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Fear or Frenzy

Education Watchdogs, All Powerful State of Utah

Wielding the 'S' Word

Bland Brands, Waste Not, Want Not

Keeping Track

Walking the Virus Talk, Mine, Baby, Mine

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.

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.

Stay Confused

This should be amusing. Some Utah Republicans are out of their minds—still—over the law allowing signature-gathering for candidates.

Going South

No one was surprised that rural Utah thinks the COVID-19 response is an overreaction. But there was one short clip that was both stunning and perfectly understandable. "A lot of our economy is tourism ... that's not by our choice," Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told KUTV News.

Useless Legislature

Why, you ask? Why, indeed. The Legislature refused to pass bills that just made sense, but apparently struck at the heart of their ideological sensibilities.

Illusive commodities

Illusive commodities Why polls? Of course it's election season, so we're inundated by them.

Vaccine Refugees

It's hard to know exactly where the Deseret News stands on viruses. "In Our Opinion Viruses Are Bad" could be the headline for one of their editorials.
Vaccine Refugees It's hard to know exactly where the Deseret News stands on viruses. "In Our Opinion Viruses Are Bad" could be the headline for one of their editorials.

Make Up Your Mind

Utah revels in its land attractions but its dotted by oil drilling threats. The Legislature commissions a "roadmap" to reduce emissions. But those on the Hill still write love letters to Trump.
It's like Utah has a split personality.

Decriminalizing Labels

The latest from the Legislature on polygamy. A lobbyist on the Hill makes an extremely foolish comparison. Plus, Utah holds parent rights dear, but still wants to jump in.
It came down to labels. But let's be clear—it was anything but.

Bird Brains on the Hill

Utah's Republican lawmakers are up in arms after Romney's vote. Yet another out-of-touch state senator. Plus, another blip on the road to science's demise.
The Legislature wants Sen. Mitt Romney's head on a platter because ... they are acting as the Republican Party?

More Bloody Trauma

Get ready for another male-inspired abortion bill. Thinking about the cost of disruptive innovation. Plus, a tale of two takes in Utah's gun-loving community.
Wake these women up from their comas!

Read Wisely

SLC's two dailies treat stories different all the time. The latest on how lawmakers say they know best. Plus, a positive for Utahns and access to medicine.
For those of you who don't take physical copies of The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, you're missing out on the joys of comparison.

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