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Better Utah in the News

Romney criticizes Trump clearing out peaceful protesters to make way for photo op

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney met Wednesday with Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., to help deal with protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as a left-leaning group in Utah urged the governor to call the troops home. Also Wednesday,

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Better Utah in the News

Utah’s no-bid COVID-19 buys spur some lawmakers to seek checks on spending power

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Frustrated by certain multimillion-dollar, no-bid purchases and contracts that state officials have executed as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a pair of lawmakers are drafting legislation to bring more transparency and checks to the state’s emergency procurement powers. Rep. Andrew Stoddard, D-Sandy, and Rep. Suzanne

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Dealing with the world right now is exhausting, but the consequences of being a bystander are too high

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Amos N. Guiora, J.D., Ph.D., is an advisor to Alliance for a Better Utah, professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah and the author of “The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust.”  This commentary originally appeared as an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11160″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”

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August is the worst

The 23rd president of the United States was born 180 years ago this month. Can you name the 23rd president of the United States? I’ll give you a hint. He was the grandson of the 9th president of the United States. I’m referring, of course, to Benjamin Harrison, grandson of William Henry Harrison. A one-term

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