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Commentary: Our Utah representatives are not representing us

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. On Nov. 6, the voters of Utah voiced their demands loud and clear: We want Medicaid expansion, and we want it now. We want medical marijuana, and we want it now. The majority of Utah voters approved of both ballot initiatives, with Proposition 3 passing with 53.3

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Commentary: Utah’s water supply needs proper research

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Water. It’s a hot topic in our dry, desert state. It’s been politicized, debated and disputed for countless years. The one thing it hasn’t been: researched. At least not properly. Living beneath the weight of the constant threat of drought, Utah’s residents are no strangers to the

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Wildfires and climate change

The 2017 fire season in North America was the worst on record and the 2018 fire season is quickly gaining on that unfortunate record. This week alone, the Dollar Ridge Fire has raged across Central Utah, taking with it the homes of hundreds of Utah residents and causing unsafe air quality throughout Central Utah. The

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My Past Three Months at ABU

My journey to the Alliance for a Better Utah was quite fortuitous. After graduating BYU in April, I sent an email to Better Utah asking for a job — even though there were no job postings. Perhaps it was a little audacious, but I simply knew that I wanted to work with the organization. Amazingly,

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Meet Oliver Whaley, our newest Better UTAH intern

Oliver Whaley is a graduate student in Southern Utah University’s Master of Public Administration program. We’re happy to have him on board. —– Hello, my name is Oliver Baahozho Whaley. I am Navajo and grew up in the small town of Kayenta, AZ on the Navajo Indian reservation. I am currently finishing up a master’s

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