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Censored & Incensed

Black Kids Matter, Annex This

Champ or Chump?

Police Training Matters, Falling Like Dominoes

Real Journalism Matters

Housing Shortages, Shortcut to Disaster

Censored & Incensed

Black Kids Matter, Annex This
At the same time as David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan was kicked off Twitter, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, bemoaned how tech companies are so damned unfair to conservatives.

Bread for Religious Ed

Fools Rush in, Beware of Bogeymen
What better time and place to talk about religion than now and in Utah?

Mission Before Madness

California Port Funding, Flak Attack
In the midst of mass hysteria, misinformation and conspiracies, the Deseret News did what newspapers should—it went to the source, asked the hard questions and interpreted a confusing issue for the public.

Mask Mayhem

History Lessons, Civilized 'History'
One wonders who Gov. Gary Herbert had in mind when he talks about "divisive enforcement issues" that mask-wearing could create.

Pink Elephants

Black-owned on the Rise, Local Water Bosses
But, what's next? Each of the gubernatorial candidates supports President Trump. Each stands behind the wetlands-destroyer Inland Port and its air-polluting model. If this is your only act of defiance, then it's activism in name only.

Nuke Testing Again?

Patriots' Party, Slippery Slopes
You may think that it's only the "lefties" who oppose a reboot of nuclear-weapons testing. In this Trumpian era, there seems to be a renewed appetite for war and arms competition.

Clean the Slate

Loosen the Regs, Diversity Shuffle
Clean the Slate At least Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, is working on something. In the wake of demonstrations over police killings, he is looking at things like banning chokeholds and making information public, part of a wish list from the NAACP, according to the Deseret News.

Food Fail

Gubernatorial Switch, Get the Message?
The better idea is to let those kids go hungry. The Census reports that a third of Utah households aren't getting enough to eat and one in eight are getting free food from pantries.

Fear or Frenzy

Education Watchdogs, All Powerful State of Utah
This COVID-19 pandemic isn't the first time the Constitution has been cited as a reason to ignore the rights and lives of others.

Wielding the 'S' Word

Bland Brands, Waste Not, Want Not
Is there anything that Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT, wouldn't blame on socialism? He wants everyone and everything to pull themselves up by the proverbial bootstraps.

Keeping Track

Walking the Virus Talk, Mine, Baby, Mine
Andy Larsen, who covered the Utah Jazz before there was nothing to cover, has been digging deep on the COVID-19 issue since Utah began seeing infections rise.

Last Man Standing

Tepid Rollout, No-Frack Friends
Last Man Standing If you're a Utahn who has it in Salt Lake City for whatever reason, you should vote for Greg Hughes for governor. Not to get too political, but Hughes, the former speaker of the House, was the brains behind landing the Inland Port in the only undeveloped area of Salt Lake City.

Procuring the Cure

Kane Opts Out, Uranium Revival
Can you say "snake oil?" How about "graft?" Yes, both of those terms apply to Utah's recent foray into the state's purchase of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug touted by the leader of the free world as a "why not try" cure for COVID-19.

Ask Me Anything (Not)

Poisoned Pen, Claims to Fame
Take a wild guess here: What do you suppose the religious affiliation of Utah's GOP candidates for governor might be? Indeed, every single one is a member of the formidably named Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Just the Facts, Please

Just the Facts, Please, Jostling for Position, Farm Market Essentials
Just the Facts, Please Consider for a minute the coronavirus—as if you're not already! Of course, fear has taken over.

Unregulated Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided that protection is the last thing it wants to do during a pandemic and has suspended monitoring and reporting requirements.


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