Justice sort of served in Recapture Canyon case

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Salt Lake City — Officials with Alliance for a Better UTAH delivered nearly 3,000 signatures to Utah BLM Director Juan Palma earlier this year, asking Palma to press charges against San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for an illegal ATV protest he organized.
In light of charges being filed today in that case, Maryann Martindale, Better [...]

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Utah and the low-informed voter

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The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here.
When it comes to Utah politics and policies, Utahns can’t always say why they don’t like something, but they certainly know what they don’t like.
Several recent polls have shown the same interesting, although not surprising, data point. Utahns are [...]

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Rep. Mike Kennedy: Access to healthcare could kill poor

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The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here.
Representative Mike Kennedy, a Republican from Alpine Utah, thinks hospitals are dangerous. He made this known during a recent meeting of the Health Reform Task Force.
He said, “Sometimes access to health care can be damaging and dangerous. And it’s [...]

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Local legislative debates announced

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Salt Lake City — Finding solid electoral information is hard enough for national races, it can be nearly impossible for local races. A Utah non-profit is trying to change that.
The ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, announced today it is joining with the University of Utah’s John R. Park [...]

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Southern Utah University kowtows to political extremists

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Everyone should go to Southern Utah University. I did. It’s nestled between Utah’s stunning National Parks and there is no winter inversion. There are generous staff members and award-winning faculty. The class sizes are small and tuition is affordable. There’s also the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.
I’m wondering, however, if the promises of SUU are perhaps too [...]

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Questions arise surrounding Rep. Hughes’ role as UTA board chair

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Salt Lake City — An audit of the Utah Transit Authority released yesterday showed gross mismanagement of taxpayer funds, leading one good government group to speak out about potential conflicts of interest between UTA and the state legislature.
The audit, requested by the state legislature, will likely be the subject of intense discussion at a UTA [...]

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