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Chasing Tail

Trophy hunters like to use the word "management" instead of "harvesting," more inland-port conflicts and should the Board of Education be partisan?

Headline Hogs

Is the church more newsworthy than government? Problems in San Juan County and a look at homelessness.

GRAMA Queen

Problems in Logan with GRAMA, the state's homeless plan and come on down the slippery slope to hell.

Forfeiture's Demise

Asset forfeiture rears its head in Utah, the AG's thoughts on job protections for LGBTQ folks, and Utah's sexist attitudes.
Asset forfeiture has long been a tool of law enforcement to get the bad guys before they can take off with the money.

Ditto for Truth

The people's need for media literacy, will Michael Clara return to UTA and good luck to the church's rebranding.
The Deseret News, after much angst and forethought, published a one-word editorial, “Ditto,” that should have said it all.

Big Money, Big Marijuana

What's behind Utah's marijuana initiative? More unfound accusations of news bias and one school district says screw it when it comes to recycling.
Big money. We don't like it in politics, but, oh, how we take it.

Sour Taste

The kerfuffle over Taste of the Wasatch, Utah and its carbon ways and are we talking about inland ports or trade wars?
Some donors and providers who feel deceived withdrew from last week's event while others are pledging directly to Utahns Against Hunger.

Taken Hostage

A questionable take on the country's tariff fight, Utah's get-along nature and a possible win for national parks.
Stockholm Syndrome: Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, might be sorry he ever mentioned it.

Dear Jon

A letter to Jon Huntsman Jr., more kids means fewer taxes in Utah and some perspective on the inland port debate.
The vast majority of folks have no idea what you really stand for, and frankly are looking for someone to make a strong statement in defense of our country.

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.
Once again, the "enemy of the people" has come to the rescue.

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.
Moving is not realistic, so researchers are looking at more effective treatments for teens living in mountainous regions.

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.

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