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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.

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.

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.

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?

Uintah Sex?

Utah lives up to its prude reputation, but by all means, put those scandalous phrases on a license plate. Plus, the aspirational thought of renewable energy 10 to 30 years from now.
Of license plates and condoms. It could be a book title, starring the state of Utah.

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.

Speak Up Sooner

Lessons learned from a nonprofit board's inaction. Tax reform and fear-mongering. Plus, more mind-numbing inland port propaganda.
Whistleblowers. You've gotta love them in their fight for transparency.

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.
No, homelessness is not an easy nut to crack, but Project Empathy is helping.

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.

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