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Shar Lewis of Utah Commission on Volunteers

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Mar 31,2010 - Shar Lewis, the executive director of Utah Commission on Volunteers, has helped craft the Lieutenant Governor's Conference on Service, April 8-10 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center (Volunteers.Utah.gov). Lt. Gov. Greg Bell and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will speak, in addition to numerous breakout sessions and a service project on the final day.

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Feature | Rocky Times: Rocky Anderson is still on the case. Barack Obama had better watch his back.

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - nEighteen months ago, Rocky Anderson stood on the steps of Salt Lake’s City & County Building calling for the impeachment of the president. Protesters, some wearing rubber Dick Cheney masks, surrounded him, along with papier-mâché tableaus of Bush cabinet members chained together in black-and-white prison stripes. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, famously dismissed the protesters a...

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Mullen| Leave Us Alone: Even in the sovereign nation of Utah, you still have rights. Right?

By Holly Mullen
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - By most measures of small-business success in Utah, Tony Chlepas would be in the Hall of Fame. nHis mother, the late Helen Chlepas, was widowed with her four children still in grade school. In the early ’70s, Helen secured a small loan to buy a ramshackle little tavern near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Tony and his siblings grew up helping their mom, including in the bar’s tiny ...

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Hits & Misses | Gay-Marriage Ban, Smokin' Greg Curtis & Liquor-Law Reform

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - nLegislative LiarsnIt was only a few years ago that conservatives pressing to mar Utah’s Constitution with a gay-marriage ban promised they weren’t going to take legal protections from homosexuals. Nowadays, it’s crystal clear that the 2004 line was a lie. Gay activists are presenting this year’s Utah Legislature with a list of bills to give elementary legal protections to...

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Deep End | Prompt and Circumstance: Don’t confuse Dick Nourse’s voice for the still, small one.

By D.P. Sorensen
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - Here at the Church Information Office, we have been swamped with inquiries about an article that appeared in the Jan. 30 Deseret News. Under the headline, “Pres.Monson makes time for ‘promptings,’” the article revealed that the current Prophet, Seer and Revelator “always acts on promptings, whether it is to make a telephone call or call on someone in person.” nP...

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Rant Control | Sunshine and Lollipops

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - Maybe it was the sound scolding Rant Control administered last week—or, more likely, the spate of unseasonably glorious weather we had around Groundhog Day—but recently, the comments on CityWeekly.net have been more constructive and less rude than usual. nKatharine Biele’s cover story about the impact of a planned Rocky Mountain Power substation on a University neighborhood (&ldq...

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The Ocho | Private Club Membership Scanners

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - nEight commercial scanners being considered by the Utah Legislature should driver license info be voted to replace private club memberships: n8. Drunky Spotter 5000® n7. The Lil' Violater (a division of Diebold) n6. Ronco Privacy Parrot™n5. Microsoft Totalitarian® for Windows n4. DataSucker 2.0 (a division of WaddoupsCo) n3. Homeland Security Junior Officer Kit© n2. RectalSpy&re...

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Citizen Revolt | Go Green or Go Home

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - January’s gone but we’re still enjoying an extra-hearty dose of inversion gravy whenever we step outside. Seriously, how long until we start sporting those SARS face masks around town? Lucky for us we’ve got some good forums coming up on how to green up this city/state/world.n n nBuilding a Green EconomynThursday, Feb. 5nThe University of Utah will be capping off its second annua...

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Staffbox | Port 'O Call Memories

POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - City Weekly’s first downtown office was in the Shubrick building, along with Port O’ Call. Now that she’s gone, what’s your favorite Port memory? n nVictor Serrano: My last and only Port memory was City Weekly’s 2006 Christmas Party! It was a blast! nJamie Gadette: Pretty much every City Weekly function, especially the Wells Fargo bomb-threat cocktail hour. nNick Clar...

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Feature | Studied to Death: Can Huntsman finally bring about meaningful education reform?

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Jan 28,2009 - nPatti Harrington wasn’t talking. The state superintendent of education was in duck-and-cover mode as she swatted at yet another trial balloon floating through Utah’s educational community. nAnother day, another initiative. Another governor. If she keeps quiet, maybe there won’t be another superintendent. nHarrington told City Weekly late last year that she didn’t want to...
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