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Kaysville City Council passes resolution denouncing a planned protest concert and mayor’s actions to support it

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. The Kaysville City Council — in a revolt against Mayor Katie Witt — was considering turning on sprinklers and cutting power to a city park to stop a protest concert she backed there that openly aimed to defy state COVID-19 restrictions. Word about these possible city actions was enough Thursday to chase

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Better Utah in the News

Alliance for a Better Utah calls for Kaysville mayor’s resignation over planned concert

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. KAYSVILLE — The Alliance for a Better Utah is calling on Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt to resign after she opened up the city to a free outdoor concert May 30 in conjunction with activists opposed to restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Witt expressed her support for the concert in a

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George Pyle: Selective Saints and cafeteria Catholics

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Monday, four Utah politicians — all members in good standing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — explained to a lecture hall at the University of Utah how their faith led them to become Republicans. Or Democrats. Same faith. Different political loyalties and views. Tuesday, two men running

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LDS Church influence on Utah lawmakers subtle but significant

Source: Fox 13 SALT LAKE CITY — Ten minutes. That’s the time it takes to walk from the Utah State Capitol to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A forum at the Hinckley Institute of Politics sponsored by the Alliance for a Better Utah discussed the influence of the religion on

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ABU Education Fund Announces LDS Values Forums

Source: utahpolicy.com The ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of the Alliance for a Better Utah, announced that it will host a series of panel discussions, bringing together LDS elected officials and community thought leaders to discuss the intersection of their faith and politics. Each panel will feature two Democrats and two Republicans, and each will be

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Senator Todd Weiler does good by his constituents, Count My Vote

Senator Jenkins’ attempt to delay the implementation of the Count My Vote compromise is dead as of Tuesday. The Senate voted down a third hearing of SB43 yesterday in a 9-19-1 vote. SB43 bill would have delayed the Count My Vote reforms until 2018. In discussions prior to the vote, Republican Senator Todd Weiler gave a powerful

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The week in letters: How to purchase a politician

An itemized price list for politicians, the social science behind the Deseret New’s coverage of same-sex parenting, and how a timely windfall helped pay for the State Capitol Building in this week’s letters to the editor across the finally-sunny state of Utah. Where is the price list for politicians? I’m looking for something that might

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On air quality, legislature sends mixed-signals

Air quality in Utah is among the unhealthiest in the nation. Forbes magazine has ranked Salt Lake City as the ninth most toxic city in the United States, paired along with the American Lung Associations “F” grade of Salt Lake County for the two most important components of air pollution, ozone and particulate matter.¹ Why

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Uintah Elementary alumna: school lunch fiasco highlights income disparities

Uintah Elementary was my elementary school, this was my neighborhood. I have fond memories of my years there. It was a carefree time with kickball and science fairs, and all the great adventures that come with those first important years of school. One thing I don’t remember–I don’t ever remember worrying about whether or not

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The week in letters

From secret communist plots to calling out some of our elected leaders, here are the highlights (for better or worse) in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Weiler should apologize to rally participants Where was Sen. Todd Weiler, who represents one of the districts where some of the major polluters are located? We know that,

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