hill, Democratic candidate for the attorney general’s race, has made campaign-finance reform a major part of her platform. If elected, she says she wants to forbid candidates from using donations for personal use and limit election cycle...

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The Way It Is | Cathy Moran of the Peach Boutique

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 10,2008 - The West Valley City Council recently capped the number of taco-stand licenses at 15. Some council members feel they’re not aesthetically pleasing and are a burden to existing health inspectors’ workloads. City Weekly asked Cathy Moran of...

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The Way It Is | Kim Benson, a receptionist at the downtown Courtyard Marriott

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Sep 3,2008 - Sen. John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has a 17-year-old daughter who is pregnant and unmarried. Reports have been mainly favorable since she has decided to keep the baby. City Weekly asked Kim Benson, a receptionist...

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The Way It Is | Real-estate broker Andrew Pratt

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 27,2008 - The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is questioning a Jordan School District policy which allows teachers to investigate allegations of child abuse on their own before reporting to the police. The policy is in question after the conviction of...

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The Way It Is | Omar Abou-Ismail of Omar’s Living Cuisine

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 13,2008 - Utah recently began its four-day work week for certain state government employees. The effort is meant to conserve energy and cut down commuter pollution. But many state employees complain it throws their schedules off while citizens complain of not...

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The Way It Is | Graphic Artist Bryan Wilson

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 6,2008 - The City of Bountiful recently voted to start a mandatory recycling program for all residents beginning this December. Some citizens believe the added fees (expected to be an extra $36 a year) are too burdensome and unfairly force the residents into recycling....

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The Way It Is | Maria Jackson of Zim’s crafts store

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jul 30,2008 - A University of Utah study has found that more walkable neighborhoods built before the 1950s have healthier residents, with average male residents in walkable neighborhoods weighing 10 pounds less than those who don’t, and average female residents...
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