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Alty News: Historic Nuclear Deal Could Prevent War; Alien Truthers for Hillary

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A former Iranian ambassador says the agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program has likely prevented a new war in the Middle East.

Top of the Alty World

"Former Iranian Ambassador: Historic Nuclear Deal has Prevented a New War in the Middle East"—Democracy Now!

Alien activists are rallying behind Hillary Clinton for the White House in hopes that she will disclose what the government knows about UFOs and extra-terrestrials.—Mother Jones

Slate breaks down the six categories of climate-change denial the GOP's presidential hopefuls fall under.—Slate

The move by some states to demand the transfer of public lands to state control got a recent boost from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.—High Country News

Top of Alty Utah

A bill to designate a memorial highway for Rebecca Lockhart was vetoed at the request of Lockhart's family.—Utah Politico Hub

The Salt Lake City Main Library hopes a proposal to expand to 24 hours of service will be seen as more than just a benefit to the homeless.—Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Lake City wants its ambitious new Station Center redevelopment project to be the regional model for walkable, pedestrian-focused development built around transit.—SL City News

The Mountain Accord plan for development and conservation of the Wasatch Range will come with a steep price tag—Salt Lake City Weekly


CW columnist and teacher Stephanie Lauritzen discusses the importance of teaching a tolerance of differing viewpoints to her students.

I frequently worry that writing publicly will negatively impact my ability to create a safe and inclusive classroom for all of my students. I worry that my decision to publicly disagree with the LDS Church might make my LDS students feel I dislike them, or don't value their contributions in class. I worry that conservative students might feel intimidated to share their opinions, or feel the need to constantly defend their position in order to be taken seriously. I don't believe any student should feel afraid to speak up in class, nor do I believe my job is to coerce students into adopting my interpretations of history. I do believe that, as a teacher and authority figure, I'm granted a position of power, so it is my responsibility to let students know their opinions and ideas are valued, even if they differ from my own.—Salt Lake City Weekly
The Long View

ProPublica looks at how a home for troubled children in California came unraveled and what it means for the state's efforts at reforming such shelters.

On the morning of June 6, 2013, Davis Police Department squad cars rolled up to the group home at 2100 Fifth Street. More than a dozen officers in bulletproof vests made their way past the facility’s memorial planter bearing painted handprints of children. They were no strangers to the location.
For more than a year, officers had been grappling with problems at the home, one of California’s largest residential facilities for emotionally damaged kids. They had repeatedly returned runaways. They had coaxed suicidal teens off rooftops. There were reports of fights, drug use, children having sex with adults. In a single week in the spring, Davis police responded to 74 calls. On May 29, though, there had been a report of a different order: An 11-year-old girl at the home claimed that boys from the facility had raped her. Two boys had been arrested. After months of unraveling, the home had come undone.—ProPublica

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