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Thursday, June 30, 2011

State officials sued over liquor bill

Late this afternoon the Utah Hospitality Association filed a lawsuit in federal court suing Gov. Gary Herbert for unlawfully restricting trade through terminating drink specials at bars and linking the number of liquor licenses to the number of public safety officials employed by the state. The lawsuit, which also names Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and several DABC commissioners as defendants, seeks to stall at the gate the overhauling of the DABC Act by Senate Bill 314, which is set to go partially into effect tomorrow, July 1, 2011, and also in a year's time.

Paranoia, my garbage and I

One of the reasons I moved to Utah was to escape the overwhelming sadness of coming out of my apartment in Buenos Aires at night to find a young, once lower-middle-class family going through my garbage in search of food.--- When you see children pulling out dirty nappies and empty cans, then holding up half-eaten food to the street light, you feel ashamed—of the bankers and politicians who blithely engineered the currency collapse, and of yourself for having enjoyed the fruits of the economic swindle Argentines benefited from in the late 1990s, only for the roof to cave in shortly after the Millenium.

Lounge Act Thursday: Reggae, Electro and Live True TV

Let's close out June in style, mmmkay? Lots to do out there in between thunderstorms.---

Now-a-Dollar July 1

Spend your Independence Day weekend being frightened at the discount theaters--perhaps intentionally, perhaps not. Coming to multiple locations is Priest, based on the graphic novel about a spiritual warrior against a vampire plague in a post-apocalyptic world.

The Salty Streets Flea Market

While the festival season has been running dominant over many of the parks and recreational areas in the city, we tend to forget that there are a few markets happening on a weekly and monthly basis. --- You've got your Farmers Market over at Pioneer Park, your Park Silly making Park City silly for a day, and, of course, your Peoples Market at the Peace Gardens.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Deseret Connect asks writers to pump up article's online hits

Deseret Digital Media Company recently called on its more than a thousand freelance contributors to try to manipulate, a social news website, to promote a Deseret News article.--- “Could you send this out to your D.C. army?” asks Chris Lee, director of in a recent e-mail to Matthew Sanders (pictured), director of Deseret Connect.

Volunteers needed for community assistance fair

The CARE Fair is a two-day event in July that’s looking for volunteers to help low-income and disadvantaged families obtain basic, but crucial medical assistance. If you can bear to care, sign up now before July 1.---

Press This

Slowtrain Records announces its sophomore release: the Provo crooners Desert Noises.--- The three-piece indie band’s upcoming full-length, Mountain Sea, is a more concerted rock effort than their debut self-titled EP, released in 2009 when they graduated from high school.

July 4 Pancakes & Skiing @ Snowbird

Looking for something a little different this Independence Day? How about pancakes and skiing at Snowbird?

Fruit for All

The Fallen Fruit of Utah exhibition—at the Salt Lake Art Center—has just unveiled their free fruit maps of the Marmalade and 9th & 9th neighborhoods.--- Now one and all can get to know their community through its fruit.

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