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Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Meal: Easy Pork Carnitas

I really love carnitas - the Mexican meat dish of pork cooked in orange juice and other ingredients, served usually with tortillas or as tacos and burritos.  Carnitas are especially popular in the Mexican state of Michoacan.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Check Mate

Homegrown prodigy takes talents to the national stage
Kayden Troff’s ascension to youth chess stardom started humbly on his dad’s lap at the age of two. His father, who grew up in rural Minnesota, loved chess but never had many people to play with.

The Pipeline: Becoming The Ultimate Prison Architect

Learning the pros and cons of for-profit incarsonation.
Ah, the muck and mire that is the for-profit prison system in America. Doesn't matter what side you take on any of the issues surrounding how we're the world's #1 country of people incarcerated per capita, or how we feel about the death penalty, or the work we're doing (or not doing) to rehabilitate people so they don't find themselves back in prison: You'll often find yourselves at the end of a losing argument in some fashion.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Herbert Cruises to Victory; Race for Millcreek Mayor Draws Intrigue

Ill candidate stays on ballot, paves way for possible uncontested victory for town's first mayor
The big-money campaign of Gov. Gary Herbert prevailed in grand fashion in Tuesday’s primary election over Jonathan Johnson, who managed to woo 64,000 Republican votes to the incumbent’s 166,000. Johnson, the chairman of Overstock.com, forced a primary face off with Herbert after he beat the governor in April’s Republican convention by winning 55 percent of the 4,000 voting delegates.

Aaron Rowell

A look into the designs of the Clearfield artist.
Some of Utah's most talented artists are totally operating most of their lives on a freelance basis. It's kinda cool to pick and choose what work you like to do, but it sucks when there's nothing coming down the line.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Supreme Court decision on political bribes casts shadow over Utah AG prosecutions

It has been billed the biggest political scandal to ever hit the Beehive State, namely  the prosecution of former Attorney Generals Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow over multiple felony and misdemeanor charges alleging political corruption.  Several years after charges were filed, however, battles over access to evidence held by the federal government have sparked lengthy delays—delays that could spell freedom for the two disgraced former politicians. 

Kitfox, MMEND

Part 2 of interviews from Velour's 2016 Battle Of The Bands
This past  weekend we saw the latest Battle Of The Bands in Provo hosted by Velour. This competition has become one of the most sought-after placements on a bill, as many of the bands who compete in it take off regardless of whether they even make it to the finals.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pändo, Moody Pulp, Motion Coaster

Part 1 of interviews from Velour's 2016 Battle Of The Bands
This past  weekend we saw the latest Battle Of The Bands in Provo hosted by Velour. This competition has become one of the most sought-after placements on a bill, as many of the bands who compete in it take off regardless of whether they even make it to the finals.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

In The Loop: 6/25/16. Slap Some Sunscreen On Me And Call It Good

Cool events for you to check out from June 26 until July 9
Hello to all you blazing, boiling, scorched, sweltering, torrid, baking, fiery, blistering, ovenlike hot weather enthusiasts! Like an Alzheimer's patient, here I am again remembering that Utah is the worst place in the world sometimes when it comes to weather.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Local Releases: Bringing Life To The Baby Tempo

Brand new albums from Big Baby, Brayzee, Mortigi Tempo and more.
There's a ton of things happening this weekend, some of which I'm currently at as you read this. But that doesn't mean local music is taking a backseat to any of it.

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