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Better UTAH Beat Episode 38 – February 26, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 26, 2013. ——– We haven’t always been the United States of America. In fact, we used to be these United States of America. Did you catch the difference? It’s the difference between plural and singular usage: The first use relies

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 37 – February 19, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 19, 2013. ——– Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow is back in the news as more claims come forward about his possible misdeeds and federal investigations. Meanwhile, his fellow Republicans are mixed in their support of his continuation as attorney

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 36 – February 12, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 12, 2013. ——– The state legislature is now in the third week of the 2013 legislative session. That means there are only five weeks left of this year’s general session. And, with only five weeks to go, there is a

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 35 – February 5, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 5, 2013. ——- During the legislative session this year Utahns can expect to see upward of 1000 bills written and shepherded through various parts of the legislative process. Of those bills, some 400 will become law. With only 45 days

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 34 – January 29, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on January 29, 2013. ——- Last Saturday over a thousand Utahns gathered at the state capitol in support of the unregulated right to bear arms. The event was held in response to President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s calls for stricter

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 33 – January 22, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat that aired on January 22, 2013. ——- Last week Northern Utahns experienced a string of bad air days that left many coughing and wheezing, unable to go outdoors. Such symptoms and restrictions are usually limited to the very old and very young, but on

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 32 – January 15, 2013

State Attorney General John Swallow has come under increasing fire for his relationship with disgraced businessman Jeremy Johnson. Three Utah papers (Daily Herald, Salt Lake Tribune, and The Spectrum) have all called for his resignation. In addition to the possible illegality of Swallow’s actions, Better UTAH is also pursuing charges of ethical malfeasance by submitting

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A Trip to the Gun Show

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat that aired on January 8, 2013. —— The smell of warm candied almonds wafted through the north wing of the South Towne Expo Center this weekend as families wandered from exhibit to exhibit. But these families weren’t at the Festival Trees, they were at

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 29 – December 18, 2012

A shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday left 20 children and six adults dead. The killing of children and teachers in Connecticut is beyond our ability to fully grasp. But acknowledging the tragedy of violence does not mean we are powerless to do anything about it. While holding candlelight vigils is a thoughtful and important

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