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A Legacy of Monkey Wrenching

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Mar 6,2014 - This week, learn how the larger-than-life escapades of the characters from Edward Abbey’s Monkeywrench Gang helped inspire real-life activists of the environmental movement at a free documentary screening.

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Lawmakers discuss how to deal with Utah's backlog of rape kits

Funding, increased communication floated as options

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - City Weekly reported in January on a survey conducted by a veteran Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner showing that 94 percent of reported adult sexual assaults in Salt Lake County were not prosecuted. The shocking statistic prompted lawmakers to dig into the logistics of how rape kits are often left on law-enforcement shelves, and they soon learned that the problem is not limited to Salt Lake County.

Citizen Revolt

Budgets & Bikes

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 27,2014 - South Jordan residents will want to check out a hearing to go over the city’s budget proposal and make sure they know where their tax dollars are going and where they’re not. Later, a foru

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The Game of UDOT

Retire from state. Get job with private firm. Land state contract. Collect taxpayer millions. You win!

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - For being so vital to the Beehive State, the Utah Department of Transportation is an agency that’s largely invisible to Utahns. UDOT is, after all, everywhere and nowhere at once, as anonymous as the 6,000 miles

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Utah's Latinos face fears, uncertainty about ACA

Health-care navigators work to overcome tech barriers and misinformation

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - As intimidating as the website was for Americans who are used to clicking their way through online forms and applications, for many Latinos in Utah, enrolling through the government portal meant getting an e-mail for the first time.

Citizen Revolt

Smog Lake City

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 20,2014 - This weekend, get down to the scientific nitty-gritty of pollution on the Wasatch Front by attending a lecture by Dr. Brian Moench of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment.

Citizen Revolt

Acting Now, Planning the Future

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 13,2014 - This week is all about taking steps now to better your community and yourself in the future. If you’re tired of waiting for the so-called leaders to lead on air quality, then join a citizen-led group...

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Business Is Blooming

Utah lawmaker joins board of medical-marijuana payment company

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 12,2014 - Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions announced Feb. 5 that it had welcomed Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, to be chair of its advisory board. The company’s press release touted Bramble’s “deep experience in accounting, legislative framework, regulation and compliance.”

Citizen Revolt

Weapons of Mass Solutions

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 6,2014 - If you happen to think that politicians’ contributions to the pollution debate are more about hot air than clean air, then swing on by a special Idea Silo, where average citizens will brainstorm solutions

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Mommynomics

Lawmaker seeks to form commission to support women in Utah's workforce

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Feb 5,2014 - While many Utah women might want wife and mother to be their sole career, a bad economy has forced many to juggle new jobs along with their family lives. Meanwhile, according to recent census data, Utah ranks fourth from the bottom in disparity between men’s and women’s pay. And at least one Utah lawmaker says this is a problem that doesn’t affect just women, but everyone.
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