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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

A City Weekly contributor since 1992, Biele is the informed voice behind our Hits & Misses and Citizen Revolt columns. When not writing, you can catch her working to empower voters and defend democracy alongside the League of Women Voters.

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  • Make It Rain!
  • Make It Rain!

    A Reasonable Republican, Fusion Confusion
      Dear God! And we mean that in the most expletive of ways. Gov. Spencer Cox wants everyone to pray for rain because, as God knows, Utah is not about to mandate anything, even if our lives or the lives of our children are at stake.
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  • Citizen Revolt: Week of June 3
  • Citizen Revolt: Week of June 3

    Fight Authoritarianism, Celebrate With Drag Queens, Black Food Matters, Fear Much?, Virtual Job Fair
      How does a democratic country find itself tipping into authoritarianism? Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser, has written a memoir— After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made —based on his insights from politicians, activists and dissidents who have been on the front lines of the fight against authoritarianism and ethnonationalism in their own countries.
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  • Erasing a Racist Past
  • Erasing a Racist Past

    Build It Cheap 'n' Easy, Sounding the Alarm
      Racism makes you feel guilty? Really? And that's a bad thing? Maybe you don't see racist behavior in yourself—and your children, oh, they're innocent.
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  • Dems Walk Out
  • Dems Walk Out

    Still a Thirsty Desert, People—or Things—First?
      As the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder approached, Democratic legislators in Utah stood fast against racism and the curious attempts to beat down any mention of it in U.S. history.
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  • Citizen Revolt: Week of May 27
  • Citizen Revolt: Week of May 27

    Look Back at Black Slavery, Defund the Police Rally, What About Race?, Celebrate Pride Through Stories
      With all the talk about cancel culture and "All Lives Matter," it may be time to look back on the history of Black slavery. It didn't start in the United States, but it certainly grew here.
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  • Citizen Revolt: Week of May 20
  • Citizen Revolt: Week of May 20

    Ogden's Asian History, Saltair Walking Tour, Protest in the Pandemic, Age Discrimination Gets Old
      When the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, it was largely thanks to Asian workers who came to America in search of opportunity. Eventually, Chinese merchants settled in the railway hub of Ogden, bringing with them the development of a Chinatown and a rich history along 25th Street.
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  • No More Slacking
  • No More Slacking

    Tax $$ at Work, Not Buying the Big Lie
      Utah's 45-year-old "boy wonder" of a governor is proving to be more of a partisan hack than an independent thinker. Take his stance on ending federal unemployment benefits, for instance.
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  • Citizen Revolt: Week of May 13
  • Citizen Revolt: Week of May 13

    LQBTQ Inclusion Rally, Industry and Murals, How to Get Historic Rehab Tax Credits, Colombia in Revolt
      Just to bring you up to date, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled in favor of transgender people who want to change their birth certificate "gender markings." Yes, it was the Utah Supreme Court.
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  • Prolific Protests
  • Prolific Protests

    Lucrative Landing Spot, Reviewing Convictions
      Let's start the history lesson over. How do you change government? Well, that's a tricky question that includes both protests like Black Lives Matter and angry stunts like the anti-masking revolt in Granite School District.
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