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The least you can do is cast a ballot

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After being sprayed with countless political bullet points and having been devoured by sound bites for months, the election is finally here. The least you can do is vote—even here in Utah where a few close races mean your vote actually matters. Before Super Tuesday hits, there are some other events you’ll want to check out, like a meet-the-candidate event for Mia Love, the Republican locked in a tight race with Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah. Later, you can also check out a lecture on Utah’s growth and how will it affect the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Mia Love Cottage Meeting in West Jordan
Saturday, Nov. 3

This weekend, come to a cottage meeting where you can ask 4th Congressional District candidate Mia Love about student-loan support, the economy, health care and any other burning questions you’ve got. 3829 W. Winthrope Drive, West Jordan, 435-881-8518, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m., Love4Utah.com

Election Day
Tuesday, Nov. 6

Even with Utah usually a conservative lock, there are still competitive county races, including the county mayor’s race, which will be very close. Also, the 4th Congressional District race between Democrat Jim Matheson and Republican Mia Love is also probably one of the most competitive races in the state. For more info, check out our handy election guide on page 14. Various locations, Nov. 6, visit Vote.Utah.gov/elections/location/ to find your poll location

Utah’s Transformation from Isolation to Global City
Tuesday, Nov. 6

As Utah’s population grows, Utah leaders need to know how to recognize growing pains and respond appropriately to issues from watershed management to air pollution. We live a desert, and during the winter, the Salt Lake Valley is trapped under a blanket of inversion. Leaders need to account for how population growths will exacerbate these issues. Come listen to University of Utah economic researcher Pamela Perlich discuss Utah’s future growth at this free public forum. Frederick Albert Sutton Building, 115 S. 1460 East, University of Utah, 801-581-6414, Nov. 6, 4-5 p.m., Environment.Utah.edu

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

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