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If you want to fix homelessness 
why not talk to someone who lives it?

Feb 15, 2017 /
Homeless man curled up under a plastic tarpaulin, asleep on the street.

Experts aren’t hard to come by in local government. Groups of leading citizens, philanthropists and bureaucrats supplemented by paid consultants are working with the city and county mayors’ offices to create a so-called “new model” for dealing with Salt Lake’s homeless crisis. The result is a politics-driven mess that has enraged residents to the point […]

Cage Match: Romney, Huntsman, Hatch

Feb 15, 2017 /
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s run-in with  outside agitators may be just a taste of  Utah’s political savagery. Let’s consider the looming three-way collision between Godzilla, King Kong and The Grim Reaper. I mean, of course, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney and Orrin Hatch. No cage can hold them! Hatch, who somehow escaped the meteor impact that killed off his peers, will be up […]

Porn Site Offers Hope for Sex Ed

Feb 10, 2017 /
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Utah: Where the air is thick with particulates, but pornography is a public health crisis. Good. We’re really sick of breathing in this porn all the time, you know? Members of the Utah legislature’s Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee voted unanimously in support of SB 185, which allows for lawsuits against those who […]

Staff Picks: Pre-Valentine’s Day

Feb 10, 2017 /
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Melody Kester, Officer Manager Looking for a great way to start of your Valentine’s Day celebrations? What’s more romantic than going to than an evening at the Ballet? I will be attending the opening night performance of Ballet West’s Sleeping Beauty on Friday February 10th. Join me for a night of stunning costumes, incredible dancing […]

Utah Legislature Opts for Unsafe Sex—Again.

Feb 7, 2017 /
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The Utah Legislature’s mortification at the idea sexy talk is so extreme the House education committee this week fell on the grenade, so to speak, to protect the full House from discussing the facts of life. House Bill 215 that would have allowed an extremely tame version of reproductive health instruction in public schools was cock blocked before it could even […]

Provo’s Prodigal Homeless Return.

Feb 2, 2017 /
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Salt Lake County officials have emphasized repeatedly that the homeless problem is a statewide issue that has to be confronted with statewide resources. Of course, the rest of the state and their representatives at the Legislature ignore it because their hometown homeless gravitate to Salt Lake City where the services and drug dealers are. Out of […]