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Environmental 'Protection'

The "enemy of the people" saves the day, shifting the development discussion and maybe it would be better if we just made the damn cake.

High Anxiety

A new study suggests link between altitude and high teen suicide rates, coal is still king in Utah, for now, and an unhappy former mayor.

That's How We Gun

A Utah gun group takes its message to Chicago, some interesting ideas to secure schools and clean air gets a win no matter how small it is.
It doesn't seem to occur to the Utah Gun Exchange that driving a big, honkin' black armored truck with mounted gun replicas would be at all terrifying to the general public—especially in Chicago.

Front Page Follies

Sometimes the bigger news is on the inside; the public gets a win in Salt Lake County but for how long? And maybe there's more to economic diversity than having more children.
Just because The Salt Lake Tribune has a story doesn't mean it's worth Page One and two inside pages, with people singing his praises or denigrating his style.

The Polluting Port

Groups envision global connectivity over water and air concerns, whose voice are we keeping? And say goodbye to SAGE testing.
The Inland Port, nicknamed the Polluting Port, has not only Salt Lake City up in arms, but those dreaded but oft-ignored "enviros."

Solutions Not Problems

More homeless solutions run into problems, a win for reduced light pollution and wildlife preservation is now a victim of the President's anti-regulation movement.
What if everyone decided to look for solutions instead of problems when it comes to the city's homeless population?

Miscalculated Fear

Fear not The Inn Between's new eastside location, San Juan County's federal fight could lead to bankruptcy and Eagle Mountain learns the incentive lesson.
The Inn Between has spent three years garnering neighborhood and city trust of their west-side facility, but hey, that's the west side.

Gullible Utahns

Utahns get a dose of fake news; get to know the state's "dirty lobbyist" and the LDS church's fight against medical marijuana.
Some Utah stories are more than just Utah stories. This week saw one that demonstrated both Utahns' gullibility and their unrealized spiritual desires.

Ballot Madness

The push back against the ballot initiatives; the war on golf and the state of Washington takes up the fight against coal.
Signing a ballot initiative petition is not voting—it's allowing a measure to get on the ballot so you can vote. And yeah, you can change your vote in the meantime. You can study the issues.

Nutritional Non-value

New Farm Bill would bring cuts to rural communities; Utahns Against Hunger is on their side, though, and the story of the Boston Marathon's No. 2 finisher.
Rural communities, where SNAP usage is 30 percent higher than urban areas, will be the losers.

Skilled Deflection

Deflection abounds nationally, but also locally; how the Native Americans got it right and how Utah sure loves its dissidents.
The buzz about Donald Trump's strategy is his skill at deflection. But we should talk about the Utah Transit Authority, or even The Salt Lake Tribune.

Dirty Encouragement

Encouraging good behavior doesn't cut it when it comes to pollution; Utah's GOP is more like a soap opera these days and UTA execs make off with their money.
Pollution in Utah is a story about opportunities lost. It's not just that the state refuses to address the wood-burning issue, though that would do a lot.

Seeing Green

The Northwest Quadrant and its battle between city and state; a voting irony in San Juan County and pay attention to the numbers on crime.
The Inland Port Authority is supposed to be House Speaker Greg Hughes’ lasting legacy, one with lots of zeros and dollar signs attached to it—all for the state to manage.

High and Dry

This week, it's all about the governor—what bills he signed, what he didn't, and how he still seems kind of clueless.

Out With the Trash

A trash boom for the best; Mormons support Trump more than any other religious group and UTA gets a rebranding, but at what cost?
Maybe you've seen the videos of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Well, Utah has its very own along the Jordan River above Farmington Bay.

Slow to React

To sue or not sue Big Pharma?; a pleasant development in Holladay and what exactly is "March Before Our Lives"?
Did anyone even know that Utah was preparing a lawsuit on opioid abuse?

Release the Records

A public records battle reaches the state's Supreme Court; more Energy Solutions malarkey and who exactly is donating to the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation?
At first, it looks like someone just didn't want to fork out the $200 for government records. But this case, now before the Utah Supreme Court, is much larger and more significant than that.


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