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Better Utah Op-Ed

Katie Matheson: Parents should not face pandemic alone

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. I’m a parent. And like many parents, I often struggle to know what is best for my kids. That comes with the territory of parenting regardless of global events, but is especially true during a pandemic. My latest challenge — knowing whether or not to send my kid to in-person school

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RADIOACTIVE: MARCH 18, 2019

This interview originally appeared on KRCL. Listen to the radio segment here. Stronger beer and hate crimes laws, inland port gets muddier, tax reform blues, and more as RadioACTive talks wins and losses with the grassroots groups that have been keeping an eye on #ThePeoplesBusiness for us this year: Emily Walsh, Catherine Weller and Vickie

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Utah GOP’s lawsuit over election law

This article originally appeared on KUTV 2. Read it in its entirety here. The United States Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear the Utah Republican Party’s case against S.B. 54, which allows Utah political candidates to gather signatures to get their name on a ballot. The case Utah Republican Party v. Cox, Spencer J. was listed under

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Lawmaker introduces bill to make abortion illegal in Utah after 15 weeks

This article originally appeared in 2 KUTV. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A Utah lawmaker has introduced a bill to prohibit abortion from being performed in Utah after 15 weeks, with some exceptions. Utah Policy first reported that State Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-District 43, had introduced the bill, H.B. 136. If the bill were passed, a pregnant woman could not abort her

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Herald editorial: Farewell, forgotten Utah County commissioner

This article originally appeared in the Daily Herald. Read it in its entirety here. We couldn’t let the year come to an end without bidding the county’s most controversial current commissioner farewell, lest he think we forgot all about him in the midst of the holiday commotion. Three hundred and seventy-four days have passed since Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves should have resigned from office. Only dozens of leaders across

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Mitt Romney: ‘I’m in the fight,’ and with Trump’s policy agenda

Over a plate of oversized buttermilk pancakes, Mitt Romney said Friday he’s running for Senate because he wants to be “in the fight” and supports President Donald Trump’s policy agenda. “I’m in the fight. Just because you don’t get promoted to general doesn’t mean you stop fighting. There are things I believe in very deeply,”

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Better Utah on the Hill

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Once again, the Utah State Legislature is in session. Starting today, legislators will meet for 45 days to consider hundreds of pieces of legislation. Needless to say, there is a lot to get done in short amount of time. Over the next month and a half, some bills, such as those addressing education funding, Medicaid

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An outsider’s view of politics

Last Wednesday I had my first taste of politics as it actually happens. After years of discussing politics in high school debate competitions, tracking every move on a given piece of legislation, dissecting the possible implications of a certain bill, reading Politico articles about D.C. policymakers from the remote location of my desk at home,

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