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Better UTAH Beat Episode 37 – February 19, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 19, 2013. ——– Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow is back in the news as more claims come forward about his possible misdeeds and federal investigations. Meanwhile, his fellow Republicans are mixed in their support of his continuation as attorney

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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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Foul air threatens health without regard to politics

Better UTAH founder Josh Kanter penned a thoughtful editorial that was published in the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend. Kanter argues that the solution to the clean air problem in Utah’s northern valleys requires strong leadership that is willing to look past partisanship. We need a leader of Brigham Young proportion if we’re going

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Complaint to Utah Bar to Focus on Swallow’s Ethical Lapses

Calls for Utah Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation have now come from two Utah newspapers, the Daily Herald and the Salt Lake Tribune. Other organizations and individuals throughout the state, including Swallow himself, are calling for independent investigations. The Utah Democratic Party has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an

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A Trip to the Gun Show

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat that aired on January 8, 2013. —— The smell of warm candied almonds wafted through the north wing of the South Towne Expo Center this weekend as families wandered from exhibit to exhibit. But these families weren’t at the Festival Trees, they were at

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Poll Retraction Wins Salt Lake Tribune a Better Beehive Award

Salt Lake City — Each day this week the Alliance for a Better UTAH will announce a winner of its 2012 Better Beehive Awards. The award recognizes five notable Utahns and groups for their progressive efforts this year. The third Better Beehive goes to the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial board for its decision to retract

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Rolly: Utah lawmaker criticized for supporting sex offender

Paul Rolly of the Salt Lake Tribune drew attention in his column today to Better UTAH’s criticism of Rep. Wayne Harper for a letter he sent to a judge in defense of a convicted sexual abuser. Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, recently wrote an open letter to Rep. Wayne Harper, R-West

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McEntee: Fighting for the right to see state records — again

By Peg McEntee The question wouldn’t seem too hard to answer. Under Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act, Maryann Martindale wants a list of all requests the state has provided for free because they would benefit the public or be in the public’s interest. It’s a natural, given that the state has been awfully

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Herbert’s Fear Tactics

On June 28, the day the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, the stock market (as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average) opened down at 12,529. The drop was attributed to an overnight reaction to events in Europe. The market did not move materially at the time the court’s opinion was issued.

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