POSTED // Mar 11,2009 - Get ready for higher heating, electric and phone bills. The utilities' friends in the Legislature are speeding through a law change that would strip powers from Utah's ratepayers' advocacy organization, leaving utilities free to jack up prices unchallenged.
POSTED // Mar 11,2009 - It was one of former Mayor Rocky Anderson's proudest achievements and favorite times of year: the Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival. But current Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker doesn't dig the price tag.
POSTED // Feb 26,2009 - Real liquor reform is moving in Utah's Legislature. The House Business and Labor Committee passed a private-club reform bill out for debate with most of the goofiness removed. Gone for the most part is the idea of a computerized database of drinkers. House Bill 347 would allow Utah bars to get rid of the private-club moniker.
POSTED // Feb 26,2009 - As legislators sink into ever deepening quicksand negotiating how to make private clubs more friendly to tourists, a bill with the potential to greatly improve the lives of drinking Utahns bides its time quietly. Sen.
POSTED // Feb 19,2009 - Utah lawmakers could learn a thing or two from EnergySolutionsabout bribery. The Utah nuclear services company is offering the state a cool $100 million per year. (Thats on top of campaign contributions most lawmakers have already banked.) All lawmakers have to do is let ES import used nuclear-reactor parts from Europe for burial in Utah.
POSTED // Feb 19,2009 - Officials from the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground held a briefing Feb. 10 at the Salt Lake City Main Library about plans to nearly double its experiments with germ warfare agents. Six people showed up.
POSTED // Feb 13,2009 - Want to know who has been pilfering money from the school fund? Why top brass at the Salt Lake County planning office were fired? Whether the policeman who gave you a ticket is on drugs? If your doctor has an unfortunate habit of cutting out the wrong organ? Too bad.