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Escape the Inversion!

These are trying times. Politics are tumultuous; the actions of our legislators are often mind-boggling; and to top it off, the Salt Lake Valley’s notorious inversion is BACK. Need to get away from it all, just for a little while? Alliance for a Better Utah is giving away a trip to Stoneridge Mountain Resort in

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ABU Update – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

Source: KCPW The final gavel fell on the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session late last night. On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we feature a recap of what got funded, defunded, passed and shelved on the hill this year – from Medicaid to marijuana, coal exports to water pipelines, education to air quality and beyond.

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Trib Talk: Legislative gut check

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune With the legislative session more than halfway over, what’s next for Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana, e-cigarettes, public lands, air quality and more? On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Eagle Forum’s Gayle Ruzicka, Lola Britton of the Utah League of Women Voters, Libertas Institute’s Connor Boyack and Joshua Kanter of Alliance

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Conclusive data: Legislature is out of touch

As the 2015 Legislative Session comes to a close, one thing is abundantly clear: Legislators don’t care what voters think. Whose thoughts, exactly, do they care for? Donors? Delegates? We may never know for sure, but we do know that despite overwhelming public support or opposition on several key issues, lawmakers are ignoring the will

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Re: Air quality? It’s personal!

For the first 20 years of my parents’ marriage, my father was required to live on military bases all over the world. That’s how it worked in the Navy- you moved to Alabama or Germany or Texas whether you wanted to or not. When he retired, and my parents finally had the privilege of choosing

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Know the air quality color code

During inversion season, it’s particularly important to understand the risks of outdoor air pollution, especially the risks associated with outdoor exercise. When you perform outdoor exercise, you’re likely to inhale more air, and breathe more deeply into your lungs through your mouth, bypassing your nasal passages which normally filter some airborne pollution particles. Here are

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For clean air, we have to work together

It’s January. The holidays are over, kids are back in school. It is a time of new beginnings and resolutions, and soon the legislative session will begin. It’s also a time for coughing, watery eyes, increased respiratory issues–in other words, the inversion is on its way. Every winter, Utah, especially the northern part of the

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There’s no escaping the harmful effects of inversion season

Salt Lake City — It’s coming. Watery eyes, prolonged cough, and a serious Vitamin D deficiency, all courtesy of Utah’s inversion season. While driving less and eliminating wood burning are the herculean tasks necessary to diminish northern Utah’s air quality problems, a local group is hoping to improve the immediate life of at least one

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Escape the inversion

The inversion is coming and we’d like to help you avoid it–at least for a week. Thanks to a generous donor, we’re giving away a 7-day resort getaway to Sedona, AZ so you can escape the winter inversion. Get some sun and breathe clean air at the beautiful Sedona Summit Resort from Sunday, February 1, 2015 to

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UDOT’s HOV lane is the newest smog-causing fast lane

The ultimate goal of UDOT’s carpool lanes is to maximize efficiency, and maybe even clean the air, but the lanes are now getting piled up with single drivers who are paying to use the lane. The other day, I read an article in the Salt Lake Tribune concerning High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. The article was

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Join us for Better Utah's Moving Forward Virtual Fundraiser!

This year's event will be held virtually and will feature a conversation with Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.