The best and worst of this week's local news.
While everyone else is crying NIMBY, these Sugar House residents helped a homeless man regain his eyesight.
Yes, we know it's about safety. So much safety. This is why the governor ignored the public—you know, the people who just don't understand how important safety is, and who apparently will take any opportunity to get blitzed on an evil glass of wine over dinner.
When it comes to sheltering the homeless, there's no simple solution that will please everyone.
What's the plan? Where's the transparency? If development is keeping the process under wraps, then someone needs to rethink the problem.
It's official: Facts are now optional. Utah legislators and much of the populace are so ready to believe whatever they want.
Wild Lands Activism
There's something about activism. It's on the rise.
Moonlight is the first LGBTQ film to win Best Picture at the Oscars.
Let's not get too distracted by all those well-meaning men who purport to speak for the little woman.
Vagina, masturbation, oral sex—expect to apologize if you use this kind of "vulgar" language in the presence of Utah legislators. The apology came from a woman testifying before the House Education Standing Committee, as they considered Rep. Brian King's Reproductive Health Education and Services Amendments.
What's wrong with this picture? "Housing shortage looms," screams the headline in the Deseret News. Housing sales and prices have reached historic highs, but the impact—oh, it could be bad.
Two things to remember: distrust in government and the government's effort to privatize just about everything. Well, it's not working with hybrid quasi-governmental organizations like Utah League of Cities and Towns.
The lawsuit seeks the emails regarding how police treated women who claimed they were sexually assaulted. Yes, BYU is a private institution, but the judge noted that it doesn't make any sense to allow them to exercise police power but not be subject to the accountability afforded by the Government Records Access Management Act.
A group called Our Schools Now is stumping on the legislative preview circuit for an income tax increase to help fund education. But Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and maybe the Legislature in general seem to think this will open the gateway to hell.
We certainly don't want our hunters hassled, especially in the rain, and that is good reason to loosen Utah's already liberal gun laws.
Utahns generally don't like the feds and think Utah can do everything better—way better.
Half of Utahns say they like Donald Trump's cabinet picks; the same half (or about) of people who spurned the Mormon Church's admonition about voting for someone who does not reflect the church's values.
Some are threatening to sell their homes, others are concerned about their businesses dying, and a few are welcoming the opportunity to interact with the less dangerous segment of the homeless population—such as single moms and their kids—according to the daily newspapers.