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Rights & Wrong

Also: Land Grab, Go Utes

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Apr 23,2014 - What is it about “the rule of law” that makes it so ambiguous, especially to the far right? If you’re talking about immigration reform, it’s “what part of illegal don’t they understand?”

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Layoff Beat

Also: Money Grabbing, County Cooperation.

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Apr 16,2014 - “Staffers Told Washington Examiner Will Cease Daily Publication,” “This Is the Scariest Statistic About the Newspaper Business Today,” “Tribune Co. hires bankers to sell its newspaper assets,” “Lee Enterprises lays off 10 percent of Provo Daily Herald staff, including top editor,” “Washington Post Lays Off Workers in Hush-Hush Manner.” And the headlines go on.

Hits & Misses

Money Trouble

Also: All Oiled Up, Education "Excellence"

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Apr 9,2014 - Is Salt Lake City running out of money? You have to wonder as the government struggles with fees and more fees, for everything from landlords to dog parks.

Hits & Misses

Test Questions

Also: Construction Quarrel, Health Progress

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Apr 2,2014 - Maybe Paul Rolly was looking for another reason to hit the Legislature about their admittedly obsessive and sometimes obstructive interest in public education. Too bad he chose the wrong issue.

Hits & Misses

Feeding the Hungry

Also: Profitable Parks, Can't Replace Nature

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Mar 26,2014 - Thank you, Salt Lake County mayors, for expressing support for the Meals on Wheels program. Does this sound like the beginning of a Jimmy Fallon sketch? More like: Thank you, Salt Lake mayors, for showing us that words can fill empty plates.

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Bill Busting

Also: Oh, Baby; Caucus Chaos

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Mar 19,2014 - Ratepayers were the big winner this legislative session, thanks to advocates like citizen activist Claire Geddes fighting for the little guy. First there was the feel-good House Bill 388, to ask voters

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Rocky Rules

Also: Panhandling Handled! "Small Government"

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Mar 12,2014 - You have to hand it to Rocky Anderson. He doesn’t give up, even when the odds are against him. Endless energy and a penchant for controversy characterize the former Salt Lake City mayor, who ran a failed campaign for Congress,

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Air Heads

Also: Privacy vs. Transparency, Stranger Danger

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - Woo-hoo! We’re going to have clean air and it will cost you only $1 a month. This is what Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, is hawking, and, if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

Hits & Misses

Romney Rave

Also: Leave It To The Kids, Gas Bill

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - It might as well be kiss-up-to-Mitt month for the media, what with all the attention he’s getting. First, we have the love-fest that is Mitt, the 94-minute Netflix movie about Romney family prayer and the candidate’s overarching self-doubt.

Hits & Misses

Land Feud

Also: Students of the Future; Move It, Don't Change It.

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - You can’t get better entertainment than this: Cartoonist Pat Bagley and Rep. Ken Ivory of the Tea Party duking it out on Twitter over states’ rights. It all started with Ivory’s intense desire to educate those of lesser intellect than he. You know, judges and state lawyers—the stupid people.
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