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Socialists Beware

Utah's GOP stalwarts take new precautions against socialism. The inland port's conflicted power players. Plus, who's to blame for the hijacked conversion therapy bill?

Missing the Mark

A TV news "investigation" doesn't necessarily uncover new information. How the Legislature is making a bad idea worse. Plus, beware of the slippery slope to more government secrecy.

Expensive Jobs

The quiet price of more jobs. Utah's Medicaid tricks. Plus, be ready to say goodbye to the Legacy Parkway truck ban.

Socialists Beware

Utah's GOP stalwarts take new precautions against socialism. The inland port's conflicted power players. Plus, who's to blame for the hijacked conversion therapy bill?

Rep. Chris Stewart has begun a curious effort to educate the masses about the dangers of socialism.

Feeling Depleted

Try as they might, the radioactive waste debate goes on. Look what Utah's compassionate lawmakers have done. Plus, how Utah coal benefits Trump.
The idea before the Legislature is to allow EnergySolutions to truck in depleted uranium, which they'll mix with other things. And, voila, it's not really DU anymore.

Idle No More

A possible win in the air-pollution fight. Yet again, another way to elect state Board of Education members. Plus, the old majority is feeling disenfranchised in San Juan County.
Breathe deeply and think about the air, or rather what's in it.

Ignorant Fools

The Legislature doesn't seem to think voters understood Prop 3. Southern Utah's Phil Lyman makes a statement. Plus, the power of the people in the fight against the inland port.
State legislators keep thinking, "If only people understood how much Medicaid expansion would cost the state."

Yeas and Nays

We've seen good and bad news for LGBTQ people this week. It's time to address distracted driving. Plus, know your history on the abortion debate.
Equality Utah is trying to persuade legislators to ban conversion therapy for those in that community.


Pay attention to Lake Powell. Here's the less-talked-about problem with population growth. And, the state gives a lesson in bad civics.

Maybe you don't think that Lake Powell drying up is much to cheer about. It's not, but at least someone's paying attention.

The New American

A fourth Utah city makes a pledge to have 100 percent renewable energy. Sensationalism adds to #fakenews. Plus, how much to Utah Republicans despise the poor?
The "New American" can't help but call it #fakenews, and so the good news becomes bad.

Clear the Filth

Budget problems persist because of misplaced priorities. More on the LDS church's presence at the Capitol. Plus, we just can't seem to get enough polygamy.

We read every day about the piles of garbage at our national parks, but we forget about the piles of garbage in the U.S. Capitol.

Cough, Cough, Choke

Don't forget, air quality will be a perennial story of the year and with the upcoming legislative session, the subject is ramping up again. Plus, keep an eye on what happens to the citizen initiatives.
No doubt about it—choke, choke—air quality was, is and will be the biggest story of the year in Utah.

Self-absorbed Mike Lee

Sen. Mike Lee blocks a public lands bill. A few cities embrace ranked-choice voting. Plus, what's Jason Chaffetz spouting off about now?
Good grief, Mike Lee. You're just as bad as His Majesty in Chief.

The Neighborly Way

Neighbors in an east-side neighborhood are experiencing baseless fear. Here's to hoping Rep. Todd Weiler helps the Legacy Highway. Plus, will the Legislature ever stay out of education?
Since 2016, it has become perfectly clear that Americans need to research fear, and try to understand it.

Reputation Stained

What a stain on your reputation gets you in Utah. Mia Love says some interesting things on The View. Plus, Marco Rubio, unlike Chris Stewart, takes a stand for journalists.
How much is a stain on your reputation worth? Maybe not a whole lot in Utah,

Limelight Stealer

Sen. Mike Lee takes a stand in the Senate, Utah's number of uninsured children is rising, plus cheers to Utah's record voter turnout!
You might think Sen. Mike Lee voted to shut down Senate attempts to protect Robert Mueller because he's hoping Trump will fire him.

Sex Ed Be Damned

Utah needs to get over its misguided and puritanical belief that sex education is teaching kids to do it like rabbits.
The lack of sex-ed and its effect on sex offenders, the peoples' voice is getting louder with public lands, and SB54's continued peril.

Housing Disconnect

Utah's housing crunch and its misplaced priorities, the fight to ban conversion therapy, and is ranked-choice voting something else in disguise?
There is a huge disconnect—a fevered rush to build big, expensive developments but no real plan for mixed-use, affordable structures.

Libertarian Utah

Utahns make it known how they feel about taxes, the good and bad from San Juan County, and another setback for the Cottonwood Mall site.

It's official. Utah is a Libertarian state. On the tax front, they voted against taxing themselves just a little to fund education and, of course, roads.


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