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The secret to standing up to a conservative supermajority is on display in… Utah?

This article originally appeared in Mother Jones. Read it in its entirety here. At 4 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, the lobby of Dragonfly Wellness is almost completely full. Clients perch expectantly on the lobby sofas, waiting to be buzzed through the locked door marked PATIENTS ONLY. This might not be an unusual scene elsewhere—medical marijuana is legal in more than 30 states—but this happens to

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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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Rolly is wrong on Ruzicka

Paul Rolly’s op-ed in last Saturday’s Tribune, (“Notes symbolize power and the lack thereof”) is, as always, a frank analysis of the workings of power in the Utah State Legislature. He’s right that Republicans have it and Democrats don’t, but he gets it wrong on Gayle Ruzicka. For too long, anyone who isn’t an ultra-conservative has

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Salt Lake Tribune Issues Corrections to Clark Aposhian Story

Salt Lake City — The Salt Lake Tribune issued a list of corrections today just hours after publishing its story on Utah’s lone gun lobbyist, Clark Aposhian. Aposhian, who is chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, was incorrectly portrayed in the article as more influential than he actually is. A list of specific corrections

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Better UTAH Beat episode 13! Critical Thinking in Education

After the Republican Party of Texas instituted a policy to end “critical thinking skills” from being taught in schools, Alliance for a Better UTAH says Utahns should be concerned that extreme-right groups like the Eagle Forum and the Sutherland Institute are taking us down a similar path

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