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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.

Citizen Revolt

Pollution, Spaghetti & Budgets

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 30,2014 - This weekend, stop by The Leonardo to hear a discussion about the lung- blackening inversion and learn more about the solutions that might make an actual difference.

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Fair Care

Enrolling Utah's LGBT population into Obamacare presents opportunities for equality but challenges, too

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 29,2014 - The Affordable Care Act stands to bring something to Utah’s LGBT residents that they’ve been denied for years by lawmakers—protection against discrimination. While lawmakers have shot down statewide housing and workplace discrimination protections for LGBT citizens since 2008, the Affordable Care Act at least forbids insurers from using sexual orientation or gender identity as a reason for denying coverage.

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Fine Print

Utah companies set the mold for the 3-D printing revolution

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 29,2014 - Like any good secret laboratory, Zeni Kinetic is located in a nondescript building in downtown Salt Lake City that conceals the futuristic technology hidden within. Inside, company principal Nicco Macintyre sounds like a parent boasting about an honor student as he describes the technology his company uses to design supplies for 3-D printers.

Citizen Revolt

The Ralph Becker Shark Tank

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 23,2014 - This week, you can sign up for a 10- minute meeting with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker to pitch him on the minimal investment of at least hearing your view of any matter of city business that you feel needs

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Pollution Patrol

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 16,2014 - This week, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, will be speaking at the U about the investigation into the deadly embassy attack in Libya. Over the weekend, you can go on pollution patrol and film pollution

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Fund Raider

Bill would close purse strings of taxpayer-backed venture-capital fund

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 15,2014 - The Utah Fund of Funds was established in 2006, and was eventually authorized to invest up to $300 million in venture capital-firms with any losses to be paid off with taxpayer dollars.

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Cats, Rights & Writing

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 9,2014 - Salt Lake County Animal Services is looking for donations of food for kitties in need, starting right meow (sorry, that was terrible). If you’re more worried about the political animals who run our government,

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Love.

Though the battle over same-sex marriage continues, the motivation for Utah couples hasn't changed

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Jan 8,2014 - In the moments after federal Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah’s law barring same-sex marriage Dec. 20, the reaction was explosive.
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