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Press Release: Better Utah statement on community activist arrests

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT – Last night, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that protesters Madalena McNeil and Martin Oliveros were arrested and charged with first degree felonies with a gang enhancement for their involvement in protests against the Salt Lake County DA’s office. The charges could be punishable

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Debate held for Utah County Attorney seat ahead of elections

This article originally appeared in the Daily Herald. Read it in its entirety here. Differing ideas about prosecuting marijuana showed a stark contrast between the two men vying to be the next Utah County Attorney. The ACLU of Utah’s Campaign for Smart Justice and the Alliance for a Better Utah’s Education Fund hosted the Utah

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Better Beehive Awards 2014

Each year the Alliance for a Better UTAH awards five individuals or organizations its Better Beehive Award. Given to those individuals or organizations that have worked to make Utah more balanced, transparent and accountable, recipients of the Better Beehive Award come from all walks of life, from all over the political spectrum and from all over the

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Racism has no place in Utah political discourse

Better UTAH Beat Episode 60 – August 13, 2013 There is a well-known Old Testament passage that the more morally obsequious among us are fond of trotting out these days. According to the old prophet, the latter days are to be marked by a series of extreme moral confusions. People will “call evil good, and

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4 quick tips for a racist

Salt Lake County Republican Party Chair Chad Bennion has come under fire (rightly so!) for asserting that Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s Indian heritage somehow prevents him from doing his job. Instead of apologizing for his blatantly racist accusation, Bennion has decided to stand by his comment. Bennion obviously doesn’t get it. So, here

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Statement regarding Lt. Governor’s Decision to Forward Election Law Violation Claims to Special Counsel for Investigation

Salt Lake City — The Alliance for a Better UTAH has issued the following statement in response to the Lt. Governor’s Office’s decision to appoint special counsel to investigate the election law violation petition filed on behalf of Crystal Young-Otterstrom and Maryann Martindale. “We are pleased that the Lt. Governor’s Office is recognizing the gravity

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