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Sutherland Institute should claim their role in the ‘NASCAR pileup’

This op-ed originally appeared at Utah Policy.com.  In a recent op-ed, Rick Larsen, the president of Sutherland Institute, makes a call for increased civility surrounding the medical marijuana ballot initiative. He bemoans the spectacle that the discourse has become– like “a NASCAR pileup”– and frets that ultimately, uninformed voting on ballot initiatives could lead to anarchy. While

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Enough is still enough

I will never forget the small, high-pitched voice behind me in the crowd of thousands that tirelessly chanted, “enough is enough.” When chanting had become fatiguing for the adults, that little voice kept going, kept chanting, kept the momentum until the surrounding adults again joined in. The voice didn’t seem to falter or tire; it

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Impact on Children

The truth of parenthood that I didn’t fully comprehend until I joined the world’s harried throng of parents is that it truly does take a village to raise a child and support a family. I finally understood Mrs. Weasley, the beloved mother-figure from Harry Potter, when it was revealed that her greatest, most terrible fear

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Utah County Commissioner Slips Out Back as Group Calls for Resignation

PROVO — A Utah advocacy group on Tuesday renewed its call for embattled Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves’ resignation — but he left the room before they could speak. Graves was present throughout the commission’s three-hour meeting, but he stepped out a back room right before the public comment period when Katie Matheson, spokeswoman for

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Our Greatest Shame

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The flu this year is scary. For a variety of reasons that experts are still working to understand, the flu is killing around 4,000 Americans a week and will likely end up taking more lives than were lost to the Swine flu in 2009-2010. As a mother of two young children ages 3 years and

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‘Not What Utah Stands For’ – Group plans to deliver petition asking for Utah County Commissioner’s resignation.

The calls for Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves to resign continue to build. During Tuesday morning’s commission meeting, the advocacy group Alliance for a Better Utah plans to deliver its petition of nearly 350 signatures asking for Graves to step down. Calls for Graves’ resignation came after the release of a complaint by Utah County in early

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A chocolate chip delivery for Utah’s Sen. Orrin Hatch — in the name of restoring CHIP health insurance for up to 20,000 kids

Source: Salt Lake Tribune The 20,000 chocolate chips were piled inside a foot-high plastic container, with a message for Utah’s senior senator scrawled on the outside in permanent marker: “One chocolate chip for every child waiting for Senator Hatch to do the right thing.” Each chip, explained Katie Matheson, with the group Alliance for a Better

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