Happy Earth Day to You!

Gender, Rivers & Land

Sunning the President

Climate Hoopla

Before you spend Friday watching the Utah Utes men's basketball team beat the snot out of Duke, go check out a presentation at the U about catastrophic, human-herd-thinning climate events.

Mindful Activity

Utah's School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) is busy every day making money off land that belongs to school children.

Dog Days in the Desert

The pageantry and politics of the Utah Legislative session come to a close on March 12, and if you didn't have the chance to observe and participate in this process, you can still hike up the hill to see how the dust settles.

Unfinished Business

For the past 40 days, the Utah Legislature has been busy hammering out the details behind hundreds of new laws. But the spotlight has shined brightest on the laws that are still in flux.

Prisons and Public Land

On Thursday, Wasatch Mountain State Park is hosting a meeting about trails. One trail under consideration would stretch 17 miles from the park toward Guardsman Pass.

Of Annexation & Vapor

On Thursday, the Sandy City Planning Commission will mull the pros and cons of roping into the city's borders tens of millions of dollars in real estate near the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon currently on Salt Lake County's tax rolls.

A Healthy Stand

Republican lawmakers are toying with the idea of convening a joint caucus session (closed to the public) between Senate and House members to candidly discuss Gov. Gary Herbert's plan to provide health care to the state's low-income residents.

Slammer Sites

Those dust-ups a few weeks ago about where to plop down a new state prison will resume when the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission meets to discuss some new potential sites.

Clucking About Climate

There's something in the air around this time of year, and it's not just lung-clogging particulate pollution—it's also a growing demand by Utah's citizens to do something meaningful about the abysmal air.

Participate & Speak Out

For the next 45 days or so, your elected representatives are going to get togetherin well-lighted marble rooms at the Capitol to hammer out laws that will no doubt dominate the evening news. But why not witness the people's business for yourself?

Look Back, Then Forward

It's easy to focus on getting new stuff for the new year. But instead of getting lost in the jungle of the new car and new clothes, attend a meeting of the Board of State History,

Portentous Pollution

The pollution that we spew into the atmosphere each day isn't floating away to whatever sorry place it usually goes. And again, like clockwork, the Wasatch Front's visibly filthy air signals the annual meeting of the Utah State Legislature.

Peace, Land and Women

As America continues to wage its wars across the globe into 2015, the Salt Lake Society of Friends will stage a peace rally to get the year going this week.

Papers & Protests

For lawmakers and politicians of all stripes, the holidays are a time to disappear from the public eye. During this lull, one thing you can do is better prepare for a new and fruitful year by becoming more aware and engaged in your community.

Celebrate & Participate

This week in 2013, federal judge Robert Shelby put a match to Utah's constitutional amendment that forbid same-sex marriage, which spawned a year of courtroom brawls between state leaders and equal-rights advocates ...

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