Tag: Doris Schmidt

Know the news in Utah

What is the purpose of a free press? Our founding fathers saw it as a safeguard for democracy. President Donald Trump sees it as a purveyor of “fake news.” And in tweets such as “91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake),” he has helpfully revealed his definition: “Fake news” is any report

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Op-ed: Utah lawmakers struggle with conflicts of interest

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Because Utah has a part-time Legislature, our lawmakers also have day jobs: as physicians, as attorneys, as real-estate developers. These jobs can give our elected representatives knowledge and insight into the bills they consider, but they also carry the potential for conflicts of interest. If, for example, a legislator who

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Clean Air Caucus

What could possibly bring Utah’s Republicans and Democrats together? Take a deep breath and you’ll have the answer. Air pollution, a longstanding problem that harms both citizens’ health and the state’s economic growth, caused legislators to reach across the aisle and create the bipartisan Clean Air Caucus. The group was founded by Rep. Patrice Arent,

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Faulty Air-Quality Monitors – and an Escape

What you don’t know can certainly harm you, especially when it comes to the air you breathe. That’s why Utah’s network of air-quality monitors is vital to citizens’ health – and why it’s so troubling that many of these monitors are outdated, damaged and obsolete. “Monitors are the foundation of our air quality program,” Rep.

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