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Judge: Clerk Falsified Complaint Against Navajo Candidate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge who ordered a Utah county to put a Navajo man back on the ballot has determined the county clerk violated state law by improperly dating the residency complaint and by overstepping his role. U.S. District Judge David Nuffer said in his written decision filed Thursday night that Democrat Willie Grayeyes’

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Press Release: Federal judge orders San Juan County to put Utah Navajo activist Willie Grayeyes back on the ballot

A federal judge has ruled that San Juan County officials improperly invalidated the candidacy of Willie Grayeyes, a Navajo Democrat running for County Commission. After a hearing Tuesday in Moab, Grayeyes’ attorney, Steven Boos, said U.S. District Judge David Nuffer restored the candidate’s voting rights and ordered his name back onto the November ballot. Grayeyes’ name

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Two-party system only works with two parties

Sometimes it feels like our two-party system is always in constant gridlock. Other times it feels like our only choice is between the lesser of two evils. While some might say that we need more alternatives, more parties, I’m happy with our two-party system. I believe it creates the right amount of balance to meet

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Political affiliation: Alliance for a Better UTAH

Every so often people will find the Alliance for a Better UTAH website with the keyword string: “political affiliation alliance for a better utah.” I always feel a little discouraged when that search term comes up. In my experience, political affiliation is frequently used as a shortcut for accepting or rejecting an organization’s or person’s

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 49 – May 21, 2013

The news the last few weeks has been aflutter with talk of scandals: Benghazi, IRS, and AP phone records. Republicans are mad, Democrats are mad, journalists (perhaps rightly so) are mad. But Republicans are especially mad. And the degree to which they will protest is reaching new heights. Benghazi has been called “the most egregious

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What’s in a Name? Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

Over the past several months I have had conversations with family and friends about health care concerns that face our nation. We’ve discussed possible solutions for families who cannot afford health insurance, the anxiety we have when someone is denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition and other issues that face the United States. In

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WATCH: Better UTAH Beat Nov 13, 2012

After a severe thrashing in the election, national GOP leaders are considering taking a softer stance on issues like immigration. But locally, the Utah Republicans in the State Legislature are threatening to go further to the extreme.

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VIDEO: Better UTAH Beat episode 25!

Accusations and rebuttals fly between Congressman Matheson and challenger Mia Love over whether or not Love will eliminate education for special-needs kids. Alliance for a Better UTAH fact-checked this week in our weekly segment.

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