POSTED // Feb 13,2013 - After Tom Green's organization rallied the local community and helped gather more than $10,000 in donations, working tirelessly to put amenities and improvements into the field, Salt Lake City has announced considerable increases in user fees that threaten to price Green’s organization out of existence.
POSTED // Feb 7,2013 - This week, take a plunge into civic engagement and local community building. On Thursday, learn how to make your voice heard on the Hill by taking a crash course in being a citizen lobbyist.
POSTED // Jan 31,2013 - The legislative sausage grinding has begun, and this week, you can check out a host of budget-deciding appropriations committees tasked with seeing where and how taxpayer money gets spent.
POSTED // Jan 24,2013 - This week offers opportunities to help out a homeless pet at a charity pet- adoption event. Later, Peaceful Uprising will be talking about grass-roots community building in a post-capitalist society.
POSTED // Jan 17,2013 - If you want to see if Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will finance the creation of the Death Star now that President Barack Obama has put the kibosh on the project, get your one-on-one meeting with the mayor
POSTED // Jan 16,2013 - With the defeat of Mitt Romney in the November election, Utah finally had to reconcile itself to the fact it would soon have to swallow the Obamacare medicine. But local health advocates worry two factors will keep Utah from following the good doctor’s prescription for implementing the president’s Affordable Care Act: young immortals and stubborn politicians.
POSTED // Jan 10,2013 - If you missed the chance to give back during the busy holiday season, it’s not too late to donate to YouthCity’s annual food and clothing drive. And don’t miss a rally to support clean energy in Utah this week, either.
POSTED // Jan 9,2013 - Michael Graham, a recovered addict, has chased a high almost his whole life, ever since he tried crystal meth at the age of 13. Now 55, the recovering addict can see a lifetime’s worth of bad decisions reflected in one glance
POSTED // Jan 3,2013 - Make 2013 a lucky year for keeping tabs on your local government by resolving to show up at more city-council meetings. It’s true that the bureaucratic grind of local government can be wearisome,