Tag: local government

Press Release: Riverton City Council is out of bounds

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Tonight, Riverton City Council will discuss a resolution that would support an anti-choice stance on a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions. Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “This is a wildly inappropriate

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Murray’s David Wilde withdraws from mayoral race

Murray Mayoral Candidate David Wilde announced yesterday that he was withdrawing from the race after learning that a previous cancer diagnosis had since spread to his bones. Dave and I have frequently found ourselves on opposing sides of the political aisle, but I’ve always admired him, even in my sometimes deep frustration with his policy

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Can a TV show reform local government?

I know I’m a little late to Parks and Recreation, NBC’s award-winning comedy show about local government, but I started watching a couple of weeks ago and have been loving every episode. Its upbeat intro music and optimistic comedy make me excited about the possibilities of local government. As this painstaking essay on the show makes clear,

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Local government makes America great

With the exception of the photo of me here after having just voted early, there isn’t anything very sexy about voting in your municipal primaries. I guess that is the nature of local government. Unlike voting for the President of the United States, when the polling stations are buzzing with enthusiastic voters both nervous and

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