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Waste Not

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Mar 12,2014 - Food waste in Salt Lake City and all cities within the United States makes up 21 percent of waste entering landfills [“Wasteland,” Nov. 28, 2013, City Weekly]. Social media is a prominent factor in our everyday lives, so why not use this ability to connect with each other to redistribute food waste?

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Spend on Teachers, Not Tech

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Mar 12,2014 - I could not disagree more with Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart’s proposal to provide a personal electronic device to every Utah student [“Tech Heaven,” Feb. 27, City Weekly].

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Life After Death

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - In The Air We Breathe, broadcast on KUED in February, the effects of smog in the valleys of northern Utah were made clear. The smog is sickening and, in some cases (which is fated to increase in number as the population increases), killing us.

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Blowing Smoke

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - On Feb. 28, during a debate on the House floor on House Bill 112, sponsor Rep. Paul Ray insinuated that members of the electronic-cigarette industry had misled him on their support of his bill. As the only industry representative that Ray has met with this session, this could not be further from the truth.

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Gov. Herbert vs. Medicaid

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - Gov. Gary Herbert has proposed an alternate plan for Utah than the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. He wants to take all the allocated federal money for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and insure all of the same poor, but buy them private health insurance instead. Those people will be required to pay $420 per year for that insurance.

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Who Owes Whom?

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - I wish to respond to Jeff Hymas of Rocky Mountain Power [“Energy Error,” Letters, Feb. 6, City Weekly] concerning charging those of us who have placed solar panels on our homes.

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Life Is Too Short for This

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - All those 2014 initiatives for early education, economic development, immigration reform and a better welfare system are wasted if we cannot breathe clean air. What good would it be to fix everything if we die from poor air quality?

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Developing vs. Destroying

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - Real-estate developers excel in commemorating what they have just destroyed: Fox Den Road, Partridge Circle, Quail Hollow Drive. How they must be salivating at the prospect of a gift of 700 acres in Draper from their friends and cronies in the legislature.

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Utah: Enabler of Evil?

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - In 2012 and 2013, Utah played host to two conventions for groups overseeing the further decline of economic culture, wages and worker rights and the dismantling of national sovereignty in favor of corporate “rights.”

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Great Gourmandise

By City Weekly Readers
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - Ted Scheffler gave a wonderful review of Gourmandise, a great downtown eatery [“Eyes Wide Open,” Feb. 13, City Weekly].
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