A Lifted Letter & Waterworld
Right to Bare Arms & Saving Lives and Money
Get the Story Straight & Manning the Watershed
Actually, Utah legislators, it's not about the law so much. Research shows that parents are the key to teenage drinking.
If you want nuclear power, you might just have to sacrifice your beloved coal.
Legal Woes and Real Food Rising
Youth Suicide on the Rise
Without getting into the guns and drugs dialogue, there is bad news for Utah children on the mental health front.
Climate Change is Real & Bears Ears Showdown
Climate Change is Real
Local climate-change advocates were heartened when Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest public oil company, came over to their side of the global warming and climate-change debate—sort of.
Hope for Education and Rebel Without a Cause
Hope for Education
Well, it looks like State School Board incumbent Leslie Castle is on her way out—that is, unless she somehow eeks enough votes to push out the second-highest vote-getter, Shelly Teuscher in a District 7 contest with odds-on favorite Carol Lear. Why is this significant?
Coal Priorities & UTA Budget
Let's start with Utah's highest priority: keeping the coal industry chugging along.
San Juan County Voting and New Nuclear Energy
San Juan County Voting
You know how it is these days with voting rights and the Republican majority: The elite know best and "democracy" is a bad word.
Outing Uniformity and Park City, Patent Pending
Lest we forget Paul Mero, formerly of Sutherland Institute infamy, he's alive and kicking the common wisdom on Utah Politico Hub, self-described as a collective effort to examine and yes, gossip about politics.
Challenging the Clean Power Plan
The minute that the EPA announced it would require additional pollution controls on two Utah coal plants, out came the big guns.
And Barring Bars
In today's world, you get more news from an Internet story's comment section than you do from the story itself.
GOP Wins and Public Transit Failures
Democratic Party Chair Peter Corroon probably has a point, but since his party is but a pinprick in the state political quilt, it's unlikely anything will happen. The party filed a formal complaint with the lieutenant governor's office about the mail-in ballot process for statewide primaries, according to Utah Political Capitol.
Transparency Trials and Renters Beware
Despite attempts to ensure that public business is just that, the quest for transparency in government is a long-shot at best. The good news is that, after decades of cloak-and-dagger business at Dugway Proving Ground, the U.S. Army recently released logs of thousands of experiments there.
'Religious Freedom' and Conservative Education
Utah was founded because of persecution, so it's no surprise that "religious freedom" has become a byword for our congressional delegation. The question is just whose religion they want to free, and from what.
Not a 'Funding Priority' and Conflicts of Interests
Not a 'Funding Priority'
It's always interesting to see what the Legislature considers a funding priority. Apparently, clean air is not one of them.
Starry Nights Ahead and State of Denial
Public Land Disputes
You really have to wonder about the state of a nation that touts the rule of law, but has no respect for the government that embodies that rule. Utah is just one of those.