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I want to be proud to be an American

Recently, I read an article (of which it seems there is no shortage these days) lamenting the partisan divide in our country. It used a couple examples from a new study to show how conservatives and liberals misunderstand each other: Democrats tend to assume Republicans don’t believe racism exists (most …

Chase Thomas: Court leaves Utah vulnerable to new rounds of gerrymandering

This commentary originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. After years of waiting for something to be done, we have learned that the U.S. Supreme Court did not have the wherewithal to address one of the most glaring and damaging aspects of our representative democracy: gerrymandering. Chief …

Supreme Court ruling on political redistricting could embolden gerrymandering in Utah, critics say

This story originally appeared on deseret.com. Read it in its entirety here. In wake of the Supreme Court’s narrow ruling Thursday deciding federal courts have no role to play in the dispute over partisan gerrymandering, backers of the voter-approved Proposition 4 are calling on Utah politicians to let the Better …

Press Release: Better Utah responds to SCOTUS gerrymandering decision

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled along partisan lines that Federal Courts cannot make decisions on partisan gerrymandering. In the opinion for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts stated that partisan gerrymandering is a political question …

Homelessness, inland port, air quality highlight first major Salt Lake City mayoral debate

This story originally appeared on deseret.com. Read it in its entirety here. At times exchanging snarky, but good-natured jabs at one another and periodically drawing laughs or applause from the audience, the first major Salt Lake City mayoral debate Wednesday night put candidates through their paces on issues ranging from …

Press Release: Better Utah statement on first day of tax reform town halls

Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force will hold the first of eight town hall meetings around the state to hear public comment on the issue of tax reform. Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:  “If …

Environmentalist skier

I would like to think that I am a fairly considerate environmentalist. I try to eat local and organic as much as possible, I buy primarily used clothing and furniture, and up until the last few years I forwent owning a vehicle, electing instead to depend on public transit and …

Former Utah County commissioner sues colleagues over sexual harassment claim

This article originally appeared on KSL.com. Read it in its entirety here. PROVO — A former Utah County commissioner is suing the onetime employee who he says falsely accused him of sexual harassment, along with the county leaders who publicly released the allegation in 2017. Greg Graves alleges his fellow commissioners sought …

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