The Geography Challenge

Also: Township Compromise, Digging for Research Dollars

Beware of Overreach

Also: Up, Up & Away, Rethink Prison

Theory vs. Theocracy

Also: Vitamin O(rrin), The Longest 45 Days

Grueling World Travel

Also: Hot Air, Being High a Problem
Christopher Stout has a great idea, but the president of the Utah Transit Riders Union needs to take it further: Make the Utah Transit Authority board stand on a corner and wait for a bus. Taxpayers will pay for the board's travel—anywhere in Utah.

Power to the People

Also: Long Live the Individual, Taking Aim at Land Grab
Information is power, and the state of Utah is moving carefully into the realm of power to the people—sort of. Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, has launched an open-records portal to help people searching for government data.

Holly in the Air

Also: Un-Chartered Waters, Priming the Pump
As the second Clean Air, No Excuses Rally approaches, so does permitting HollyFrontier refinery's request to expand. HollyFrontier is building another refinery in the Salt Lake Valley, ...

Stranger Danger

Also: Air Care, God Alert
Let's not conjure up Bill de Blasio right now; he's having enough trouble of his own with the New York City Police Department. Let's focus on us, the Utahns who are so fearful of anything or anyone out of the ordinary that the go-to is 911.

Raise the Roof

Also: Helping Hands, Cry Wolf
Utahns could hardly believe their ears: Utah was being praised instead of ridiculed in the national news. NPR's Diane Rehm was interviewing Dr. Robert Okin, a psychiatrist who spent two years on the streets of San Francisco, about mental illness and homelessness.


Also: Behind Closed Doors, Overruled
Uh-oh! Did it really take a former Utahn living in Boston to uncover the latest legislative imbroglio? Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, of take-our-public-lands fame has used his wife and his business to set up another nonprofit ...

Road to Poverty

Also: Mean What You Say, Red on Red
Who are we trying to kill? "If these legislators get their way, the only hope that working single moms have is to develop a heroin addiction," notes a missive from Voices of Utah Children.

Give 'Em Shelter

Also: Dem Votes, Grandfatherly Advice
Here's an idea: Move Salt Lake's homeless shelter to Draper. Without the prison there, the land could become a virtual campus for homeless services. It's the perfect place, what with the proximity to transportation, health care and social service facilities.

Late Nights

Also: Locked In, Voter's Choice
Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. Remember the saying, "Build it, and they will come"? That's the way it is with nightlife. Salt Lake City Council member Lisa Adams isn't sure there's a demand for keeping the main library open 24-7, but how can you know until you try?

Rocky III

Also: Off Target, Count Your Vote
Looks like there will be some real choices in the next Salt Lake City mayoral election—old and new. But the "old" could make things interesting. Former Mayor Rocky Anderson is looking at another run ...

High & Dry

Also: Nice Shot, Bottoms Up
You might note that Utah did not get the seven feet of snow that landed in New York. Even with winter and mountains, Utah is still a desert area, making water-sucking projects all the more baffling, ...

Speed Demons, Burned Out & Dog Days

Neither lives nor lungs can knock UDOT from its course.

Not Lovin' It

Also: Keep Your Distance, House & Home
A book. It's an interesting choice for The Salt Lake Tribune, motivated perhaps by money or that journalistic craving to be first. Whatever the reason, Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star has caused plenty of media chatter ...

Picture Perfect

Also: Building the Blues, Paper Trails
It's no wonder that people—well, women—don't want to run for office. You can never be sure that someone won't find a repulsive picture of you and use it in a campaign ad for your opponent.

Baseless Idea

Also: Party Poopers; Um, You Already Have That
Say "federal lands" in Utah, and you're likely to hear the boo-hiss of states'-rights advocates wanting to take them back. You know, people seem to think energy development and motorized recreation are more important than wild vistas and hiking into the sunset.


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