Topic: Politics

CATALYST goes to the inland port rally

What began as a peaceful protest became a scene of confusion, violence and frustration at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday. “I love that you’re using your inte …

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The Best People

By creating a team of allies upfront, a presidential candidate can deliver substantive change, even before the election Javier Zarracina/Vox.com, Getty Images, Creative Commons We …

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ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Utah Files Lawsuit Against State of Utah Over Anti-Abortion Bill

Pro-choice and women’s rights activists rallied at the state capitol as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) announce …

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Hindu community leader Rajan Zed to open Utah congressional sessions with Hindu invocation

On March 13 and 14, Hindu chaplain and statesman Rajan Zed will open Utah’s congressional sessions with Hindu prayer in the House and Senate, respectively. Both original Sanskrit a …

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HEAL UTAH CALLS ON GOVERNOR HERBERT TO VETO BILL THAT MAY LEAD TO THE COUNTRY’S MOST RADIOACTIVE WASTE BEING DUMPED IN UTAH LANDFILLS

  Jessica Reimer of HEAL Utah Environmentalists gathered Friday at a press conference hosted by HEAL Utah and the Utah chapter of the Sierra Club to ask Governor Herbert to ve …

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SUNDANCE 2019: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

Long before the recent worldwide wave of elections of far-right presidents and dictators that shocked liberals and moderates across Europe and the U.S., Stieg Larsson had a fastidi …

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Environews: Roadless Rule rollback?

The State of Utah plans to petition the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a state-specific rollback of the 2001 “Roadless Rule” that limits forest road building associated with in …

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Environews: Congratulations, Cache Valley

Cache Valley has become the first air-quality nonattainment area in the state of Utah to meet federal standards for PM2.5 (small air pollution particulates that cause respiratory a …

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Environews: Zinke under investigation

With the new Congress not yet in session, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is nonetheless under investigation for ethics violations and there are likely to be more such investigations …

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Environews: ‘Bye-‘bye Bishop

In January, newly elected Democrats will be the House majority in Washington and Utah Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) will no longer chair the House Resources Committee that overse …

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Environews: 2019: The year for a revenue-neutral carbon tax?

In the Utah State Legislature, Rep. Joel Briscoe (D-Salt Lake City) was overwhelmingly re-elected. He is drumming up public and political support for a bill to tax greenhouse gas p …

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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument comments due by November 15

Public comments are due on a hastily written Draft  BLM management plan for areas that Trump eliminated from Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Grand Staircase Escalante …

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Bears Ears comments due by November 15

Public comments are due on the Draft Monument Management Plans of the Indian Creek and Shash Jaa Units of the former Bears Ears National Monument (these are remnant units after Pre …

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Tribes, Dems say “stop illegal Monument planning”

The Trump administration is trying to ram through new management plans for Utah’s downsized national monuments before courts have weighed in on whether the president has authority …

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No grizzly hunt, but Endangered Species Act in danger

A federal judge in Montana restored endangered species protections to grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone area, cancelling planned trophy hunts in Idaho and Wyoming. Utah’s co …

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