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Rocky Times

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Feb 9,2009 - Eighteen months ago, Rocky Anderson stood on the steps of Salt Lakes City County Building calling for the impeachment of the president. Protesters, some wearing rubber Dick Cheney masks, surrounded him, along with papier-m⣨頴ableaus of Bush cabinet members chained together in black-and-white prison stripes.

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Man with a plan

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Feb 9,2009 - Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson has a seven-point plan to repair the U.S. Constitution after the Bush years. High Road for Human Rights, Andersons nonprofit, is gathering signatures on the proposal before presenting it to Congress and the Obama administration.

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Environment: River Dance

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Feb 9,2009 - Gerald Nielson, an avid angler and attorney, waited years for a case that could open all Utahs rivers to fly fishing, rafting and bird watching. In Utah, the public has always owned the river waters and had the theoretical right to use them, even on private property.

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

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Feb 5,2009 - As Utah lawmakers debate an ethics proposal to stop retired lawmakers from becoming lobbyists for a one-year cooling-off period, they’ll have familiar faces to advise them.

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News | River Dance: Legislator shops a bill to undo a court ruling on public access to rivers.

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Feb 3,2009 - Gerald Nielson, an avid angler and attorney, waited years for a case that could open all Utah’s rivers to fly fishing, rafting and bird watching. In Utah, the public has always owned the river waters and had the theoretical right to use them, even on private property. But unlike the fly-fishing haven of Montana, those who try to cast their lines on Utah rivers risk getting shot. nNielson fi...

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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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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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News | River Dance: Legislator shops a bill to undo Utah Supreme Court on public access to rivers.

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Jan 30,2009 - Gerald Nielson, an avid angler and attorney, waited years for a case that could open all Utah’s rivers to fly fishing, rafting and bird watching. In Utah, the public has always owned the river waters and had the theoretical right to use them, even on private property. But unlike the fly fishing mecca of Montana, those who tried to cast their lines on Utah rivers risked getting shot. n n...

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News | Flip-flop: What made Waddoups change his mind on dumping the private club law?

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Jan 28,2009 - Before Sen. Mike Waddoups was against overhauling Utah’s private club law, he was for it. At least that’s how it sounds in tape recordings of a 2006 legislative committee hearing when the West Jordan Republican was carrying a bill to ban smoking in bars. nAfter he argued for the smoking ban, Waddoups took questions from the Health and Human Services Committee. Then-Rep. Pat Jones, D-Salt Lake ...

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Hits & Misses | Anti-History Chaffetz, Pro-Education Huntsman & Anti-Drinker Waddoups

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Jan 28,2009 - Worst AirnCongratulations, Utah, you’ve finally done it. National maps of pollution put together by the federal Environmental Protection Agency showed portions of the Wasatch Front with the worst air in the country in recent weeks. Hopefully, the Sundance visitors stayed in Park City and didn’t have to experience what wintertime means in the Salt Lake Valley. nA Tell-All PleanFormer st...
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