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A Show of 'Emotion'

Grocery stores jump in to the tax reform debate. GOP gubernatorial candidates said what at some recent forums? Plus, listen closely to what Sen. Mike Lee says about Trump.

Speak Up Sooner

Lessons learned from a nonprofit board's inaction. Tax reform and fear-mongering. Plus, more mind-numbing inland port propaganda.

Homeless Hearts

A father and son show us a glimpse of humanity in the city's homelessness trend. An example of how some voter decisions are not created equal. Plus, how you can face jail time for drinking and driving while not even driving.

A Show of 'Emotion'

Grocery stores jump in to the tax reform debate. GOP gubernatorial candidates said what at some recent forums? Plus, listen closely to what Sen. Mike Lee says about Trump.
Here's a message loud and clear for the Legislature. Your constituents don't like what you're doing.

OK, Boomers

Utah's fertility rate has taken a dive. What's the plan to manage wild horse on BLM land? Plus, the public is fighting back yet again with ballot initiatives.
Watch out, Utah. We're about to see a baby boom—at least if you read between the lines.

Low Sugar, High Costs

The need for insulin highlights problems with the nation's health care system.
The Deseret News headline was enough to make you gasp: "Insulin keeps diabetics alive: What happens when they can't afford it?"

Tale of Two Papers

Oh, how the city's two papers play up different stories. Is it time to call hate crimes something different? Plus, young voters are turning out in higher numbers but reports suggest they could be in the dark.
These two are not the same. That is, of course, the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune.

The Tax Masquerade

What's going on with the state's tax reform, as they call it? How it's now up to cities to educate residents on recycling practices. Plus, the state of Medicare in Utah.
Let's talk population. It's something cities see as a housing challenge, that climate activists see as pollution potential and that governments see as prime taxable real estate.

Focus on the Men

Some seem to think men leaving the workforce will result in fewer marriages. The Park City School District fires back at a shadowy group. Plus, what's behind those strange mailers you might have received?
Isn't that adorable? Sen. Mike Lee is worried about marriage because some men are, well, slackers.

Oh, So That's the Line

Now we can tell what crosses the line when it comes to gun violence. Thanks to an open records request, we know a little more how Utah's power brokers use smoke and mirrors. Plus, archaeologists give an interesting take on the inland port.
When a family of U.S. polygamists was murdered in Mexico, the calls came immediately to decriminalize multiple marriages.

Just Another Day ...

Racist incidents at schools shouldn't be swept under the rug. San Juan County continues its attempts at disenfranchisement. Plus, Rep. Phil Lyman is up to his old tricks again.
It was stunning, if terrifying, that a child at Kaysville's Creekside Elementary School came dressed as Hitler, apparently taunting other kids.

Get Your Spirits Up

Utah shows its quirks when it comes to saying goodbye to 3.2% beer. A series on wild horses deserves attention. Plus, Utah Republicans' latest attempt at trickle-down trickery.
This state of peculiar people bids its even more peculiar adieu to 3.2% beer.

Representation Matters

The quest for fair representation in San Juan County continues. How will a new idea actually bring area rental prices down? Plus, rural Utahns find a friend in President Trump.
The Navajo Nation should thank Google—or at least its techs—for coming up with more precise addresses in San Juan County.

Beware the Sex Ed

Yet another example of Utahns who freak when it comes to sex ed. A look at how the LDS church doesn't really want you to identify as LGBTQ. Plus, the city's homeless numbers and fixes aren't adding up.
Never mind—we all know what Gayle Ruzicka thinks about sex.

Everyone Needs One

Another example of how we all need editors. Sure, companies like PacifiCorp are slowly moving away from coal, but is it enough? Plus, how the Hispanic population might be vastly undercounted in the 2020 Census.
Everybody needs an editor, apparently even the editors.

Who Do They Work For

A local paper holds elected officials accountable. For people like Rep. Ben McAdams, the find themselves stuck in the middle. Plus, the murky future of a Utah natural treasure.
Boom! Park City's city manager, Diane Foster, is gone—without notice or rationale.

Oh, the Places You'll Breathe

How do we balance a clean environment with local growth? National parks will soon be open to off-roaders. Plus, how the country's swamp has just gotten more swampy.
Maybe growth isn't just about growth, but about how your environment affects your well-being.

Perilous Privacy

You might be surprised at what the state tries, or tries not so hard, to keep private. Utah sure does love its empty land. Plus, more plastic bag ban talk.
When someone says they value their privacy, the joke has been that the Russians do, too. Google yourself if you really want to be surprised.

What a Luxury

The latest in downtown's rising towers. Stock up on that 3.2 beer, folks. Plus, lawmakers seem to be conveniently missing in action.

Imagine this: a truly walkable community for the high and mighty, right here in Salt Lake City.

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