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'Utah values'—what does it mean?

Wrong Side of History

Utahns pay the price of job growth, extraction industries and development.

It's Your Business

Hits & Misses: Public voter rolls, transparency and congressional candidates.

Dare to Care

Local news commentary spotlighting medical marijuana, health care and 9th & 9th development.
Rep. Paul Ray says it's enough that medical marijuana is being studied. "Studied," as in there's really no way so long as marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug. ...

Off the Charter, A Shocking Discovery and more

Today's political climate is hot or cold, black or white, depending on how you like your platitudes.

Less Talk

Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott; media's declining interest in health care; school lunch-shaming.
Pul-eeze, people. Stop it with the "will of the people" business when you talk about a mentally unfit office-holder...

Sexual Harassment, School Vouchers and more

Sometimes the timing isn't up to you. That hasn't stopped the many Monday morning quarterbacks who have railed against the timing of a sexual harassment complaint gone viral.

Testing the Waters

Utah might not care about historic preservation, but things are looking up for students' rights and water conservation.
This is the year of the First Amendment, folks.

Chaffetz, The Dems and Science

It says a lot about Utah politics.
Little Jason Chaffetz has set off a firestorm of reaction to his resignation.

No More City Secrets, Senators in the Spotlight and Banning Bags

Including the community should be a no-brainer.
How sad is it that the only champion of transparency in city government is a failed Republican candidate?

Development Debacle, Conflicts of Interest and Fixing the System

Surprise! Sugar House is about to grow in a large Fort Union-ish way.

Election, Lessons Learned and Wild Ride

Don't think too long about how to replace little Jason Chaffetz.

Unfair Fire, FYI and Take the Toll

If you Google "the right way to fire someone," chances are the University of Utah won't pop up.

Prepare for the Future, Solar Flare and A Good Man?

"Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today," goes a famous and oft-misquoted Malcolm X saying.

Miss Underpaid; Town Hall 'Thugs'; Stick it to the UTA

The best and worst of this week's local news.
A new report says Utah women are paid 71 cents for every dollar a man makes, amounting to an annual wage gap of $14,681. It's an improvement from last year, but still the fourth-largest in the nation.

Money Talks

While everyone else is crying NIMBY, these Sugar House residents helped a homeless man regain his eyesight.
A recent poll from The Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics revealed the not-so-surprising fact that most Utah voters don't know any homeless people. Meanwhile, that "compassionate conservatism" Utahns love to proclaim has been sadly missing from the legislative-driven frenzy to site homeless shelters. NIMBY is alive and well as Draper, South Salt Lake, Sugar House, et al., reject the notion of living near the homeless.

Safety, Gold Stars and Helping the Homeless

Yes, we know it's about safety. So much safety. This is why the governor ignored the public—you know, the people who just don't understand how important safety is, and who apparently will take any opportunity to get blitzed on an evil glass of wine over dinner.

Hits & Misses: Homelessness, Ruffled Feathers

When it comes to sheltering the homeless, there's no simple solution that will please everyone.
What's the plan? Where's the transparency? If development is keeping the process under wraps, then someone needs to rethink the problem.


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