Topic: Politics

Kratom and the DEA: so far, so good (and a reason to thank Sen. Hatch)

Startled by the immediate and widespread opposition to their proposed emergency ban of kratom in the fall of last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) backtracked o …

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Passing the long-stalled ERA important again

The things we take for granted. Did you know that only 100 years ago, in 1917, American women still did not have the right to vote?
That changed in 1920, due to the persistent effo …

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Congress declares public lands “worthless”

On their very first day in session, the Republican-controlled 115th U.S. Congress launched a fresh attack on Utah’s public lands. The House passed a rule that defines public lands …

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Help keep an eye on the Utah Legislature

Now is the time to sign up for e-mail action alerts from your favorite environmental groups. The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature started January 23 and runs through Ma …

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The Aquarium Age: Jan. 25 – Feb. 1

I couldn’t be there. I couldn’t physically march with my sisters (and brothers) and add my body to the loud and resounding resistance to the Trump regime. But my heart and soul wer …

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The Aquarium Age: Nov. 16-22

There is no one particular, specific astrological explanation for Hillary’s loss or Donald’s win. Of course, some astrologers will point to one or another stellar alignment as the …

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The Aquarium Age: Nov. 9-15

It’s hard to know where to begin. I’m overseas, currently in France, writing this on the Sunday before the US Presidential election, and by the time it’s published on Wednesday mor …

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Utah’s American Indian education plan: SB 14 needs better funding

One piece of legislation easily stood out in the long list of bills from the 2016 Utah state legislative session. At first glance it seemed rather progressive. Though only a resolu …

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Slightly Off Center: Inside the Locker Room

I’ve stayed mainly silent on the bloviating of the two presidential candidates. Not until Mr. Trump blamed locker room talk for his vapid sexist dialogue did my temper snap like a …

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Guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal’s latest work comes to SLC

On September 23 a group calling themselves Utah Art Attack postered downtown, 9th & 9th and Sugar House with images supplied by the godfather of political guerrilla poster art, …

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Congressional leaning on Public Lands Initiative

On September 14 the House Public Lands Subcommittee held a hearing on Rep. Rob Bishop’s (R-UT-1) Public Lands Initiative bill. Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Managemen …

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Environews: They built a better road

Mia Love has it wrong re. Doug Owens and the Legacy Highway Utah Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT-4) has been running misleading attack ads against challenger Doug Owens (D) over his r …

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Another Kratom Update

Kratom advocates oppose ban and garner support from 51 Congressional members Sen. Hatch; DEA blinks. After a Whitehouse.gov petition reached over 140,000 signatures in less than a …

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Environews: Utah Sierra Club political endorsements, 2016

Environmental news from around the state and the West. You aren’t stuck in Traffic. You are the traffic. – Critical Mass slogan Because it does not claim nonprofit status, the Sier …

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DEA Moves to Ban Herbal Supplement Kratom

Scientists, citizens and lawmakers object to Schedule 1 classification for this Asian pain-killer. Editor’s note: For more background, see “The Kratom Chronicles” by Alice Toler in …

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